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BIO-key(R) Receives $344,000 Contract Award from Hawaii County

MobileCop(R) Software Provides Hawaii Police with Wireless Access to Law

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WALL, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced the award of a $344,000 contract from the Hawaii County Police Department to implement the initial roll-out of the police department's first mobile data system.

By deploying BIO-key's MobileCop(TM) software, a wireless messaging and query solution, Hawaii County police officers will have instantaneous access to local, state and federal databases on outstanding warrants and stolen vehicles through in-car laptops. Funding assistance for the police department's commitment was provided through the use of U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants. Major Sam Thomas of the Hawaii Police Department hailed this project as "a positive example of Federal funds aiding local law enforcement in their efforts to enhance homeland defense."

Each of Hawaii County's Police Department vehicles will also be equipped with MobileCop(R) Navigator software; BIO-key's mapping solution that features Microsoft MapPoint. The software enables dispatchers to determine the location of units closest to an incident and provides officers with directions enabling the police department to respond more quickly to calls. The system will also enhance officer safety by tracking the location of all patrol officers.

Prior to placing the order for the system, Hawaii County piloted the software through the Honolulu Police Department, another BIO-key MobileCop customer. "This system will improve our agency's interoperable communications with the Honolulu Police Department on an ongoing basis as well," noted Major Thomas.

"We are pleased that at the conclusion of a comprehensive pilot, Hawaii County selected our MobileCop solution," stated Mike DePasquale, BIO-key President and CEO. "Hawaii County now becomes another major client in our roster of over 1,000 law enforcement departments that rely on us daily for access to critical information to protect their communities. We anticipate delivery of this system in the first quarter of 2008."

About BIO-key

BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric fingerprint identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 1,000 police departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for law enforcement. (

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Company Contact: BIO-key International, Inc.

Bud Yanak


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