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BIO-key(R) Receives New Mobile Data Contract Award From Indiana Police Agency

MobileCop(R) Software Is Force Multiplier for Shelbyville Police Department

WALL, N.J., March 31 /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 contract from the Shelbyville, IN Police Department ("Department") for the Department's first mobile data system. Using MobileCop(TM) software, BIO-key's wireless messaging and query solution, officers on the road have instantaneous access from in-car laptops to state and federal law enforcement and motor vehicles databases. Shelbyville joins the Indiana State Police and more than forty other municipal and county law enforcement agencies in the state already using MobileCop.

The MobileCop implementation is especially timely, with the imminent opening of the Indiana Live! Casino in Shelbyville. When completed, the casino will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As the closest casino to Indianapolis, less than 30 miles away, it is expected to dramatically increase traffic and other law enforcement-related activity for the Department's patrol officers and its dispatch center staff.

With MobileCop in their vehicles, patrol officers can check vehicle registrations and drivers licenses without having to call the dispatch center -- freeing dispatchers to handle emergency calls, and delivering critical information directly and more quickly to the officer on scene.

MobileCop is expected to increase the total number of hours officers are on the street and on patrol by as much as 5%. All officers have department-issued take home vehicles. Since they can now read roll call, check email, and perform other administrative functions right on their in-vehicle laptops, they don't need to regularly check in at the station at the beginning or end of their shifts.

"MobileCop gives us the ability to stretch our available resources without compromising officer safety," according to Shelbyville Police Department Sergeant Michael Turner. "We can now keep officers in the field where they are a visible deterrent to crime and can respond more quickly. This will also provide more time for dispatchers to more effectively respond to the needs of the public."

"With local budgets tighter and few federal grant dollars available for hiring new officers, law enforcement agencies across the country rely on MobileCop and our other mobile data solutions to act as a force multiplier, enabling them to meet increased demands with the resources they have at hand," added Ken Souza, Vice President and General Manager of BIO-key's Law Enforcement Division.

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 finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 750 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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