Silent, Secure, Information Access Improves Officer Efficiency and Safety
WALL, N.J., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, announced the award of a new contract with the Easton, PA Police Department to provide its patrol units with MobileCop(R), BIO-key's leading law enforcement wireless mobile data solution. With MobileCop, officers can query federal and state databases directly from laptops in their patrol cars, and without tying up the radio and a dispatcher, to obtain information on a person or vehicle.
"The officer safety aspect was an important consideration in our decision," said Easton Police Chief Larry Palmer. "At a traffic stop, for example, the officer will be alerted automatically when a MobileCop license plate check matches a reported stolen vehicle -- before he approaches the driver."
Easton Police Department joins sixteen neighboring law enforcement agencies with MobileCop-enabled patrol vehicles currently hosted by the Northampton County, PA Communications Center. Under the hosting arrangement, the Communications Center provides a secure virtual private network (VPN) tunnel between state and federal databases and local MobileCop users. The VPN is accessible through any broadband or WiFi network giving each of the participating agencies flexibility in selecting the carrier or carriers with the best coverage for the respective jurisdiction.
"A key benefit our solution provides these seventeen agencies is that they have the option to operate on a variety of public and private carrier networks," said Ken Souza, Vice President and General Manager of BIO-key's Law Enforcement Division. "All of the 115 MobileCop-enabled police units in the County can see the same alert as the officer at the scene, which ensures better backup."
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. (http://www.bio-key.com)
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.
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