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Minnesota Counties Secure New Criminal Charging System With BIO-key(R) Fingerprint Biometrics

Paperless eCharging Saves Time and Increases Efficiency

WALL, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, today announced that Minnesota counties are deploying BIO-key's WEB-key(R) biometric identification software as part of a new paperless criminal charging, or eCharging system.


The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which funded the new system, believes Minnesota is the first state to move to an entirely paperless criminal charging process. eCharging allows a criminal complaint to be processed in as little as 30 minutes, whereas the previous process could take up to a full day, especially if officers had to travel a long distance.

The new eCharging system will start in select St. Louis County jurisdictions, and then expand across the county into other parts of the state this summer. It is being deployed in branches of the county sheriff's office, as well as the police departments of Chisholm, Duluth, Hibbing, Floodwood, Hermantown and Proctor.

Virginia, Minnesota Police Chief Dana Waldron has been using eCharging for about two months and says he wouldn't dream of going back to paper. "It takes a little while to get used to it; once you do, it works beautifully," says Waldron. Leaders say the electronic filing system significantly reduces the time it takes for a criminal complaint to move through the justice system. What used to take days could now take only minutes. "I've signed two of these today already. It probably took me a total of less than five minutes to do that," observed James Florey, St. Louis County chief judge.

The eCharging solution was developed by Minnesota-based Intertech, which incorporated BIO-key's WEB-key into the document signing process to positively identify the user based on fingerprint biometrics. "Integrating WEB-key into the application was a simple and straightforward process," added Rich Franzmeier, Intertech consultant on the project. "Establishing the identity of the officer who is electronically signing the document with fingerprint biometrics is vital to ensuring the integrity of the signature."

"BIO-key continues to be the biometric software of choice for commercial and civil applications requiring a cost effective, convenient and accurate identification alternative," added Mike DePasquale, President & CEO of BIO-key International. "Minnesota's eCharging application and the US Federal Courts Probation and Pretrial Services biometric kiosk deployments are two recent examples of government applications deploying our technology to improve security and reduce operating costs."

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 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.

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