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Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution
Date:4/20/2009

BIO-key International's MobileCop(R) and DaProSystems' Public Safety System Equip Officers with Access to Mobile Data and a Link to Dispatchers

WALL, N.J., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions and its partner, DaProSystems of Roanoke, Virginia, a leading provider of Public Safety Software, announced nine recent mobile data software contract awards from existing DaProSystems customers in Virginia. Using MobileCop(R), BIO-key's wireless query and messaging solution and DaProSystems' Mobile FR field reporting tool on laptops in their patrol vehicles, officers can now communicate silently and securely with the dispatch center, query state and federal criminal justice databases, and complete and submit reports on-scene. Immediate access to criminal justice data, such as stolen vehicle reports and outstanding arrest warrants, helps protect officer safety and reduces unsecure radio traffic, and the ability to complete reports in the field improves officer productivity. Under these contracts, a total of 110 patrol units are being equipped with the new software.

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The mobile data contracts awards are from the sheriff's offices in Franklin, Northampton and Patrick Counties, police departments in Blackstone, Bridgewater, Broadway, Grottoes and Timberville, and the James Madison University (JMU) Police. For the Blackstone Police Department, this is the final phase of a department-wide systems modernization program, which also included a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) from DaProSystems. The JMU Police award also includes PocketCop(R), BIO-key's complementary mobile data solution that runs on BlackBerry smartphones and other handhelds.

The first of the new agencies to deploy mobile data was the Patrick County Sheriff's Office, which received federal funding through the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. "We're a small county population-wise, but the Sheriff's Office has primary law enforcement responsibility across almost 500 square miles," stated Patrick County Sheriff's Office Captain Ward Stone. "With MobileCop, our deputies and investigators can get the information they need to protect themselves and get their jobs done. We now have the same tools that larger departments have."

Since there isn't a dedicated county IT support staff, the Patrick County Sheriff's Office needed a mobile data system that would run smoothly. "What amazes me about the system is its reliability - it's truly trouble free," noted Captain Stone. "I thought a new mobile data system would be an operational nightmare for a small department like ours, but we haven't had a single problem since the initial start-up. It's unbelievable! When we did have questions the BIO-key tech support was fabulous."

These awards bring the total number of Virginia agencies using the DaProSystems/BIO-key mobile data solution to eighteen. "These law enforcement agencies are now able to benefit from the seamless integration of BIO-key and DaProSystems Public Safety Software solutions to improve their officer safety and better serve their communities" added Ken Souza, Senior 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. 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. 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. (http://www.bio-key.com)

About DaProSystems

For more than 25 years, DaProSystems has served as a premier provider of software and services for the Public Sector. Every day, more than 150 Public Safety Agencies rely on DaProSystems' technologies to support their critical operations. DaProSystems offers an integrated array of Public Safety Software products including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), Jail Management System (JMS), Mobile Data Terminals (MDT/MDC), Mobile Field Reporting, Data Sharing, Crime Analysis, Personnel Management, Accident Reporting, Animal Control, Parking/Registration, Gang/Terrorist Reporting, GIS/Mapping, Emergency Notification Systems and Custom Software Solutions. DaProSystems offers turnkey professional services to complement our product offerings including grant-writing, system training, system installation, hardware procurement, network installation, and 24x7x365 technical support services. DaProSystems is an industry leader for powerful yet cost-effective public safety system solutions. (http://www.daprosystems.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.

    Company Contact:
    BIO-key International, Inc.
    Bud Yanak
    732-359-1113

    Investor Contact:
    DaProSystems
    Jeff Lewis
    888.377.4427
    jefflewis@daprosystems.com


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