Navigation Links
San Diego Harbor Police Deploy BIO-key(R) Automated Vehicle Location System
Date:3/3/2008

Solution Improves Officer Situational Awareness

WALL, N.J., March 3 /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 San Diego Harbor Police Department (San Diego Harbor PD) to deploy BIO-key's automated vehicle location (AVL) capability in its patrol vehicles. San Diego Harbor PD, a BIO-key customer since 2000, has primary public safety and homeland security responsibility within the San Diego Unified Port District, which includes cargo and cruise ship terminals and the San Diego International Airport, as well as law enforcement and marine firefighting in San Diego Bay.

Under the new contract, AVL is now integrated with BIO-key's MobileCop(R) mobile data software, allowing vehicle location data to be automatically transmitted to San Diego Harbor PD's Homeland Security geographic information system (GIS). "The use of MobileCop and its AVL capability has been critical to our GIS deployment," said Thomas Lockwood, a member of the San Diego Port Information Technology Department. "We are using MobileCop to provide our GIS system with patrol vehicle locations, encrypt mobile communications and deliver our GIS application to vehicles out in the field."

"Using MobileCop and AVL to visually map the location of patrol vehicles in relation to a call for service or other emergency improves situational awareness across the department," explained Patrol Sergeant Eric Womack. "The enhanced safety of our officers in an emergency is the biggest value. Now everyone -- from the officer in the car to the dispatcher and commander at headquarters -- has the same information on the status and location of every unit available to respond to a call or provide backup."

MobileCop's silent, secure messaging also enables dispatchers to alert or send units to any critical activity in their sector without the risk of voice radio transmission interception. With BIO-key's MobileCop software on mobile data terminals, San Diego Harbor PD's patrol vehicle-based officers can quickly check Federal and state databases for outstanding warrants on an individual involved in an incident or previously apprehended in a restricted area of the airport or other port district facilities.

"San Diego Harbor PD is one of a growing list of transportation-related organizations using BIO-key mobile data solutions to help maintain homeland security and public safety," noted 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 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. (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.

Company Contact: BIO-key International, Inc.

Bud Yanak 732-359-1100


'/>"/>
SOURCE BIO-key International, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. UC San Diego begins trading greenhouse gas credits on Chicago Climate Exchange
2. Experimental Biology 2008 meets in San Diego April 5-9
3. UC-San Diego Engineering Honor Society wins most outstanding chapter award
4. UC San Diego physicists tackle knotty puzzle
5. RNA-based methods for developmental studies are featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
6. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to play central role addressing key questions in plant biology
7. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratorys lung cancer research program awarded $100,000 grant
8. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols highlights a method that captures cell growth and activity
9. From brains to behavior: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features methods for neuroscience research
10. Coral reef fish harbor an unexpectedly high biodiversity of parasites
11. Missouri Police Department Introduces Electronic Traffic Citations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2016)... -- The Department of Transport Management (DOTM) of ... US Dollar project, for the , Supply and ... and IT Infrastructure , to Decatur ... of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors participated in ... was selected for the most compliant and innovative solution. ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Perimeter Surveillance & ... Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & Other Service  ... offers comprehensive analysis of the global Border ... generate revenues of $17.98 billion in 2016. ... a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical ... premium product recently added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. ... ... ... Ampronix News ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to bring innovative medical technologies, services and solutions to the healthcare market. The ... implementation of various distribution, manufacturing, sales and marketing strategies that are necessary to ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , June 27, 2016  Liquid Biotech ... the funding of a Sponsored Research Agreement with ... tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  The funding ... CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes in cancer ... data will then be employed to support the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on a range of ... between the two entities said Poloz. Speaking at ... Ottawa , he pointed to the country,s inflation target, ... government. "In certain ... institutions have common economic goals, why not sit down and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and fluorometers ... the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension of ... beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed several ...
Breaking Biology Technology: