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bioMETRX, Inc. Announces Integration of AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor in smartTOUCH(TM) Product Line

Consumer Biometric Product Line Utilizes World's Best Selling Silicon

Fingerprint Sensor

MELBOURNE, Fla. and JERICHO, N.Y., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AuthenTec, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUTH), the world's leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, and bioMETRX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMRX), a leading provider of biometrically secured consumer products, jointly announced today that bioMETRX has incorporated AuthenTec's AES2510 sensor into its smartTOUCH(TM) product line. bioMETRX's first product, the Master Lock(R) smartTOUCH(TM) garage door opener (GDO), has broken the "under $100.00" retail barrier, a first for any consumer access product featuring AuthenTec's sensor.

The smartTOUCH GDO(TM), sold as the Master Lock(R) smartTOUCH GDO(TM), retails for $97.00 and can be purchased at The Home Depot stores nationwide.

"We are delighted that bioMETRX has selected an AuthenTec sensor as an integral part of its proprietary architecture and mission to design and deliver cost effective, quality consumer biometric products. bioMETRX products simplify the lives of consumers by eliminating the need to remember PIN codes or fumble with keys when opening a door," said Larry Ciaccia, AuthenTec President. "The smartTOUCH GDO(TM) is another great example of the growing adoption of fingerprint sensors in mainstream consumer products that leverage the convenient security of our TruePrint(R)-based fingerprint sensors."

"Our company has spent years researching and testing all of the competing fingerprint sensors to determine which one provides the most reliability and cost efficiency for a consumer based product," commented Mark Basile, Chief Executive Officer for bioMETRX, Inc. "Based on our findings, we selected AuthenTec's AES2510 slide sensor, which has been engineered into our proprietary smartTOUCH(TM) product architecture, and we have experienced very positive feedback from end users."

About bioMETRX, Inc.

bioMETRX, Inc. is rapidly becoming the leader in designing and bringing to market, practical, secure, everyday consumer biometric products for the garage door, door hardware, HVAC, home security, PC, automotive and portable lock markets. Utilizing its proprietary "powered by smartTOUCH(TM)" platform, bioMETRX has developed an entire family of products so smart, they recognize you. The company's product line is branded under the trade name smartTOUCH(TM).

For more information on bioMETRX and/or the company's smartTOUCH(TM) line of products, including the Master Lock smartTOUCH(TM) garage door opener, visit the Company's Web site at

About AuthenTec

With more than 25 million sensors in use worldwide, AuthenTec is the world leader in providing fingerprint authentication sensors and solutions to the high-volume PC, wireless device, and access control markets. AuthenTec's award-winning sensors take full advantage of The Power of Touch(R) by utilizing the Company's patented TruePrint(R) technology to deliver the most convenient, reliable and cost-effective means available for enabling touch- powered features that extend beyond user authentication. The Company's customers include: Acer, ASUSTeK, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, HTC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Toshiba, among others.

Safe Harbor Statement: This release may contain certain forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release with respect to bioMETRX's business, financial condition or results of operations, as well as matters of timing and the prospective terms of any transaction described are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, certain delays beyond bioMETRX's control with respect to market acceptance of their technology and/or products, whether financing will be available, the effect of the application of acquisition accounting policies as well as certain other risk factors which are and may be detailed from time to time in bioMETRX's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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