Hoosier donors to become the first in the country to benefit from large
scale fingerprint identification
WALL, N.J., Feb. 25 /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 the Indiana Blood Center is deploying BIO-key's WEB-key(R) biometric identification technology to enhance the convenience and security of identifying blood donors.
The Indiana Blood Center is incorporating BIO-key's patented large-scale identity assurance platform to provide a safe, secure and convenient means for donors to confirm their identity. When a donor is first enrolled, the BIO-key software creates a template based on the person's fingerprint and associates that template with the record identifier for the donor. With each visit to an Indiana Blood Center donation site or mobile collection unit, a donor simply places his finger on the reader to reestablish their identity.
This touchpad identification replaces the need to present a state-issued photo identification card, such as a driver's license, as is the standard operating procedure at Indiana Blood Center today. The biometric software encrypts the donor's fingerprint template to ensure privacy and guarantee that it cannot be recreated.
"Adopting the latest technology in fingerprint identification on the donor side complements Indiana Blood Centers' high-tech capabilities in blood typing, testing and processing that most donors never see," said Indiana Blood Center President and CEO, Byron Buhner. "Promising donor convenience, safety and security, our transition to BIO-key marks our continued commitment to Hoosier donors who enable us to meet the continuous demand of hospitals throughout Indiana."
Jim Sullivan, BIO-key's Director of Biometric Sales, added, "The
superior accuracy and security of our software provides the Indiana Bloo
|SOURCE BIO-key International, Inc.|
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