SOURCE: BIO-key International, Inc.

BIO-key International, Inc.

November 03, 2015 08:55 ET

BIO-key Exclusive Biometric Partner; Ignite Your Business With Windows 10 and Office 2016 - 12-City Launch Events

WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a leading fingerprint biometric identification software and technology provider, today reported that the company will be the exclusive biometric solution demonstrated at the Microsoft Ignite your Business with Windows 10 and Office 2016 Launch Events. Microsoft is kicking off a 12-city event series, designed to give IT Pros, Technical Decision Makers and Enterprise Developers a deep dive into Windows 10 and Office 2016. One of the new security features on Windows 10 is Hello, which introduces biometric authentication logon capabilities to Windows customers.

"We are excited to see innovative partners like BIO-key offering high-quality biometric accessories that work seamlessly with Windows Hello. Now any user with a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop can benefit from a more personal and secure authentication experience," said Margaret Arakawa, General Manager, US Windows & Devices.

BIO-key will be demonstrating the company's new series of Windows Hello-compatible compact fingerprint readers. SideSwipe and EcoID are low-cost, high-performance, durable, mobile fingerprint readers that are natively integrated with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 allowing customers to replace cumbersome passwords with unique, secure fingerprint characteristics. BIO-key delivers Plug-and-Play functionality with all required software installed automatically via Microsoft Windows Update.

"One of the most compelling new features of Windows 10 is Windows Hello, which makes the computing experience more personal and secure, while incorporating enterprise class biometric security into the operating system," stated Jim Sullivan, BIO-key SVP Global Sales. "Biometrics have emerged as the preferred authentication method for many users and organizations, and being central to Windows Hello reflects that. We are pleased to be offering high-quality and affordable biometric accessories to the Windows 10 community of enterprise users," added Sullivan.

The event series will travel to 12 U.S. cities; kicking off in Seattle and San Francisco on November 3rd and wrapping up in Dallas, TX on December 3rd. Check out the additional city stops and learn more about the event Ignite your Business with Microsoft 10 and Office 2016

About BIO-key
BIO-key International, Inc. develops and delivers advanced fingerprint biometric identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and application developers. BIO-key's award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world's largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and reduce identity theft. BIO-key's technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (http://www.bio-key.com)

About Microsoft
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) (@microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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