SOURCE: BIO-key International, Inc.

BIO-key International, Inc.

May 16, 2016 08:10 ET

Biometric Authentication Leader BIO-key Launches Fingerprint Readers on Amazon, Expanding Its Enterprise Sales Outreach

SideSwipe & EcoID USB Fingerprint Readers Operate Natively on Windows Hello

WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric software and hardware solutions for stronger user authentication, today announced the availability of its affordable and compact SideSwipe and EcoID USB fingerprint readers on The readers, initially available in a three-pack configuration for $119.97, are targeted to enterprise customers. The arrangement with Amazon allows for volume fulfillment of BIO-key products, in a streamlined, cost effective manner via a leading ecommerce retailer. 

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SideSwipe and EcoID are natively supported within the Microsoft Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform, as well as Microsoft Passport, allowing customers to sign in to web-hosted and local applications with a touch of their finger.

Microsoft Hello, which delivers on the promise of effortless authentication, is one of the most significant and popular enhancements in Windows 10. However, the majority of upgrading users do not have biometric readers that enable the user-friendly Hello experience. BIO-key fingerprint scanners provide high quality and attractively priced hardware to enable the Hello and Passport functionality. 

"Interest in our 'plug and play' compact fingerprint readers has been remarkable. We're receiving inquiries across a broad spectrum of enterprise customers, which include small to midsize organizations along with Fortune 500 companies," said Mike DePasquale, Chairman & CEO. "Regardless of the organization's size, today's enterprise customers recognize the need to increase the security of their IT assets. Addressing this fundamental need, Microsoft has opened the door for Windows 10 customers to leverage biometric authentication with the introduction of Windows Hello, and to date over 300 million copies of Windows 10 are already in use. BIO-key is committed to helping accelerate the growth of the emerging biometric marketplace. Partnering with Amazon allows us to address growing enterprise interest while also positioning us to serve the consumer market as it evolves."

Learn More about Integrating BIO-key Hardware and Software with Microsoft Identity Solutions
BIO-key is working to educate the enterprise market about the native support of biometric sign-in within Windows Hello, Passport and Active Directory. The company has published a variety of content on its website to explain and illustrate BIO-key hardware and software integration with the Microsoft Identity solutions used by nearly all enterprises and consumers around the world. This information can be accessed by visiting

About BIO-key (
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication as our easy to use biometric solutions enable convenient and secure access to information and financial transactions. We eliminate passwords, PINs, tokens and cards and make it easy for enterprises and consumers to secure their devices as well as information in the cloud. Our premium finger scanning devices SideSwipe and EcoID offer market-leading quality, performance and price.

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," "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 Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, market acceptance of biometric solutions generally and our specific offerings, our ability to expand into the Asian market, the impact on our business of the recent financial crisis in the global capital markets and negative global economic trends, and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, Inc., see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 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 undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made.

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