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Dubai Police Force Selects BIO-key's Windows-Compatible Biometric Authentication Solution, Extending Reach of BIO-key's Global Law Enforcement Deployments


WALL, N.J., March 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today announced that the Dubai Police Force has purchased BIO-key's biometric authentication solution for internal network log-in and to secure access to critical data. This contract follows last month's announced sale to the Singapore Police Force.

The Dubai Police will utilize BIO-key's ID Director for Windows, which integrates with the organization's Active Directory authentication platform, along with 2,000 BIO-key's PIV Pro finger scanners.

The Dubai Police Force employs over seventeen thousand officers and is considered one of the most forward thinking and progressive law enforcement organizations in the Middle East. They were the first Arab police force to apply DNA testing in criminal investigations, the first to use electronic fingerprinting, as well as the first to utilize electronic services. The Dubai Police were also pioneers in the deployment of GPS tracking systems to locate Police Patrols and aid in operations. As a result of such initiatives, the Dubai Police Force has been recognized with the "Dubai Award for Government Performance" and ISO 2000:9001 certification for applying quality management systems in all police fields. 

Mike DePasquale, Chairman & CEO, BIO-key, commented, "We are proud that another respected and innovative international police organization has selected BIO-key's biometric solutions to secure their critical networks and data access. World-class organizations across all verticals are increasingly taking action to incorporate enhanced security measures in order to protect high value data and meet compliance guidelines. Our biometric security solutions stand out due to their strong security attributes, performance, user convenience and minimal impact on workflows. We view this contract as further confirmation of the strength of our technology and proven solutions as well as the growing urgency for organizations of all types to take action to secure their networks and devices."

About BIO-key International, Inc. (
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with biometric solutions that enable convenient and secure access to information and high-stakes transactions. We offer alternatives to passwords, PINs, tokens, and cards to make it easy for enterprises and consumers to secure their devices as well as information in the cloud. Our premium finger scanning devices offer market-leading quality, performance and price. BIO-key also brings the power and ease of use of biometric technology to its TouchLock line of biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks – providing even more ways to BIO-key your world!

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