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BIO-KEY SIGNS CONTRACT VALUED OVER $65,000.

BIO-key International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions, has been awarded a contract valued at more than $65,000 for PacketCluster Server and PacketCluster(TM) Patrol(R) software licenses with the Brown County, MN Sheriff's Department.

Public safety officers in Brown County will use the silent, secure and reliable data communication capability of PacketCluster Patrol to access criminal justice databases such as NCIC, DMV and NLETS, and to send and receive messages from dispatch and other duty officers. Brown County is a large rural area about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities metropolitan area. This purchase has been funded through a Federal COPS Technology grant and the Brown County Criminal Justice Aid revenue fund.

Once the system is installed, every police department in Brown County will be able to utilize the powerful features that the BIO-key PacketCluster system provides. Since parts of the county are very isolated the PacketCluster system will also increase the safety of officers and the community with the added benefit of allowing those officers to spend more time on the street and less time completing paperwork.

After the initial deployment is complete, the county is considering adding additional licenses and well as expanding the BIO-key system to include software modules for report writing and other productivity enhancing applications. Alpha Wireless from North Mankato, MN is the system integrator for this project.

"We are thrilled to be selected as the mobile data partner for Brown County," said Mike DePasquale, CEO of BIO-key International. "We look forward to working with Alpha Wireless and the Sheriff's department to make Brown County a safer place to live and work. This is a perfect example of how grant aid from the DOJ COPS fund can facilitate bringing modern communication and law enforcement technology to improve our public safety infrastructure."

About BIO-key

BIO-key develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high-performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 2,500 police, fire and emergency services departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for public safety worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.bio-key.com or call 508/460-4036.
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