Japanese Security Systems Integrator DDS Inc. Selects BIO-key
SideSwipe Finger Scanners, with Initial 30,000-Unit Order, to Enable
Biometric Authentication of its Custom Applications
Tokyo, Japan and Wall, NJ, June 19, 2017 - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric software and hardware solutions for strong and convenient user authentication, announced today that DDS Inc. (TYO:3782:JP), a leading Japanese security solutions provider, has selected BIO-key's SideSwipe finger scanners to provide secure biometric authentication for its custom, Windows based authentication solutions. DDS, which develops and delivers information security products to support the diverse online requirements of enterprise customers throughout Asia, has purchased an initial 30,000 devices for deployment in customer implementations. DDS is a system integrator for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Group, Japan's largest telecom, governmental organization and corporate customer.
"After researching options for an affordable, Windows-compatible fingerprint reader, BIO-key's compact readers, which are tested and qualified by Microsoft, stood out as the most compelling solution," stated Kenji Miyoshino, President & CEO, DDS. "We chose SideSwipe because of its performance capabilities, native integration with Windows and its ability to support DDS solution packages. SideSwipe works well with DDS's "EVE MA" solution, which offers flexible multifactor authentication options including ID Card and fingerprint, as well as our "EVE FA" solution for large scale ID programs with authentication taking place on the server."
"We are excited to announce DDS as a major OEM customer in Japan," stated Wong Kwok Fong, Managing Director, BIO-key Hong Kong Limited. "SideSwipe was designed to deliver fast and accurate fingerprint authentication with the ability to support any Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 device. We look forward to working closely with DDS to support their customer deployments and look to expand our relationship to other BIO-key fingerprint solutions, such as our new SidePass reader, in the future," added Wong.
About DDS (http://en.dds.co.jp/)
Traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (symbol: 3782:JP), DDS Inc. is engaged in the research and development of authentication solutions based on leading edge information technologies
About BIO-key International, Inc. (www.bio-key.com)
BIO-key is revolutionizing authentication with our biometric solutions enabling convenient and secure access to information and securing 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, including SideSwipe, SideTouch, EcoID and SidePass - FreePass (coming soon) offer market-leading quality, performance and price. Now anyone can BIO-key their world!
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