April 6, 2015 -
IT solutions and embedded technology distributor Avnet has signed an application specific licensing deal with BIO-key International, Inc. to integrate IBM middleware into BIO-key’s biometric authentication software.
The integration will help Avnet accelerate sales to customers in countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
The Worldwide IBM Application Specific Licensing program will provide Avnet’s business partners with a faster route to market with its solution built on pre-integrated IBM middleware such as Single Sign-On, according to Mark Martin, VP of outside sales for Avnet Technology Solutions at IBM Solutions.
Embedding solutions in IBM Middleware eliminates the complexity of two support structures for their customers, while continuing to provide the full extent of IBM support services.
“BIO-key is enthused about our relationship with Avnet and our native integration with IBM’s world-class authentication product portfolio” said Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key.
“Avnet’s ASL Program is an IBM channel, administered by Avnet, which is aimed at increasing the revenues and profits from middleware usage for business partners who provide value-added solutions and services to their customers. This underscores the strength of our software integration relationships and since we now have executives from Avnet and IBM who are dedicated to our mutual success we believe it will create revenue potential in multiple vertical markets.”
Previously reported, BIO-key International, Inc. introduced its latest compact USB touch fingerprint reader, EcoID, at the Connect:ID Expo in Washington, D.C.