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New agreement will see BIO-key’s line of fingerprint readers available throughout APAC


BIO-key International has signed an international distribution agreement with Japan’s Shinden Hightex Corporation a specialty electronics components trading organization headquartered in Tokyo.

Shinden Hightex Corporation has over 150 employees in the APAC region with offices throughout Japan and regional offices in Seoul, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.

“BIO-key is highly committed to serving the demand for convenient online security in the APAC market,” stated Wong Kwok Fong, Managing Director, BIO-key Hong Kong Limited. “Enterprises and consumers in this market have been early adopters of biometric technology, as they embrace the benefits the technology delivers. Our new line of compact fingerprint readers for Windows is revolutionizing the way the world is conducting online authentication and Shinden Hightex Corporation has cultivated and managed relationships with many companies in the APAC market, that could immediately benefit from our technology.”

“We are very excited about adding BIO-key’s secure authentication solutions as our new product portfolio into national distribution through our enterprise and government. Security is the biggest concern in Japan which must be built quickly as social infrastructure, especially toward for the Olympic Games that will take place in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. It is very much an honor that we are able to deliver BIO-key’s products and solutions to protect us from security threats”, added Tamotsu Shiroshita, President of Shinden Hightex Corporation

Last month BIO-key announced that the company’s line of compact USB fingerprint reader accessories are now available for retail sale on Microsoft’s online store and at Microsoft retail stores nationwide.

BiometricUpdate.com recently reviewed the Bio-key SideTouch and EcoID devices.

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