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Australian government agency to use BIO-key biometrics technology


An unnamed Australian government agency has selected BIO-key International’s ID Director for Windows software and SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable fingerprint authentication for agency employees across the country.

The agreement marks BIO-key’s first notable contract in Australia, supporting further business development opportunities within government, healthcare, financial, retail, and enterprise markets throughout the nation.

The contract was facilitated by BIO-key’s new distribution partner Aquion Pty Ltd, which will establish a local channel to market biometric software and hardware solutions to enterprise customers and security resellers in Australia.

“Increasingly our resellers and customers are requesting new technologies to address online security challenges. BIO-key’s affordable yet secure Windows-compatible fingerprint biometric solutions appealed to our Government Agency client that was looking for superior biometric security technology that could easily integrate with their Windows 10 platform,” said Audrey Lyon, general manager of sales at Aquion Pty Ltd. “We are excited to bring BIO-key’s robust security offerings to our customers and resellers.”

BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows is a multi-factor, “Single-Sign-On” authentication software solution enabling secure authentication to a Windows domain, application or website from any device across the enterprise. ID Director for Windows plugs directly into existing Active Directory infrastructure for seamless integration with the corporate structure for managing user and computer policies.

BIO-key’s compact fingerprint readers, which have been tested and qualified for use with Microsoft’s Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform, provide an accurate, cost-effective hardware reader solution for devices without the need for compliant readers.

“As demand for biometric technology grows on a global basis, BIO-key is excited to partner with Aquion to provide sales and customer support throughout Australia,” said Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO at BIO-key. “Aquion plans an active campaign to market BIO-key solutions to their customers and prospects, providing BIO-key an ideal opportunity to fast-track our awareness in Australia. This partnership further validates BIO-key’s commitment to being a global leader in biometric authentication, particularly following recent customer wins in Japan, China and with a global financial institution with a presence in 189 countries.”

Earlier this week, BIO-key announced it was selected by a global financial institution to deliver biometric authentication solutions for the firm’s Windows platform worldwide.

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