BIO-KEY International reports it has been selected by a government agency in Australian to deliver its ID Director for Windows software and SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable fingerprint authentication for agency representatives, country-wide. 

As BIO-key's first notable contract in the country, the agreement supports further business development opportunities within government, healthcare, financial, retail, and enterprise markets throughout Australia. 

The contract was facilitated by BIO-key's new distribution partner Aquion, a leading Australian IT products and service provider. BIO-key partnered with Aquion to establish a local channel to market its 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, 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 sales, Aquion. "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 to provide tight 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 Windows Hello, Microsoft’s biometric sign-in platform. 

“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, BIO-key, chairman & CEO. “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.”♦