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2008-12-01 05:46:00

WALL, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety solutions and finger based biometric identification today announced the release of WEB-key version 3.1. In addition to expanding on its ability to support every major fingerprint reader manufacturer, a key feature of this release is the ability for this advanced biometric authentication solution to be quickly and seamlessly integrated in virtually any...

2008-11-10 15:50:00

One of the top 50 inventions named by Time Magazine of 2008 is a forensic technique to find fingerprints on bullets. The technique was developed in Northamptonshire by Dr. John Bond.  This technique detects where sweat has corroded metal on bullets, even where it has been wiped off. Dr. Bond is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Center. This method has been found to work on metals such as brass, which are used for bullets. Dr. Bond said it may...

2008-10-03 12:00:27

WALL, N.J., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BKYI) , a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, announced today that it will participate in the 2008 AABB Annual Meeting & TXPO 2008 to be held at the Montreal Convention Center in Quebec, Canada from October 5-7. The company will showcase its fingerprint biometric solution at the conference. Additionally, Jim Sullivan, BIO-key's Director of Sales, will speak...

2008-09-28 03:00:20

By Arellano, Jonah If you can afford a Porsche, you might be able to swing the $1,700 price tag for the P9251 cell phone, featuring a "super- secure" fingerprint identification system. The phone's unique design allows users to "flip" it 360 degrees, and the unit also has a personal concierge system. [www.theweekdaily.conn] Copyright National Telephone Cooperative Jul/Aug 2008 (c) 2008 Rural Telecommunications. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-18 08:10:00

Inventor of forensic fingerprint technique says criminals who eat processed foods have 'sticky fingers,' which are more likely to corrode metal The inventor of a revolutionary new forensic fingerprinting technique claims criminals who eat processed foods are more likely to be discovered by police through their fingerprint sweat corroding metal. Dr John Bond, a researcher at the University of Leicester and scientific support officer at Northamptonshire Police, said processed food fans are more...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

Crooks who eat junk food are more likely leave fingerprints at the scene of their crimes because salty takeaways increase sweat, producing the better tell-tale signs, say forensics experts. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-15 09:00:16

AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), the world's leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions, announced that its new AES2550 fingerprint sensor is now available on Fujitsu Siemens Computers' new ESPRIMO Mobile Business Notebook PCs. Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT infrastructure provider, offers the AES2550 on select new ESPRIMO Mobile model notebooks now being introduced that are based on the new mobility platform from Intel(R), the Intel Centrino(R) 2 processor technology....

2008-09-05 16:49:44

Scientists in Britain have developed a new method to fight crime by allowing police to lift fingerprints from bullets, even after a criminal wipes down a shell casing. Law enforcement authorities in the U.S. and Britain have already used the new technique to re-open three cold cases. John Bond, the physicist who developed the technique, said police are now optimistic of solving one such case, a double murder that occurred in the United States. "In one case there was enough evidence that...

2008-09-02 18:00:03

A MAN'S bid to cash in his pounds 300,000 life insurance policy was foiled when his own fingerprints were found on his fake death certificate. Afghan Ahmed Akhtary, 34, obtained the forgery in his home country but back in Britain, the dad of three bizarrely lived an open life and went to work in a factory as usual. His "unsophisticated" plot was foiled when insurers Norwich Union were told he went to his doctor six months after his supposed death. Akhtary's ex-wife Anne, 43, who was...

2008-08-29 09:15:00

Technique developed by University of Leicester and Northamptonshire police A double murder investigation that has remained unsolved for almost a decade could be provided new impetus following a forensic breakthrough at the University of Leicester. A leading detective from America is visiting forensic scientists at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police in a bid to shed new light on the investigation. He will meet with Dr John Bond a forensic research scientist at the...

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