Fingerprint-focused firm Bio-key has signed an international distribution agreement with Japanese electronics components firm Shinden Hightex Corporation.Shinden Hightex Corporation started in 1995 and today has over 150 employees in the APAC region and revenues exceeding $450M USD. The company has 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”, added Wong.”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”, stated Tamotsu Shiroshita, President of Shinden Hightex Corporation.