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SecuGen Hamster Pro 20

SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 works together with SecuGen’s MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher to develop PIV-Compliant biometric applications. The MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher are available in a variety of SecuGen SDKs that may be downloaded for free.

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SecuGen’s new ultra-compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader that is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 requirements. Featuring a low-profile and IP65 rated dust- and water-resistant design, the Hamster Pro 20 is built with the industry’s most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented fingerprint technology.

SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 can be used for authentication, identification and verification functions that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen. As with all devices containing SecuGen’s advanced U20 sensor, the Hamster Pro 20 features Fake Finger Rejection for enhanced security.

SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 works together with SecuGen’s MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher to develop PIV-Compliant biometric applications. The MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher are available in a variety of SecuGen SDKs that may be downloaded for free.

    • High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor
    • Sensor resistant to scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
    • Auto-On™ (Automatic Finger Placement Detection)*
    • Smart Capture™ (Automatic Image Adjustment to Accomodate Moist & Dry Fingers)**
    • USB connection
    • Removable weighted stand
    • Compact, lightweight and portable
    • Integrated finger guide
    • Readily accessible for any finger
    • When used with SecuGen Software:
      • Fast and accurate verification
      • Latent print image removal (does not accept prints left behind)
      • Encryption of fingerprint templates (with SecuGen Proprietary templates)
      • Fingerprint Device Recognition™
      • Multi-Device Connection™

*Auto-On™ is an Automatic Finger Placement Detection technology that automatically checks for the presence of a finger. When used with Auto-On-compatible software, the Hamster Pro will turn on and scan your finger as soon as you touch the sensor – all without having to prompt the system.

** Smart Capture™ ensures quality fingerprint scanning of difficult fingers. By automatically adjusting the brightness of the sensor, Smart Capture allows the Hamster Pro to capture high quality fingerprints from a wide range of traditionally difficult fingers, including those from dry, wet, scarred or aged skin, and even in bright ambient conditions such as under direct sunlight.

  • e-Government
  • Banking
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
Name (Model) Hamster Pro 20 (HU20™)
Optical Fingerprint Sensor SecuGen U20™
Image Resolution 500 DPI
Image Size 300 x 400 pixels
Platen Size 18.2 mm x 22.9 mm
Effective Sensing Area 15.24 mm x 20.32 mm
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.5 second with Smart Capture™
Operating Temperature -20° ~ 65°C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Dimensions / Weight 58.5 x 53.9 x 31.6 mm / 98 g
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC / 150 mA
Interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Water-Resistance/Dust-Resistance IP65 Rated
Warranty One year limited
Supported Standards FIPS 201 (PIV-071006), INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, Mobile ID FAP 20, NIST SP 800-76
Certifications FCC, CE, KCC, RoHS, FBI PIV, GSA FIPS 201 APL, STQC
Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
  • Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
  • Android 3.1 and above, Java, Linux

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