SecuGen fingerprint reader gets GSA approval for use in FIPS 201/PIV program

January 29, 2014 - 

SecuGen has announced that its Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA) for use in the U.S. Government’s FIPS 201/PIV program.

“We are excited about our new product, the Hamster Pro 20,” Dan Riley, VP of engineering for SecuGen said. “Our team has been able to hit all the quality metrics that we targeted and have done so while keeping the cost of this reader surprisingly low. The early feedback from our partners is amazing!”

SecuGen’s fingerprint readers, including the Hamster Pro 20, work with SecuGen’s broad line of Software Developer Kits (SDKs). These SDKs use SecuGen’s NIST MINEX certified template extraction and template matching algorithms. The SecuGen FDx SDK Pro for Windows currently supports the Hamster Pro 20, and over the next few weeks, support for the new fingerprint reader will be added to SecuGen’s SDKs for Linux and Android.

“Once again SecuGen has leapfrogged the competition,” CEO Won Lee said. “The Hamster Pro 20 provides our partners with a cost/benefit equation that is competitive with anything on the market today. We relentlessly pursue the creation of the tools our partners need to create the high quality fingerprint systems that are being required by the Federal Government. The Hamster Pro 20 is a perfect example of this focus.”

Reported previously, earlier this year, SecuGen launched its U20 optical fingerprint sensor, which is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV-certified.

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