SecuGen launches new FAP 20, PIV-certified fingerprint sensor

January 13, 2014 - 

SecuGen has announced the launch of its new U20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV-certified optical fingerprint sensor.

“Our engineering team did an amazing job in creating a sensor that is very small yet meets the rigorous FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV specifications while retaining SecuGen high quality standards,” Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen said. “The U20 represents our concerted efforts to deliver exacly what our partners have asked us for.”

The U20 works with SecuGen’s SDKs and also supports Windows 8.1 and the Windows Biometric Framework.

According to the company, the U20 is an ultra-compact sensor, suitable to be embedded in a wide array of devices.

“We are very excited about the release of the U20. The small size has to be seen to be appreciated,” SecuGen CEO Won Lee said. “We will be focusing our efforts on rolling out this product over the next several months. We are always looking for ways to provide our OEM partners with state of the art products and tools. We are very pleased to be able to make this new smaller fingerprint sensor available to our partners around the world.”

Reported previously, SecuGen recently filed a patent for compact optical fingerprint technology. It’s unclear, if this patent covers the company’s newly launched U20 sensor. 

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