SecuGen fingerprint reader gets STQC approval

April 15, 2014 - 

SecuGen has announced that its new Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been certified by the STQC Directorate, for use in the Indian UID project.

According to the company, the new reader is ultra-compact and is FAP 20 and PIV-certified. It is currently available for sale in India through SecuGen India.

Also certified is the companion OEM version of this fingerprint reader, called the U20.

“Our engineering teams, including our colleagues at SecuGen India, have all worked very hard in pursuit of the STQC Certification,” Dan Riley, SecuGen’s Vice President of Engineering said. “We have a great deal of experience designing products for the Indian marketplace. SecuGen has been paying careful attention to the unique requirements of India. We believe that this is the best way for us to satisfy the needs of our partners in India and around the world. STQC Certification is the latest confirmation of this approach.”

“The Hamster Pro 20 will change the competitive landscape in India. Early indications are that this product really hits the target when it comes to the requirements of the UIDAI,” Aniket Jathar, Managing Director of SecuGen India said. “The small size and affordable pricing is exactly what our Systems Integrator, Software Vendor, and OEM partners are asking for. The Hamster Pro 20 is a perfect fit for many of the large procurements that are currently underway here.”

Reported previously, earlier this year, SecuGen’s Hamster Pro 20 reader was approved by the General Services Administration for use in the U.S. Government’s FIPS 201/PIV program.

“We are honored to have the Hamster Pro 20 receive this prestigious certification. Our goal has always been to manufacture high quality fingerprint products at affordable prices,” Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen said. “This is in the best interest of our partners around the world and ultimately is what end-users are looking for. Obtaining STQC certification is the most recent and very welcome confirmation of this strategy.”

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