SecuGen releases optical OEM fingerprint sensor

December 28, 2016 - 

SecuGen has released the UN20 Serial, a standalone, optical, OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified by the FBI.

The serial interface sensor can be controlled using a simplified set of commands that allows the developer to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, and to enroll, search and match fingerprint templates.

The UN20 Serial is small, rugged and durable, and highly accurate. The UN20 Serial hardware is FBI certified for use in the FIPS 201 PIV program under the FAP 20 category. The template extraction and matching algorithms running on the sensor are NIST MINEX certified.

SecuGen will showcase and demonstrate the UN20 Serial at CES 2017, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from January 5 to 8.

UN20 Serial marks the first release within the Unity BDP (Biometric Development Platform) fingerprint products line.

The fingerprint products are built on the foundation of SecuGen’s FAP 20 certified U20 sensor combined with a fully programmable Linux system, all of which are integrated into a compact package that is nearly the same size as the U20 itself.

The Unity BDP provides the tools and technologies that allow users to rapidly and efficiently develop a wide range of embedded fingerprint solutions.

SecuGen said it will be releasing a series of additional UN20 OEM sensors and Unity finished products in the coming months.

Development partners may also use the Unity BDP to develop a range of custom designed fingerprint sensors to meet the needs of their customers.

“We looked at the old model of a sensor and a separate board running the extraction and matching algorithms and felt it was hopelessly out of date,” said Jeff Brown, VP of sales and marketing for SecuGen. “Our team has been able to unite all the parts of the OEM sensor and shrink them into one very small sensor. Embedding an open Linux development environment in the UN20 Serial makes this product unique in the industry. Combining all of this with an astonishingly low price is a major breakthrough.”

Previously reported, SecuGen will be demonstrating the Hamster Pro 45™, a new FAP 45 fingerprint reader that supports both flat, two-finger and rolled finger captures, at the CES 2017 show in Las Vegas next week.

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