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SecuGen Corp. to release fingerprint and smartcard reader at upcoming identity event


SecuGen Corp. announced that it will be releasing a new device that combines a contactless smartcard reader with SecuGen’s FAP 20 certified, optical fingerprint sensor, the U20.

It will be showcasing this new product from September 16 – 18 at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida.

Packaged in a sleek case, the Hamster Pro Duo CL provides dual mode authentication for improved security.

Hamster Pro Duo CL
Hamster Pro Duo CL

As with all SecuGen products, the solution captures high quality images, is sturdy, and is affordable for use in large deployments.

In addition, the FBI has certified SecuGen’s U20 fingerprint sensor as meeting PIV and FAP 20 Mobile ID image quality specifications.

“This new combination device is our response to clear customer requirements,” said Dan Riley, VP of engineering for SecuGen. “There are a great many large projects around the world that are smartcard based including some important national ID projects. This new product was designed with projects like these in mind.”

The Hamster Pro Duo CL, which features both a contactless smartcard reader and SecuGen’s U20 sensor, will be released through SecuGen’s worldwide partner network.

“Once more we have taken a close look at our partner’s needs and have responded with a great new product,” said SecuGen CEO Won Lee. “Our continuing goal is always to provide our reseller partners with the products and tools that they need to satisfy their end-user customer’s requirements.”

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