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SecuGen releases water-resistant optical fingerprint sensor


SecuGen Corporation announced it has released the U20-WR, a water resistant optical fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified.

Available immediately, the U20-WR fingerprint sensor captures high quality images, is ultra-compact, rugged, affordable for use in large deployments.

The fingerprint sensor has also been certified by the FBI for meeting both PIV image quality specifications and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements.

“Our engineering team did an amazing job in the initial creation of a sensor that is very small yet meets the rigorous FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV specifications,” said Dan Riley, vice president of engineering for SecuGen. “Now our team has made an important incremental improvement, water resistance.”

The U20-WR fingerpring sensor’s ultra-compact design allows it to fit easily into devices with limited space, as well as access control devices, safes, kiosks, ATMs or practically any other hardware device.

The water resistant U20-WR makes it easy to manufacture an IP65-rated fingerprint enabled device.

The U20-WR works with SecuGen’s Software Developer Kits (SDK), which are available for free, to enable developers to quickly and easily embed the U20-WR into their hardware devices.

“We are very pleased about the release of the U20-WR,” said SecuGen CEO Won Lee. “The small size has to be seen to be appreciated. Water resistance was a response to input from our partners. We are always looking for ways to provide our partners with state of the art products and tools. We are very pleased to be able add water resistance to this compact and high quality fingerprint.”

Previously reported, SecuGen Corporation showcased two new OEM fingerprint sensors, the ultra-compact U20 and the serial interface SDA04PX, at 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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