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Secugen Hamster IV

  SecuGen's popular and versatile fingerprint reader that is FBI Certified and STQC Certified. Featuring a comfortable, ergonomic design, Hamster IV...

  • Product Code: Hamster IV
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Price: $85.00


SecuGen's popular and versatile fingerprint reader that is FBI Certified and STQC Certified. Featuring a comfortable, ergonomic design, Hamster IV is built with the industry's most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented SEIR fingerprint biometric technology.

Auto-On™ is an Automatic Finger Placement Detection technology that automatically checks for the presence of a finger. When used with Auto-On-compatible software, the Hamster IV will turn on and scan your finger as soon as you touch the sensor - all without having to prompt the system.

Smart Capture™ ensures quality fingerprint scanning of difficult fingers. By automatically adjusting the brightness of the sensor, Smart Capture allows the Hamster IV to capture high quality fingerprints from a wide range of traditionally difficult fingers, including those from dry, wet, scarred or aged skin, and even in bright ambient conditions such as under direct sunlight.

SecuGen Hamster IV works together with SecuGen's MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher to develop PIV-Compliant biometric applications. The MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher are available in a variety of SecuGen SDKs that may be downloaded for free.



-FBI Certified PIV Single Finger Capture Device Compliant
-Listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List
-STQC Biometric Device Certified for UID Applications
-High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor
-Sensor resistant to scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
-Auto-On™ (Automatic Finger Placement Detection)
-Smart Capture™ (Automatic Image Adjustment to Accomodate Moist & Dry Fingers)
-USB connection
-Removable weighted stand
-Compact, lightweight and portable
-Integrated finger guide
-Readily accessible for any finger

When used with SecuGen Software:

-Fast and accurate verification
-Latent print image removal (does not accept prints left behind)
-Encryption of fingerprint templates (with SecuGen Proprietary templates)
-Fingerprint Device Recognition™
-Multi-Device Connection™


Benefits of Using SecuGen Peripherals

SecuGen peripherals are easy to use and can be installed quickly on any Windows PC. Backed by the industry's best warranty, years of field use and proven reliability under extreme conditions, SecuGen peripherals provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and Internet environments.

When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, SecuGen peripherals can help reduce the hassles of password overload, decrease the risks of security breaches, improve accountability and add true non-repudiation, all while making it more convenient and intuitive for any user.

Look to SecuGen for advanced, fingerprint biometric technologies that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.



Hamster IV with stand

Name (Model)Hamster IV (HSDU04P™, HFDU04™)
Optical Fingerprint Sensor SDU04P™, FDU04™
Image Resolution508 DPI
Image Size258 x 336 pixels
Platen Size16.1 mm x 18.2 mm
Effective Sensing Area 12.9 mm x 16.8 mm
Fingerprint Capture Speed

0.2 ~ 0.8 second with Smart Capture™ (HSDU04P)
0.4 ~ 1.2 second with Smart Capture™ (HFDU04)

Operating Temperature-20° ~ 65°C
Operating Humidity90% or less RH, noncondensing
Dimensions / Weight27 x 40 x 73 mm / 100 g (without stand)
Supply Voltage / Max. Current5 V DC / 150 mA
False Acceptance, Rejection RatesRead our FAQs about FAR and FRR
InterfaceUSB 1.1 Full-Speed, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
WarrantyOne year limited
Supported StandardsANSI INCITS 378, BioAPI, FIPS 201 (PIV) (view PDF), ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, SP 800-76 (view PDF)

FCC, CE, RoHS, FBI (more info), GSA FIPS 201 APL (more info), STQC for UID (more info)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
Android (supported model: HSDU04P only), Java, Linux

For more detailed specificationsDownload brochure

GSA FIPS 201 Approved

Read Press Releases about this Product

STQC certifies Hamster IV for India's UID project

Hamster IV approved by U.S. GSA

FBI certifies Hamster IV for PIV use

Hamster IV supports SP 800-76 standard for PIV

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