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Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint scanner

Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint scanner

  • Brand:: Secugen
  • Product Code: HU20
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $82.95

  • Ex Tax: $82.95


SecuGen's new ultra-compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader that is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements. Featuring a low-profile and IP65 rated dust- and water-resistant design, the Hamster Pro 20 is built with the industry's most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented and patent-pending fingerprint technology.

For further information and discounted pricing , please email [email protected]

 SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 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.

SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 also supports the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) right out of the box for:

  • Quick and secure fingerprint login to PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012
  • Added biometric security when purchasing and accessing apps purchased from the Windows Store on Windows 8.1
  • Click for instructions: How to Login to Windows with Your SecuGen Reader

Hamster Pro 20 is less than half the height of Hamster IV.

Hamster Pro 20 is less than half the height of Hamster IV.



-FBI Certified PIV Single Finger Capture Device and Mobile ID FAP 20 Compliant
-Listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List
-STQC Certified
-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
-Ultra-compact, lightweight and portable
-IP65 rated for dust and water-resistance
-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™

*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 Pro 20 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 Pro 20 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.


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 Pro 20

Name (Model)Hamster Pro 20 (HU20™)
Optical Fingerprint Sensor U20™
Image Resolution500 DPI
Image Size300 x 400 pixels
Platen Size18.2 mm x 22.9 mm
Effective Sensing Area 15.24 mm x 20.32 mm
Fingerprint Capture Speed

0.2 ~ 0.5 second with Smart Capture™

Operating Temperature-20° ~ 65°C
Operating Humidity90% or less RH, noncondensing
Dimensions / Weight31.6 x 58.5 x 53.9 mm / 98 g
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 and FAP 20 (PIV-071006) (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, IP65

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
Java, Linux, Android 3.1 and above

For more detailed specificationsDownload brochure

 SecuGen Hamster Pro 20

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