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January 9, 2014 - Certified by FBI as meeting PIV image quality specifications and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements, Hamster Pro 20, works with SecuGen SDK to enable developers to embed use of reader into their software applications. Solution also supports Windows® 8.1 and Windows Biometric Framework (WBF). Latter lets Windows 8.1 users logon to Windows, purchase Windows apps from Windows Store, and access Windows apps with their fingerprints using the Hamster Pro 20.

SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Reader

SecuGen Corporation
2356 Walsh Avenue
Santa Clara, CA, 95051

Press release date: January 6, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint reader. The Hamster Pro 20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint reader that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

SecuGen products are well known for capturing high quality images in a wide range of rugged environments, as well as being affordable for use in large deployments. The FBI has certified this new fingerprint reader and its OEM sensor counterpart, the U20, as meeting both PIV image quality specifications and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements. The ultra-compact design of the Hamster Pro 20 will allow it to fit unobtrusively on a user's desktop. With the Hamster Pro 20 it is now possible to deploy a high quality fingerprint reader across an organization at an affordable price.

The Hamster Pro 20 works with SecuGen's Software Developer Kits (SDK) to enable developers to quickly and easily embed the use of the Hamster Pro 20 into their software applications. All of SecuGen's 1:1 SDKs are completely free. The Hamster Pro 20 also supports the newly released Windows 8.1 and the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF). The WBF allows Windows 8.1 users to easily logon to Windows, purchase Windows apps from the Windows Store, and access Windows apps with their fingerprints using the Hamster Pro 20.

Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen said, "Our engineering team did an amazing job in creating a sensor that is very small yet meets the rigorous FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV specifications while retaining SecuGen's high quality standards. The Hamster Pro 20 represents our concerted efforts to deliver exactly what our partners have asked us for."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, "We are very excited about the release of the Hamster Pro 20. This is a very important product for SecuGen. We will be focusing our efforts on rolling out this product over the next several months. 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 to make this new smaller fingerprint reader and sensor available to our partners around the world."

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation ( ) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

SecuGen Corporation
2065 Martin Avenue Suite 108
Santa Clara, Calif. 95050, USA
Tel 408-727-7787

Media Contact:
Winnie Ahn
SecuGen Corporation

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