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SecuGen Hamster IV

SecuGen Hamster IV is the FBI Certified addition to SecuGen's popular and versatile fingerprint reader product line. Packaged in a comfortable, ergonomic design, Hamster IV features 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.

Use SecuGen Hamster IV together with SecuGen's MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher to develop PIV-compliant applications that require fingerprint biometrics (available in a variety of SDKs).

Features

- FBI Certified "PIV Single Finger Capture Device"
- GSA APL listed and FIPS 201 / PIV compliant
- High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor
- Sensor resistant to scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
- Auto-On™ (Automatic Finger Placement Detection)*
- Smart Capture™ (Self-Adjusting Fingerprint Brightness)
- 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 (cannot be used to reconstruct fingerprint images)
- Fingerprint Device Recognition™ (via Programmable Serial Number)
- Multi-Device Connection™ (via Programmable Serial Number)

*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.

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, 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 almost 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.

Specifications

 

Name (Model) Hamster IV (HFDU04)
Optical Fingerprint Sensor FDU04
Image Resolution 500 DPI
Image Size 258 x 336 pixels
Platen Size 16.1 mm x 18.2 mm
Sensing Area 12.9 mm x 16.8 mm
Imaging Speed 0.26 sec (continuous) / 0.52 sec (snap-shot)
Operating Temperature -10° to +50°C
Operating Humidity < 90% RH noncondensing
Dimensions and Weight 27 x 40 x 73 mm, 100 g (without stand)
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC / 130-150 mA
ESD Tolerance 12 kV
False Acceptance and False Rejection Rates (FAR and FRR)
Interface USB 2.0 high speed
Warranty One year limited
Supported Standards ISO 19794, INCITS 378, BioAPI, FIPS 201 (PIV) , SP 800-76
Certifications

FCC, CE, RoHS, FBI , GSA FIPS 201 APL

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / 9x
Windows Server 2008 R2, 2003
Java, Linux - Available in SDKs below

Supported SDKs

FDx SDK Pro for Windows
SecuBSP SDK Pro for Windows
SecuGen BioAPI BSP Pro for Windows
SecuSearch SDK Pro for Windows

FDx SDK for Java
SecuGen ISO Image SDK - Windows