SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen is pleased to announce that iPulse Systems, South Africa’s leading biometrics company, has selected SecuGen’s SDA04M fingerprint module as the core fingerprint engine for the iPB6, the next generation in biometric readers. Incorporating a full LINUX operating system, and running embedded C applications, the iPB6 is one of the toughest multipurpose biometric access control products designed with endless flexibility and ability to withstand extreme climate conditions and massive temperature fluctuations.

SecuGen SDA04MThe SecuGen SDA04M is a rugged, high performance and affordable OEM fingerprint module that can hold up to 10,000 users (20,000 templates) and perform a blazingly fast 1:N search on all 10,000.

“We selected the SecuGen fingerprint sensor because we are constantly seeking the best possible components for our products,” stated Gary Chalmers, CEO of iPulse. “After extensive research and exhaustive testing, we were confident of the capability of the SDA04M. Nothing on the market today can compete with it.”

In addition to the groundbreaking speed and performance of the SDA40M sensor, the iPB6 features innovations in connectivity options, such as 10/100 Ethernet with DHCP, GPRS/3G over GSM, wireless 802.11g/n and a patent-pending 1-wire relay for secure communications and unique bonding of the door relays with the readers. The iPB6 also boasts a 2.2″ active TFT screen, support for 27 languages and an IP65 rating, which all add up to ensure that the unit is leagues ahead of any other reader in its class.

The iPB6 unit is completely compatible with the SecuGen range of fingerprint readers, and works seamlessly with the Hamster Plus, as well as the older products in the iPulse range, such as the IDU5, thanks to the backward compatibility of the new SecuGen sensor with older generation products.

“iPulse is the clear leader in providing biometric solutions in South Africa,” stated Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen. “We are very proud to have been selected by them. iPulse displays a commitment and dedication to customer success that is inspiring, and this is clearly the reason that they dominate their market.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, added, “The SecuGen team is completely dedicated to providing the best possible fingerprint recognition technology and products for our expanding partner base. We are very excited to be working with iPulse.”

About iPulse Systems

iPulse Systems (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned South African company and a subsidiary of the dynamic Richmark Holdings group of companies. Founded in 2001, the company has since built a massive installed base of products and has tremendous experience in the design and implementation of biometric systems, software design, access control security, and GSM-based communications.

iPulse Systems has evolved over the years from a traditional original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of biometric and security systems to an industry market leader committed to developing advanced next generation solutions. Technologies used in these systems provide tiered access control solutions, time and attendance coordination, physical and logical security, building management systems and remote management of home and office security – all via GSM and wireless connectivity options.

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 a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.