SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV, a dual mode fingerprint and smart card authentication device.

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The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV contains SecuGen’s U20, a high quality, low cost FAP 20 certified fingerprint sensor combined with Advanced Card Systems’ ACR39U contact smart card reader. This new product delivers both a world class FAP 20 fingerprint sensor and a world class contact smart card reader together in a small and attractive device at a very low price.

This new product facilitates multi-factor authentication, increasing the degree of security for a wide variety of applications. Such applications include employee identification, physical access control, immigration clearance, patient and healthcare provider ID, and national ID systems. The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is designed to be compatible with the U.S. FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program for government employees as well as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card Next Generation (DoD CAC NG) and U.S. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

SecuGen is well known around the world and throughout the biometrics industry for providing high quality fingerprint products at prices suitable for large deployments. The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is currently SecuGen’s lowest priced dual mode, combination reader and is available for purchase immediately.

“This new product is another step in our determined effort to provide very high quality products in response to the needs of our partners,” stated Dan Riley, SecuGen’s Vice President of Engineering. “The SecuGen engineering team has once again successfully created a high quality product but at a very low price!”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, added, “We are excited to announce this new combination product. At SecuGen, our team is continually focused on delivering high quality products and tools that our reseller partners require. The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV was created in direct response to the requirements of our partners.”

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 partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.