SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV
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SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV

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SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV combines SecuGen's newest U20 fingerprint sensor with PIV compliant contact smart card reader. Featuring a compact, ergonomic design, the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is built with the industry's most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented and patent-pending fingerprint technology. The high image quality fingerprint reader is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 requirements.

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Designed primarily for FIPS 201 (PIV) applications, SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is also suitable for any contact smart card application such as physical access control, personal identity verification, and national ID programs where dual factor authentication is needed for higher security without sacrificing convenience.


- FBI Certified, FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 compliant fingerprint reader
- PC/SC, ISO 7816, EMV 2000 Level 1, and FIPS 201 compliant smart card reader
- Listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List
- High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint 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 bus-powered, no additional power supply required
- Compact and ergonomic
- 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 Duo SC/PIV 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 Duo SC/PIV 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 Fingerprint Readers

Backed by the industry's best warranty, years of field use and proven reliability under extreme conditions, SecuGen fingerprint readers provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of applications in physical and information security, point-of-sale, time & attendance, and access control systems.

When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, SecuGen fingerprint readers 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.



Name (Model) Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV (Part No. XU20SCA™)
Dimensions / Weight: 80.0 x 100.0 x 45.5 mm / 186 g
Interface Hi-Speed: USB 2.0 (fingerprint reader), USB 2.0 Full-Speed (card reader)
Operating Temperature: 0° ~ 50°C
Operating Humidity: 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Supply Voltage / Max. Current: 5 V DC / 250 mA
Warranty: One year limited
Certifications: FCC, RoHS, FBI PIV, GSA FIPS 201 APL

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

Fingerprint Reader
Model / Type: SecuGen U20™ optical fingerprint sensor
Fingerprint Image Resolution / Size: 500 DPI / 300 x 400 pixels
Fingerprint Platen Size (Effective Sensing Area): 18.2 mm x 22.9 mm (15.24 mm x 20.32 mm)
Fingerprint Capture Speed: 0.2 ~ 0.5 second with Smart Capture™

Supported Standards: FIPS 201 (PIV-071006), INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, Mobile ID FAP 20, NIST SP 800-76

Card Reader
Model / Type: ACR39U contact smart card reader
Standards: ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A, B, C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
Protocols: T=0, T=1; Memory Card Support
Smart card interface speed: 9.6 kbps - 600 kbps
Smart card clock frequency: 4.80 MHz
Supported card types: 5V, 3V and 1.8V smart cards, ISO 7816 Class A, B and C

Supported APIs: PC/SC, CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Status indicator: Green LED
Card insertion cycles: Min. 100,000
Certification/Compliance: ISO 7816, EMV Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, GSA FIPS 201 APL


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