SecuGen Hamster Pro 20


FBI and STQC Certified USB Fingerprint Reader

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The new Hamster Pro 20 is an ultra-compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader. It is rugged-in-use with an advanced optical sensor that is manufactured using a patented fingerprint technology. The Hamster Pro 20 is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV), FAP 20 Mobile ID and IP65 requirements with performance enhancing features like Auto-on and Smart Capture.

Durable and Rugged Design

SecuGen’s Hamster Pro 20 is a new entrant to the portfolio of ultra-compact model fingerprint readers.  Featuring a low-profile, one-piece, and maintenance-free design, it is one of the most affordable fingerprint reader. It is IP65 rated design for ensuring dust and water resistance. The optical sensor is made from a hard quartz-like material that does not require coatings. It can resist electrostatic shock, scratches, corrosion and other harmful elements.

Certified Quality

Hamster Pro 20 is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements. Additionally, it meets the requirements for STQC certification making it a reliable product for large scale deployments.  It is also listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List.

High Image Quality with Patented Fingerprint Technology

Enables capture of high quality and high contrast images using  Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection (SEIR), Secugen’s patented optical technology even under imposing and difficult environments. This technology ensures a high-signal-to-noise ratio and prevents distortion of the images. Hamster Pro’s scratch, impact, corrosion, and electrostatic shock resistant glass platen makes it the industry’s most rugged optical sensor.

Auto-On for Automatic Finger Placement Detection

Auto-On™ is an technology that automatically checks for the presence of a finger. When used with Auto-On-compatible software, the Hamster Pro will turn on and scan your finger as soon as you touch the sensor – all without having to prompt the system.

Quality Fingerprint Scanning with Smart Capture

Smart Capture™ ensures quality fingerprint scanning of difficult fingers. By automatically adjusting the brightness of the sensor, Smart Capture allows the Hamster Pro 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.

Repudiation of False Fingerprints

The patented optical sensor enables the rejection of false fingerprints such as latent prints and2-D images.  The fingerprint data of an organization is protected with templates that cannot be used to reconstruct fingerprint images.

Greater Sensor-to-Sensor Consistency

The greater sensor-to-sensor consistency ensure high accuracy while matching fingerprints enrolled with different fingerprint readers at different locations.

Reliable Performance in Multiple Environments 

Backed by the industry’s best warranty, years of field use, proven reliability with international industry standard certifications, Hamster Pro 20 is an ideal choice for large deployments for purpose of authentication, identification and verification functions. With Hamster Pro let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen. SecuGen fingerprint readers provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and internet environments.

Compatibility with SecuGen MINEX SDK

SecuGen’s new Hamster Pro 20 works together with SecuGen MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher to develop PIV-Compliant biometric applications. The MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher are available in a variety of SecuGen SDKs that may be downloaded for free.

Supports WBF

SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 also supports the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) right out of the box for:

  • Quick and secure fingerprint login to PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012
  • Added biometric security when purchasing and accessing apps purchased from the Windows Store on Windows 8.1.



  • Accurate, patented optical USB fingerprint sensor with 500 DPI resolution
  • FBI Certified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 Compliant
  • IP65 Certified for dust and water-resistance
  • STQC Certified
  • High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor
  • Listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List
  • Auto-On™ (Automatic Finger Placement Detection)
  • Smart Capture™ (Automatic Image Adjustment to Accommodate Moist & Dry Fingers)
  • Fake Finger Rejection for enhanced security
  • Scratch, impact, corrosion & electrostatic shock resistant glass platen
  • Supports SecuGen, MINEX Certified and third party algorithms
  • Ultra-compact, low profile and portable design
  • USB Connection
  • Supports international & U.S. biometric standards



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

  • Reduce the hassles of password overload,
  • Capture high quality images for greater precision,
  • Prove identity with their fingerprints,
  • Decrease the risks of security breaches,
  • Improve accountability,
  • Add true non-repudiation,
  • Reject false fingerprints,
  • Protect fingerprint templates,
  • Implement cost effective, reliable solutions,
  • Support multi applications designed for mobile, desktop, network, enterprise, and Internet environments, and
  • Ultimately make it more convenient and intuitive for any user.

Use Cases

Use Cases

  • Computer, Mobile or network/internet security
  • Bank and financial systems
  • Medical information systems
  • Labor and attendance tracking
  • Any password-based application

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Information

Part Number – Hamster Pro (HU20)
Warranty – One Year Limited

Technical Specification

Technical Specification

Name: Hamster Pro 20
Model: HU20
Physical Features Dimensions (W x L x H) 53.9 x 58.5 x 31.6 mm
Weight 98 g
USB Interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Cable Length 1500mm
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC (via USB) / 120 mA
Operating Temperature -20° ~ 65°C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Optical Fingerprint Sensor Optical Sensor U20
Image Resolution 500 DPI
Image Size 300 x 400pixels
Platen Size 18.2 mm x 22.9 mm
Effective Sensing Area 15.2 mm x 20.3 mm
Image Gay Scale 256 levels(8-bit)
Light Source/Lifetime LED/60,000 Hours
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.5 second with Smart Capture
Compliance Dust/Water Resistance IP65 Certified
Biometric Standards FBI PIV-071006 & Mobile ID FAP 20, INCITS 378, BioAPI, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS, FIPS 201 (HSPD-12), STQC
Compatibility Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7, Vista
  • Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
  • Android 3.1 and above
  • Java
  • Linux
Supported Software Development Kits: SecuGen, MINEX