SecuGen‘s newest devices, the Hamster Pro and the UPx, are now available for purchase.
First announced last month, the fingerprint readers take after the compact designs of SecuGen’s previous Hamster devices, with the Hamster Pro being the company’s latest commercial fingerprint reader, and the UPx being the USB sensor contained inside the Hamster Pro – a device designed to offer OEMs easy integration into other form factors. Most importantly, the devices are low in cost, and SecuGen says the Hamster Pro is the cheapest fingerprint reader it has ever developed, making it particularly suitable for large-scale deployments.
Commenting on the new offerings in a statement, SecuGen Engineering VP Dan Riley said they “combine the ability to capture a high contrast, high quality image at rock bottom prices,” while CEO Won Lee explained that SecuGen “created these products in direct response to the requests of our partners.”
That suggests a ready market for the devices, though of course they may attract many new clients too, especially as SecuGen releases Android and Linux SDKs in the coming weeks to complement its current Windows support. SecuGen may also attract some new interest as it shows off the devices at next month’s ISC West conference.
March 22, 2016 – by Alex Perala