“Our engineering team worked tirelessly to develop our new U30 sensor that meets the FBI’s stringent Image Quality Specifications, and we are proud of the result.” -Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering, SecuGen
SecuGen is preparing to launch a new device in its line of Hamster Pro fingerprint readers, and has attained FBI certification for the device.
A kind of sequel to the Hamster Pro 20, the forthcoming Hamster Pro 30 features a larger platen for its fingerprint scanner. That means it can capture a fingerprint area of 0.8″ by 1.0″, allowing for certification against the FBI’s FAP 30 PIV specification.
In addition to offering third party assurance that the fingerprint scanner in question is of a high quality, the certification also means that the scanner is compatible with the FBI’s Next Generation Identification System, which is widely used by law enforcement agencies.
“Our customers have been asking us for a larger sensor at an affordable price that can help them compete in the FAP 30 certified space,” explained SecuGen Sales VP Jeff Brown. “They always look to SecuGen for quality products, and I’m pleased to offer the first of what they need, the Hamster Pro 30.”
The Hamster Pro 30 is based on SecuGen’s newest fingerprint sensor, the U30. SecuGen hasn’t yet set a release date for the solution, but indicated in a statement that the device will be available soon, and that it’s targeting a number of markets including healthcare, finance, retail, time and access, national ID, and telecommunications, among others.
“Our engineering team worked tirelessly to develop our new U30 sensor that meets the FBI’s stringent Image Quality Specifications, and we are proud of the result,” said SecuGen’s VP of Engineering, Dan Riley.
The certification’s announcement comes after the revelation in July that a new Simprints fingerprint scanner aimed at applications in health and humanitarian efforts was built with a SecuGen fingerprint module. SecuGen has sought to continue shipping its biometric solutions despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 28, 2020 – by Alex Perala