SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV Optical Fingerprint Scanner



icon_fingerprint_scannerSecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV readers are suitable for any smart card application where dual factor authentication is needed for higher security without sacrificing convenience. It features the industry’s most accurate, rugged, and affordable USB fingerprint reader to give you what the SecuGen brand is known for, the highest quality in fingerprint biometrics.




Fully tested with Windows 7 (32-bit), Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
Please note that IdentaMaster requires administrative account on a local machine.


  • Accurate, patented optical USB fingerprint sensor with 500 DPI resolution
  • Auto-On™ automatic finger detection and Smart Capture™ for quality scanning of dry, moist, aged, scarred, and difficult-to-scan fingers
  • Fake Finger Rejection for enhanced security
  • Contact smart card reader
  • Convenient, ergonomic design
  • Fingerprint sensor FBI Certified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20


Secugen Hamster Pro SC/PIV Technical Specifications

Manufacturer SecuGen Corporation
Dimensions 80 x 100 x 45.5 mm
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (fingerprint reader), USB 2.0 Full-Speed (card reader)
Weight 98 g
Operating Temperature 0° ~ 50°C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Neurotechnology Supported OS (1) Microsoft Windows (32bit and 64bit)
Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2 Linux, Android 3.1 and above
Certifications FCC, RoHS, FBI PIV
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC / 250 mA
Warranty One year limited

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


Standard manufacturer’s warranty for a device. Premium support for IdentaMaster Biometric Solution.


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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7 × 3 in







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