Mfg Part Number:  EA4-0089A  
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The Hamster Pro 20 is SecuGen's ultra-compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader that is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 requirements. Featuring a low-profile and water-resistant design, the Hamster Pro 20 is built with the industry's most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented fingerprint technology. The Hamster Pro 20 can be used for authentication, identification and verification functions that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.

Windows Hello

The Hamster Pro 20 works with Windows Hello right out of the box for quick and secure fingerprint login to Windows 10 without a password. There is no need to install any other software.

For Developers

SecuGen provides free SDKs that support the Hamster Pro 20 for Windows, Linux, and Android applications. All SecuGen SDKs include the tools that enable fingerprint registration, matching, and related biometric functions.


  • FBI Certified (PIV, FIPS 201, Mobile ID FAP 20 Compliant) meets FBI Image Quality standards
  • STQC Certified (UIDAI, Aadhaar)
  • Fake Finger Rejection - advanced technology that rejects spoofed fingerprints
  • Rugged, high-performance, maintenance-free optical sensor resistant to water, dust, scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
  • Auto-On™ - automatic finger detection technology
  • Smart Capture™ - high quality fingerprint scanning of difficult fingers (dry, wet, scarred) in challenging environments and conditions such as under direct sunlight
  • Ultra-compact, lightweight and portable
  • USB connection
  • Integrated finger guide
  • Readily accessible for any finger
  • 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™

Benefits of Using SecuGen Fingerprint Readers

SecuGen fingerprint readers are easy to use and can be installed quickly on any Windows PC. 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 software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and Internet environments.

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 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.

Main Specification
General Information
Manufacturer SecuGen Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number EA4-0089A
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.secugen.com
Brand Name SecuGen
Product Line Hamster Pro 20
Product Model HU20-A
Product Name Hamster Pro 20 Fingerprint Reader
Product Type Fingerprint Reader
Technical Information
Authentication Method Finger
Number of Pixels 300 x 400
Sensor Area 0.60" x 0.80"
Image Resolution 500dpi
Image Capturing Time 200 ms
Cable Length 4.92 ft
USB Standard USB 2.0
Power Description
Input Voltage 5 V DC
Physical Characteristics
Durability Shock Resistant
Durability Scratch Proof
Durability Vibration Resistant
Durability Impact Resistant
Durability Dust Resistant
Durability Water Resistant
Weight (Approximate) 3.46 oz
Additional Information
  • Biometric Standards/Specs: INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, FIPS 201, FBI (PIV, Mobile ID FAP 20), NIST MINEX, WSQ
  • Platen Size: 18.2 mm x 22.9 mm
  • Image Gray Scale: 256 levels (8-bit)
  • Light Source: LED
Certifications & Standards
  • FCC
  • CE
  • KC
  • STQC
  • WHQL
  • IP54 Rated
  • FIPS 201 compliant
  • Mobile ID FAP 20 compliant
  • FBI
  • PIV
  • GSA
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification RoHS
TAA Compliant Yes
Limited Warranty 1 Year
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