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SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro Duo/CL Combining Contactless Smart Card and FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Readers

The new product will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2015.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the release of the new Hamster Pro Duo/CL™, a product that combines a contactless smart card reader with an optical fingerprint reader that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified. The Hamster Pro DUO/CL was designed for projects such as National ID programs that require a contactless smart card to store a fingerprint template. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL features SecuGen's U20™ USB fingerprint sensor that is FBI Certified and captures very high quality images.

As biometric implementations have become more widespread, there is an increasing demand for multi-modal biometric devices for both increased security and increased convenience. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL is a dual mode biometric device that delivers SecuGen's larger platen, high image quality fingerprint reader with a contactless smart card reader. Priced for affordability, the two readers are combined in a slim, attractive case and can be operated through a single USB connection.

"We are excited to bring this dual mode biometric device to market," stated Jeff Brown, Vice President Sales for SecuGen. "The Hamster Pro Duo/CL was developed in close collaboration with one of our partners. Over the years, we have worked more and more closely with our partners in defining the products we sell. We are very confident that a combination fingerprint and contactless smartcard device will find uses around the globe in today's rapidly expanding biometrics industry."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, "We are very pleased to be able to announce the availability of the Hamster Pro Duo/CL. We continue to listen to our partners to bring powerful, easy to use products to the marketplace. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL is a fruit of these efforts."

The new product is available immediately and will be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 6 - 9, 2015.

About SecuGen:
SecuGen Corporation ( http://www.secugen.com/ ) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

SecuGen Corporation, 2065 Martin Avenue Suite 108, Santa Clara, CA. 95050, USA; Tel 408-727-7787.

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