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Hamster IV





SecuGen Hamsters are the industry's most accurate, rugged and affordable USB fingerprint readers. These high-performance, versatile readers feature advanced optical sensors engineered with patented SEIRTM technology to give you the highest quality in fingerprint biometrics.




  • Features
  • Suitable for
  • Specifications

Accurate, patented optical USB fingerprint sensor with 508 DPI resolution

Auto-OnTM to automatically detect the presence of a finger when placed on the reader

Smart CaptureTM for reliable scanning of dry, moist, aged, scarred and difficult-to-scan fingers

Hardened optical glass platen that is scratch, impact, corrosion and electrostatic shock resistant

Compact and ergonomic design works with any finger or thumb







Integrated finger guide and removable, weighted stand

Support BioAPI, INCITS 378-2004 and ISO 19794 

Suuports SecuGen proprietary, 3rd party and MINEX Certified Template Extractor and Matcher algorithms

Supports FIPS 201, FBI Certified as "PIV Single Finger Capture Device" and STQC Certified for UID











• Computer, network or internet security

• Bank and financial systems

• Medical information systems

• Labor and attendance tracking

• Any password-based application







Fingerprint Sensor:SDU04P, FDU04
Effective Sensing Area:12,9 mm x 116,8mm
Image Size:258 x 336 pixels
Platen Size:16,1 mm x 18,2 mm
Image Resolution:508 DPI
Image Grayscale:256 levels (8-bit)
Ligh Source / Typical Lifetime:
60,000 hours
Fingerprint Capture Speed:

0.2~0.8 sec with SmartCapture (HSDU04P)

0.4~1.2 sec with SmartCapture (HSDU04)

Interface:USB1.1 Full-Speed, USB2.0 Hi-Speed
Supply Voltage:

5 V DC (via USB)

Current Consumption (max):150mA
Dimensions (W x L x H):

27 x 40 x 73 mm (without stand)

53 x 84 x 73 mm (with stand)


100g (without stand)

165g  (with stand)

Cable Lenght:1500 mm
Operating Temperature / Humidity:-20~650C / <RH 90%
OS:Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 9x, Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003, Android (HSDU04P only), Java, Linux
Supported Standrads:ANSI INCITS 378, BioAPI, FIPS 201, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, FCC, CE, RoHS, FBI PIV Single Finger, STQC