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SecuGen Hamster IV

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SecuGen Hamster IV is an accurate, rugged, and affordable USB fingerprint reader.

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Compatible with

  • XenApp 6.0
  • XenApp 6.5
  • XenApp 7.0
  • XenApp 7.5
  • XenDesktop 7.5


  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
  • Citrix Virtual Apps (XenApp)

Product Details

SecuGen Hamster IV is an accurate, rugged, and affordable USB fingerprint reader. The high-performance, versatile readers feature advanced optical sensors engineered with patented SEIR™ technology to give it the highest quality in fingerprint biometrics.


SecuGen fingerprint sensors are extremely rugged and feature a virtually indestructible sensor prism. From the sensor surface to the internal lens and electronic components, SecuGen sensors are designed to be strong and dependable to deliver consistent performance in indoor, outdoor and other harsh environments.


SecuGen sensors are very accurate thanks to a patented optic design that produces distortion-free images from which data points are extracted for matching. Higher quality images mean greater precision, less false rejection and acceptance, and better overall performance.


Unlike semiconductor-based sensors and other optical sensors in the market, SecuGen sensors are made with a hard quartz-like material that needs no coatings but resists scratches, ESD, corrosion and other stresses. The optic parts are tightly assembled so that if the sensors are ever dropped, there is no need for recalibration.


SecuGen designs, develops and manufactures its own fingerprint sensors that are built to last. SecuGens product quality translates into savings by eliminating costly replacements and losses from system downtime.

Benefits of Using SecuGen Readers

  • Reduced password reset requests, decreased risk of security breaches, and improved accountability, all in a convenient and intuitive method for almost any user.
  • Easy to install and use with software applications requiring fingerprint authentication that lets the fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.
  • Consistent performance and security for a growing number of applications, with support for a wide range of operating systems, computing environments, and U.S. and international biometric standards.
  • Backed by the quality and over a decade of field use and proven performance under extreme conditions. It helps avoid the cost and inconvenience of replacing damaged units made by other sensor manufacturers.

SecuGen Hamster IV is an accurate, rugged, and affordable USB fingerprint reader.


  • 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
  • Supports BioAPI, INCITS 378-2004 and ISO 19794
  • Supports 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