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SecuGen Hamster III

According to SecuGen, Hamster III is now in End-of-Life (EOL). It has been replaced by Hamster Plus scanner.

General view
SecuGen Hamster III fingerprint scanner, general view
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Without stand
SecuGen Hamster III fingerprint scanner without stand
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Close-up on sensor
SecuGen Hamster III fingerprint sensor close-up
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Raw fingerprint image
Raw fingerprint image from SecuGen Hamster III
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SecuGen Hamster III is a USB 2.0 optical fingerprint scanner. The scanner has compact design with removable weighted stand.

Scanner's manufaturer specifies that Hamster III sensor contains an optical prism that is resistant to scratches, impact, corrosion and electrostatic discharge. Scanner's optics produce distortion-free images.

Support modules for this device were included in the MegaMatcher 12.4 SDK, MegaMatcher On Card 12 SDK and VeriFinger 12.4 SDK.

Support modules for this device are not included in the newer versions of the mentioned SDKs, including the newest MegaMatcher 13.1 SDK, MegaMatcher On Card 13.1 SDK and VeriFinger 13.1 SDK.


Scanner Name SecuGen Hamster III fingerprint recognition reader
Manufacturer SecuGen Corporation
Connection USB 2.0
Supported OS (*) Microsoft Windows
the 64 bit OS support is limited to 32 bit applications only
Resolution 500 ppi
Image capture area (Platen size) 16 x 18 mm (0.6" x 0.7")
Fingerprint image size 260 x 300 pixels
Sensor type Optical
Illumination Red LED
Device size (without stand) 27 x 40 x 73 mm (1.1" x 1.6" x 2.9")
Device weight (without stand) 100 grams (0.2 lbs)
Operating temperature 0°C ~ +40°C
Operating humidity 0~90% (non-condensing)

* These operating systems are supported by Neurotechnology SDKs. Device manufacturers may have different lists of supported operating systems.

Neurotechnology Solution Partners use this scanner in

SecuGen Hamster III scanners used in these systems, created by Neurotechnology Solution Partners:

  • e Attendance – an attendance control system created by ADC Systems;
  • BioPass – an access control system created by ADC Systems;
  • Live Register – an Access and attendance control system created by Cyclone Industries Limited;
  • WiFIS – an attendance control system created by Wizards Solutions Ltd.

Other SecuGen scanners

Neurotechnology SDKs also include support modules for these SecuGen scanners:


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