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SecuGen Hamster IV

Buy Hamster IV
at Biometric Supply,

a subsidiary of Neurotechnology.

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Hamster IV
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Without stand
SecuGen Hamster IV fingerprint scanner without stand
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Close-up on sensor
SecuGen Hamster IV fingerprint sensor close-up
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Raw fingerprint image
Raw fingerprint image from SecuGen Hamster IV
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SecuGen Hamster IV is an FBI FIPS 201 / PIV compliant optical fingerprint scanner with USB 2.0 connection.

Scanner's manufacturer specifies that Hamster IV is based on a sensor that contains an optical prism that is resistant to scratches, impact, corrosion and electrostatic discharge. Also specified that scanner's optics ensure high quality distortion-free fingerprint images. The scanner is also able to capture fingerprints that are difficult to scan: dry, moist, aged fingerprints, fingerprints with scars or other problematic fingerprints.

Hamster IV is able to detect and reject latent fingerprints and 2-D spoof fingerprint images (i.e. photocopies).

Support modules for this scanner are included in MegaMatcher 13.1 SDK, MegaMatcher On Card 13.1 SDK, VeriFinger 13.1 SDK and Free Fingerprint Verification SDK.


Scanner Name SecuGen Hamster IV fingerprint recognition reader
Manufacturer SecuGen Corporation
Connection USB 2.0
Supported OS (*) Microsoft Windows
Android (only on HSDU04P sensor model)
Resolution 508 ppi
Image capture area (Platen size) 16 x 18 mm (0.6" x 0.7")
Fingerprint image size 258 x 336 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

The Hamster IV fingerprint readers are used in these systems, created by Neurotechnology Solution Partners:

  • BIS – an identity verification system developed by Scanwell SA.

Where to order this device?

Buy Hamster IV at Biometric Supply – a subsidiary of Neurotechnology.

Other SecuGen scanners

Neurotechnology SDKs also include support modules for these SecuGen scanners:


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