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SecuGen’s Hamster IV™ Fingerprint Reader Receives U.S. GSA Approval

SecuGen offers complete FIPS 201 biometric solution through GSA Approved Products List

Santa Clara, Calif. (April 23, 2007) – SecuGen is pleased to announce the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) approval of the Hamster IV™, SecuGen’s FBI-certified, high image quality fingerprint reader. In addition to SecuGen’s MINEX-certified fingerprint template generator and matcher algorithms, the Hamster IV is now available for government-wide acquisition through GSA’s Approved Products List (APL) for FIPS 201 implementations.

The Hamster IV was recently certified by the FBI as compliant with the requirements for single finger capture devices to be used for the Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employee and Contractors as defined by FIPS 201 and mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12.

“The GSA’s confirmation of our extensively tested core fingerprint technologies is yet another affirmation of SecuGen’s dedication to quality and compliance,” stated Won Lee, President and CEO of SecuGen. “SecuGen’s goal has always been to bring the highest quality and affordability to the commercial biometrics market through innovative optical methods, manufacturing quality assurance techniques and competitive software technologies. This is the reason that so many of our partners have been loyal to SecuGen over the years, and we’re excited to enable them to bring this high-end affordability to the government sector.”

John Kim, Vice President of Hardware Development for SecuGen added, “We are very pleased to have been listed on the GSA’s FIPS 201 Approved Products List. We believe that the new federal government standards for image quality and matching algorithm performance will be of tremendous value to the users of fingerprint technology. For the first time there are rigorous, well-designed tests being run by a neutral third party, the US government. In the long run, this will be an incalculable benefit to end-users and the industry as well.”

About SecuGen
SecuGen 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 proprietary and patented fingerprint sensors and algorithms and markets OEM components, developer kits, application software and fingerprint peripherals worldwide for a wide range of applications.

SecuGen and Hamster are trademarks or registered trademarks of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.


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