SecuGen Releases SDK for Fingerprint Authentication on Android


Santa Clara, Calif. (May 6, 2013)

SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the FDx SDK Pro™ for the Android Operating System. This new Software Developer Kit (SDK) enables software developers to add fingerprint authentication to their Android based software running on ARM tablets and smart phones. This SDK for Android incorporates SecuGen’s MINEX tested, FIPS 201/PIV compliant template extraction and matching algorithms.

The new FDx SDK Pro for Android, as well as SecuGen’s other 1:1 SDKs, are available for free via download from SecuGen’s website.

Mobile computing is a rapidly growing platform for delivering a wide variety of applications including applications that demand high levels of security such as, finance, health care and medical records, as well as government services. This new SDK is a boon for developers in these fields who need an increased level of security coupled with SecuGen’s Hamster IV™ and Hamster Plus™ fingerprint readers that are widely recognized for being rugged, accurate and affordable.

Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen said, “We are very excited to be able to offer Android compatibility for our fingerprint readers. Our partners have been asking for this and our role, as always, is to provide them with the tools that they need. The FDx SDK Pro for Android is one of several exciting new products that we will be bringing to market in 2013.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “We are very pleased to offer our partners a new SDK that supports Android. We work tirelessly to provide the tools that our partners need to succeed. Today mobile computing has become a ubiquitous platform for a broad range of applications. We are proud to be able to deliver to our partners the ability to leverage that platform.”


About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation 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 FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world. SecuGen’s patents and intellectual property cover essential technology required to manufacture compact, durable and high quality optical fingerprint sensors that have been adopted by leading fingerprint vendors in the biometrics industry.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corporation in the United States and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.