Hamster Air


The Hamster Air is SecuGen’s new contactless USB fingerprint reader that is fast, secure, accurate and affordable.

  • An innovative compact fingerprint reader that scans a single fingerprint through the air without having to touch anything
  • Advanced contactless fingerprint technology offers a safe and secure experience for today’s evolving biometric needs
  • Touchless authentication, identification and verification functions that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen


Clean, safe, contactless biometrics
  • More hygienic way to scan a fingerprint without sacrificing the security and convenience of biometrics
  • No need to worry about contacting anything that has been touched by other users
  • Fast, touchless, clean experience
  • Excellent in multiple-user settings such as enrollment and check-in stations
  • Authenticate safely and securely by touching nothing but the air


For Developers

SecuGen provides free SDKs that support the Hamster Air for integrating with a variety of applications. All SecuGen SDKs include the tools that enable fingerprint registration, matching, and related biometric functions. Visit our SDK pages for more information.

  • Hamster Air also works with existing systems built originally for our contact fingerprint readers, including the Hamster Pro line of readers
  • Provide more authentication options to your users with the contactless Hamster Air – it fits right into existing systems built for SecuGen contact readers
  • Add more fingerprint enrollments using the new Hamster Air to increase interoperability and maintain high performance


Quick Start

Visit our Quick Start page for instructions on how to use the Hamster Air.



  • Touchless, contactless single-finger fingerprint scanning
  • Ideal for high traffic, multi-user environments where users prefer to not touch surfaces
  • Fast recognition of challenging and difficult fingerprints (dry, wet, scarred)
  • Fast and accurate verification
  • Readily accessible for any finger
  • Auto-On™ – automatic finger detection technology (when used with apps built with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Smart Capture™ – self-adjusting scanning technology (when used with apps built with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Device Recognition™ – device authentication technology (when used with apps built with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Fingerprint template encryption (when using SecuGen Proprietary template format)
  • Lightweight, portable, and small footprint similar to Hamster Pro 20
  • USB connection

Benefits of Using SecuGen Fingerprint Readers


SecuGen fingerprint readers are easy to use and can be installed quickly on any Windows PC. Backed by the industry’s best warranty, years of field use and proven reliability under extreme conditions, SecuGen fingerprint readers provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and Internet environments.


When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, SecuGen fingerprint readers can help reduce the hassles of password overload, decrease the risks of security breaches, improve accountability and add true non-repudiation, all while making it more convenient and intuitive for any user.


Look to SecuGen for advanced, fingerprint biometric technologies that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.

Hamster Air

Technical Specifications


  • Model
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Type)
  • Image Resolution
  • Image Size
  • Sensing Area
  • Image Gray Scale
  • Light Source
  • Smart Capture Speed
  • Biometric Standards/Specs
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Cable Length
  • Operating Temperature
  • Operating Humidity
  • Interface
  • Supply Voltage
  • Current Consumption (max.)
  • Compliance
  • Other Features (when used with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Warranty
  • Supported Operating Systems

Hamster Air

  • HU-AIR
  • U-AIR (contactless)
  • 500 DPI
  • 500 x 700 pixels
  • 24.5 mm x 35.6 mm
  • 256 levels (8-bit)
  • Green LED
  • 0.1 ~ 0.5 seconds
  • INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4
  • 72.3 mm x 54.8 mm x 81.9 mm
  • 125 g
  • 1500 mm
  • -20° ~ 65°C
  • 90% of less RH, noncondensing
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • 5V (via USB)
  • 220 mA
  • FCC, CE, RoHS3
  • Auto-On™, Smart Capture™, Device Recognition™
  • One year limited
  • Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 7, Windows Server 2016 / 2012, Android 8.1 and above, Linux