Hamster Pro 30


The Hamster Pro 30 is SecuGen’s compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader that is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 30 requirements. Featuring a larger glass platen and ergonomic design, the Hamster Pro 30 is built with the industry’s most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented fingerprint technology. The Hamster Pro 30 is well-suited for fingerprint enrollment as well as authentication, identification and verification functions in advanced security applications.


For Developers

SecuGen provides free SDKs that support the Hamster Pro 30 for Windows, Linux, and Android applications. All SecuGen SDKs include the tools that enable fingerprint registration, matching, and related biometric functions. Get your free download today


Windows Hello

The Hamster Pro 30 works with Windows Hello right out of the box for quick and secure fingerprint login to Windows without a password.

Learn how to login to Windows with your fingerprint



  • FBI Certified (PIV, FIPS 201, Mobile ID FAP 30 Compliant) meets FBI Image Quality standardsThis product was certified by the FBI as tested and in compliance with the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) Image Quality Specifications (IQS). The review of the test data was conducted by the FBI / Criminal Justice Information Services Division / Global Operations Section, as part of the Biometric Center of Excellence.
  • Fake Finger Rejection – advanced technology that rejects spoofed fingerprints
  • Water resistant and dust resistant
  • Rugged, high-performance, maintenance-free optical sensor resistant to scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
  • Fast recognition and high quality imaging of difficult fingerprints (dry, wet, scarred) in challenging environments
  • 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)
  • Latent print rejection (does not accept prior fingerprints left behind on sensor)
  • Ergonomic
  • Integrated finger guide
  • 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.


Technical Specifications


  • Model
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Type)
  • Image Resolution
  • Image Size
  • Platen 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
  • Water/Dust Resistance
  • Other Features (*when used with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Warranty
  • Supported Operating Systems

Hamster Pro 30

  • HU30
  • U30 (contact)
  • 500 DPI
  • 400 x 500 pixels
  • 22.4 mm x 28.0 mm
  • 20.32 mm x 25.4 mm
  • 256 levels (8-bit)
  • Green LED
  • 0.2 ~ 0.5 seconds
  • INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, FIPS 201, FBI (PIV, Mobile ID FAP 30), NIST MINEX, WSQ
  • 79 mm x 54.3 mm x 38.4 mm
  • 140 g
  • 1500 mm
  • -20° ~ 50°C
  • 90% or less RH, noncondensing
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • 5V (via USB)
  • 150 mA
  • FCC, CE, KC, RoHS3, CB, WEEE, USB 2.0
  • IP54 rated
  • *Auto-On™, *Smart Capture™, *Device Recognition™, 360 Degree Fingerprint Rotation
  • One year limited
  • Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 7, Windows Server 2022 / 2019 / 2016 / 2012 / 2008 R2, Android 3.1 and above, Linux