SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV


The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV combines SecuGen’s U20 fingerprint sensor with a PIV compliant contact smart card reader. Featuring a compact, ergonomic design, the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is built with the industry’s most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented and patent-pending fingerprint technology. The high image quality fingerprint reader is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 requirements.


For Developers

SecuGen provides free SDKs that support the fingerprint reader in Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV 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

Drivers, tools and downloads for the smart card readers can be accessed from the links in the specifications below.



Designed primarily for FIPS 201 (PIV) applications, the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is also suitable for any contact smart card application such as physical access control, personal identity verification, and national ID programs where dual factor authentication is needed for higher security without sacrificing convenience.

Main Features

  • FBI Certified fingerprint reader (PIV, FIPS 201, Mobile ID FAP 20 Compliant) that meets FBI Image Quality standardsThe fingerprint reader 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.
  • Single slot contact smart card reader that supports ISO/IEC 7816 ID-1 cards
  • Support for PIV (Personal Identity Verification) card, CAC (Common Access Card), and TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential)
  • Compliance with CCID standard and PC/SC specifications
  • Compact and ergonomic
  • USB bus-powered, no additional power supply required


Fingerprint Reader Features

  • Fake Finger Rejection – advanced technology that rejects spoofed fingerprints
  • 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)
  • Integrated finger guide

Benefits of Using SecuGen Fingerprint Readers


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 applications in physical and information security, point-of-sale, time & attendance, and access control systems.


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 almost 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


Name (Model) Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV (XU20ASCI™)
Dimensions / Weight 80.0 x 100.0 x 45.5 mm / 181 g
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (fingerprint reader), USB 2.0 Full-Speed (card reader)
Operating Temperature 0° ~ 55°C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC / 220 mA
Warranty One year limited
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS, Microsoft WHQL, FBI PIV, FIPS 201
Supported Operating Systems Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 R2
Linux, Android 3.1 and above
Fingerprint Reader
Sensor (Type) U20-A (contact)
Fingerprint Image Resolution / Size 500 DPI / 300 x 400 pixels
Fingerprint Platen Size (Effective Sensing Area) 18.2 mm x 23.1 mm (15.24 mm x 20.32 mm)
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.5 second with Smart Capture™
Supported Standards FIPS 201 (PIV-071006), INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4, FBI Mobile ID FAP 20
Smart Card Reader
Model Identiv CLOUD 2100R (uTrust 2700 R) contact reader
Standards ISO/IEC 7816 ID-1, Class A/B/C support, EMV 2011 v4.3 Level 1
Protocol T=0, T=1
Smart Card Interface ID-1 8 pin sliding contact, Card Present switch, C4/C8 support
Data Transfer Rate Up to 600 kbps (depends on card), TA1=97
Supported APIs PC/SC, CT*, M-Card* (*through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Compliance / Certifications EMV 2008 v4.2 Level 1, ISO/IEC 7816, USB 2.0, CCID, Microsoft WHQL, FIPS 201, FCC Class B, CE, UL94, UL 60950, VCCI, ICES, ANZ, HBCI, GSA APL, RoHS2, REACH, WEEE
Card Reader Driver and Downloads (same as uTrust 2700R):