Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV – Multi-factor Authentication Device

Combination of SecuGen’s newest U20 fingerprint sensor with PIV compliant contact smart card reader for two-factor authentication.

Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV


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  • Item Model: XU20SCI; Item Code: EA4-0520SCI.
  • FCC, RoHS, FBI FIPS 201 (PIV) certified and FBI Mobile ID (FAP 20) compliant fingerprint and contact smart card reader.
  • Featuring SecuGen’s rugged and advanced U20 optical sensor and ISO 7816 smart card reader in one device.
  • This ultra-compact sensor comes with automatic finger detection and quality scanning of dry, moist, aged, scarred, and difficult-to-scan fingers.

Supported Software

A scalable, reliable and high performing biometric identification solution for seamless integration.

Fingerprint SDK

Zero learning curve for developers. No biometric programming experience required. Get access to sample codes in multiple languages including C/C++, C#.NET, Java etc.


Computer Logon

Logon to Windows, Domain, Websites and Applications using fingerprints & create a ”password free” environment. Enterprise Password Management with Seamless Interface to Active Directory.


Product Description

Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is an FBI certified two-factor authentication system from SecuGen. It uses a contact-less smart card reader and a biometric fingerprint sensor for user identification and authentication purposes. Certified by the FBI for meeting FIPS 201 criteria and mobile ID FAP 20 requirements, Pro Duo can be used for national ID programs, Personal identity verification and user authentication applications.

Pro Duo SC/PIV uses SecuGen’s latest U20 optical sensor. The device is built for the most rugged environments and operating conditions with hostile lighting. Equipped with an array of features from Auto-On to fake finger rejection, the device is self sufficient and highly reliable when it comes to produce flawless results. Combined with the contact-less smart NFC compliant smart card reader, the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV promises a convenient yet reliable security solution.

While PINs and passwords always posing a risk of getting misplaced, lost or used by hackers, biometrics offers a virtually unbeatable security feature.

Special Features

  • FBI Certified, FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 compliant fingerprint reader
  • Listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List
  • Auto-On™ (Automatic Finger Placement Detection)
  • Fake Finger Rejection (currently supported on Windows; support for Android and Linux coming soon)
  • Compact and ergonomic
  • PC/SC, ISO 7816, EMV 2000 Level 1, and FIPS 201 compliant smart card reader
  • High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor resistant to scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
  • Smart Capture™ (Automatic Image Adjustment)
  • USB bus-powered, no additional power supply required
  • Readily accessible for any finger


Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is one of the best multi-factor authentication devices from SecuGen owing to its feature packed nature. The scanner produces 300 x 400 pixels, 500 DPI images which can be used for a wide variety of applications. The device is compatible with Windows, Android and Linux OS.

Technical Specifications

Name (Model) Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV (XU20SCI™)
Dimensions / Weight 80.0 x 100.0 x 45.5 mm / 186 g
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (fingerprint reader), USB 2.0 Full-Speed (card reader)
Operating Temperature 0° ~ 50°C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC / 250 mA
Warranty One year limited
Certifications FCC, RoHS, FBI PIV, GSA FIPS 201 APL
Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
Linux, Android 3.1 and above
Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint Image Resolution / Size 500 DPI / 300 x 400 pixels
Fingerprint Platen Size (Effective Sensing Area) 18.2 mm x 22.9 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, Mobile ID FAP 20, NIST SP 800-76
Card Reader
Model / Type ACR39U contact smart card reader
Standards ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A, B, C (5V, 3V, 1.8V)
Protocols T=0, T=1; Memory Card Support
Smart card interface speed 9.6 kbps – 600 kbps
Smart card clock frequency 4.80 MHz
Supported card types 5V, 3V and 1.8V smart cards, ISO 7816 Class A, B and C
Supported APIs PC/SC, CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Status indicator Green LED
Card insertion cycles Min. 100,000
Certification/Compliance ISO 7816, EMV Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, GSA FIPS 201 APL

The perfect fingerprint scanner for YOU!

SecuGen Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV (fingerprint scanner + card reader) features the industry’s most rugged and accurate optical sensors based on patented SEIR technology.


Extreme temperatures and contaminants like sweat and dirt have no effect on the reliability of the product.

Smart Capture™

Smart Capture™ technology is what sets SecuGen products apart in the biometric market. The technology is capable of adjusting the brightness of the light source within the platen according to operating conditions and nature of the finger to be scanned. This enables the scanner to work flawlessly even under direct sunlight or while scanning dry, wet, moist, aged or scarred fingers.

Image quality

The Scanner produces high quality images consistent with the FIPS PIV certification standards. The high signal to noise ratio and low distortion of the images contribute to offer high reliability and error free authorization.


Manufactured to work in hostile environments. It is resistant to scratches, shocks from impact and mechanical vibrations.


The Auto-On™ functionality enables the scanner to switch from its idle state to working state whenever a finger is detected on the platen. This enables the device to work without a manual trigger and also conserve power.

Fake finger rejection

Though fingerprints are proven to be a lot safer than passwords and PINs, fraudsters and hackers make use of play-doh, silicone, rubber or 2D replicas for unauthorized access. Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is equipped with fake finger rejection technology which rejects latent prints and 2D images.


  • National id programs
  • Physical access control
  • Banking and finance
  • Time and attendance
  • Personal identity verification
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