The Secugen Hamster IV FIPS 201/PIV scanner is a high-quality, robust, maintenance-free optical fingerprint scanner. This Fips compliant fingerprint reader also carries the FBI certification of being a “PIV Single Finger Capture Device”. Also known as the Secugen Hamster IV PIV USB Fingerprint Scanner, it is compatible with a variety of operating systems including Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows ME. It also features a USB connection for easy access to and transfer of data.
The Secugen Hamster IV FIPS 201/PIV scanner proves to be a robust biometric platform, which can be used for various fingerprint based applications such as recognition, verification, authentication, scanning and matching, as it makes use of advanced optical sensors based on patented SEIR technology. The optical fingerprint scanner’s multipurpose functionality and robust design have recently won it favor with the Tamil Nadu Health Insurance Scheme (TNHIS).
The TNHIS project is an eGovernance initiative run by the Government of India. The project is to ensure the availability of health care insurance to the rural poor of the country. The Secugen Hamster IV FIPS 201/PIV scanners have been used to enroll approximately 100 million fingerprints from around 15 million families in a span of just 75 days. The Fips compliant fingerprint readers have been used to enroll each beneficiary into the system to later help identify them for health care insurance on the basis of the scans.The Secugen Hamster fingerprint readers shall next be used to prevent unauthorized access at the point of authentication in the hospitals part f the TNHIS project.
This is not the first time the Secugen Hamster IV FIPS 201/PIV USB fingerprint scanners have been an integral part of a government project, as they have previously been used in various health insurance and micro finance e-governance projects across India. Their ability to capture images in ultra-high resolution and thus feature high levels of accuracy makes them a popular choice for such projects.
The Secugen Hamster IV PIV USB fingerprint scanners are ergonomically designed and make use of the latest in optical sensor technology. These optical fingerprint scanners feature a hardened contact area which makes them scratch resistant as well as resistant to impact and electrostatic discharge. These Fips compliant fingerprint readers have been designed to be effective even under weather conditions like a humidity level of up to 90 percent and temperatures ranging from 0 to 40 degrees. The Secugen Hamster scanner usually features a life span of 60,000 hours under normal operating conditions. Besides being used for authentication, they can be used for time and attendance, E-Commerce, B2B transactions, bank and financial systems, password based applications, medical information systems, network/enterprise security, computer login, point of sale machines, and fingerprint access control applications.