GSA Adds New SecuGen Fingerprint Products to the FIPS 201 Approved Products List
09 November 2011 11:34 GMT

SecuGen, an optical fingerprint device vendor, has announce that its SecuGen Hamster IV v2 and the iD-USB SC/PIV v2 have been added to the General Services Administration’s FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Products List.

The SecuGen Hamster IV v2 is an updated version of SecuGen’s widely deployed FBI Certified, single fingerprint reader while the iD-USB SC/PIV v2 is an updated version of SecuGen’s FBI Certified fingerprint reader combined with a smartcard reader. Both products are fully compliant with FIPS 201, NIST’s standards for Personal Identity Verification, and are expected to be available in the next several weeks.

Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering for SecuGen said: “We have long believed that federal government standards for image quality and matching algorithm performance is of tremendous value to the users of fingerprint technology. The FIPS 201/PIV standards for fingerprint technology are universally viewed as being well designed and run by a vendor neutral third party, that is, the US government. In the long run these standards are a tremendous benefit to end-users and to the biometric industry as well.”