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SecuGen Brings Unity to Connect:ID 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, will be highlighting the Unity™ Biometric Development Platform (BDP) at the Connect:ID 2020 exhibition for next generation identity solutions. The Unity BDP is a versatile development platform that facilitates the creation of a wide array of fingerprint enabled biometric products, and Connect:ID is the ideal venue to showcase this exciting new platform.

Increasingly, customers are driving hardware device manufacturers to consider whether biometric security is appropriate for their products. SecuGen has now made it very easy to embed sophisticated fingerprint technology into many kinds of hardware products with its new Unity Biometric Development Platform.

The Unity BDP offers device manufacturers a flexible, expandable, and easy to use environment that provides a simplified way to embed fingerprint capability into various products such as access control devices, time & attendance machines, civil ID handheld devices, ATMs, industrial equipment, point of sale equipment, and much, much more.

With an integrated Linux development environment and embedded biometric fingerprint registration and matching functions, Unity BDP delivers efficiency of development in a very compact but powerful package.

SecuGen has used this same architecture as a springboard to accelerate the development of its own new products, which include both finished fingerprint readers and OEM modules. The Unity BDP underpins an expanding list of SecuGen's newest fingerprint readers like the Unity 20 Serial and Unity 20 USB, as well as the Unity 20 Ethernet and Unity 20 FIDO devices that will be released later this year. In addition, the Unity BDP serves as the basis for several of SecuGen's currently released and not yet released OEM fingerprint sensor modules such as the U20-ASF, U20-ASFX, U20-ASF-BT, U20-ASF-U, U20-ASF-SR, and U10-SF.

The Unity development platform provides engineering organizations with an FBI-certified FAP 10 or FAP 20 fingerprint sensor, NIST compliant template extraction and matching algorithms, and a set of tools that support both software and hardware expansion and speed up the development of new products. In addition to the ultra-compact sensor, the platform provides an open Linux system running on a 1 GHz CPU, and a modular design that easily accommodates standard interfaces such as serial, USB, Bluetooth, ethernet and more. Unity BDP includes an API that gives developers access to the template extraction and matching algorithms as well as the OpenSSL cryptographic library that allow for full, secure fingerprint biometric functionality within the very same device.

Using Unity BDP, many developers will find that there is no longer a need for a separate controller board since Unity BDP comes with its own fast processor, programmable Linux, and accessibility through common interfaces. This makes Unity BDP an ultra-compact, enormously capable, and affordable all-in-one biometric platform built upon SecuGen's renowned high-quality optical fingerprint sensor.

Developers are invited to learn more about the Unity BDP by visiting SecuGen's booth #542 at Connect:ID 2020 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. on March 11th and 12th.

"We began work on the Unity BDP to advance the development of one of our new products," stated Jeff Brown, VP of Sales and Marketing for SecuGen. "As we proceeded, it became clear that this architecture would enable our partner's product development as well. Relentless effort by our engineering team has enabled us to go far beyond delivering a simple fingerprint sensor like in the past. Now, Unity BDP delivers a comprehensive set of tools that allow developers to create fingerprint enabled products quickly and efficiently. This platform is revolutionary."

VP of Engineering Dan Riley added, "Our engineering team has come up with a new approach to delivering world class OEM sensors. Unity BDP is not just a sensor, it is an entire development platform that is both software and hardware expandable. The uses for this platform are nearly limitless, and it represents an enormous leap in OEM fingerprint technology."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, said, "For nearly the entire lifetime of SecuGen, we have focused exclusively on delivering to our partners the tools they need to compete successfully in this highly competitive industry. Unity BDP is the culmination of a decade of effort. We are very proud to be able to deliver the first product of its kind, a complete biometric development platform that is top-of-the-line, compact, and still, amazingly affordable."

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation (secugen.com) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

For over 20 years, SecuGen has been a driving force committed to delivering high quality, innovative, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, medical and health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, AFIS and law enforcement, national ID, voter registration, SIM card authentication, fleet management, and many more.

SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators in North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

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ZKTeco Face Recognition Now Available From AMAG Technology

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- ZKTeco today announced that its OP-400 face reader has been officially certified by AMAG Technology. ZKTeco is a long-time member of AMAG's Symmetry Preferred Partner Program.

The ZKTeco OP-400 face reader uniquely interfaces directly with the Symmetry(TM) access control system without needing additional management software. For AMAG installers this means tremendous savings in both installation time and material cost when performing biometric security upgrades.

AMAG VP of Partner Programs & Education, Jason Schimpf noted, "Not only do ZKTeco face readers further improve our customers' door security, I'm especially impressed with ZKTeco's commitment to the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. ZKTeco is our first facial biometrics partner to be certified on Symmetry v9."

Noted by ZKTeco USA CEO Larry Reed, "Our Opera Series of biometric readers include our OP-200 fingerprint reader and now our OP-400 face reader. Both readers are Symmetry-certified. Unlike our competitors who need to develop and sell expensive added biometric management software to support their readers, our affordable Opera Series of biometric readers communicate directly to the Symmetry system without needing any management software whatsoever. This translates into tremendous cost savings in both material and labor for AMAG installers and end-users."

More information: https://zktecousa.com/product/op-400/

About ZKTeco USA:

ZKTeco USA is a leading provider of fingerprint, face, finger-vein, palm-vein and RFID readers throughout the USA & Canada. Product offerings also include entrance control solutions including license plate recognition (LPR) readers, long-range UHF readers, turnstiles, walkthrough metal detectors and x-ray baggage scanners. ZKTeco USA is a subsidiary of ZKTeco, a leading global developer of security and time management solutions. ZKTeco solutions are multi-lingual and localized in over 18 different languages.

ZKTeco designs specialized products for specific markets and provides local support to all its customers. Its U.S. facility includes a large experience center and warehouse in Alpharetta, GA. ZKTeco is synonymous with technical innovation, quality, speed-to-market and reliability. For more information, please visit http://www.zktecousa.com.

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SecuGen to Feature the Hamster Pro 10, FBI Certified Fingerprint Reader at CES 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to be featuring the Hamster Pro(TM) 10, an FBI certified and ultra-slim fingerprint reader, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The Hamster Pro 10 is a sleek and ultra-slim fingerprint reader priced for large scale deployments. It is FBI certified for high image quality called for by FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 10 environments. Compatible with SecuGen's free SDKs for Windows, Linux, and Android, the Hamster Pro 10 also works right out of the box with Windows Hello for convenient fingerprint login to Windows 10 computers.

"As our customers expect, the Hamster Pro 10 is another high-quality fingerprint reader," stated Jeff Brown, VP of Sales and Marketing for SecuGen. "Not only does it meet the image quality standards of the FBI Mobile ID FAP 10 specifications, but it is also very attractive in its slim, white case. The case of the Hamster Pro 10 is a 'tour de force' unlike any of its predecessors, and our partners love the new product."

Dan Riley, VP of Engineering added, "Our engineering team did a great job with this new fingerprint reader. To begin with, we designed an optical sensor module that is the smallest FAP 10 optical sensor in the industry. This was accomplished without sacrificing quality which was no small feat."

"We are continually expanding our product line in response to the requirements of our partners," stated Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen. "Our focus is, and has always been, to design and deliver products that can help our partners succeed in the marketplace. The Hamster Pro 10 continues this focus."

The Hamster Pro 10 will be demonstrated at CES 2019 in SecuGen's booth # 35232 in South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, from Tuesday, January 8 through Friday, January 11.

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation (Secugen.com) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms.

For over 20 years, SecuGen has been a driving force committed to delivering high quality, innovative, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, medical and health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, AFIS and law enforcement, national ID, voter registration, SIM card authentication, fleet management, and many more.

SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators in North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Learn more at: https://secugen.com/

SecuGen(R) is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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SecuGen to Feature UN20 Bluetooth, OEM Fingerprint Sensor at CES Las Vegas

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged, and affordable.

The UN20 Bluetooth uses a Bluetooth interface with a simple and easy to use set of commands that allows the developer to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, and to enroll, search and match fingerprint templates all within the UN20 device. The UN20 Bluetooth hardware is FBI certified for use in the FIPS 201 PIV program under the FAP 20 category. Additionally, the template extraction and matching algorithms running on the device are NIST MINEX certified.

SecuGen will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth sensor in booth 21647 at the CES 2017 show in Las Vegas from Thursday January 5 through Sunday January 9. The UN20 Bluetooth is intended as an easily embedded fingerprint solution where high quality, rugged design, and affordability are key factors. SecuGen is known around the world as a manufacturer of high quality and rugged optical fingerprint sensors that are highly versatile and well-priced for large deployments.

UN20 Bluetooth, is the second of SecuGen's new Unity BDP line of fingerprint products that provide a unique Biometric Development Platform. At the heart of the UN20 Bluetooth, and all Unity BDP products, is SecuGen's FAP 20 certified U20 sensor combined with a fully programmable Linux system and integrated into one compact package almost identical in size to the U20 itself. The Unity BDP provides the tools and technologies needed for developers and OEMs to rapidly and efficiently develop a potentially limitless variety of custom designed fingerprint biometric products. In addition to the UN20 Bluetooth, SecuGen will be releasing a series of additional UN20 OEM sensors and Unity finished products that will feature different capabilities over the course of the coming months.

"Bluetooth connectivity opens the opportunity to use SecuGen world class technology with a variety of Bluetooth enabled products and platforms," stated Dan Riley, SecuGen VP of Engineering. "We are very excited to have developed a high quality Bluetooth OEM fingerprint solution that has been repeated asked for by our OEM partners. We are proud to surpass their expectations by offering a fully featured product with an embedded Linux environment at an exceedingly low cost."

"We listen closely to the needs of our OEM partners," added Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen. "We are pleased to introduce the highly demanded UN20 Bluetooth, the second of our new Unity Biometric Development Platform product line. The Unity BDP represents years of effort, technological innovation and commitment to delivering the world's best optical fingerprint readers and sensors."

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation (www.secugen.com) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through an extensive partner network of reseller partners including original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen(R) is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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