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SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro Trio for Multi-factor Authentication

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro Trio, a multi-factor authentication device that contains an FBI-certified FAP 20 fingerprint reader and both contact and contactless smart card readers.

The new 3-in-1 reader combines fingerprint biometrics and two modes of smart card technologies to allow greater flexibility in deploying multi-factor authentication. The Hamster Pro Trio enables a person to prove their identity with "what they have" - a smart card-and "what they are" - their fingerprints, which can help increase security for a wide variety of applications such as National ID programs, employee identification, physical access control, immigration clearance, patient and healthcare provider ID, and remote work.

In addition to these diverse applications, the Hamster Pro Trio is designed to be compatible with the U.S. FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program for government employees as well as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card Next Generation (DoD CAC NG) and U.S. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

The Hamster Pro Trio features SecuGen's flagship U20-A fingerprint sensor combined with both a contactless smart card reader based on the AB Circle CIM315F-01 chipset and a contact smart card reader based on the Identiv CLOUD 2100 R chipset. The Identiv CLOUD 2100 R is compatible with the Identiv uTrust 2700 R smart card reader. The Hamster Pro Trio is housed in a case having the same form factor as the Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV but adds in the contactless card reader with virtually no change in size and weight to the device.

"We built the Hamster Pro Trio to give more options for integrators and developers to implement stronger authentication solutions based on well-established technologies without sacrificing convenience," stated Dan Riley, SecuGen's Vice President of Engineering. "The SecuGen engineering team has once again successfully created a high-quality product but at an affordable price."

SecuGen is known around the world and throughout the biometrics industry for providing high quality fingerprint products at prices suitable for large deployments. The new Hamster Pro Trio is yet another premium product attractively priced for such deployments.

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, added, "We are excited to announce this new combination product. Our team is continually focused on delivering high quality products and tools that our reseller partners require. As were many of our products, the Hamster Pro Trio was created in direct response to the requirements of our partners."

SecuGen distributes its products through a worldwide network of OEMs, software companies and systems integrators. As a result, SecuGen products are available on every continent through local partners that provide convenient support in the language and time zone of end-user customers.

Learn more about the new Hamster Pro Trio at https://secugen.com/products/hamster-pro-trio/

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® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro 30, FBI-Certified Fingerprint Reader for Mobile ID FAP 30

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro 30 fingerprint reader and U30 OEM sensor. The new contact fingerprint reader and sensor from SecuGen are FBI-certified for use in FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 30 applications.

The Hamster Pro 30 takes its place in SecuGen's expanding line of FBI-certified products alongside the Hamster Pro 20, the Hamster Pro 10, and their companion OEM sensors: U30, U20-A, and U10, all of which meet various requirements under the FBI's Next Generation Identification System Image Quality specifications.

The Hamster Pro 30 and U30 sensor feature a fingerprint glass platen that is larger than all other SecuGen contact sensors, and they represent the newest entries in SecuGen's offering of high quality, rugged, yet affordable fingerprint sensors and readers. The Hamster Pro 30 reader and U30 sensor are suitable for a wide variety of applications that include healthcare, retail, finance, telecommunications, access control, time and attendance, national ID programs, immigration, and many others.

SecuGen sells its products through a worldwide network of Systems Integrators, Software Companies, and Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company is organized to support and provide developers with free SDKs and tools that facilitate the integration of SecuGen fingerprint technology into larger systems and products.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen stated, "Our amazing engineering team continues to design products of the highest quality. With the launch of Hamster 30, we have broadened our product line in response to our partners' requirements for larger sized fingerprint readers for FAP 30 applications."

"We are always trying to develop products for our development partners to meet their customers' diverse needs," said Dan Riley, SecuGen's VP of Engineering. "The Hamster Pro 30 and U30 are just the latest examples."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, "We focus tirelessly on our core mission, which is to provide fingerprint technology, at the right price, to enable our partners to compete and succeed. Alongside that, we will continue to develop software tools that are free or low cost to help accelerate the integration of SecuGen technology into our customers' applications."

Learn more about the new Hamster Pro 30 at: https://secugen.com/products/hamster-pro-30/

Learn more about the new U30 fingerprint sensor at: https://secugen.com/products/usb-sensors/

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation (https://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 innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, 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.

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

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Realtime North America and SecuGen Collaborate to Provide Strong Biometric Authentication to SAP

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the exclusive integration of SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime North America's bioLock software.

The Check ID in SAP fraud prevention and accountability technology provided in realtime's bioLock software is known to significantly increase SAP security by protecting any function in SAP with a 2nd biometric factor. Security is of paramount importance because 77% of all global business transactions touch an SAP system, which is used by most global Fortune 500 companies and governments.

As an example, bioLock can trigger the bioLock security check when a high-volume financial transfer is attempted. Also, bioLock can check the identity of one or multiple authorized users (if using dual controls) to limit the risk of corruption and collusion. A log file records all functions and the uniquely identifiable users who executed those functions. Therefore, if a user is trying to execute a protected function that they are not allowed to access, an automated message can instantly inform the security team that a potential fraud attempt is in progress.

Most fraud cases start with a borrowed password and an attempted account takeover. Realtime's granular biometric control center is installed inside SAP to protect SAP from the inside out. BioLock can protect not only the logon to SAP but, more importantly, any SAP transaction or function like saving or pressing the enter key. Fingerprints can help to undeniably connect a transaction with the user's true identity. So now, for example, you can prove who created the purchase order or issued that multi-million-dollar wire transfer.

Realtime's bioLock has been tested to work with some of SecuGen's best-selling fingerprint readers, including Hamster Pro 20, Hamster Pro 10, and Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV. Each of these readers are FBI-certified for image quality and are used by commercial firms and governments around the world. SecuGen has designed these readers to be accurate, rugged, and affordable making them ideal for large deployments.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales of SecuGen stated, "We are always on the lookout for partners who can take our fingerprint readers and add significant value in the marketplace. Realtime North America clearly does this with their software integration. BioLock provides tremendous value to SAP users who want to step up their security with powerful fingerprint technology."

"Our first bioLock technology was certified by SAP 20 years ago," added Thomas Neudenberger, Chief Operating Officer of realtime North America. "When it became time to build a brand-new fingerprint client technology from scratch, we choose SecuGen and built a client software that is exclusively compatible with SecuGen fingerprint readers."

Neudenberger continued, "With bioLock reseller partners in all continents, we had to integrate a high-quality fingerprint sensor that was globally available at a reasonable cost. SecuGen checked all the boxes. Certified for bioLock for 15 years, SecuGen was our recommended choice for fingerprint reauthentication with bioLock."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen said, "We have been partnering with realtime North America for well over a decade. This is the type of partnership we are always looking for. The software that realtime developed helps corporations solve real problems, and we are proud to be teaming up with them."

You can see how the SecuGen fingerprint reader works with bioLock technology in this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/6HVuOGeNEOQ

About realtime North America

Founded in 1986 by former SAP managers and engineers, realtime (now part of the Valantic Group in Germany) is an established IT service provider in the SAP sector. As specialists in many industry segments, realtime assists their clients with the design and optimization of their corporate and business processes, based on more than 35 years' expertise and experience gained over 3,500 SAP project lifecycles.

When it comes to SAP, bioLock is the ultimate granular 2FA/MFA technology offering 5 additional SAP security layers to prevent fraud, establish true compliance, and clear accountability on the function level.

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://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 innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, 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.

SecuGen® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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SecuGen Leads the Pack with New Hamster Air, Touchless Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is excited to announce the release of the new Hamster Air, the industry's first, low cost, single finger, contactless fingerprint reader.

The Hamster Air combines secure biometric authentication with safe touchless fingerprint scanning technology. As a clean and hygienic alternative to contact fingerprint readers, the Hamster Air is ideal for high-traffic, multiple-user environments where users prefer not to touch surfaces that have been touched by others.

The Hamster Air is the latest entry in SecuGen's broad line of high quality, rugged, and affordable fingerprint sensors and readers. Just as fast and accurate as SecuGen's contact fingerprint readers, the contactless Hamster Air is suitable for a wide variety of applications where biometric authentication is used, including healthcare, retail, finance, telecommunications, national ID programs and many, many others.

"The Hamster Air is a breakthrough and a game-changer," stated Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen. "When the coronavirus pandemic hit, our partners began asking for touch-free alternatives to traditional fingerprint readers, so we swiftly developed what I believe to be a top-quality product. The Hamster Air fulfills a very real need for a safe, accurate and affordable fingerprint reader. I haven't been able to find anything like it in the market."

"The Hamster Air was designed for easy integration with nearly any application including those already built to work with other SecuGen fingerprint products," said Dan Riley, SecuGen's VP of Engineering. "With the simultaneous release of U-AIR, the OEM version of Hamster Air, and software developer kits, we are proud to offer a full range of products that leverage this new touchless technology."

SecuGen sells its products through a worldwide network of Systems Integrators, Software Companies, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and provides developers with free SDKs and tools to facilitate the integration of these products into larger systems. The Hamster Air is an exciting new addition to SecuGen's growing fingerprint biometric product line and is available for immediate shipment to anywhere in the world.

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, "We saw the need, in a world of COVID, for an affordable, touchless fingerprint reader and responded quickly. I am proud of all our teams at SecuGen who have worked tirelessly to develop new technology and bring to market, in record time, this brand-new high-quality fingerprint reader, the Hamster Air."

More information about the Hamster Air is available at https://secugen.com/products/hamster-air

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://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 innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, 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.

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

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Phoenix LTC Selects SecuGen’s U20-A Fingerprint Sensor for Safer Dispensing of Medication

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen is pleased to announce that Phoenix LTC has selected SecuGen's U20-A fingerprint sensor to integrate secure biometric technology into StatSafe, an automated medication management system used in skilled nursing and long-term facilities.

Phoenix LTC designs the StatSafe line of medication cart solutions that organize, store, and secure medication for use in diverse markets, from skilled nursing to independent living. They needed a way to authenticate care providers who are authorized to access the locked carts. Phoenix LTC found the biometric security offered by SecuGen's fingerprint technology delivers highly accurate recognition that is difficult to falsify and impossible to forget. The addition of biometrics provides a means of quickly and reliably verifying user identity so that healthcare providers can administer medication to patients more efficiently and safely.

"We needed to add biometric security into our existing product line, and SecuGen fit the need perfectly," stated John Bergmann, owner of Phoenix LTC. "We selected the U20-A sensor primarily for its quality, accuracy and reasonable price. Working with SecuGen was a pleasure. We appreciate their customer focus and attention on providing support and software development kits that were critical in the integration of the fingerprint sensor into our product."

The U20-A is a flagship of SecuGen's USB fingerprint sensors specifically designed for OEMs and boasts desirable features such as high image quality, utility, ruggedness, and price performance. SecuGen offers a broad line of OEM sensors including stand-alone systems and fingerprint sensors suitable for almost any application. SecuGen OEM sensors have been integrated into a wide variety of products such as ATMs, gun safes, kiosks, manufacturing equipment, physical access control terminals, and time & attendance machines marketed throughout the world.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen added, "We are thrilled to see our fingerprint technology working for Phoenix LTC. They have put a lot of thought into the design and functionality of their products and saw a clear need for the added security of biometrics. We are very pleased that they have chosen our U20-A sensor."

"It's exciting to meet new customers with creative ideas for implementing our biometric technology into their applications," stated Won Lee, President and CEO of SecuGen. "Biometrics is a powerful tool, and we are glad to help them harness this power with our OEM sensor products and development resources."

About Phoenix LTC

Phoenix LTC is committed to providing innovative solutions that improve the overall patient medication experience. Our medication cart solutions serve many different markets - from skilled nursing to independent living. Nearly 10 years ago StatSafe was introduced to the market as the original, cost-effective automated medication management system. The newest generation uses the latest hardware technology and smart software to create a safer and more efficient stat dose process with uncompromising security, traceability and simplicity. More information about StatSafe can be found at: https://phoenixltc.com/statsafe-automated-medication-management/

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://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.

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

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SecuGen Releases Unity 20 Serial Standalone Fingerprint System

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the official release of the Unity 20 Serial, an ultra-compact, RS232 serial interface fingerprint system that captures and matches fingerprints on the reader itself.

The Unity 20 Serial is SecuGen's next-generation fingerprint authentication system designed for integration into applications that need biometric authentication capability such as Point of Sale (POS) terminals, Time and Attendance (T&A) tracking stations, and other devices where a serial connection is required.

With a rugged and ultra-compact design, the Unity 20 Serial comes preloaded with SecuGen's Fingerprint Management System software that allows it to be used right out of the box to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, enroll, store, search, and match fingerprint data all in one device without the need for an external host. The Unity 20 Serial is FBI certified for use in FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 20 applications. The template extraction and matching algorithms that run on the device are NIST MINEX compliant.

The Unity 20 Serial replaces the older ID-Serial product, which offered similar functionality as a standalone fingerprint system with serial connectivity. The Unity 20 Serial now packs SecuGen's latest technology into a much smaller-sized device-74% smaller, that is-plus a separate DB-9 connector that makes it more convenient to integrate this all-in-one fingerprint recognition device into systems outfitted with serial ports. As with all its products, SecuGen maintains its focus on utility, quality, design and affordability, and the Unity 20 Serial-offered for 35% less than the price of its predecessor-is no exception.

The Unity 20 Serial is based on SecuGen's flagship all-in-one U20-ASF module that features the rugged, high image quality U20-A optical fingerprint sensor and a Single Board Computer having a 1 GHz CPU, a fully programmable Linux system, SecuGen's FMS fingerprint matching SDK, and OpenSSL cryptographic libraries. All of this is housed in the same ultra-compact package as the popular Hamster Pro 20, which provides the tools and technologies needed for rapid and efficient integration with other hardware systems.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales and Marketing for SecuGen stated, "We are pleased to release the first standalone fingerprint system able to fit into the small form factor of our best-selling Hamster Pro 20. The Unity 20 Serial fingerprint system does more than just read fingerprints. It also carries out all the biometric functions of fingerprint processing, one-to-one and one-to-many matching, and secure storage all in one tiny device. The product is a technological marvel, and we're excited to make this available at an affordable price."

"The Unity 20 Serial fingerprint reader is the newest addition to the Unity family of products. It leverages the innovative Unity fingerprint platform that we designed to simplify the development of new products," commented VP of Engineering Dan Riley. "We've loaded plenty of great features including full programmability in the Unity 20 Serial without sacrificing quality, which is the core of all products we develop at SecuGen."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, added, "As always, we focus on developing the products and tools our partners need to compete successfully in this highly competitive industry. The new Unity 20 Serial is a perfect example of this focus. Our team has worked long and hard on the Unity biometrics development platform. This is one more product that comes from that effort, and we are very proud to be able to offer this new fingerprint product to our partners."

An OEM version of the Unity 20 Serial, called the U20-ASF-SR, will soon be made available. The U20-ASF-SR consists of the entire fingerprint recognition system and connector components in the Unity 20 Serial but without their housings and is suitable for more customized integration into third party products.

Learn more about the Unity 20 Serial: https://secugen.com/products/unity-20-serial/

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://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.

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

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FBI Certifies SecuGen Hamster Pro 30 and U30 Fingerprint Readers Meet Image Quality Specifications for PIV and FAP 30

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, world leader in optical fingerprint technology, is proud to announce that the newly developed and soon to be released Hamster Pro(tm) 30 fingerprint reader and U30 OEM sensor have been certified by the FBI as meeting the image quality specifications for PIV and Mobile ID FAP 30.

The Hamster Pro 30 along with the companion U30 OEM sensor are SecuGen's newest FBI certified products that meet the FAP 30 specification. They take their place among SecuGen's expanding line of FBI certified products alongside the FAP 20-compliant Hamster Pro 20 and U20, the FAP 10-compliant Hamster Pro 10 and U10, and variations of U20-based products such as Unity 20 Bluetooth, Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV, Hamster Pro Duo CL, U20-ASF and more.

Featuring a larger platen than FAP 20 and FAP 10 sensors, the new Hamster Pro 30 and U30 continue SecuGen's strategy of developing high quality, rugged, and affordable fingerprint sensors and readers that meet various requirements and standards under the FBI's Next Generation Identification System Image Quality Specifications. This includes the Mobile ID FAP 30 specifications under Appendix F of the Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS) stringent image quality conditions, which focuses on fingerprint comparison and large scale automated one-to-many matching operations, and the PIV-071006 standard designed to support one-to-one fingerprint verification using devices intended for the FIPS 201 PIV program.

In addition to U.S. government applications that require fingerprint biometric readers, the Hamster Pro 30 reader and U30 sensor are suitable for a wide variety of other applications including healthcare, retail, finance, telecommunications, access control, time and attendance, national ID programs, immigration and many others. These products are scheduled for release during the fourth quarter.

SecuGen sells its products through a worldwide network of Systems Integrators, Software Companies, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Free SDKs and tools will be available to facilitate the integration of the new Hamster Pro 30 readers and U30 sensors into larger systems.

Jeff Brown, VP of Sales for SecuGen stated, "Our customers have been asking us for a larger sensor at an affordable price that can help them compete in the FAP 30 certified space. They always look to SecuGen for quality products, and I'm pleased to offer the first of what they need, the Hamster Pro 30."

"High image quality is a fundamental requirement if you want to have accurate fingerprint readers with reliable performance," said Dan Riley, SecuGen's VP of Engineering. "Our engineering team worked tirelessly to develop our new U30 sensor that meets the FBI's stringent Image Quality Specifications, and we are proud of the result."

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, "At SecuGen, we focus relentlessly on upholding our core mission, which is to provide outstanding fingerprint technology, at the right price, that is necessary for our partners to succeed. The FBI's certification of our newest products is an important milestone in our continual pursuit of delivering excellence in products and service."

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation (https://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 innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, 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.

SecuGen® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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Simprints Launches 2nd Generation of their SecuGen Based Fingerprint Scanner, ‘Vero 2.0,’ to Improve Coverage of Vaccines and other Global Health Interventions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Simprints, a Cambridge, UK-based biometrics company, develops Vero 2.0,​ an evolution of their original Vero scanner, based on SecuGen's fingerprint module, to improve the distribution of healthcare, microfinance, and aid to the poor around the world.

Simprints is a nonprofit technology company that develops and deploys biometric technology uniquely for global health and development contexts. Traditional "Western" biometric technology is less effective in such contexts, where the environment in which people live means that they are more likely to have scarred or worn fingerprints. In contrast, Simprints built their system to be highly accurate with these kinds of challenging biometrics. Simprints' solution integrates with existing mobile tools used by international NGOs and government ministries to verify that their services are reaching the intended beneficiaries. To date, the organization has helped more than 12 partners reach over 387,000 people across South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

The development of Vero 2.0 was kickstarted by a partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, and NEC to boost immunization coverage worldwide. Leveraging technology from Arm and SecuGen, Vero 2.0 has the following features: Near-Field Communications (NFC) to facilitate a seamless, wireless Bluetooth pairing with a mobile device; a redesigned printed circuit board (PCB) powered by the ARM Cortex-M0 32-bit MCU that enables streamlined manufacture; configurable LED colors for increased cultural acceptability and accessibility for the color-blind; fast image-transfer from scanner to mobile and backend storage for robust matching capabilities: and SecuGen's high-resolution fingerprint sensor module capable of achieving up to 1,700 DPI for detailed image capture. Simprints is working with local manufacturer, Prima Electronic Services, to build 1,400 units for immediate use in healthcare projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

An improvement on its predecessor, Vero 2.0 is highly accurate, durable, wireless, water- and dust-proof, and ergonomic for health workers in low-resource areas. This development will bring Simprints and its partners one step closer to accurately verifying the identities of patients from 1 year old and above, in order to ensure that every single person is reached with life-saving medical care.

"Simprints helps us save time and labor. We like working with the scanner because it's easier to identify patients," says a community research assistant in Malawi.

"Simprints makes our workflow flawless. We had challenges before, like supply bottlenecks. We'd end up giving too many shoes, only to realize not too many of these children actually exist. So, we tied our distribution to a fingerprint," says the leader of a local health organization in Kenya.

Jeff Brown, SecuGen's VP of Sales added, "We were delighted to support Simprints to develop a product that met their specifications while keeping the costs down. We are excited to have our fingerprint technology play a part in projects involving low resource settings where the lives of so many can benefit."

"Simprints is an impressive group of people with an equally impressive dedication to doing good in the world," stated Won Lee, SecuGen's CEO. "It is a privilege to work with them to bring such an important product to fruition."

Nick Russel, Chairman of Prima Electronic Services, said, "Manufacturing a product that has such a positive impact on communities is something the team here at Prima are very proud to be involved with."

About Simprints

Simprints ( https://www.simprints.com/ ) is a nonprofit tech company whose mission is to transform the way the world fights poverty. Simprints builds technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, and every public good reaches the people who need them the most. Simprints' biometric hardware and software have been used to accurately link tens of thousands of people to their digital records and streamline the delivery of much-needed services in healthcare, microfinance, and aid distribution.

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( https://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.

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

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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.

Learn more: https://secugen.com/

SecuGen® is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries

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SecuGen to Showcase the Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader at Connect:ID 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will showcase the recently released Unity™ 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader at the Connect:ID Exhibition in Washington, D.C. from March 11-12, 2020 in booth #542.

Based on SecuGen's groundbreaking Unity architecture, the Unity 20 Bluetooth is the world's first elegantly designed, low cost, fully programmable Bluetooth fingerprint reader that is compatible with Windows, Android and iOS. This versatile device features SecuGen's new flagship U20-A fingerprint sensor found in the Hamster Pro 20 product family but with Bluetooth capability that allows it to securely transfer fingerprint data wirelessly to a smartphone, tablet or computer. It is sleek and small enough to be carried in your pocket as a mobile fingerprint reader or placed solidly at a workstation as a traditional desktop reader.

SecuGen's Unity 20 Bluetooth reader is now compatible with Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Apple developers can easily build fingerprint biometric applications for the iPhone and iPad that work with the Unity 20 Bluetooth. The Unity 20 Bluetooth can be used right out of the box by calling SecuGen's Fingerprint Management System (FMS) software's simple API. Alternatively, it can be custom programmed to suit the needs of the targeted user base.

Internally, the product incorporates a complete Linux development environment, SecuGen's fingerprint capture and NIST MINEX-compliant template extraction and matching algorithms, the OpenSSL cryptography library, and a 1 GHz CPU to give it far more functionality, security, and privacy than a simple fingerprint reader. For example, the Unity 20 Bluetooth can capture, process, and convert fingerprints into encrypted templates within the closed environment of the reader. Sensitive data will never have to leave the device.

"This product has been a clear home run for SecuGen. Customers love the look and feel of the device," stated Jeff Brown, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SecuGen. "The Unity 20 Bluetooth reader is a stunning device with a slim, sleek white case, a single button and three small LEDs. Our team has done a wonderful job with this product."

Dan Riley, Vice President of Engineering added, "I am exceedingly proud of our development team. They did a sensational job with this product. The Unity 20 Bluetooth is a breakthrough product that maintains our dedication to quality. Not only is it well engineered and versatile, the Unity 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader is also a beautiful product."

"We always try to focus on the needs of our partners," stated Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen. "The Unity 20 Bluetooth is a response to a clear need that we have seen for a wireless fingerprint reader that is compatible with the major OS's, Windows, Android, and iOS. We heard the call, and we are delighted to be able to deliver these new products that are attractive, powerful, and economical."

Learn more about the Unity 20 Bluetooth:
https://secugen.com/products/unity-20-bluetooth/

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation (https://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 innovative, high quality, rugged, and price-performing products for a wide variety of applications such as insurance and banking, health care, point of sale, logical and physical access control, mobile devices, 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.

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

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