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SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 Receives STQC Certification for Indian UID Project

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that its new, FAP 20 and PIV certified Hamster(TM) Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been certified by the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate, an office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) of India. The Hamster Pro 20 is available immediately for sale in India through SecuGen India.

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SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 Added to GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is very pleased to announce that the Hamster Pro 20, an ultra-compact, FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified fingerprint reader, has been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA) for use in the U.S. Government’s FIPS 201/PIV program. The Hamster Pro 20 is a small, high quality fingerprint reader that is priced attractively for both small and large deployments.

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SecuGen Releases the U20, a FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Sensor for OEMs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of the U20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint sensor. The U20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint sensor that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

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SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Hamster Pro 20, a FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified optical fingerprint reader. The Hamster Pro 20 is an ultra-compact, rugged fingerprint reader that captures very high quality images and yet is truly affordable.

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SecuGen to Showcase Hamster Pro 20 and U20 OEM Fingerprint Readers at CES

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing its new, ultra-compact fingerprint reader at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show from January 7 through the 10th. The new Hamster Pro 20 and its OEM sensor version are both FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified by the FBI and have been added to the FIPS 201/PIV Approved Products List (APL) by the General Services Administration (GSA).

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SecuGen Files Patent for New Optical Fingerprint Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that it has filed an application for a new patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This new patent allows for the development of much more compact optical fingerprint readers and incorporates both scattering and absorption methods of fingerprint imaging in unique ways.

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SecuGen to Demonstrate New Smaller Fingerprint Reader that is FAP 20 Certified at BCC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be showing a completely new, smaller fingerprint reader at the 2013 Biometrics Consortium Conference in Tampa, Fla. from September 17 through the 19th. The new fingerprint reader and its OEM sensor version are both FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified by the FBI.

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SecuGen India is Now Open for Business

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce the establishment of SecuGen India. The market for fingerprint biometrics is growing rapidly in India and the surrounding region. The opening of SecuGen India’s offices will enable SecuGen to better support the Indian market and its many customers, resellers and partners in that region.

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SecuGen Releases SDK for Fingerprint Authentication on Android

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the FDx SDK Pro(TM) for the Android Operating System. This new Software Developer Kit (SDK) enables software developers to add fingerprint authentication to their Android based software running on ARM tablets and smart phones. This SDK for Android incorporates SecuGen’s MINEX tested, FIPS 201/PIV compliant template extraction and matching algorithms.

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SecuGen to Demonstrate Fingerprint Technology for Android at CES

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce a demonstration of Android(TM) compatibility with SecuGen Hamster IV(TM) and Hamster Plus(TM) fingerprint readers. This demonstration will be shown in SecuGen’s booth (#36175) at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8th through the 11th.

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STQC Certifies SecuGen Hamster IV Fingerprint Reader for India’s UID Project

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that its Hamster(TM) IV fingerprint reader has been certified by the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate, an office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) of India. This certification was obtained in cooperation with and through the determined efforts of Tutis Technology Ltd., SecuGen’s longtime partner in India.

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Biometric Security for SAP(R) Available using SecuGen(R) Hamster(TM) Fingerprint Readers with bioLock(TM) Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of biometric identity management and fraud prevention for SAP(R) system users with the combination of SecuGen(R) Hamster(TM) Plus and Hamster(TM) IV fingerprint readers and bioLock(TM) software from realtime North America Inc.

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SecuGen and Suprema Reach Settlement and Dismiss Lawsuits Against Each Other

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation and Suprema Inc. announced today that the two companies reached an agreement to settle lawsuits filed against each other in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. SecuGen and Suprema resolved those disputes on confidential terms and have dismissed the pending lawsuits against each other.

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SecuGen Issues Clarifying Statement Concerning Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a worldwide leader in the area of fingerprint sensor technology, which is located in Silicon Valley, issued a statement today clarifying a prior press release entitled: ‘SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit.’

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SecuGen and BridgePoint Systems Collaborate to Create TrustPoint 3-Factor, PIV Compliant, Physical Access Control Device

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen and BridgePoint Systems are collaborating to introduce the new TrustPoint 3-Factor Biometric Reader, BridgePoint’s flexible solution. The new Reader offers a variety of security options including biometric, PIN and optional PKI challenge-response authentication for increasing or decreasing the level of security, depending on the user’s requirements. The new Reader will be available for preview at SecuGen’s booth, number 18139, at next week’s ISC West 2012 exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of fingerprint sensor technology in Silicon Valley, announced that it has obtained a permanent injunction against Suprema distributors and OEM partners that are additional defendants in SecuGen’s ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Suprema.

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iPulse Systems Rolls Out SecuGen Based Time and Attendance Solution to McDonald’s South Africa

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that iPulse Systems, a South African manufacturer of market-leading biometric devices and a SecuGen OEM partner, is implementing a nationwide rollout of a biometric-centered time and attendance system for McDonald’s South Africa.

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GSA Adds New SecuGen Fingerprint Products to the FIPS 201 Approved Products List: Hamster IV v2 and ID-USB SC/PIV v2

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that the 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.

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SecuGen Sues Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners for Patent Infringement

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of fingerprint sensor technology in the Silicon Valley, announced today that it has added RBH Access Technologies, Inc., RBH USA, Inc., and Apiary, Inc. as defendants in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Suprema. These additional defendants are distributors and OEM manufacturers that make, use, and sell products containing the Suprema sensors that have been accused of infringing SecuGen’s patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,324,020.

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SecuGen Hamster IV v2 Receives FBI Certification for FIPS 201/PIV

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that the FBI has certified the SecuGen Hamster IV(TM) v2 fingerprint reader as meeting Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Single Finger Capture Device Specifications. The Hamster IV v2 is the successor to the widely deployed Hamster IV fingerprint reader.

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SecuGen Files Counter Complaint Against Suprema for Fraud, Breach of Contract, and Negligent Misrepresentation

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of optical fingerprint technology based in Silicon Valley, announced that it has filed counterclaims against Korean biometric company Suprema Inc. for fraud, breach of contract, and negligent misrepresentation. These claims were filed along with an answer to a complaint by Suprema in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California regarding SecuGen’s termination of an OEM Agreement between the two companies.

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SecuGen Corporation Files Lawsuit Against Suprema for Patent Infringement

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of optical fingerprint technology, announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California against Korean biometric company Suprema Inc. for patent infringement.

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SecuGen Shipping Water Resistant SDA-Series OEM Fingerprint Modules for IP-65 Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of the SDA03M-WR, SDA04M-WR and SDA04-WR, water resistant OEM fingerprint modules intended for integration into IP-65 rated access control units and other devices made for outdoor use. The sensor components of these fingerprint modules are sealed around the edges of the platen to prevent water seepage into the sensor itself.

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SecuGen and Lucky Technology Bring Greater Security to US Based Schools

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen and Lucky Technology are pleased to announce a technology and marketing partnership to bring physical access control to North American educational institutions. Lucky Technology’s iGuard Access Control device is integrated with SecuGen’s SDA03M fingerprint module and is the world’s leading Internet connected, biometric device for school security.

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Virtual Case Management LLC Selects SecuGen Hamster Plus and Hamster IV Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that Virtual Case Management® has selected SecuGen’s line of Hamster fingerprint readers for integration with their Virtual Case Management (VCM) software. VCM is a paperless database case management solution for investigators, process servers, intelligence analysts and the security industry.

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SecuGen Delivers FIPS 201/PIV Compliant iD-USB SC/PIV, Combination Fingerprint and Smart Card Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SecuGen iD-USB SC/PIV, a combined fingerprint and smart card reader that is fully FIPS 201/PIV compliant. The iD-USB SC/PIV is a ready-to-use USB device that facilitates dual-factor authentication right out of the box.

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CompuLynx Delivers the SecuGen Hamster IV Fingerprint Reader to Kenya’s Largest Retail Bank

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that CompuLynx, of Nairobi Kenya, has successfully integrated the SecuGen Hamster IV into the Account Holder Biometric Authentication and Identification System for one of the largest retail banks in Kenya.

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SecuGen Awarded Fingerprint Patents in Canada and Japan

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded patents in Canada and Japan. In Canada, SecuGen was awarded patents for the inventions entitled ‘Method and Apparatus for Reduction of Trapezoidal Distortion and Improvement of Image Sharpness in an Optical Image Capturing System’ and ‘Optical Fingerprint Image Capturing System.’

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SecuGen Releases the iD-USB SC Combination Biometric Fingerprint and Smart Card Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of the SecuGen iD-USB SC, a combined fingerprint reader and smart card reader. The iD-USB SC is a ready to use USB device that facilitates dual-factor authentication right out of the box. The new unit is targeted at the rapidly growing number of projects and applications that combine fingerprint biometrics with smart cards.

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SecuGen Launches the iD-SERIAL Fingerprint Reader for POS Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of the brand new SecuGen iD-SERIAL fingerprint reader. The iD-SERIAL is a complete biometric system that captures, enrolls, matches and stores fingerprints and communicates via a serial interface, making it suitable in any situation where a serial port can be used.

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