SecuGen Hamster Air Touchless Fingerprint Scanner

SecuGen Hamster Air Touchless Fingerprint Scanner


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  • Touchless 500 DPI fingerprint scanning technology for safe and clean fingerprint reading without having to contact any surface
  • Auto-On™ automatic finger detection for fast touch-free authentication
  • Smart Capture™ self-adjusting scanning for accurate recognition of challenging and difficult fingerprints that may be dry, moist, aged, or scarred
  • Device Recognition™ device authentication for increased security and chain of trust

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The SecuGen 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. Hamster Air is an accurate and affordable touchless USB fingerprint reader that gives you a safe, contactless experience so you can quickly authenticate without touching anything but the air.

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.

Clean, safe, contactless biometrics

  • More hygienic way to scan a fingerprint without sacrificing the security and convenience of biometrics
  • No need to worry about contacting anything that has been touched by other users
  • Fast, touchless, clean experience
  • Excellent in multiple-user settings such as enrollment and check-in stations
  • Authenticate safely and securely by touching nothing but the air

For Developers

SecuGen provides free SDKs that support the Hamster Air for integrating with a variety of applications. All SecuGen SDKs include the tools that enable fingerprint registration, matching, and related biometric functions. Visit SecuGen’s SDK pages for more information.

  • Hamster Air also works with existing systems built originally for our contact fingerprint readers, including the Hamster Pro line of readers
  • Provide more authentication options to your users with the contactless Hamster Air – it fits right into existing systems built for SecuGen contact readers
  • Add more fingerprint enrollments using the new Hamster Air to increase interoperability and maintain high performance

Benefits of using SecuGen fingerprint Readers

SecuGen fingerprint readers are easy to use and can be installed quickly on any Windows PC. Backed by the industry’s best warranty, years of field use and proven reliability under extreme conditions, SecuGen fingerprint readers provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and Internet environments.

When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, SecuGen fingerprint readers can help reduce the hassles of password overload, decrease the risks of security breaches, improve accountability and add true non-repudiation, all while making it more convenient and intuitive for any user.

Look to SecuGen for advanced, fingerprint biometric technologies that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen



  • Safe and hygienic making it ideal for high-traffic, multiple-user environments where users prefer not to touch surfaces
  • Improved security with convenience to allow fingerprints to act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen
  • Improved accountability to quickly and easily prove user identities with their unique fingerprints
  • Touchless, contactless single-finger fingerprint scanning
  • Ideal for high traffic, multi-user environments where users prefer to not touch surfaces
  • Fast recognition of challenging and difficult fingerprints (dry, wet, scarred)
  • Fast and accurate verification
  • Readily accessible for any finger
  • Auto-On™ – automatic finger detection technology (when used with apps built with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Smart Capture™ – self-adjusting scanning technology (when used with apps built with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Device Recognition™ – device authentication technology (when used with apps built with SecuGen SDKs)
  • Fingerprint template encryption (when using SecuGen Proprietary template format)
  • Lightweight, portable, and small footprint similar to Hamster Pro 20
  • USB connection



Hamster Air HU-AIR Fingerprint Scanner
Fingerprint Sensor (Type) U-AIR (contactless)
Image Resolution 500 DPI
Image Size 500 x 700 pixels
Effective Sensing Area 24.5 mm x 35.6 mm
Image Gray Scale 256 levels (8-bit)
Light Source Green LED
Smart Capture Speed 0.1 ~ 0.5 seconds
Features (when used with
SecuGen Pro SDKs)
Auto-On™, Smart Capture™, Device Recognition™
Biometric Standards/Specs INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4
Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS3
Supported OS Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 7, Windows Server 2016 / 2012, Android 8.1 and above, Linux
Model HU-AIR
Dimensions 72.3 mm x 54.8 mm x 81.9 mm
Weight 125 g
Operating Temperature -20° ~ 65°C
Operating Humidity 90% of less RH, noncondensing
USB Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Supply Voltage 5 V DC (via USB)
Max Current 220mA
Warranty One year limited

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