Fingkey Hamster II DX

Fingkey Hamster II DX
USB Fingerprint Scanner

FBI PIV certified
Live finger detection
Auto-On™ functions


The Hamster II DX from Nitgen is the maker’s first product in the Fingkey Hamster series to feature the LFD technology. The LFD (Live Finger Detection) technology is capable of distinguishing between live fingers and fake fingers made from silicon rubber or play-doh, giving the sensor an edge over its predecessor.

Compliant with the International Standard Image format and interfaces, the sensor features a WSQ compression. Unaffected by wet or dry fingers, the sensor is also designed to work under challenging environments and is resistant to scratches, impacts, vibrations and electrical shocks. The device features a USB 2.0 plug & play interface and is supports the handling of multiple devices.

Special Features

Excellent alternative to passwords

The Hamster II DX has been exclusively designed by Nitgen as an effective replacement to conventional passwords. The fingerprint scanner’s USB 2.0 compatibility and its ability to be easily integrated with PCs make it an excellent tool in user authentication fields.

Compatible with Windows & Linux

Powered by the USB 2.0 interface, the Hamster II DX is compatible with both Windows and Linux Operating systems. The device is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2K, and 2007 besides Windows Server 2003/2008. It can also work with PCs powered by Linux OS with kernel versions 2.6 or higher.

LFD with Auto-On™ function

The Live Finger Detection technology is the Hamster II DX’s cutting edge feature that gives it an edge over similar products in the market. But Nitgen has taken things one step further by also integrating an auto-on function which makes the sensor work only when a live finger is detected. The sensor goes into standby mode when not active, effectively saving power and being highly secure.

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Technical Specification

Fingerprint Sensor Optical
Resolution 500 DPI / 256 gray
Sensing Area 12.6 x 14.8 mm
Image Size 248 x 292 pixels
Interface USB 2.0 High speed / Full speed, Plug & Play
O/S Microsoft Windows, Linux
Operating Temp. -20 ~ 60℃
Certification KC, CE, FCC, UL, RoHS
Duration Over 1 million fingerprint capture
Size (w x L x H) 48.5 x 66.3 x 82.1 mm

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