Santa Clara-based biometrics firm SecuGen has announced that its Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been given IP65 certification following tests in South Korea.The Hamster Pro 20 had already been certified for use in the US Government's FIPS 201/PIV program and as meeting the requirements necessary for use in India's Unique Identification (UID) project.The IP65 certification focuses on tests for both dust and water ingress, or rather for use in tough environments.”Our engineering teams have done a remarkable job with the Hamster Pro 20,” stated Dan Riley, SecuGen's Vice President of Engineering. “Achieving an IP65 rating was beyond our initial design goals for this product. This is a clear benefit for SecuGen resellers around the world.”Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “Our goal is and has always been to manufacture high quality fingerprint products at affordable prices. This is in the best interest of our global partners to supply the kind of rugged and reliable biometric devices demanded by their end-users. We are very pleased to add IP65 rating to the already impressive list of features of the Hamster Pro 20.”