SANTA CLARA, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that it is now providing all of its industry leading fingerprint template extraction and matching SDKs free of charge. Included in SecuGen’s wide selection of Software Developer Kits are SDKs for Windows Vista, Windows CE, Linux, Solaris and more. Free SDK downloads can be requested at

SecuGen SDKBiometric software vendors can use the SecuGen SDKs to embed the use of SecuGen fingerprint readers into any software application. Whether developing applications for Finance, Healthcare, Network Security, or any of countless other applications, fingerprint technology adds convenience and enhances security.

Technical support is not included with the free SDKs but can be purchased separately. All SecuGen SDKs are provided with in-depth documentation to help programmers quickly and easily build applications that fully utilize SecuGen’s state of the art fingerprint technology.

“Over the years, SecuGen has put enormous effort into providing development tools that are easy to use,” stated Dan Riley, SecuGen’s VP of Engineering. “We are very proud of our broad platform support and NIST MINEX approved algorithms. We are excited about being able to offer our SDKs at no charge to biometric software developers around the world.”

Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen added, “We continue to focus on providing our ISV and Systems Integration partners with a world class tool set that supports international and U.S. biometric industry standards. We are very pleased to be able to make it even easier to partner with SecuGen.”

About SecuGen

SecuGen Corporation ( 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 a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.