• Mentalix Receives New NIST JPEG 2000 Certification

    January 23, 2018 Paige

        The FBI has now publicly certified that Mentalix’s J2K API Toolkit meets the compression accuracy requirements in the NIST Special Publication 500-300, a revolutionary certification process for JPEG 2000 Codec compliance. JPEG 2000 is the industry standard format for 1000 ppi compression (a method of taking detailed fingerprint captures and scaling them down…

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  • What is a Live Scan?

    January 19, 2018 Paige

    Fingerprints have been used as a tool for law enforcement since the days of ancient china, where handprints and footprints were lifted from crime scenes then matched against suspects in the hopes of discerning guilt. While these early methods of forensic analysis were a bit crude (though there is at least one historic report of…

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  • DPS Annual Error Rate Report

    January 16, 2018 Paige

        Every month the Texas Department of Public Safety Electronic Arrest Reporting (EAR) Program compiles accuracy reports from live scan systems across the state, and every month the results of those reports are published on the TxDPS website. The reports detail all transactions and error codes from all participating agencies, offering a comprehensive look…

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  • Maintaining Your Success

    January 15, 2018 Paige

      Every live scan purchase is an investment in an agency’s success, and like all investments, it needs to be protected. Live scanners cost thousands of dollars and process hundreds of transactions a day, resulting in wear and tear that can, over time, jeopardize system functionality and efficiency. Even the most well-made machines under the…

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