• Who You Say You Are: The Importance of Release Verification

    August 9, 2018 Paige

        In an age of facial recognition, fingerprinting, and iris scanning, it’s easier than ever to know who is who. Famous cases of mistaken identity, like the 1903 case of Will and William West, two unrelated men whose identical measurements nearly got both of them life sentences, are becoming fewer and farther between. However,…

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  • Eyes on the Prize: Iris Scanning Explained

    July 16, 2018 Paige

        Iris scanners have long been a staple of super spy block busters and Hollywood heists. In the movies iris scanners are exceptionally high tech affairs, almost as expensive as the riches they’re designed to protect, relying on sweeping lasers and holographic overlays to thwart plucky thieves and rogue agents alike. In reality, iris…

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  • RISC-y Business: Why Mobile ID Matters

    June 19, 2018 Paige

    Phones no longer have cords, TVs no longer have tubes, and dial up is on its way to being well and truly dead. The times they are a-changin’, and every day the future is looking more and more wireless. Being able to take your tech on the go is not only convenient, but necessary to…

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  • The Mentalix Conference Season Survival Guide

    May 2, 2018 Paige

        Spring has sprung here in Dallas. The days are longer, the weather is wetter, and conference season is right around the corner. Every year Mentalix attends numerous industry events all across the country, and every year we pick up a few more tips and tricks of the trade show. Learn how to make…

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  • March 2018 Conference Newsletter

    April 5, 2018 Paige
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  • All-Inclusive is Palm-Inclusive: The Near Future of Printing

    February 23, 2018 Paige

      If fingerprints are like snowflakes, then palm prints are like blizzards, positively packed with unique identifying information and almost impossible to miss. While fingerprints remain the gold standard of biometric data, the rise of palm prints in law enforcement, federal government, and financial institutions all point to a future of whole-hand scanning.    …

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  • Quick Tips for Better Prints

    February 16, 2018 Paige

      Whether you’re a printing expert or a rolling novice, as the old saying goes, “there’s always room for improvement” and here at Mentalix we’re big fans of improvement. If you want to brush up on your print taking in the hopes of rolling the perfect print every time, or if you’re new to the…

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  • 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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