• 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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  • 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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  • The Fed Submit Mugshot (Add-On) and Facial Recognition System

    December 28, 2017 Paige

      Facial recognition software has undeniably changed the “face” of law enforcement, reshaping the way we think about biometrics’ place in our world and revolutionizing the identification process both in and out of the criminal system. Just as fingerprinting revolutionized law enforcement, facial recognition is poised to do that same, and many states have already…

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  • Secure Card Conversion Center and Services

    December 22, 2017 Paige

    Beyond live scan solutions and innovative software, Mentalix offers high-quality, customizable fingerprint card scanning services all in our secure card conversion center. From small agencies looking to free up costly physical storage space, to massive state-wide digitization efforts, Mentalix has converted millions of outdated and unwieldy hard cards into accessible digital files on a local and national scale. Our…

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  • Mentalix Receives Prestigious MS DPS Certification

    December 21, 2017 Paige

    Mentalix is pleased to announce the successful completion of the intensive, multi-day, Mississippi Criminal History System certification process recently held in Jackson, Mississippi. In conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and the Mississippi Criminal Information Center, Mentalix’s line of live scan solutions are now certified for use in arrest, applicant, and Department of…

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