• 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free up costly physical storage space, to massive state-wide digitization efforts, Mentalix has converted millions of outdated and unwieldy hard cards into accessible digital files on a local and national scale.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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  • New Training Refreshment Sessions

    October 25, 2017 Paige

    At Mentalix we’re committed to bringing our customers high quality products and even higher quality service. So, we’re pleased to announce complimentary quarterly training sessions for all our current maintenance customers, hosted in our new conference center. These training sessions will be offered for an extended introductory period to current maintenance customers, at no additional cost,…

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  • Law Enforcement In-House Personnel Background Checks

    October 25, 2017 Paige

    Mentalix is a live scan industry leader, providing high quality in-house solutions for law enforcement applicants in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Our versatile TXDPS certified systems eliminate the need to send applicants offsite, and can additionally accept separate SOR transactions in conjunction with the new TXDPS Sex Offender Registry livescan submission system. Mentalix currently supports this efficient…

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  • Mentalix™ Launches Certified High-Volume Fingerprint Card Scans on Newly Developed Mentalix ADF R3™ Feeder

    February 11, 2016 Alissa

    Mentalix (www.mentalix.com) announces that the company’s most recent Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit™ has achieved FBI IAFIS IQS certification for use with the Epson 11000XL document scanner, combined with the Mentalix ADF R3 high-volume automated document feeder. Systems integrators and developers use the Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit to add pre-certified fingerprint card scanning interfaces to their…

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  • Mentalix’s Fed Submit Live Scan Fingerprint Systems Now Support JABS and CAS National Databases

    July 17, 2014 Alissa

    Mentalix (www.mentalix.com) announces that the company’s Fed Submit™ live scan and card scan fingerprint systems now support the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) and Civilian Applicant System (CAS) national databases. This added functionality allows authorized Fed Submit users to conduct automated booking procedures with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) repository of arrest data in…

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