• Gifts That Keep on Giving: How to Expand Your Live Scan

    December 13, 2018 Paige

    A live scan system is a serious investment, but expanding it doesn’t have to be. From mobile ID to our new iris recognition system, this holiday season give your agency an upgrade from Mentalix.   Iris Scanning Established in 2013, the FBI Iris Pilot Program processes over 18,400 submissions a month, representing one of the…

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  • Fake Fingers, Stolen Prints, and other Popular Biometric Myths.

    November 15, 2018 Paige

    As the old saying goes, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but sometimes the truth is already pretty strange. Being able to identify someone in seconds using only their eyes or fingertips seems far-fetched, so it’s no surprise that biometrics would be mired in misinformation and misunderstanding.     Myth 1: You can easily alter,…

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  • How Physical Archives Keep Cases Cold (and What You Can Do About It)

    October 16, 2018 Paige

    Sometimes the difference between a conviction and a cold case is a single piece of paper. Every day, thousands of fingerprints are submitted to the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) Database in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and everyday thousands of prints are matched to one of over one hundred million civil and criminal records…

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  • Biometric Blitz: The Expanding Applications of Identification

    September 17, 2018 Paige

        The future is officially here – you can now buy a burger with your face. Since 2017, International fast food chain Caliburger has been testing new, fully automated ordering kiosks that use facial recognition to remember customer’s payment information and order history, all with just a look. Such an advancement sounds astonishing, or…

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  • 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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  • 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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