Mentalix Ships Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit™ Version 3.0

Press Release
December 13, 2000

Runtime Library For The Epson Expression 1600 Scanner Added

PLANO, Texas — Mentalix, Inc. announces the release of Version 3.0 of its Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit.  The Toolkit permits integrators to add FBI-certified fingerprint card and latent print scanning capabilities to custom security and law enforcement systems.  Version 3.0 includes a new FBI IAFIS-certified runtime library that supports the Epson Expression 1600 scanner on Windows®.  Non-certified libraries for the Epson Expression 1600 running on several UNIX® platforms are also available in this release.

Product Information:
With its ‘C’ API, the Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit allows integrators to provide a scanning interface for users of Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and UNIX systems as well as multi-platform environments.  Features include a fingerprint definition template for support of non-U.S. fingerprint cards or for custom applications, plus “drop in” software updates for taking advantage of new features and advances in hardware technology.  Mentalix offers several scanner/platform-specific library modules, each certified by the FBI as being compliant with the Appendix F Image Quality Specifications for its Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).  Certified runtime library modules are available for 500 ppi 10-print card scans and 1000 ppi latent print scans.  The add-on Fingerprint Utility API Toolkit™ enables additional fingerprint image processing functionality, including cropping, card validation and image analysis routines.  Mentalix ( also offers the Pixel!SCAN API Toolkit™, an add-on product that may be used with the Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit to handle both fingerprint scanning and more general-purpose scanning needs, such as acquiring electronic versions of mug shot photos and documentation associated with suspect records.


Incorporated in 1987, Mentalix was founded to develop easy-to-use products for the purposes of scanning, editing, and printing photographic images from high-performance workstations.  In recent years, Mentalix has applied its software development and imaging expertise to the creation of industry-recognized, FBI-certified fingerprint acquisition solutions.  Corporate-wide, Mentalix continues to provide fast, elegant solutions for scientific, technical, GIS, manufacturing, fingerprint analysis, medical, educational, and government industries.  Mentalix targets custom, systems integration and off-the-shelf solutions for Windows and a variety of UNIX systems.  The company maintains its headquarters north of Dallas in Plano, Texas.

Mentalix, Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit, Fingerprint Utility API Toolkit, and Pixel!SCAN API Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mentalix, Inc.  UNIX is a registered trademark.  Windows and Windows NT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks acknowledged.

Press contact:
Alissa F. Payne
Mentalix, Inc.
(972) 423-9377 Ext. 124