Mobile ID

Mobile ID


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Mentalix's FS IDMS solution gives Texas law enforcement agencies the ability to build an electronic fingerprint database and use mobile, single-finger devices to verify a subject's identity in the field.  The FS IDMS identity management database can be populated with fingerprints captured on any brand of live scanner.  However, a live scan system is not required; an FS IDMS database can also be built from past fingerprint arrest records submitted by an agency via hard copy or electronic means to Texas DPS.  The FS IDMS solution includes the fingerprint database as well as five Mentalix FS Remote ID units.  The FS Remote ID units install on your existing in-car or other remote computer systems, enabling efficient and secure fingerprint search requests to both the local FS IDMS database and the FBI.




    • Saves time by allowing instant identity verification in the field, rather than having to take the suspect to the police station or jail
    • Improves safety for both officers and the public by reducing the chances of inadvertently releasing a wanted suspect
    • Helps to avoid false arrests by using fingerprint-based, rather than name-based, identity verification
    • Compact, portable, FBI-certified scanning devices can be integrated with existing in-car laptops
    • The FS IDMS database can be populated with fingerprints from any live scan system (several brands, including Mentalix) and/or past fingerprint arrest records
    • Allows agencies that do not have a live scanner to build a local, electronic fingerprint database and utilize mobile identity verification
    • Easy-to-use administrative and setup procedures for keeping server system operational and ready to use
    • FS IDMS package includes:
      • FS IDMS fingerprint database
      • Server PC
      • Five (5) FS Remote ID mobile, single-finger, FBI-certified scanners
      • Five (5) FS Remote ID software licenses
      • First-year annual maintenance
    • Additional FS Remote ID units can be purchased as needed
    • FS Remote ID units search the FS IDMS database for local matches and can also submit search requests to the FBI RISC (Repository for Individuals of Special Concern) database via Texas DPS
    • Results returned to mobile FS Remote ID units within seconds or minutes of submission
    • Verification searches require capture of only two fingers
    • FS Remote ID units can be integrated with existing PCs or in-car laptops
    • To enhance security, permission settings may be set by an administrator on a per-officer basis
    • FS IDMS database stores 70,000+ records locally

    Computer & Monitor

    • Mid- to high-end range Intel (Core i5/i7 2.5+ GHz) or similar AMD processor
    • 4 GB or more memory
    • PCI-Express video card with 256 MB or more video RAM, capable of 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • For desktop PC:  20-inch or larger LCD flat-panel monitor; must be SXGA (Super Extended Graphics Array) capable or better
    • For notebook:  15-inch or larger LCD flat-panel display with SXGA or WSXGA capability
    • TCP/IP network connection (an encrypted, public or dedicated connection using dial-up, DSL, cable or high-speed network, as required by your destination agency).
      • If your destination agency is Texas DPS, qualifying agencies will only need an Internet connection for exchange of encrypted data with Texas DPS.  Non-qualifying agencies will need a dedicated line, router and firewall.
    • UPS power backup system (not required for notebook computers)

    Third-Party Software

    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
    • Microsoft Windows 7
    • Microsoft Office 2010
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 (or later)
    • To receive the full benefits of Mentalix maintenance, you will be required to provide remote access to your system.  This will allow Mentalix support personnel, while under your supervision, to diagnose problems on your system.  To enable remote access, you must install the LogMeIn client.

    SYSTEM OPTIONS -- Listed hardware is required only if you are using these options:

    Card Scanning

    • USB 2.0 port for USB scanners
    • Supported flatbed scanners:
      • Epson Perfection 4990 (PHOTO or PRO)
      • Epson Perfection V700 (PHOTO or PRO)

    Live Scanning

    • FireWire (IEEE 1394) port with cable:
      • For desktop, use 6P-6P (standard) cable
      • For notebook, use 6P-4P cable
    • If your computer requires an add-on adapter card to make a FireWire port available, use an Adaptec or SIIG FireWire adapter card.
    • Supported live scanners:
      • L SCAN Guardian
      • LITE-Ue (with palm scanning)
      • L SCAN 500P (with palm scanning)
      • L SCAN 1000PX (with palm scanning)
    • Recommended height of table (on which the live scanner will be placed) is approximately 43 inches.  (Disregard if you are purchasing a Mentalix-supplied ruggedized cabinet.)

    Single-Finger Scanning

    • SecuGen Hamster IV
    • BlueCheck II

    Card Printing

    • Lexmark T650dtn printer
      • For local connection:  USB 2.0
      • For (optional) network connection:  TCP/IP LAN

    Magnetic Swipe Card Reader

    • Note: Swipe card readers only recognize AAMVA-compliant ID cards.  To verify your state's compliance, see the "magnetic stripe" jurisdictions at
    • USB 2.0 port
    • MagTek™ USB 3-Track Magnetic Swipe Card Reader with included USB cable, Black (Part No. 21040102) or White (Part No. 21040101)
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