• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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