Texas Live Scan

Fed Submit (TX)



For submitting electronic fingerprint & palm print records to Texas DPS

Mentalix's Fed Submit (TX) product is used by law enforcement agencies that submit criminal fingerprint transactions and arrest records to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).  Applicant cards can also be printed for mailing by organizations that must submit background checks to the Texas DPS -- e.g., for a person applying for a job at a police department or school district.  A specialized version of Mentalix's Fed Submit (Criminal) software, Fed Submit (TX) is tailored specifically to meet the requirements for Texas DPS submissions.  Widely used by Texas law enforcement agencies, Fed Submit (TX) was one of the first solutions in the state to offer transmission of encrypted fingerprint records via the Internet.

Mentalix is a Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Vendor (#1752188110600).  We also have a TXMAS contract, number TXMAS-10-84020.





    • FBI-certified live scan and/or card scan support
    • Fingerprint & palm print capture
    • Criminal & applicant transaction capture
    • 500 ppi FBI certification
    • FBI-certified WSQ Version 3.1 compression
    • FBI-certified card printing on blank card stock with CardPrint add-on and color printer
    • EBTS formatting
    • Works on desktop or notebook with Microsoft Windows 7
    • Fingerprint quality check
    • Fingerprint sequence check (with live scan)
    • Stores 70,000+ transactions
    • Full text search capability
    • Transaction reports
    • Submission of encrypted Adult & Juvenile criminal e-mail transactions to Texas DPS
    • Electronic submissions accepted by JABS
    • Includes support for submitting Class C misdemeanors to Texas DPS
    • Custom data entry and field checks for Texas DPS per the TXDPS Data Dictionary & interface documents
    • Fingerprint-based matching capability within local database for searches or inmate release verification
    • Photo/mug shot capture (with add-on) and import
    • Integration with most local AFIS matching systems and JMS/booking systems
    • CR-43 and CR-44 printing
    • Texas DPS Two-Finger Lookups

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    • Approved by Texas DPS and used successfully by Texas law enforcement.
    • Improves security with local live scan fingerprint-based searches, which are more reliable than name searches.  During booking, you can search for matches to existing records; upon release, you can confirm that the correct inmate is being released.
    • Fed Submit (TX) is consistently ranked by Texas DPS as having the lowest live scan error rate in the state.


    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)

  • filedownloadFed Submit (Criminal) brochure

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    filedownloadFed Submit product line overview

  • Police Departments:

    • Addison
    • Alice
    • Allen
    • Bedford
    • Brownwood
    • Carrollton
    • Coppell
    • Fort Worth (Sex Offender Unit)
    • Frisco
    • Glenn Heights
    • Hutchins
    • Keene
    • Lake Worth
    • Lewisville
    • Lubbock
    • Manvel
    • McAllen
    • Mercedes
    • Pharr
    • Plano
    • Portland
    • Robstown
    • Rowlett
    • Sachse
    • Saginaw
    • San Benito
    • Schertz
    • Seguin
    • South Padre Island
    • The Colony
    • University Park
    • Westworth Village


    Sheriff's Offices:

    • Bastrop County
    • Brown County
    • Burnet County
    • Chambers County
    • Collin County
    • Hale County
    • Howard County
    • Johnson County
    • Lampasas County
    • Leon County
    • Liberty County
    • Madison County
    • Medina County
    • Nolan County
    • Parker County
    • Parmer County
    • Polk County
    • Reagan County
    • Rockwall County
    • Van Zandt County
    • Walker County
    • Wharton County
    • Wood County


    Juvenile Detention Centers:

    • Brownwood Police
    • Carrollton Police
    • Collin County Sheriff
    • Lewisville Police
    • Plano Police



    • Port of Corpus Christi
    • Zapata County Probation Department