Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit processes 150+ cards an hour with HP Scanjet 7400C

AUGUST 1--Mentalix Inc. (Plano, TX; www.mentalix.com) has released a 21-s/card scanning solution in the company's latest version of the Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit.

Aug 1st, 2002

AUGUST 1--Mentalix Inc. (Plano, TX; www.mentalix.com) has released a 21-s/card scanning solution in the company's latest version of the Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit. Available in Version 3.3 of the Toolkit, the FBI-certified software library runs on Windows XP/NT/2000 and supports the Hewlett-Packard Scanjet 7400C scanner.

Coupled with the Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit library, the scanner meets the image-quality requirements for submitting ten-print cards to the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). This software/hardware combination enables the user to scan more than 150 cards per hour, and it can be scaled to meet various needs. For instance, the system works for agencies that handle a large number of fingerprint cards, as well as for companies that process lower volumes but wish to use an economical desktop scanner.

The Fingerprint Scan API Toolkit allows integrators to provide fingerprint card and latent print scanning for users of Windows and UNIX systems. Features include support for non-US fingerprint cards or for custom applications and a choice of several scanner/platform-specific libraries, each FBI-certified as IAFIS-compliant. Libraries are available for 500-ppi card scans and 1000-ppi latent print scans. The software works stand-alone but can be enhanced with Mentalix's other API products that provide FBI-certified WSQ compression, automated image cropping and color scanning for images such as mug shots.

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