PrintQuest™ FBI Certification

THE FIRST LOW COST AFIS AND APIS SYSTEM WITH FBI CERTIFIED "SCANNER/ SCANNING SOFTWARE" FOR TEN-PRINT ENTRY (500 dpi) AND LATENT ENTRY (1000 dpi)

The software and hardware used for Scanning and Compressing images of Tenprint cards AND Latents must be certified to be able to send your data to the FBI (AFIS) or to the state AFIS systems.

Some companies may offer EFTS interchange format, but if the data within the EFTS file was captured with poor quality equipment/software, then files prepared with such AFIS Systems are not FBI compatible and not interchangeable with other AFIS Systems.

Many low cost scanners are NOT certifiable. Our company is the only company offering a low cost AFIS/APIS with FBI Certified Scanner (Appendix F) for BOTH tenprint card scanning (500 dpi) and latent scanning (1000dpi). We did not just start selling equipment ignoring FBI guidelines and rules. We picked the right Scanner (capable of meeting the tough 1000 dpi latent print scanning resolution requirement) and certified the hardware/software scanning module.

All PrintQuest™ AFIS/APIS Systems are delivered with FBI Certified Scanners and FBI Certified WSQ Compression techniques. EFTS Format input and output functions are included for interchange of data with other brands and IAFIS.

Carefully check what equipment comes from other vendors. Do you want to spend 6 months to 2 years of effort put in creating a database of tenprints and latents to find out later that all this data is NOT qualified for search in other State or Federal AFIS systems?

Configuration for Small Police Departments

Configuration for Small Police Departments

Planning for more than 10,000 cards in 2-3 years?

Choose the following configuration:

PC Workstation DELL Model 420, Dual Processor Unit: 2 x 933MHz Pentium III in a Mini-Tower case, 256Mb RAM, 21" Monitor, 40Gb HDD, Floppy Drive, CD Recordable, 56Kb Modem Card, SCSI Card, HP Scanner 6300 SCSI FBI Certified with PrintQuest Software, ZIP Drive, Video Frame Capture Board, SCSI Board, Epson Color InkJet Printer or Laser Printer, APC-BACKPRO1000 UPS Power BackUp Unit, AFIS/APIS License. Factory Set-Up and Test, Training.

Note: We currently use Dell models - Brand, models and configurations may change without notice.

Planning for less than 10,000 cards?

Choose the following configuration:

PC Workstation DELL Model 420, Single Processor Unit: 933MHz Pentium III in a Mini-Tower Case, 256Mb RAM, 21" Monitor, 20Gb HDD, Floppy Drive, CD Recordable, 56Kb Modem Card, SCSI Card, HP Scanner 6300C SCSI FBI Certified for PrintQuest Software, ZIP Drive, Video Frame Capture Board, SCSI Board, Epson Color InkJet Printer or Laser Printer, APC-BACKPRO1000 UPS Power BackUp Unit, AFIS/APIS License. Factory Set-Up and Test, Training.

Note: We currently use Dell models - Brand, models and configurations may change without notice.

All 7 search capabilities included with either configuration:

  • Latent to latent
  • Latent to ten-print
  • Ten-print to ten-print
  • Ten-print to latent
  • Palm card to latent palm
  • Latent palm to latent palm
  • Latent palm to palm card

Options for any size System:

  • Mug shot Capture Kit.
  • Service Contract.
  • SceneScope UV Imager for direct untreated latent inputs.
  • CrimeScope (CS-16 or MCS-400) + SCIS PC Station networked with AFIS Workstation.

AFIS & APIS Configurations for Counties and Large Cities

Configuration for 35,000-70,000 cards

Choose the following configuration:

PC Workstation DELL Model 420, Dual Processor Unit: 2 x 1GHz Pentium III in a Mini-Tower Case, 512Mb RAM, 21" Monitor, 100Gb HDD, Floppy Drive, CD Recordable, 56Kb Modem Card, SCSI Card, HP Scanner 6300 SCSI FBI Certified with PrintQuestT Software, ZIP Drive, Video Frame Capture Board, SCSI Board, Epson Color InkJet Printer or Laser Printer, APC-BACKPRO1000 UPS Power BackUp Unit, AFIS/APIS Licenses. Factory Set-Up and Test, Training.

Note: We currently use Dell models - Brand, models and configurations may change without notice.

Options:

  • Second Workstation (no local Database) networked with first one to double entry speed: Second scanner allows twice more cards and latents entered per day. All Data is stored on the first PC which acts as a Server and Workstation.
  • Matcher unit with dual 1GHz processors to speed up searches, particularly recommended for 70,000 cards configuration and for large amounts of palm cards and palm latents. Networked with above workstation(s) and corresponding AFIS/APIS licenses.
  • Mug shot Capture Kit.
  • Service Contract.
  • SceneScope UV Imager for direct untreated latent inputs.
  • CrimeScope (CS-16 or MCS-400) + SCIS PC Station networked with AFIS Workstation.
  • Database creation contract.

Single Workstation with Dual Matcher

Single Workstation with Dual Matcher

All 7 search capabilities included:

  • Latent to latent
  • Latent to ten-print
  • Ten-print to ten-print
  • Ten-print to latent
  • Palm card to latent palm
  • Latent palm to latent palm
  • Latent palm to palm card

AFIS & APIS Configurations for Large Police Forces

Server Configuration for 50,000-250,000 cards

Qty 1: Server DELL Model 6400, Quad Processor Unit, RAID-5 SCSI Hard Drives (100Gb TO 300Gb), APC SMART 1400 UPS Power BackUp Unit, HUB. AFIS/APIS Main License.

Qty 2-6: Matcher Units, Dual Processor each 2 x 1GHz Pentium III. (Added every 2 years for speed boost as DataBase grows), AFIS/APIS Licenses.

Qty 2-6: PC Workstations DELL Model 420, Dual Processor Unit: 2 x 1GHz Pentium III in a Mini-Tower Case, 256Mb RAM, 21" Monitor, 20Gb HDD, Floppy Drive, CD Drive, 56Kb Modem Card, SCSI Card, HP Scanner 6300 SCSI FBI Certified with PrintQuestT Software, ZIP Drive, Video Frame Capture Board, SCSI Board, Epson Color InkJet Printer or Laser Printer, APC-BACKPRO1000 UPS Power BackUp Unit for 2-3 WS, AFIS/APIS Licenses.

Factory Set-Up and Test, Training.

One Workstation is configured for the Administrator, with CD-R (DataBase BackUp), Tape BackUp Software and Hardware (System Backup).

Note: We currently use Dell models - Brand, models and configurations may change without notice.

Options:

  • Mug shot Capture Kit for Workstations.
  • Service Contract.
  • SceneScope UV Imager for direct untreated Latent inputs.
  • CrimeScope (CS-16 or MCS-400) + SCIS PC Station networked with AFIS Workstation.
  • DataBase creation contract.

Server + 4 Workstations / Scanners

Server + 4 Workstations / Scanners

All 7 search capabilities included:

  • Latent to latent
  • Latent to ten-print
  • Ten-print to ten-print
  • Ten-print to latent
  • Palm card to latent palm
  • Latent palm to latent palm
  • Latent palm to palm card

Justification for getting your own AFIS and/or APIS

AFIS and APIS stand-alone desktop PrintQuest™ PC Systems are now available and AFFORDABLE while offering the same powerful tools as found on state/federal AFIS and higher accuracy, we believe. Compare, show results to your boss. You have examples of cases where the large AFIS disappointed you? Get them together and call us for a demo.

Get the Full Fingerprint & Palmprint from ONE single vendor for better support, guarantee full compatibility, system support and application understanding. You may already be a SceneScope user or a CrimeScope user, well we have the interface for you to get the latents right into AFIS, PrintQuest™ that is.

Get FULL control over your database, your processes: If a case is critical for you, you may want to spend a lot of time on it, and resubmit the same latent with various minutiae configurations until you get the hit you wait for... Do you think the state AFIS operator will have time to dedicate so much effort for your case?

Assign the priorities YOURSELF for all your searches, get immediate results. PrintQuest™ is also a powerful tool for case presentation.

Process even the poor quality latents which State AFIS often refuses (They have stricter conditions based on the large size of their database). Solve more cases!

Review as many candidates as you wish in the list offered by PrintQuest™. Do you know how many candidates the state AFIS operators go through... Solve more cases. Trust PrintQuest™ to have the real hit PRESENT in the list, and ranked HIGH in the list.

Enter all cards you wish to enter, from any crime level, from YOUR local area, and get that highly accurate database for your town or county. Nothing prevents you, from sending your latents to the State and of course you should send them, but a larger proportion of crimes are committed by locals, so with your local AFIS, get your hits NOW, get MORE card hits, get MORE latent to latent hits, link crime scenes.

When you arrest a suspect, search his ten-print card and get results immediately (potential duplicates with different names are detected, and any corresponding latents).

Having your own AFIS and learning much more about the latent process, will help your crime scene people do a better job on their latent collection.

For APIS, few central databases offer palm capability, and even fewer offer satisfactory accuracy, so get your own palm database, create it quickly PrintQuestT is fully automated for palm card entry, i.e. no manual checking of patterns, minutiae, etc.

Start collecting Palm cards and Palm latents, and you WILL solve 25-35% MORE cases.

Risks with large central AFIS databases:

Does the operator of the State AFIS work for you? Does he have time to allocate to your case, like your people will when necessary?

PrintQuest and Fingerprints

Do you know how many cards are in the Central AFIS, and what is the current actual % of chance your latent hit will be in the first 10-20 candidates and reviewed?

Does the Central AFIS software use high accuracy matching using true Skeleton information for the searches?

Why does a submission of 12 latents to the state come back with 3 hits only, while PrintQuest™ hits on all 9? For many possible reasons, operator mistake, poor AFIS algorithm, good algorithm but oversized database for its capability.