ASCA Survey Reasserts Tecore's iNAC Technology as Most Effective
Oct 25, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
A survey published by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), showed recently that 85 percent of states with a cellular contraband problem recognized that Tecore-pioneered Managed Access is a top new technology used to address the widespread problem of smuggled cell phones in prisons.
A separate report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in September also outlined the merits of Managed Access, while highlighting the potential for collateral damage from alternative technologies such as "jamming." The report specifically points out that "jamming wireless signals can cause interference to cell phone signals outside of a prison institution and violates the Communications Act." CTIA - The Wireless Association confirmed the findings of the GAO report, stressing the adverse effects of jamming and the need for the "use of non-interfering technological solutions [that] can help combat the problem."
Previously, a report published by the Department of Commerce in December 2010 on solutions to contraband cell phones in prisons cited Tecore's iNAC technology on several occasions. In the report, representatives from network providers lauded this technology's potential in helping to control this problem.
"Correctional Administrators acknowledge that cell phones have become the new 'currency' inside the walls and that a smuggled or un-monitored cellular device creates significant public safety concerns such as escapes, 'hits', witness harassment, drug trafficking and officer safety," said Tim Murphy, Vice President of Sales for Managed Access Solutions at Tecore Networks. "There is a growing and pressing need to combat this phenomenon, and these studies confirm yet again that Tecore's technology is the best equipped to do so," he said.
The use of unmonitored communication devices by inmates has reached epidemic levels in most correctional facilities, posing tremendous threats to public safety and law enforcement. By automatically differentiating between "authorized" and "unauthorized" cellular devices within a target area, without staff involvement or jamming wireless signals, the iNAC stands as the optimal solution to this increasing threat. Dedicated to increased focus on architectural enhancements and reduce costs for correctional facilities, Tecore introduced the new and improved iNAC II in July 2011.
Tecore's iNAC is a Managed Access system in a US correctional facility. First deployed in September 2010 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, the system blocked 216,320 calls, and messages from as many as 600 devices a day in the first month, and over a million calls to date.
To watch the nationally televised ABC's GMA report on Tecore's iNAC and to learn more about the iNAC II, please visit: tecore.com/solutions/intellinac.cfm
Tecore Networks is a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure.
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