Columbia, MD, December 04, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Tecore Networks, a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure, today demonstrated its Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC) as the optimal solution for contraband cell phone use by inmates in prison. The demonstration was hosted by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and featured controlled tests of call and text message blocking, 911 call completion and lawful intercept. The tests were completed for each of the top four U.S. commercial carriers, highlighting the iNAC’s multi-technology capabilities.
Based on an all-IP architecture capable of supporting multiple technologies including the GSM and CDMA families, iNAC serves as a unified gateway to all commercial cellular networks in a defined area. iNAC captures information about the SIM card and device, and originating and terminating telephone numbers. The system has three modes of operation:
managed access, which allows authorized devices to complete calls on the commercial networks, holds communication from other devices, and maintains regulatory compliance with features such as 911;
cell detection, which allows all calls to be completed on the commercial networks while capturing SIM, device and call information; and
lockdown, in which no communications are allowed (with optional exceptions such as 911).
Additional features and benefits include:
support for lawful intercept;
robust physical security measures including isolated physical points of presence when operated on-site; and
the option to receive iNAC as a centralized managed service.
The iNAC Managed Access System has been fully deployed in a correctional institution with dramatic results, including the initial detection of – and subsequent prevention of – hundreds of calls per day.
“We are honored to be invited by our home state of Maryland to demonstrate iNAC at a correctional facility,” said Jay Salkini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tecore Networks. “We are further honored that the FCC and the major carriers have formally supported our demonstration. Not only has Tecore developed the managed access solution to contraband cell phone use, we have worked extensively with industry and regulators to eliminate roadblocks to deployment. These efforts will greatly facilitate the use of this technology by corrections institutions in the United States.”
About Tecore Networks
Tecore Networks is a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure. Built with the same standards-based voice and data technologies available to global carriers on an IP-based architecture, we have dramatically enhanced functionality while minimizing space requirements, installation time and cost of ownership. We also offer integrated value-added features to enable our customers to increase ARPU and retention. Our solutions include core as well as radio access network infrastructure, supported by state-of-the-art professional services. Founded in 1991, Tecore is ISO 9001:2000 certified, and is a three-time winner of the Global Mobile (3GSM) Award. For more information, visit www.tecore.com.
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