Managed access systems deploy a secure wireless umbrella over a specified area to either permit or block the transmission from mobile devices. They do not interfere or jam public safety services and also support onsite communications such as private mobile radio services or approved electronic devices.
Although cell phone ownership is illegal in most federal and state prisons in the US, the number of contraband devices in circulation in such institutions is growing by more than 60% annually. This illegal epidemic is posing significant risks in terms of public safety and security because cell phones are not only being used to plot criminal activities; they are also being used for harassment and intimidation purposes.
Zinwave’s in-building wireless technology is being increasingly chosen as the preferred solution by managed access system suppliers operating in this field because of its security features and future-proof advantages.
Zinwave’s wideband active DAS (known as Zinwave3000)
The system’s low component count (comprising a hub, a service module, an optical module and a remote unit) makes it straightforward to deploy across a widely dispersed area and signal outputs are controllable on a building-by-
Zinwave’s DAS also facilitates the deployment of other wireless communications, such as public safety services, internal radio communications and location-based services on the same installation, resulting in reduced costs with higher utility.
Says Laddy Fleming, Executive Vice President of World-Wide Sales & Marketing; “Contraband cell phone ownership is unfortunately growing in parallel with Smartphone ownership. Our DAS is enabling systems integrators to provide correction facilities with an “install-once”
Zinwave DAS technology is currently being used in correctional facilities in Texas.