LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Addressing the growing problem of illicit cell phone use in correctional facilities, AirPatrol, a developer of mobile device detection systems, and Pay Tel Communications, a provider of inmate phone service, today announced a partnership to combat cell phone smuggling. Under the terms of the partnership, Pay Tel will resell AirPatrol’s ZoneDefense system for detecting and pinpointing the location of cellular and WiFi devices within correctional facilities.
“The partnership is a natural fit for both organizations,” said AirPatrol CEO, Cleve Adams. “AirPatrol technology has enjoyed great success in federal government and high security arenas securing facilities against rogue cell phone use and Pay Tel is a telecommunications leader in correctional facilities where rogue cell phone use by inmates is a serious problem. Together, we have a compelling solution to tackle what has been a challenging issue,” he said.
AirPatrol’s ZoneDefense is a network of sensors that can detect wireless devices using 2G, 3G, 4G cellular and/or 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi networks and provide security personnel with the device’s location accurate to within two meters. Unlike mobile device security systems that attempt to jam or intercept wireless transmissions, ZoneDefense’s technology is passive and does not interfere with carrier networks, making it a superior solution for facilities near population centers, public highways and other areas where civilian mobile phone traffic is common.
“We are looking forward to offering AirPatrol’s ZoneDefense to Pay Tel’s current and future clients,” said John Tayloe, Sales Vice President for Pay Tel. “This technology brings yet another level of security and control to facilities and provides an effective, practical solution to the problem of contraband wireless devices.”
For over 20 years, Pay Tel has been the dominant provider of telephone service for correctional facilities in the Southeast United States. With record-level customer retention, Pay Tel has expanded nationwide offering service from South Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Pay Tel’s mission is to make it easy and affordable for inmates to maintain communication with family and friends.
“Communication is very important within correctional facilities, but it needs to be monitored and managed to ensure the safety of everyone. Illicit cell phones are used to manage and coordinate criminal activities both inside and outside the facilities, making them a threat to other inmates, corrections employees and the general public,” said Adams. “By eliminating contraband devices and directing the inmate population to Pay Tel managed phones, we’re making correctional facilities safer as well as providing a revenue resource that can be used to improve operations.”
AirPatrol is demonstrating ZoneDefense in booth #832 at the American Correctional Association Winter Show in Long Beach, California February 8-10. In addition, AirPatrol will host the Contraband Cell Phone Workshop Monday February 9 from 2-5pm in the Harbor Section B room at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
About Pay Tel
Pay Tel began operating in 1986, providing payphone service to clients throughout the Southeastern United States. In 1989, Pay Tel introduced inmate telephone service, growing to become the market-dominant provider to confinement facilities in the Southeast. Building on a strong client base, Pay Tel expanded operations to offer service nationwide. Pay Tel’s dedicated Development Team strives to deliver continuous innovation through the CenturionITS™ platform with integration to the industry’s most effective investigative tools. For more information about Pay Tel and its products, call 866-729-8352, email: email@example.com or visit www.paytel.com.
AirPatrol, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp., is a developer of mobile device identification and locationing systems. Its flagship product, ZoneDefense, is a security platform for wireless and cellular networks that can detect, monitor and manage the behavior of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices based on their location. AirPatrol also offers a business-to-consumer platform called ZoneAware that allows retailers, resort owners, consumer firms and others to deliver custom content and services based on a mobile device’s location. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., AirPatrol has regional offices in San Diego, California, Vancouver, Canada, Sydney, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. AirPatrol customers include numerous government and military agencies and large enterprises around the globe. For more information on AirPatrol Corporation and its products, call 410-290-3446, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.airpatrolcorp.com.
About Sysorex Global Holdings Corp.
Through focused, custom technology solutions, Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX) provides cyber security, data analytics, custom application development, cloud solutions, Mobile/BYOD solutions and strategic outsourcing to government and commercial clients in major industries around the world. From identifying security risks to helping clients realize value from their big data strategies, Sysorex has the experience, technology, partners, and agility to be your trusted IT partner. Visit www.sysorex.com, follow @SysorexGlobal and Like us on Facebook.
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