Berkeley Varitronics Systems showcases cellphone detectors at ISC Solutions

Devices designed to detect unauthorized cell phone usage in correctional facilities and testing areas


Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – Metuchen, NJ -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry, today announced that the company will be an exhibitor at the ISC Solutions event November 3 – 4 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The focus of the show is on security products and applications.

BVS will be exhibiting its family of cell phone detection and location products. They include Wolfhound and Wolfhound-Lite for cell phone detection and the Yellowjacket bang Tablet analyzer for Wifi Direction Finding of unauthorized users.

The issue of contraband cell phones in correctional facilities is becoming the number one issue for prison officials. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the use of contraband cell phones by inmates has risen as the U.S. prison population continues to expand. For example, during 2006 California correctional officers seized approximately 261 cell phones in the State's prisons and camps; by October 2009, that number had jumped to 4,130.
A further application of the products is in campus and testing environments where cell phones can be used to share or store access to unauthorized information.

The Wolfhound-Lite allows correctional facilities to enforce an affordable NO CELL PHONE USE policy, since each security officer could potentially be equipped with a cell phone detecting watchdog.

"In recent months we have sold dozens of our Wolfhound and Wolfhound lite cell phone detection tools to local NY/NJ correctional facilities to combat the growing problem of contraband cellphones," said Scott Schober, President & CEO of BVS. "The exciting part about a mobile cell phone detection tool is that we continue to grow our customer base selling to many federal customers, security personnel, universities, and even getting attention from fleet management integrators," added Schober.

To view the products visit BVS in booth number 1062.