Tecore’s Recent iNAC™ Managed Access Deployment Covers Six Operators and Nine Wireless Technologies in a Dense Urban Environment
For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Operating in a Downtown Baltimore Facility, Tecore Releases Unique Details regarding its iNAC™ Managed Access Capabilities
Hanover, MD, USA, February 20, 2014 – Tecore Networks, the inventor of Managed Access technology and a pioneer supplier of American-made 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE mobile network infrastructure today provided additional details of the successful deployment of its Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC)™ Managed Access solution at Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Tecore effectively deployed this technology across the full scope of commercial wireless spectrum throughout over 700,000 square feet of targeted area within the facility. The iNAC is designed to work within the context of the commercial network to control service in the targeted area. As such, the cooperation and collaboration of the six national cellular network operators who are currently operating within the downtown Baltimore area was instrumental to this successful deployment.
“We come today because after great deal of energy and great deal of work by our staff and support from the Governor’s office we came up with the right solution legally in the Tecore product – managed access,” said Maryland Secretary Gregg Hershberger of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) speaking at a recent press conference and demonstration of the system at the BCDC facility. “I think what you’ll see today will amaze you,” stated Secretary Hershberger as the demonstration began, continuing later “We hope to roll out (the technology in additional facilities) and eventually expand throughout the state.”
The deployed system covers the following network technologies: 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, 2G CDMA/1xRTT, 3G EVDO, and 4G WiMAX. Tecore’s history and experience deploying multi-technology network infrastructure around the globe was a key factor in addressing the heavily populated environment along with coordinating system operations with the cellular operators. CEO Jay Salkini brings 23 years of the cellular experience to the situation in order to solve this problem Baltimore has been experiencing for years.
Implemented as a comprehensive countermeasure to prevent the use of contraband cell phones, the iNAC Managed Access solution controls unauthorized access to commercial networks for voice calls, text messaging, and the Internet. One of the unique aspects of the system is that it offers precision control of the Radio Frequency (RF) environment across operators, frequency bands, and technologies. Building on the continued success of the iNAC deployment in Maryland’s Metropolitan Transition Center (MTC), the BCDC deployment further showcases iNAC Managed Access operational capabilities in dense urban environments. The solution is also attractive to many institutions because it provides a legal alternative for the control of cell phone usage without the collateral damage that can be caused by jamming the commercial network.
Contraband cell phone use has been identified by the U.S. Department of Justice and corrections departments across the country as a serious threat to public safety in the United States. Tecore’s iNAC Managed Access Solution’s ability to completely stop contraband cell phone use has dramatically improved public safety in every area where it has been deployed. The Managed Access system co-exists seamlessly within the confines of the facility without affecting other required radio communications. In keeping with legal requirements, all cellular devices within a facility can still dial 911.
The capabilities of the iNAC also allow the Department to gather intelligence information which then can be shared with law enforcement organizations. Wendell France, DPSCS Operations Regional Executive Director-Central said: “We believe in the Tecore product of managed access,” when speaking about the depth of value the technology provides to DPSCS. (For more information on the press conference please visit:http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/Operator-Technology-shuts-down-cellphones-in-jail/24358392.
The iNAC Managed Access Solution has been a true game-changer for officer safety, crime prevention, and investigations in correctional facilities in densely populated urban and rural areas. There are a variety of funding sources now available to corrections institutions to support the deployment of iNAC Managed Access in their facilities. Additionally, the FCC is considering rule changes to enable accelerated deployments of Managed Access. The timing is ideal for institutions to become active on the procurement front.
About Tecore Networks
Tecore Networks is the inventor of Managed Access technology and a pioneer supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE mobile core and network infrastructure. From millions of subscribers, to small private networks, Tecore Networks has serviced the commercial and government sectors for over 20 years. Offering cutting-edge voice and data technologies, and setting the standard for all-IP based architecture; Tecore Networks has exponentially increased performance while minimizing cost and space requirements. Tecore Networks offers value-added features and state-of-the-art professional services that enable their customers to increase ARPU and retention. Founded in 1991, Tecore Networks is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and a three-time winner of the Global Mobile Award. For more information, visit www.tecore.com.
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