Georgia Department of Corrections Implements ORION NLJD to Detect and Locate Hidden Contraband Cellular Phones in Prisons

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The Georgia Department of Corrections has implemented ORION Non-Linear Junction Detectors to detect and locate contraband cell phones in their prisons. The ORION, manufactured by REI in Algood Tennessee USA, detects electronic components allowing the user to detect and locate hidden electronic items (such as hidden cellular phones), even if the electronic item is turned off or not transmitting.

Cellular phones continue to be one of the most dangerous forms of prison contraband, allowing inmates to bypass internal security measures creating a security risk that can reach beyond prison walls. Correctional authorities have indicated that cellular phones have become more valuable inside a prison than drugs or other contraband, and are often referred to as the new prison cash because inmates can sell minutes or cellular phone use to other inmates.

To combat the contraband cell phone issue, the Georgia Department of Corrections recently implemented ORION Non-Linear Junction Detectors to detect and locate contraband cell phones. The ORION Non-Linear Junction Detector (NLJD) manufactured by REI in Algood Tennessee USA, detects electronic components allowing the user to detect and locate hidden electronic items (such as hidden cellular phones), even if the electronic item is turned off or not transmitting.

Feedback from the Georgia Department of Corrections has been very positive indicating that they have located multiple contraband cell phones as well as other electronic contraband using the ORION.

Tom Jones, General Manager of REI, responded by stating that "REI is very excited to be assisting the corrections market in addressing the security threats posed by contraband cellular phones. We are impressed with Georgia's strong commitment to provide safe correctional facilities."

The ORION is one of the leading technologies being used to combat contraband cellular phones inside correctional facilities. For additional information on the ORION NLJD for locating and detecting cell phones in prisons visit:
http://www.reiusa.net/system/products/NJE-4000/NLJD_Prison_2007.pdf

About Research Electronics International
For 25 years, Research Electronics International (REI) has specialized in the design and manufacture of Technical Security Countermeasure equipment, and is the largest manufacturer of Non-Linear Junction Detection equipment in the World. REI's technical security equipment is used in over 100 countries worldwide by law enforcement organizations, government agencies, and corporations. REI's corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, and Center for Technical Security are located in Tennessee USA, with an extensive global network of resellers and distribution partners throughout the world. For more information call +1 (931) 537-6032 or visit REI on the web at http://www.reiusa.net.

Contact Person: Lee Jones
Research Electronics International
Tel: +1 931 537-6032

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