Berkeley Varitronics Systems has released PocketHound cell phone detector in an effort to stop illegal and unsecure cell phone use in classrooms, courtrooms and boardrooms.

PocketHound is a highly sensitive cell phone detector that is specifically tuned to the RF signature of all 2G/3G/4G cell phones (U.S. & international bands for PCS, CDMA/WCDMA, UMTS, GSM, EGSM). The receiver scans for any and all voice, texting and data transmissions and applies its unique auto-thresholding technology by comparing cellular measurements with the RF noise floor of that environment. This ensures that only genuine cell phone use (active or standby mode) will trigger the PocketHound with user selectable flashing LEDs and/or vibrating alerts. PocketHound detects all cellular RF activity within a 75 foot radius making it ideal for indoor use in areas where cellphone use is prohibited and illegal.

PocketHound's simple alerts and single button operation make it simple to operate effectively by anyone and it's size and weight are smaller than a pack of playing cards. It's internal lithium polymer battery and USB charging system allows up to 2 hours of continuous runtime without any need for direct operation or recharging. This allows the PocketHound to be covertly used in order to detect and identify the source of prohibited cell phone use.

PocketHound was designed to target the recent proliferation of cell phone use in environments where data and information intergrity is critical.

"With the widespread use of smartphones, we're seeing a growing market in need of policing cellphone use especially in universities and test-taking situations, corporate boardrooms and offices as well as government secure facilities and courtrooms. Since this market is not typically comprised of security professionals, we have developed PocketHound as an easy-to-use solution with a low price." Says Scott Schober, BVS President & CEO.

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Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor

April 02, 2012