Securus Becomes Key Provider of Technology to Limit Contraband Wireless Units for Prisons and Jails in the United States
Press Release Nov 11, 2014
Securus Further Expands Industry Leading Technology Portfolio to Include Proprietary Managed Wireless Access System (MAS) with Exclusive Distribution with Vanu, Inc.
DALLAS, TX November 11, 2014/PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Vanu, Inc. where Securus will provide managed wireless access systems that will limit the use of contraband wireless units in prisons and jails in the United States.
“We continue to provide proprietary high-tech solutions to the government sector and our agreement with Vanu, Inc. allows us to exclusively distribute systems and own software that will greatly limit the use of contraband wireless units in restricted areas within prisons and jails in the United States,” said Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. “This is critical technology for managing any corrections environment today – and by limiting the use of contraband wireless devices, we can help corrections and law enforcement agencies better control criminal activity and keep inmates, corrections/law enforcement officials, witnesses, friends and family, judges, victims, and all of society safe. This technology prevents crimes and saves lives!”
“Vanu, Inc. has developed proprietary technology that sorts out legitimate wireless device use and lets those calls/messaging proceed in a normal way but does not allow contraband units/signals to leave the facility and we are the exclusive provider of that technology in the United States,” said Smith.
Vanu Bose, Chief Executive Officer of Vanu, Inc. said, “Our industry leading Spectrum-Shield technology enables correctional facilities to address the critical need for preventing the illicit use of cellular technologies. The system distinguishes between legitimate and non-legitimate wireless cellular devices within a correctional facility using our specialized radio algorithms. Spectrum-Shield prevents contraband devices from making and receiving unauthorized phone calls, text messages and data. The proprietary system design allows a correctional facility to not only capture illicit cell phones, but also allows pre-authorized phones to obtain service from their own carrier wireless network. We are thrilled to execute our agreement with Securus. Our software-radio technology will allow Securus’ customers to address the illicit cellphone problem today – and well into the future,” said Bose. “We have known Securus for a long time and they are technology leaders. We will continue to develop future enhancements for Securus as wireless devices become even more sophisticated – bringing together the powerful combination of our wireless technology and knowledge with Securus’ expertise in the corrections market.”
About Vanu, Inc.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts – Vanu is focused on technical innovation to enable cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology. Vanu’s software based radio solutions enable the rapid development of new form factors targeting specific market needs.
To learn more about Vanu, Inc., please visit www.vanu.com.
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 2,600 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,000,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, verification, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters™. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit www.securustechnologies.com.