SENSTAR INTRODUCES GALLIUM-PDS A Passive Detection System (PDS) for cell phones and mobile devices optimized for correctional facilities


Senstar LogoSenstar is pleased to announce Gallium-PDS, a passive detection system that detects and locates the illegal use of mobile devices.

“Contraband communication devices are a growing problem for correctional facilities as they undermine the objective to keep inmates separated from the outside world and the crime community,” said Senstar Corporation President Brian Rich. “Gallium-PDS was developed specifically for the specialized complex mixed RF environments of correctional facilities. It co-exists with the numerous on-site friendly communication devices, and can pinpoint use of illegal ones to within one inmate cell.”

Gallium-PDS is built around sophisticated, yet affordable signal processors that cover a wide radio frequency (RF) range and have the capability to scan and focus on individual transmitters, thus ignoring irrelevant legal transmitters within and outside the facility. A network of sensors and processors correlates received cellular signals and generates a map of the transmitting devices, with an accuracy of a few meters (approximately 10 ft). The results are superimposed on a building floorplan which enables a

“Being a passive detection system, Gallium-PDS does not require radio licenses, there are no legal or environmental restrictions, and there is absolute containment of the protected area with no spillover effects,” said Mr. Rich. “As a result, it addresses many of the shortcomings associated with other solutions, such as wideband RF jammers, managed access solutions and energy detectors.”

For a demonstration of Gallium-PDS visit Senstar at booth 5 at the 2015 Construction and Maintenance Institute conference from October 13-15. Also talk to us about Senstar’s other exciting products: FlexZone our ranging fence-mounted detection system; FiberPatrol, our ranging fiber system which provides pin- point detection for long perimeters; Tungsten, our new cyber security Ethernet switch; OmniTrax, our award-winning ranging buried cable detection sensor; and Flare, our personal emergency locating

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Senstar, the trusted innovator safeguarding people, places and property, has been manufacturing, selling and supporting the world’s largest portfolio of perimeter intrusion detection sensor technologies for more than 30 years. Senstar is also a leading provider of life safety / emergency call solutions, as well as of a new line of solutions that protect security networks against cyber threats. Senstar’s products and solutions can be found around the world in more than 80 countries, in tens of thousands of sites including borders, ports, military and government, correctional facilities and other critical sites. Twitter: @SenstarCorp