BINJ Laboratories, Inc. (BINJ Labs) is an innovative technology company that specializes in signal detection, defense electronics, and corrections and public safety communications. The company is committed to inventive thinking and cutting-edge technologies that solve today's critical problems in the following fields:
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons and various corrections departments nationwide, the most significant problem facing corrections today is the continued unauthorized use of cell phones by inmates. Cell phones are a dangerous connection to the outside world as they allow offenders, especially gang members and organized crime figures, to continue their criminal activity. Some inmates use them to conduct illegal business, while others use them to plan their escape or harass people outside the facility. Due to improved technology, cell phones are smaller and more compact, making them easier to acquire and hide from officials. As a result, states across the country are struggling to find a viable solution to this problem.
In response, BINJ Labs has developed and tested its flagship product, CellScan, which is an innovative wireless system that detects, tracks and monitors cell phone activity in corrections facilities. Through extensive prison-based field testing, and under the direction of key industry decision makers such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, and the New York Department of Correction Services, BINJ Labs has created the only wireless cell phone detection system on the market that is specifically geared for the corrections industry.
CellScan identifies and separately reports the signal type (e.g. GSM, CDMA2000, TDMA, IS-95, etc.) of every cell phone being used. It tracks each phone's exact location, and if individuals move with their phones, CellScan indicates starting and ending positions. It can determine between those cell phones being used inside a facility and those that are not.
The system is created with the most effective technology available, yet its design and components make it inexpensive compared to other technologies. It uses little power to operate and its ease of use requires minimal training. Its wireless communications capability minimizes set-up costs because the expense and time of drilling through solid concrete walls are eliminated.
CellScan's wireless sensors are made up of integrated antenna and radio frequency detectors, and a sub-station. The sub-station communicates with the detectors that are placed within a specified area and reports cell phone activity, signal type and location.
Communication between sensors and a sub-station do not require high data rates, so it can operate seamlessly using WI-FI. This also creates a high data rate backbone that can allow for video and other high data rate traffic. BINJ also has a wired version of CellScan.
Navigational Technique Enhancements (NTE) To determine a target's accurate location, modern battlefield systems depend on Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) to send accurate information on position, velocity, and angle of movement. However, if this system is no longer available, a method that closely approximates the accuracy of the GPS-derived data must be utilized in order to avoid compromising an operation.
BINJ Labs is in the process of working with the Department of Defense to create a product that will achieve this method.
This system would allow military to track key personnel and locate targets regardless of physical conditions, so a planned mission can continue without risking misinformation or exposure. It would interface with mapping systems, data recording, weapons of mass destruction, and chemical sensors. An NTE system would also interface with data for time critical targeting of gunfire/rocket propelled grenade events located by the war fighter that requires accurate positioning data.
Homeland Security/Public Safety
BINJ Labs is evaluating comparable marketplaces to apply its Signal Detection System. These areas include, but are not limited to, law enforcement agencies, Department of Defense facilities, Department of Defense contractor operations, government offices, schools, universities, hospitals, the Department of Transportation, airline manufacturers and businesses with security requirements and/or unauthorized cell phone use concerns.