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REI’s Business Intelligence Protection Seminars explain the risks posed to businesses and individuals by electronic eavesdropping and illicit surveillance. Wrongful exposure of sensitive  information including merger or acquisition planning, marketing strategies, financial projections, or executive employee behavior can severely harm an organization. The mere perception of compromised information can lead to stock decline, negative publicity, damaged business relationships, and loss of customer confidence. BIPS offer practical instruction and techniques to guard against critical information loss.

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Recently a new OSCOR Firmware update was released on the REI website. This free download is available for the OSCOR Blue and OSCOR Green Spectrum Analyzers. In addition to performance  improvements, two file and data operations have been added to the latest firmware.

Frequency Allocation Information

When generating a signal list, the OSCOR will automatically populate the comments field with information about the frequency band that a signal might be a part of for the currently selected ITU  region. This information contains known regulatory or other uses of given frequency bands. Depending on the frequency there may be multiple allocations given. The frequency allocation information is also provided anytime that a signal is added to an existing signal list.

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The TALAN is capable of detecting VoIP packets on VoIP phone systems using the 10/100 Mbps rate. The TALAN VoIP Test Adapter will force some Gigabit VoIP systems to auto-negotiate to the  10/100 Mbps rate. However, some VoIP network systems may not be fully compatible with the VoIP Test Adapter, or have been set up not to auto negotiate down. Below are compatibility issues that may be encountered and also solutions:

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REI’s CPM-700 was the standard in RF broadband detection for over 20 years in the TSCM market. Now the ANDRE offers many more features to its users. The ANDRE includes robust tools to help identify what type of signals are being encountered and offers powerful post-sweep analysis functions not available in other broadband detectors.

HOW THE SIGNAL LIST WORKS

The ANDRE automatically generates a list of detected signals that exceed the designated trigger level and register on the frequency counter. These signals display from strongest initial RF level at the top to weakest at the bottom and can be customized to show 10, 25, 50, or 250 signals. Even when the signal list display is full, the ANDRE continues to capture weaker signal information. If a newly-detected signal is stronger than another in the list, the list automatically re-sorts and weaker signals roll off.

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The newly-launched ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International is helping prevent fraud at exam testing sites. Commonly used for counter surveillance operations and intelligence protection, the ANDRE is now also helping educators prevent cheating during examinations by detecting covert electronic transmissions.

According to news reports out of Brazil*, eleven individuals were arrested last year for using electronic devices during the high-profile National High School Examination (ENEM). This year, the Ministry of Education will be using ANDRE to locate and identify participants who attempt to use electronic devices during the exam and may have circumvented inspection by metal detectors.

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ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver Front ViewThe newly-launched ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International is helping prevent fraud at exam testing sites. Originally designed for counter surveillance operations and intelligence protection, the ANDRE is now also helping educators prevent cheating during examinations by detecting covert electronic transmissions.

According to news reports out of Brazil*, eleven individuals were arrested last year for using electronic devices during the high-profile National High School Examination (Enem). This year, the Ministry of Education will be using ANDRE to locate and identify participants who attempt to use electronic devices during the exam who may have circumvented inspection by metal detectors.

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In the previous REI newsletter we discussed the importance of spectrum analyzer mobility in order to locate transmitters. Detecting and identifying types of signals is very important, but locating transmitters is equally, if not more important if you want to find malicious surveillance devices, and that requires a portable receiver. Moving the spectrum analyzer reveals changes in signal amplitude as it gets closer or further away from a signal’s source.

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Is your company evaluating how to protect its intellectual assets? An IBM-sponsored study reports that the average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million and the average size of data breaches is on the rise. Today’s existing internet and mobile phone networks serve as digital listening posts anywhere in the world. There are more frequent occurrences where technical security vulnerabilities are opening the door to cybersecurity threats:

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ORION HX Deluxe Non-Linear Junction Detector

The new ORION 900 HX Non-Linear Junction Detector from REI detects electronic semi-conductor components through dense materials such as bricks, concrete, and soil. The longer 900 MHz wavelength excels at detecting older, less refined circuitry and also penetrating building and construction materials compared to the shorter wavelength of the 2.4 GHz model, which excels at detecting modern, surface mounted circuitry in normal office environments.

For those with both applications, a new ORION HX Deluxe package is available which includes interchangeable 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz antenna heads. The antenna heads are easily exchanged in under twenty seconds by simply turning a pair of thumb screws. The touch screen controller on the ORION handle automatically recognizes the attached antenna and displays the corresponding data.

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