CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CellAntenna, experts in combating cell phone threats, has introduced a new cell phone detection solution designed to prevent accidents caused by locomotive engineers, bus drivers and other heavy equipment operators making calls or sending text messages while on the job. The new CJAM Cell Phone TrainAlert (CJAM-TA) solution proactively alerts authorities or dispatchers when an operator is using a cell phone in time to prevent major public transportation accidents and save lives.
“Recent commuter train accidents underscore the need for real time alerts when locomotive engineers are using a cell phone”
Within the past three years, dozens of deaths have been attributed to train engineers distracted by cell phone calls and texts, including a 2008 incident in Los Angeles where 25 people lost their lives and more than 100 people were injured. The threat extends to bus drivers and heavy machinery operators as well. The CJAM-TA solution corresponds to February’s announcement by the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) of its 2010 Federal Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. On that list, cell phone use by motor coach and bus drivers was highlighted. However, proposals by the NTSB to install video cameras in trains fall short of fully addressing the issue.
“Recent commuter train accidents underscore the need for real time alerts when locomotive engineers are using a cell phone,” said Howard Melamed, CEO of CellAntenna Corporation. “The CJAM-TA solution is the result of our proactive approach to producing new, innovative technologies that serve as a deterrent to using cell phones on the job in violation of company policy or law.”
With CJAM-TA, cell phones in use in unauthorized areas, such as a locomotive cab, are passively detected, and the central dispatch or security personnel are actively notified of the use of the cell phone. The train engineer can then be contacted immediately and the cell phone turned off. CJAM-TA can also be applied to bus drivers and heavy machinery operators. CellAntenna’s complete portfolio of cell phone detection, control and jamming solutions address the continued need for cell phone threat management. With experience handling cell phone threat scenarios around the world, CellAntenna is the industry’s only systems integrator with solutions for customers spanning various technologies and price points.
About CellAntenna Corporation
CellAntenna Corporation offers solutions to either enhance or prohibit cell phone signals. For nearly a decade, the company has increased productivity and safety through the boosting of signal strength and reduction of dropped calls. Products include antennas, cellular repeaters, and cell phone signal boosters. CellAntenna’s broad portfolio also includes solutions for cellular detection (CJAM-DT), jamming (CJAM-NF) and the CJAM-CPC Cell Phone Controller. CellAntenna’s solutions are designed, developed and manufactured in the United States. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., CellAntenna also has offices in the United Kingdom and Poland.