SWS Security Products
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"In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor."


Digital pager monitoring systems must
meet the following minimum specifications:

 1) Must be available in a single, 4 or 8 channel configuration to permit simultaneous parallel monitoring of separate RF paging channels. One receiver per channel is required. A single receiver scanning or switching to multiple channels is not acceptable.

 2) System must be expandable from 4 to 8 channels merely by the addition of receiver and decoder modules. No software changes, unlocking or licensing is acceptable.

 3) System must be offered as turnkey systems, including a computer with all software and I/O installed.

 4) Software must operate under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and use pull down menus for all functions. Hotkeys and right click menus for commonly used functions must be provided. 

 5) Must display alpha and numeric digital pages as received by a receiver capable of monitoring the pager channel on the appropriate frequency. Receivers must be commercial units; consumer, handheld or hobby scanners specifically are not acceptable.

 6) Must not require cooperation or knowledge of the pager user, or the paging system operator (carrier). System must be capable of covert operation from anywhere within the coverage area of the paging system supporting the target pager.

 7) Must be capable of monitoring the following paging formats: GOLAY, 512 baud POCSAG, 1200 baud POCSAG, 2400 baud POCSAG, 1600 baud FLEX, 3200 baud FLEX, and 6400 baud FLEX in both quad and bi-phase. All formats and all speeds must be decoded simultaneously and automatically. System must be capable of determining automatically the format of messages sent to a target pager. Manual (only) entry of the target paging format is not acceptable.

 8) Must be capable of displaying full content of message sent to target pager, including capcode and content of message in both alpha or numeric format as appropriate.

 9) Must be fully menu driven for easy operation by non-technical personnel. Receiver frequency and other parameters must be controlled from the software menu. Hot keys to control common receiver functions such as tuning and selection of memory channels will be provided. Manual tuning of the receivers specifically is not acceptable.

 10) Must capture and store pager messages on a per capcode basis, saving the
message, time and date in a file for that capcode.

 11) Must capture and store pager messages on match of search strings in the content of the message.

 12) System will create automatically a hard disk file for captured messages meeting the search criteria (capcode or search string), if a file for the capcode does not exist already. If a file does exist, all activity associated with that capcode will be indexed and stored in the file. Files are to be maintained on a per capcode basis.

 13) Several reporting operations will be included as standard. Reports will be able to be printed either to a file, the printer, or the screen. Reports must be manually exportable to customer's database. A specific function to export to Penlink (r) must be provided.

 14) Systems software will provide free form note fields which can be used to enter case numbers, notes on individual tracked, officer working case, etc.

 15) Software will permit searching fields in the entire message or capcode database via keyword or date range.

 16) Must include built in time/date clock capable of time and date stamping all intercepted pages. This clock must be maintained via internal battery such that the clock does not need to be set every time the system is used. Once set, the clock must be updated automatically every hour via data transmitted on a Flex paging channel.

 17) Must operate in real time, capable of decoding pages simultaneously in all formats such that no pages will be missed, even at maximum sustained (not peak) throughput of a busy paging channel. System must have a proven record of operating with 100% accuracy on sustained operation at any speed or format, supported by references or side by side demonstration.

 18) Must be designed specifically for law enforcement pager interception. Systems consisting of modified test equipment or systems adapted from other applications are not acceptable.

 19) Must be capable of searching all pages transmitted on a channel for matches to a user supplied or system-generated list of strings and/or capcodes. A minimum of 200 target capcodes and 50 message search strings will be provided. Search strings must be selectable as either numeric, alphanumeric, or both.

 20) Must be capable of displaying only selected pages, or (for testing, troubleshooting or training purposes) all pages on a channel, in real time, at maximum sustained (not peak) throughput of the paging system.

 21) Must have the capability to examine, print, enter, delete or modify search strings and capcodes from a menu selection. A single menu entry will be provided to erase all digital and alpha search strings, and all capcodes.

 22) Must be capable of firmware and software upgrades in the field to add new capabilities, features or report formats without the unit having to be returned to the factory. E-mail or Internet updates of software must be available.

 23) System (including receiver) must not be subject to RFI or EMI from any hardware required for operation. Must not radiate any signals which may interfere with other radio or electronic equipment in close proximity. Physical separation of system components to prevent interference is not acceptable. A special environment such as conditioned power, conditioned room environment etc. is not acceptable.

 24) System must include an auto resume feature. This feature provides for automatic restart in case of power failure. System must resume operation in the same mode and with same parameters as before power failure. Messages captured by the system prior to power failure must not be lost. This feature is necessary to ensure continuity of evidence and no missed pages.

 25) System must be modular in design, with individual receiver and logic decoding modules. This is to allow for quick, non-technical repairs and minimum downtime merely by replacing failed modules. System must be capable of continued operation without operator intervention even with one or more failed modules.

 26) Must include toll free technical support and a minimum of a two year 100% warranty on materials and workmanship.

 27) Must be manufactured by an established company with a proven history and whose primary mission is manufacturing and supporting electronic surveillance systems in the specialized government and law enforcement industry.

 28) System must have a proven installed base of law enforcement users and may not be a prototype or newly developed unit not proven in the field under intensive use.

This is a Restricted Item For Sale to and Use by Law Enforcement Only
Contact SWS Security for more information at:
(410) 879-4035 Outside of the U.S.
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1300 Boyd Road
Street, Maryland 21154