Friday, April 24, 2009

CellAntenna Appoints New Sales Director

CellAntenna Corporation announces that it has appointed John E. Tutten as Sales Director. Tutten brings over twenty years of sales experience to the CellAntenna team. In his new position will oversee sales operations for CellAntenna’s fast-growing operations worldwide. Prior to joining CellAntenna Corporation, Tutten was employed with FreeScale Semidconductor as Sales Director and Motorola as Sales Manager.

“We are very pleased to have John join the CellAntenna team,” said Howard Melamed, President and CEO of CellAntenna Corporation. “This is an exciting time of opportunity for CellAntenna. With John’s expertise in sales and understanding of our products, he will help us to continue to grow our global operations.

Tutten holds a Masters of Business Administration from Nova University and a Bachelors from University of Florida. In his new position, Tutten will oversee the CellAntenna sales force in their sales with government entities and private corporations. Additionally, he will help oversee and manage key accounts of CellAntenna.

“I am very pleased to be joining the CellAntenna team,” said John E. Tutten. “I look forward to increasing CellAntenna’s global presence with their outstanding array of products.”

About CellAntenna Corporation

Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, and offices in England and Poland, CellAntenna Corporation ( provides packaged, custom, and even rapid deployment cellular repeater systems for residential, commercial, and government use. The company’s new products provide communication during disasters and where signal enhancement is required for saving lives. CellAntenna is involved in the limiting of cellular communication in prisons and in areas of high security. In addition, CellAntenna works on new and innovative applications for its systems and develops new, cutting-edge technologies.

Source: News Wire Today

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Press Release: CellAntenna’s Solution for Frustrated Mobile Phone Customers

CellAntenna’s Repeater Solutions Increase Mobile Signal Strength Indoors

Finally Signal in Your Range of Sight!

WARSAW, Poland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--If you own a mobile phone, you’ve probably experienced poor reception indoors. “Can you hear me now?”, “What about now?” sounds familiar? CellAntenna Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of CellAntenna Corp. is the worldwide provider of solutions that solve mobile communication problems with building repeaters. CellAntenna’s building repeater solutions make it possible to use mobile phones indoors, even in the areas where the outdoor signal is weak. In addition, the amplifiers reduce the overall radiation produced by mobile phones.

CellAntenna’s repeater solutions come in a wide-variety of pre-packaged and custom solutions, all CE tested and approved by Polish Telecommunications Institute. They are compatible with all public frequencies and all cellular service providers. The pre-packaged solutions range up to 5,000 square meters of coverage. For customers seeking solutions that go beyond 5,000 square meters and need multiple-floor distribution, CellAntenna will design and install a custom building repeater system, using the latest fiber optic technology to ensure the best reception in every corner of the indicated area.

“Mobile phones are already a part of everyday life, but unfortunately they often don’t work where and when we need them the most, at home and work,” said CellAntenna CEO, Howard Melamed. “Our building repeater systems solve this problem and make the mobile phone almost as functional as a landline while reducing the radiation they emit.”

The pre-packaged building repeaters are easy to install or can be installed by a CellAntenna partner, a local electrician or a satellite installer. For larger, custom-designed systems, CellAntenna has professionally-trained installers teams located throughout the world.

About CellAntenna

Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, and offices in England and Poland, CellAntenna has more than 90,000 customers worldwide. CellAntenna has grown from a prominent Florida based corporation to a firm of international standing. Nowadays, it also cooperates worldwide with governmental institutions, the army and public services providing them the guarantee of perfect communication in case of emergency. This cooperation also concerns jamming of GSM signal. This technology is especially useful to fight organized crime and sophisticated terrorist actions. It is only available for authorized commercial customers.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

The World is Flat According to the FCC and CTIA: The Legal Argument Behind Jamming

The World is Flat According to the FCC and CTIA: The Legal Argument Behind Jamming
By Howard Melamed
CEO CellAntenna Corporation
April 12, 2009

flat-earth-societyAccording to the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission and the CTIA, the organization representing the cell phone service providers, the world is flat. That means all of their thinking is based on their own defective physics and therefore they come up with wrong statements reflecting the flat world. Of course we all know that the world is in fact round and as such I am trying to get the FCC and the CTIA to see the light and update their way of thinking to modern times when it comes to jamming cell phones in a place where cell phones are illegal: Prisons. The 1934 Communication act is the basis for both the FCC and the CTIA’s medieval viewpoints. According to what congress passed in 1934, when there were no cell phones for that matter, only the federal government is allowed to interfere with radio frequency communication and State and local governments do not have the same right. Interfering was never specified as jamming. Back in those old days, when television did not even exist, radio transmitters were being set up around the country and were in fact interfering with each other based on output power. Even the police were on the AM band, FM was not even invented yet.

A radio station in New York could overpower a radio station in California on the AM band. Something needed to be done, and congress stepped in and passed the law. Every ruling that the FCC has made with regard to jamming equipment is based on this law. They claim that they cannot rule any different. The law is the law. Congress in enacting the law in 1934 could not possibly have predicted the our modern age of telecommunications with cell phones, , Al Qaida, remote triggering of explosive devices, or the ability for a criminal behind bars to arrange for the murder of a witness to his crime by simply dialing a cell phone and ordering the hit, as was the case in the murder of a Baltimore lady a few weeks ago. However congress was smart enough to set into course FCC commissioners with the future responsibility of making rules as congress put it “ In the best interest of the public”. How is it in the best interests of the public to allow cell phones in prisons and disallow our authorities the ability to defend the public against criminals? The FCC commissioners still live in a flat world of the past refusing to bring the will of congress into our round world.

My question which no one in the FCC has ever answered has always been whether or not congress was talking about legal communication or illegal communication when it comes to interference. There is a great distinction between the two. Of course congress meant that no one other than the feds can interfere with LEGAL communication. Why would anyone contemplate laws that are needed to regulate something that is illegal, like using a cell phone in a prison? Suppose I am a legal broadcasting radio station, and there is a pirate radio station 1 mile away which I am interfering with their radio frequency communication, am I in fact doing something illegal according to the 1934 act? Then there is the question of protection of the citizens of this country from criminal activity. Does the communications act supersede the rights of citizens to be protected from criminals behind bars?

Now we come to the flat world philosophy of the CTIA, the organization that represents the cellular providers like Sprint, Verizon, T Mobile and ATT. They claim that there is the ‘Slippery Slope’ in so far as if we allow jamming equipment into this country then everyone will use it and Grandma Betsy will not be able to make a 911 call when she sees a terrorist trying to break into her house. I am not trying to advocate the legality of any jamming equipment to be used by the public, including theaters, etc. In fact the FCC has not been doing their job in making sure the public does not get a hold of the jammers you can readily buy online. I am pushing not for an actual box that can be licensed, but rather for the acceptance of engineering parameters to be used in jamming only by our law enforcement including their bomb squads. (Yes it is illegal for them to jam as well). We need to increase the laws against the use of jammers by anyone other than law enforcement and really go after those that break the law.

The final point is why anyone would actually fight and to protect the inmate’s right to use an illegal communication device begs the statement “Show me the money". If in fact we can do what we have already proven we can, i.e.: jam only the prison and not the community, jam only the cellular frequency and not the public safety radios, then why does the CTIA still insist it cannot be done? I provided my best engineering calculations on the amount of money the carriers are making from illegal cell phones in prisons, which is approximately 4-5 billion dollars a year, and yet no one has even responded with any study or fact to the contrary. That is because what I say is in fact trouble for them, since what can they say? “It’s not 4 billion but only 2?” The underlying answer has to always be the motive of a crime. Cell phones should not have more rights than citizens. Criminals behind bars should not be able to use cell phones. Carriers should not be able to profit on criminal activity. It has to be about the money.

Until we can resolve this issue of protecting the public from cell phone activity behind bars, we cannot even contemplate closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring the terrorists to local and state prisons where they will have complete access to mobile phones. Perhaps the next 9/11 will be planned right under the very same institutions that are trying their very best to guard them. So the round world that I am living in is dealing with people that still see it flat. I cannot accept this of course.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cell Phone Problem in Prisons Target of Legislation

By Tricia Bishop |

Cellphone PrisonWhen prosecutors revealed last month that a Baltimore man accused of using a contraband cell phone in jail to order the killing of a witness was again caught with an illegal phone behind bars, the judge's jaw dropped. He couldn't fathom how this keeps happening. It's "amazing," said U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett.

But jail administrators will tell you it's not. Cell phones are smuggled into prisons in Maryland and around the world by the thousands through visitors, corrupt guards and, in Brazil, carrier pigeons. They're thrown over barrier walls, carried in body cavities and delivered by UPS. Inmates use them to run drug operations, intimidate witnesses, plan their escapes, harass victims' families and pass the time, calling girlfriends and grandmothers without fear of officers listening in. A single jail phone, passed from one inmate to another, can rack up thousands of calls per month.

Correctional officers in Maryland and elsewhere have boosted efforts to fight the proliferation, which has worsened as phones have cheapened. Maryland pioneered using K-9 dogs to sniff out the devices and recently toughened fines for those caught introducing contraband. But the dogs and officers can't keep up with the smugglers, and prosecuting them is often a low priority.

There is something that can kill the problem in an instant, though: signal-jamming technology. It crushes communication and makes the phones useless, proponents say.

"That would be the ultimate," said Gary Hornbaker, assistant commissioner of the Maryland Correctional Pre-Release System and head of all Baltimore region Division of Correction facilities. "We wouldn't have to worry about [cell phones] at all. It would save time and money for all of us."

But it's not being used by anyone except a few federal agencies because the Federal Communications Commission says such signal interference is banned under a 1934 law, enacted when cell phones weren't even a fantasy and land lines were in less than half of the country's households. That means the president's security detail can jam signals, but jails can't.

Bills before Congress aim to make cell jamming legal in prisons, and they've got a strong list of supporters, including the American Association of State Correctional Administrators and Gary D. Maynard, secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He's on a list of potential witnesses for a bill hearing next month.

But they've also got big foes, namely CTIA-The Wireless Association, a powerful lobbying group that frequently donates to political campaigns and represents every aspect of the multibillion-dollar wireless industry. CTIA worries that cell jamming could interfere with legitimate calls nearby and interrupt emergency communications. The National Emergency Number Association and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials expressed similar concerns.

The technology prevents a cell phone's signal from reaching out, so the phones can't make calls. Howard Melamed, chief executive of Florida-based CellAntenna Corp., which sells jamming technology abroad, says he can block a cell phone in the tiniest of areas, right down to the one in your pocket, without affecting anyone else. But CTIA isn't sold.

"Radio signals don't neatly stop at the edge of a prison perimeter fence or right at a wall. That's physics," said Brian Josef, director of regulatory affairs for CTIA.

His group has a contentious relationship with Melamed, with the two often butting heads. The CEO claims wireless carriers don't want to allow jamming because it would cost them at least $4 billion a year in proceeds from the illegal calls. CTIA refuses to respond to that allegation and calls Melamed a lawbreaker. The association has several times blocked Melamed's efforts to demonstrate the technology by complaining to the FCC, successfully petitioning to shut down demonstrations planned recently for Washington and Louisiana.

An FCC spokesman said the communications agency has no position on the congressional bills or on Melamed's technology - it's just enforcing the law as written.

The Communications Act of 1934, which created the FCC, specifically prohibits interference with licensed radio communication unless it's by an exempted federal agency, like the Drug Enforcement Administration but not the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Jamming critics point to other available technology that can be used to track down phones. But local prison officials say the cost is prohibitive and it still requires staff time to find the phones. They prefer jamming.

Melamed says jamming costs about a dollar a square foot, with most prisons allocating 250 square feet per inmate. That means a 508-person facility like the Baltimore City Correctional Center on Greenmount Avenue should cost about $127,000 to jam.

Jamming proponents say the money is worth it if it saves lives and prevents fights over the phones in jail, where they trade for 10 times their retail value.

In Massachusetts, an inmate tried to arrange his escape and a correctional officer's murder via cell phone. In Oklahoma, a gang leader coordinated mass violence in five prisons using a cell phone. In South Carolina, inmates have used cell phones to conduct credit card fraud and coordinate drug smuggling. And in Maryland, federal prosecutors say Patrick Albert Byers Jr. used a cell phone to arrange the 2007 murder of Carl Stanley Lackl, the key witness in another murder trial against Byers.

Byers is now on trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for Lackl's death. The day of opening statements, it was revealed that he again had a cell phone while in custody and might have used it to contact another witness last month. In court testimony Wednesday, the witness recanted his story to a federal jury and admitted to talking with Byers on the illegal cell phone while the defendant was incarcerated.

The congressional bills, introduced in January, are designed to prevent that. They would amend the 1934 law to specifically allow cell phone jamming in prisons if a state governor petitions for a waiver from the FCC.

For now, Maryland jails have to rely on "BOSS chairs" that can detect metal hidden in body cavities, daily sweeps and searches performed by three trained dogs, including Taz, a 5-year-old brown and white springer spaniel who found four contraband phones one recent morning at BCCC. Nearly a thousand phones were confiscated last year from Maryland prisons, a 71 percent increase over 2006. They're hidden in soup cups and soap boxes, books and peanut butter jars.

"They're all over the place," said Carol Harmon, BCCC's facility administrator. "They're everywhere."

Original Article: By Tricia Bishop |

Thursday, April 9, 2009

MOFORSAS™ IN BUILDING FIBRE OPTIC REPEATER SYSTEMS allow unprecedented distribution of communication in Hospitals, Hotels, University and Multi-Story Multi-Campus Buildings

Welcome to your Wireless World for April 10, 2009…

With new services Wimax, AWS, and MediaFLO ™ services for Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon respectively starting up in the near future current in building wireless integrator may not be fully prepared to offer all of the services to its customers. CellAntenna now has the solution: MOFORSAS™, Multiple Output Fiber Optic Repeater Smart Antennas System that handles all wireless communication services from 380 MHz through to 2500 MHz This allows for not only regular cellular and PCS services to be enhanced in a building, but allows for the integration of Public Safety, Paging, Cellular, SMR, Nextel, PCS, Satellite Radio, GPS, Wi-fi, AWS, MediaFLO™, and Wimax . In fact, MOFORSAS™ can distribute any frequency in this range. This allows every building owner or facility manager to be prepared for the coming 10-15 years of technology. The MOFORSAS™ can be deployed quickly using multimode fiber optic cabling, already installed in many of the future customer’s buildings. This new achievement is cutting edge but does not strain the budget. For more information on these and other products, please speak with one of our sales representatives.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Cell Phone Higher Talk Time Results in More Dropped Calls

Welcome to your Wireless World for April 6, 2009…

When cell phone manufacturers come out with statements that claim their particular cell phone model has greater talk time compared to others, BUYER BEWARE! Not much has changed in the cellular industry with regard to batteries and the amount of energy available to power cell phones. Current technology involves Lithium Batteries ( Lithium Iron Cobalt) which have been the main staple of every cell phone manufacture over the past five to seven years. So All this means is that the cell phone manufacturers have decided to lower the transmitting power of the cell phone, increasing the battery discharge time but lowering your ability to reach the cellular towers so that you can make a phone call without it dropping. In other words they had to get the extra energy for longer talk time somewhere and they didn’t care if it is at the reliability expense of your now limited mobile phone. The only true way to increase talk time and to lower the transmitting power level of your cell phone is to increase your cell phone’s ability to reach the tower with a lower signal. Adding a CellAntenna repeater system to your home or office does exactly that. Our customers comment that their cell phone seems to last for days now that they have installed a simple CAE50 system. Adding a repeater not only makes your cell phone more efficient but also protects against harmful electromagnetic radiation coming from high cell phone transmission levels that may be dangerous. Contact one of our sales associates for more information.

Friday, April 3, 2009

CellAntenna Cellular Repeaters Reduce Radio Frequency Interference In Hospitals

Welcome to your Wireless World for April 3, 2009…

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The common misconception is that banning cell phone use in Hospitals actually decreases the effects of RF emissions on sensitive hospital equipment. In fact, not having proper signal levels forces the cell phone to broadcast at the highest power levels in order to reach the cell phone towers through concrete walls and floors that make it nearly impossible. The highest power levels are what effects some hospital equipment and may even cause malfunctions of a deadly nature. Since almost everyone in a hospital has a cell phone and there is no way to guarantee that anyone will turn them off, saying that they are not to be used is simply not enough. Installing a CellAntenna Repeater system, including our newest Fiber Optic system, MOFORSAS™, lowers all power levels coming out of a cell phone to their lowest levels eliminating the effects of RF interference.

Check out our engineering page on our main website here. Please contact us if you have any questions or have a hospital that needs our expertise.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Press Release: Cellular Carriers Need to Surrender Revenue From Illegal Cell Phones Found in Prisons

Cellular Carriers Need to Surrender Revenue From Illegal Cell Phones Found in Prisons, Says CEO of CellAntenna Corporation

Las Vegas, NV/ April 1, 2009 – At the CTIA exhibition in Las Vegas, attendee Howard Melamed CEO of CellAntenna Corporation, a company that sells solutions for mobile phone signal problems and produces jamming equipment for prisons, is demanding that cell phone service providers surrender to department of correction authorities money earned from illegal cell phones found in prisons. The money would pay for the extra guards and equipment needed to tackle the growing epidemic of inmates using cell phones in prisons. Currently, illegal cell phones smuggled into prisons are the foremost problem facing correctional officials.

“The cellular providers through the CTIA say they sympathize and support law enforcement in their fight against illegal cell phones in prisons but lobby our government to deny law enforcement access to jamming equipment,” said Howard Melamed, President and CEO of CellAntenna. “As long as they oppose providing law enforcement the authority to jam illegal cell phones, they should voluntarily turn over any revenue made from illegal cell phones to them. No one should profit from criminals.”

Under the CellAntenna proposal a correctional facility that finds a cell phone used by an inmate can order the carrier associated with that cell phone to turn over all income earned from the illegal cell phone. Millions of dollars in revenue that the carriers are making would fund the cost of the searches and other less effective equipment that CTIA wants the prison authorities to use.

“Taxpayers need to know that it is costing our state and local governments millions of dollars for our prison authorities to search for cell phones,” continued Melamed. “CTIA representing the cellular service providers is standing in the way of law enforcement officers by denying them access to 100% effective low cost jamming equipment. The least they can do is pay for additional enforcement and security to assist prisons in tracking elusive cell phones.”

CellAntenna’s CJAM equipment is the only known way of jamming cell phone signals in a prison without affecting the surrounding neighborhood and the public safety radios. The company has been leading a nationwide fight to allow state and local law enforcement officials the authority to use cell phone jamming equipment that is currently not allowed under federal law.

About CellAntenna Corporation
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, and offices in England and Poland, CellAntenna Corporation provides packaged, custom, and even rapid deployment cellular repeater systems for residential, commercial and government use. The company’s new products provide communication during disasters and where signal enhancement is required for saving lives. CellAntenna is involved in the limiting of cellular communication in prisons and in areas of high security. In addition, CellAntenna works on new and innovative applications for its systems and develops new, cutting-edge technologies.

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