Some of the Equipment We Use
The below equipment is just a sample of what we bring with us when we conduct a tscm inspection
Spectrum Analyzer OSCOR 5000, Ver 5.0+
Portable X-Ray Imaging System
The OSCOR 5000 is a spectrum analyzer that can search the RF Spectrum from 10Khz to 3Ghz for any transmitting devices. The picture to the top right is the screen display on the OSCOR. The bump in the lower middle of the screen was caused by a 2.4Ghz color video camera hidden inside of a radio. The OSCOR can also detect infra-red and carrier current bugging devices.
Thermal Infrared Camera
At left is our portable X-Ray system that is set up to image a telephone instrument to determine if there are any eavesdropping devices installed inside of the phone instrument.
Our System is also capable of storing images on cd so we can compare X-rays on future inspections to determine if there has been any additions to the electronics in the phone since our last inspection.
We are able to X-ray a variety of items including walls, clocks, phone instruments, telephone blocks, and other objects that eavesdropping devices are commonly hidden in.
Non Linear Junction Detector (NLJD)
The thermal infrared camera operates at a wavelength which allows the camera to "see" changes in temperature. This allows the operator to detect eavesdropping devices by detecting the heat created by a hidden camera or transmitter. The camera is so sensitive, it can detect devices that are operating behind walls or above ceiling tiles.
Time Domain Reflectometer
The ORION Non Linear Junction Detector is manufactured by Research Electronics. The NLJD is capable of detecting the electronics that are inside of bugging devices whether the bugging device is currently operating or not. This piece of equipment is extremely important due to the fact that some transmitters may be on a timing device or remote control during the sweep and will not be active during the sweep thus being invisible to a spectrum analyzer. To Read more about the Orion follow this link.
Digital Phone Analyzer
A time domain reflectometer (TDR) is used to analyze phone and cable lines. This unit will send a pulse of energy down a line and display any change in impedance. Changes in impedance may indicate an eavesdropping device on the line. The range of the TDR we use is up to 80miles. The picture above right shows two horizontal lines in the middle of the screen, these are two phone lines being tested by our TDR. An eavesdropping device is on the lower line where the second bump is on the line. The bump at the beginning on both of the lines is from the connection of the TDR to the phone lines. The TDR will also give an accurate reading of the distance to where the impedance change is taking place.
After we test a line with the TDR, we are able to print out the display of the line for comparisons on future sweeps.
The TALAN incorporates several types of telephone line tests including common tests such as voltage, current, resistance, and capacitance tests, as well as NEW technology such as line NLJD, FDR Frequency Domain Reflectometry, and Digital Demodulation into a single piece of equipment. Additionally, the TALAN utilizes an automatic internal pair switching matrix to automatically perform tests on all pair combinations. The ability to perform several different tests allows the user to compare the results of multiple tests on multiple phone lines, quickly identifying any potentially threatening anomalies.
Portable Spectrum Analyzer
The broadband receiver designed to detect and locate all major types of electronic surveillance devices including room, phone, body bugs, video transmitters, and tape recorders.
Our portable spectum analyzer assists us in sweeping vehicles for GPS tracking devices and also assists us in locating transmitters.