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Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK,  July 2013 - Chronos Technology, a global expert in timing and synchronisation for telecoms, energy, transport, broadcast and financial systems; and a world leader in GPS jamming and interference detection and location, has announced the release of the CTL3520 handheld GPS Jamming Detector and Locator System .

Aimed specifically at detecting GPS jammers hidden in vehicles, the unit can pinpoint even the weakest jammer and identify the vehicle in which the jammer is hidden, even in a busy multi-storey car park.  Other applications include detecting vehicles with jammers at ports, fleet depots, airport car parks and taxi ranks.

Easy to use, the CTL3520 device was recently tested by representatives of Law Enforcement and Security Agencies in screened rooms at the MIRA test facility in Warwickshire and successfully identified hidden jammers both in vehicles and people’s pockets.

The CTL3520 was developed from research undertaken by the University of Bath and is a significant commercial outcome of the SENTINEL research project which was part-funded by the Technology Strategy Board.

Commenting on the unit Prof. Charles Curry said “Previous jamming detecting products have been unable to identify which vehicle is hosting the jammer.  This has been a particular limitation and a major challenge for people wishing to protect critical infrastructure if faced with GPS jamming emanating from a nearby vehicle.  Most websites currently selling GPS jammers maintain that the operating distance of a jammer is just a few meters.  This is simply not true.  We have tested GPS jammers in controlled trials and their range is easily 250/300 meters which makes specific vehicle identification extremely difficult, particularly in a multi-storey car park.”  He continued “The CTL3520 solves this problem and can pick out one vehicle in a thousand which has the jammer installed.”

Dr. Robert Watson from the University of Bath Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department said “This product contains advanced technology which is the culmination of more than two-years of research and development at the University of Bath, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) within the SENTINEL project. We are delighted that our collaboration with Chronos has led to a commercial product.”

In addition to UK users, Chronos is also seeking international resellers and distributors to take the product into critical infrastructure protection and law enforcement markets where there is a recognised concern about the proliferation of low cost GPS jammers as used by criminals to cover their tracks or vehicle drivers for personal privacy purposes.

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