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Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office: Cell-site Simulator

Control panel of a Stingray cell-site simulator, showing inputs and power switch
A Harris Corporation Stingray II cell-site simulator.
Credit: USPTO
Agency Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office
Location Annapolis, MD
Technology Cell-site Simulator
Vendor Jacobs Technology

The Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office purchased a cell-site simulator for $546,160 from KeyW, which has been acquired by Jacobs Technology. Previously, the sheriff had a Stingray II cell-site simulator from Harris Corp.

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Cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays or IMSI catchers, are devices that masquerade as legitimate cell-phone towers, tricking phones within a certain radius into connecting to the device rather than a tower.

Control panel of a Stingray cell-site simulator, showing inputs and power switch
A Harris Corporation Stingray II cell-site simulator.
Credit: USPTO