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Michigan State Police: 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 Michigan State Police
Location Dimondale, MI
Technology Cell-site Simulator
Vendor Harris Corp.

The Michigan State Police first acquired a cell-site simulator from Harris Corp. in 2006, according to research by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.

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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