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AMS Announces Availability of New SCRAM Direct Connect

Media Type: Press Release

LITTLETON, CO—Denver-based Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS) has announced the release of SCRAM Direct Connect, a new tool designed to streamline operations for its national network of SCRAM® (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) customers.

SCRAM Direct Connect is a new component of the SCRAM System that allows front-line personnel to connect a SCRAM Bracelet directly to the secure, web-based SCRAMNET application, without the need for the SCRAMModem. The direct connection expedites the process of connecting a bracelet to SCRAMNET, streamlining installations, removals, data uploads and downloads and other client management functions.

SCRAM Direct Connect consists of a software application and a small, lightweight device that slips directly over the top of a bracelet. With an Internet-enabled PC or laptop, front-line personnel can download the software via SCRAMNET, connect the bracelet directly to their computer via a USB cable, then communicate directly with SCRAMNET. Client management services can then be performed in the office or the field, without the need for a phone line. While Direct Connect is a tool utilized by those who manage local SCRAM programs for courts and probation departments, SCRAM clients will continue to utilize the SCRAM Modem, which plugs directly into a phone line at home or work for daily downloads of test results.

AMS says that SCRAM Direct Connect will speed processes, allow for remote client management and enable operational personnel to manage multiple clients simultaneously when needed. “According to early results of usage in the field, SCRAM Direct Connect is generating off-the-charts productivity gains,” says Lou Sugo, vice president of sales for AMS. “We developed this tool as another way to show our ongoing commitment to help our customers simplify their client management operations.”

SCRAM Direct Connect will be available to all SCRAM System customers on June 30th.

About Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.
Established in 1997, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. manufactures SCRAM, the world’s only Continuous Alcohol Monitoring system, which uses non-invasive transdermal analysis to monitor alcohol consumption. SCRAM fully automates the alcohol testing and reporting process, providing courts and community corrections agencies with the ability to continuously monitor alcohol offenders, increase offender accountability and assess compliance with sentencing requirements and treatment guidelines. Available since 2003, SCRAM has monitored more than 65,000 offenders in 46 states. Alcohol Monitoring Systems employs 97 people across the U.S. and is a privately-held company headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.