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SCRAMx Adds Wireless Option to 24/7 Alcohol Anklets

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DENVER, COAlcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc., makers of the SCRAMx alcohol monitoring bracelets, has announced the release of SCRAMx Wireless, the newest data communication option for their 24/7 offender alcohol monitoring system.

SCRAMx is an ankle bracelet, worn 24/7, that samples perspiration to measure for alcohol consumption. The bracelet can also provide house arrest/home detention monitoring for higher risk offenders. To-date SCRAMx has monitored more than 190,000 offenders in 48 states.

SCRAMx Wireless will allow offenders who do not have conventional land telephone lines to do data downloads from home without the need for a telephone line, a cellular phone or even internet connectivity. “Eliminating the need for a phone line or internet access in the home widens the net of alcohol-fueled offenders that can benefit from court-ordered 24/7 sobriety,” said Lou Sugo, vice president of marketing for Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS), which manufactures and markets the SCRAMx System in North America. “With SCRAMx Wireless, all we need is an ankle and the court-validated technology will do the rest,” Sugo added.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than one-fourth of U.S. homes are completely wireless, and that number is expected to steadily increase. AMS says the wireless capability means offenders will no longer have to travel daily to a SCRAMx office to download the previous day’s test results, streamlining processes for both offenders and monitoring agencies.

About Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS)
Established in 1997, AMS is the world’s first and largest provider of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) technology. AMS manufactures SCRAMx, which uses non-invasive transdermal analysis to monitor alcohol consumption and integrates home detention monitoring into a single anklet.SCRAMx 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. AMS employs 126 people across the U.S. and is a privately-held company headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.