DENVER, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Littleton-based Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. (AMS), the world's largest provider of high-tech alcohol monitoring technologies, has been awarded ISO 9001: 2008 certification by TUV Rheinland of North America, based on the standards established by the International Organizations of Standardization (ISO).
The certification, which involves an arduous, multi-phase certification audit, is based on the ISO global standard for quality management systems. The certification means that AMS has achieved the highest global standards for the design, development, and management of AMS the company, as well as its products and services. The standards are published by the Switzerland-based ISO.
AMS President and CEO Mike Iiams says the certification is important because it shows that doing business with AMS means you're doing business with an organization that meets the world's highest standards for efficiency and effectiveness, and that the company is well aligned with customer requirements. "Our technology serves an important function in our criminal justice system, and as the first to market with our technology, our market strategy has always been to ensure we are providing the highest level of product and customer service quality in the industry," says Iiams. "The independent validation of ISO 9001 certification underscores our commitment to that quality, which should be required of any company providing technology services to governmental agencies," he adds.
In order to retain ISO 9001:2008 certification, the standards met in the audit, including maintaining a process approach to business, keeping a customer focus and continuously improving offerings, must be maintained.
AMS manufactures and markets SCRAMx, the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor. SCRAMx is a high-tech alcohol monitoring system that includes an ankle bracelet, worn 24/7, that samples a subject's perspiration every 30 minutes in order to measure for alcohol consumption. Launched to the corrections market in 2003, SCRAMx has monitored just under 250,000 DUI and other alcohol-triggered offenders in 48 states and 1,800 jurisdictions, helping courts and agencies ensure compliance with required sobriety.
Established in 1997, AMS is the world's 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 132 people across the U.S. and is a privately-held company headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.
SOURCE Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.