SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you use a smartphone, there's a big, open, easy-to-access window on your world for anyone to access and exploit.
Today, Vysk Communications unveiled its new QS1, a protective case that makes it virtually impossible for others to eavesdrop on and capture your conversations. The proprietary processor inside the case encrypts your calls while also engaging a mechanical device to ensure no one hears what you don't want them to hear. The Vysk privacy system also prevents any metadata trail from being created. It puts your cameras and microphones on absolute lockdown and provides for encrypted private texting. And it does this without giving up your iPhone or Samsung smartphone, learning a new operating system or bearing great expense.
The heart of the system is in a protective case for iPhone 5 and 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4. When activated, it encrypts voice communications, locks out microphones and the front and rear cameras. The Vysk QS1 is made in the USA.
Says Vysk co-founder and CEO Victor Cocchia, "Even for those of us who think we have nothing to hide, there are people going to great lengths to listen to your phone conversations to gain access to your confidential information. Virtual trespassers — from sophisticated espionage groups to government agencies — can gain access to every word you speak and everything your cameras, texts and microphones reveal, completely unknown to you."
"Privacy solutions based only on software are vulnerable to malware and hackers," Cocchia says, "which is why our system begins with hardware. We encrypt your conversations right inside the case. And if you like your phone, you can keep your phone — and use it with the confidence of greater privacy."
Pre-orders will begin on May 15 at VYSK.com and via Enterprise sales channels. Delivery is scheduled for early fourth quarter 2014. MSRP will be $229.
How The Vysk QS1 Works:
The Vysk QS1's Privacy System has two mechanical camera shutters, a jamming system for all microphones, a dedicated 3.5 mm jack for encrypted calling via wired headset, and a proprietary encryption processor for secure calling. Encryption takes place at the source, made even more secure with the Vysk Encrypted Privacy Network.
There are two privacy modes:
- Lockdown Mode blocks cameras and jams microphones.
- Private Call Mode adds telephone covered by a monthly subscription ($9.95).
"To everyone but the intended recipient, voice communications emerge from a Vysk-encased phone in encrypted form, making your conversation completely unintelligible to any third parties and leaving no metadata trail." says Cocchia.
The Vysk QS1 will deliver up to eight hours of encrypted private calling via its 2,200mAh Lithium Polymer battery before needing a re-charge. The QS1 will provide excellent damage protection and includes an integrated HD audio amplifier system with microphone and speakers.
Vysk Monthly Subscription Service
With the Vysk Monthly Subscription Service, users will be able to speak with other Vysk subscribers in absolute privacy over the Vysk Encrypted Privacy Network. No one – not even Vysk – will know the identity of the caller or the recipient. No data is collected – no phone numbers, call times or content – so there is no data to record. Because nothing is recorded, nothing is at risk.
The Vysk QS App – which will be available via the Google Play Store, iTunes or the App Store – will work exclusively with the subscription service to provide access to the Vysk Encrypted Privacy Network. The Vysk QS App features a dialer, encrypted private messaging, encrypted private voicemail and encrypted private image gallery. Other features include: password protection, remote wipe, anonymous call routing, anonymous text routing, group text, "self-destruct" messages, push notifications and an address book with import capability.
Vysk subscribers will be able to make calls to non-Vysk users with one-way privacy protection, since calls are encrypted at the source. The Vysk QS1 protects the subscriber's privacy by generating a randomized, untraceable number when making calls.
About Vysk Communications
Vysk Communications was formed to help people control access to their personal and professional information and keep it away from the prying eyes and ears of government agencies, criminal organizations, corporate spies and ill-intentioned individuals anywhere in the world. The Vysk QS1 is made in the USA. The company's headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with manufacturing operations, R&D and engineering staff in Silicon Valley. The management team includes highly successful entrepreneurs and world-famous technology and security experts. Learn more at http://www.VYSK.com.
SOURCE Vysk Communications