Revolutionary Technology Stores Spikes in a Patented Reservoir
Inexpensive consumer grade “surge protector” strips use the least amount of technology and parts possible to meet a price point that will be attractive to non-discerning or unknowing consumers. Consumer based surge protector use MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) to divert destructive energy from one power path to another, usually to the ground wire. Think of this as a valve diverting polluted flood water down the storm drain. Bantam technology uses a revolutionary patented circuit with inductors that behave like a reservoir, instantly capturing and storing the energy, to be released as pure clean power.
Innovative Surge Protection reduces Electrical Pollution
The technology in the Bantam will absorb these dangerous energy surges on Line, Neutral and Ground, then release the energy back into the circuit as safe usable energy. The circuit does not divert the energy pollution to ground.
Protection from lightning, compliant to UL1449, 3rd Edition by MET Labs
No delay in protection; Bantam is working at the inception of the surge.
Unlimited Joules of energy mitigated.
No power pollution is diverted to ground.
Power Line Exfiltration (PLE) Prevention:
Focused on Current
Bi-directional Filter & Protector
Protects Line, Neutral, and Ground.
Any electrical device connected via the power cord to a Bantam Technology product is protected from exploitation.
Power Line Exfiltration (PLE) is the capturing and interpreting of electrical magnetic impulses from IT equipment.
How do bad actors steal sensitive data through proximity to electrical current?
The transistor switching pulses and the power supply switching pulses generated by IT equipment create signals that emanate from power traces to the ground trace and wire via inductive coupling or inducement – the principle behind radio transmission.
To exfiltrate data traveling with the current, the “bad actor’s” collection device does not need to touch the wire; it only needs to be close enough to detect the electrical magnetic field radiating from the wire.
Extracting signals and data on power lines is not difficult. In a general way this is what electrical utility smart meters do. But let’s consider the special case of the ground path. Since the ground is a safety path, it needs to be an uninterrupted return to the power grid. However, once a desirable PLE signal is on ground via inductive coupling, it is detectable almost anywhere inside and outside the enclosing facility.
What devices are used to capture and interpret grounding path impulses?
Near-field antennae, current sensors with a data logger, cell phones and radios can be used to gather signals and data traveling along the current wave form on the grounding path.
Once PLE signals are collected, interpreting the signals into data requires fast and expensive electrical analysis devices like oscilloscopes or spectrum analyzers. Currently anyone can rent this equipment for it is widely available.
IT devices have power supplies that by themselves leave a unique electrical imprint that allow a bad actor to identify the type and the manufacturer of the power supply itself. Furthermore, the movement, absence or addition of IT devices (a.k.a. asset tracking) can also be monitored. This creates an opportunity to extract and record sensitive data, such as PIN keystrokes for later use