The TALAN (Professional detection package)

  • Discontinued

  • Availability: In Stock
  • Sku: SPT-CSS-017

Provides an integrated set of tools to analyze, inspect, and test analogue/digital phone lines and other wiring, in order to find secret listening devices. The TALAN incorporates several types of...

Provides an integrated set of tools to analyze, inspect, and test analogue/digital phone lines and other wiring, in order to find secret listening devices.

The TALAN incorporates several types of telephone line tests including common tests such as voltage, current, resistance, and capacitance tests, as well as NEW technology such as line NLJD, FDR Frequency Domain Reflectometry, and Digital Demodulation into a single piece of equipment. Additionally, the TALAN utilizes an automatic internal pair switching matrix to automatically perform tests on all pair combinations. The ability to perform several different tests allows the user to compare the results of multiple tests on multiple phone lines, quickly identifying any potentially threatening anomalies.

The TALAN represents a new breakthrough in telephone line testing. There currently is no other product available with the same capabilities.


  • Combines multiple testing capabilities into a single piece of equipment
  • Automatic internal pair switching matrix performs tests on all pair combinations
  • Quickly performs common test functions including:
  • Multimeter tests (voltage, current, resistance, capacitance)
  • RF Broadband Detector (up to 8GHz)
  • Spectrum Analyzer (up to 85MHz)
  • High Gain Audio Amplifier
  • Bias Generator ±80 VDC
  • Audio Oscilloscope with active input (20Hz to 20KHz)

DPA-7000 Advancements Digital Demodulation to confirm that the telephone line is not passing audio Frequency Domain Reflectometer (FDR) to check for taps on the line Line Non-Linear Junction Detector (NLJD) Functionality to detect electronics connected to a line NLJD Line Trace Probe for tracing wires and locating electronics Multi-Test Database System provides the ability to perform multiple tests, on all pair combinations, storing data in a database for comparison against other lines and historical comparison.

Specifications Control System

  • Primary Computer: 32bit RISC processor, 520MHz
  • Internal Memory: 64MB SDRAM (OS), 64MB Flash
  • External Memory: Compact Flash to 2GB
  • Digital I/O
  • USB Device (A type) supports external keyboard, mouse, and USB Mass Storage devices
  • Network: 10/100 Ethernet Controller (for future usability)
  • USB Host (B type, for future usability)
  • Analog I/O
  • Headphone Output: 3.5mm Mono connector
  • M
  • icrophone Input: 3.5mm Mono input
  • User Interface
  • Hard Keys: 6 Soft Menu Keys, 5 Button Quadrant Navigation & other dedicated keys
  • Encoder: High-Resolution Optical Encoder
  • Integrated Touch Screen with Stylus
  • Test Inputs:
  • Dual MOD8: Supports 2, 4, 6, & 8 wire Modular Phone Jacks
  • Banana Type: Standard sleeved sockets: Ring, Tip, and Earth
  • SMB RF Input: RF/Antenna Connection to 8 GHz Broadband Detector
  • Expansion Port: Supports communication & measurement for use with future accessories
  • RF System
  • Spectrum Analyzer:
  • Dual Conversion, Super-Heterodyne Receiver
  • Frequency Range: 10kHz to 85MHz
  • Sweep Time: 2 Seconds
  • Step Size: 1kHz
  • Bandwidth: 18kHz
  • Sensitivity: -100dBm
  • Broadband Detector:
  • RF SMB Input: 100kHz to 8GHz
  • Balanced Line Test: 100kHz to 600MHz
  • Sensitivity: -65dBm
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Range: Quick Response Auto-Ranging, 500msec Sample Rate
  • AC/DC Volts: 0 to 250V Maximum
  • Resistance: 0 to 40 MegOhm
  • Capacitance: 4nF to 4.2µF
  • Bias Generator
  • Optically Isolated, Direct Digital Control: High voltage DAC
  • Modulation: Fixed voltage, or variable rate Sinewave (10Hz - 300Hz)
  • Output Ceiling: ± 80V
  • Audio
  • Audio Bandwidth: 20Hz - 20KHz
  • Gain: Up to 80dB total system gain (voice band)
  • AGC: Digitally Controlled Automatic Gain
  • Filter: Analog Voice band filter (300Hz to 3kHz)
  • Power System
  • External Input: 9 - 15VDC @ 3A
  • Universal Power Supply: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Removable Battery: Rechargeable Lithium ion, 4-6 hours of run time
  • Mechanical
  • Dimensions: 9.5in x 12in x 2in (24.1cm x 30.5cm x 5.0cm)
  • Unit Weight with Battery: 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
  • Case Dimensions: 6.25in x 14.9in x 18.5in (15.9cm x 37.8cm x 47.0cm)
  • Case Weight (Including TALAN and accessories): 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +50°C