GTL Launches New Government Payment Processing Station

Compact PPS-100 countertop unit allows corrections and government agencies with limited space to accept deposits and payments

Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 20, 2016 – Global Tel*Link (GTL) , the leading provider of correctional technology solutions and an innovator in payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of the PPS-100. This new model of the GTL Payment Processing Station is designed for those customers needing a small-footprint device to process a variety of financial transactions quickly and securely.

“When deployed as part of a comprehensive payment services solution, the Payment Processing Station allows staff members to process credit and debit card transactions on a PCI-compliant countertop device,” said Ronny Park, Senior Vice President of Payment Services at GTL. “Our customers have expressed their desire for a compact unit that is simple to install and easy to use, and the PPS-100 fits the bill perfectly.”

The PPS-100 is flexibly configurable to meet a wide variety of requirements for credit and debit card payment processing. Customers can place the unit at their payment windows, booking areas, or any other location where they need to accept and process a payment from a range of major brand credit and debit cards using a lightning-fast processor with a specially designed interactive user interface.

“This new and enhanced PPS-100 terminal can be deployed in any area where a cash deposit is not required,” said Ron Meadows, Payment Services Product Manager. “It’s ideally suited for facilities or agencies with limited office space that doesn’t allow for placement of a full-size payment kiosk.”

For corrections customers, the PPS-100 can accept payments for trust or commissary fund deposits, phone deposits, and self-release. The unit also supports enhanced release card functionality. In the government market, the device can process court payments, probation and parole payments, utility payments, and general fines and fees.

Designed and engineered exclusively by GTL, the durable and rugged PPS-100 offers both a legacy swipe-style card reader as well as the new chip-style (EMV) card reader required by the payment card industry. As a PCI Level 1-compliant merchant, GTL built the PPS-100 to conform to stringent PCI standards. This versatile new unit also includes an integrated printer to produce detailed receipts, a barcode reader, and other features allowing it to meet a wide range of business requirements:

  • PIN pad and interactive interface
  • real-time account validation
  • on-demand electronic reporting
  • Linux-based OS supporting customer-tailored applications
  • interchangeable components for future upgrades

For more information on the PPS-100 and other offerings in GTL’s comprehensive payment services portfolio, please contact Ron Meadows at ron.meadows@gtl.net. Demonstrations of the PPS-100 will be conducted in booth #407 at the American Jail Association’s 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Austin, Texas, May 22-24.

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About Global Tel*Link
GTL is the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivering financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 32 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website www.gtl.net.

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PRNewsWire -Since 1997, a decommissioned penitentiary in Wheeling, West Virginia, has played host to a unique international event for the corrections community called the “Mock Prison Riot.” Scenario drills in the penitentiary’s yard, prison cells, and various blocks are completed by teams of corrections officers or CERT Teams, who at times even volunteer to play the role of inmates.

This year, 21 official teams registered, and other smaller counties attended and participated to learn about the latest in corrections market technology – and GTL’s Technology in Motion motor coach was positioned right in the middle of all the action.

When folks first step aboard this 40-foot demo bus, they are amazed at how GTL has brought its product suite to life. Customers and potential customers can touch, feel, and interact with our solutions as well as sit comfortably to discuss with our sales leaders how our industry-leading corrections market technology can be utilized for their purposes.

The Technology in Motion bus tour is bringing all of GTL’s products and offerings directly to the corrections community with this nationwide tour. We’ve only just begun with more than 6,000 miles traveled, 22 tour stops under our belt, and over 1,200 customer personnel onboard – we have a lot more ground to cover and customers to meet as the tour continues across the country.

Offerings from every solution family in GTL’s diverse portfolio are represented:
Communications Solutions – encompassing Inmate Calling, Inmate Messaging, and Visitation Management
Investigative and Intelligence Solutions – comprising Call & Voice Analysis and Data Analysis
Payment and Deposit Solutions – including Inmate Calling Payments, Commissary & Trust Deposits, and Self-Release Payments
Enterprise Management Solutions – such as the GTL Offender Management System (OMS)
Inmate Services – including Education & Information, Entertainment, and Efficiency Services
• Technology, Platforms and Devices – featuring the Inspire® inmate tablet, Flex® Link multi-service unit (for inmate calling, visitation, and a host of inmate services), Payment Kiosk, Intake Kiosk, Payment Processing Station, and more

During the 2017 Mock Prison Riot, about 175 corrections customers and potential customers made their way through the motor coach. The morning began with a customer interested in piloting the GTL Inspire® inmate tablet. Another potential customer who visited the bus was unhappy with their current vendor due to frequent service outages and was looking to make a change for improved performance and more reliable security. By leading through action and paving the way for the latest technologies available in the corrections market, GTL truly stands alone as the industry leader. And we will continue, refine and promote best practices with our customer base while constantly looking forward at cutting-edge programs and technology, and always staying ahead of the industry curve.

To learn when Technology in Motion will be in a town near you click here.

If you have already had a chance to visit the TIM bus and would like to provide feedback, click here.

We will continue to keep our Technology in Motion as we tour the nation and hope to see you on the road!

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703-955-3894
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Payment & Deposit Solutions

Payment Services

GTL’s Deposit Systems create efficiencies when taking deposits, reduce correctional facility costs, and increase the convenience for friends and family members. GTL offers a broad selection of products to choose from so that the right mix can be created for every facility.

Booking & Intake Solutions

GTL offers multiple options for friends and family to set up and fund telephone accounts, inmate trust accounts, or commissary accounts. This streamlines the payment process for friends and family members seeking to communicate with incarcerated loved ones or provide them with funds.

Release Solutions

GTL’s innovative technology allows correctional facilities to streamline the release process through a suite of easy-to-use, time-saving products for returning inmate funds at the time of release.

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Enterprise Management Solutions

Offender Management System (OMS)

From intake to release, information on all aspects of an inmate’s incarcerations are maintained by the GTL Offender Management System (OMS) – including initial intake, charges, sentencing, property, housing, medical, meal planning, scheduling, and temporary release to name a few.

Inmate Accounting & Commissary

OMS Accounting was specifically designed to meet the needs of correctional facilities of every size. Unlike standard off-the-shelf accounting systems, OMS Accounting offers corrections institutions the exact modules that will help them complete all of their correctional facility’s accounting activities.

Virtual Receptionist

GTL’s Facility Services Secretary allows friends and families to easily access facility information, inmate status, and other services such as court dates, release dates, facility address and directions, rules and policies, visitation information and hours, just by dialing a single toll-free number.

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Investigative & Intelligence Solutions

Call & Voice Analysis

GTL’s IQ family of call and voice analysis products offer investigators a range of options for gathering actionable intelligence to combat fraud, criminal activity, and gang and terrorist recruitment by pinpointing the location of a called party, identifying phone type, detecting calls from multiple inmates to a single called party, and identifying inmates using voiceprints.

Data Analysis

GTL’s data analysis tools include a powerful data mining and link analysis application to identify actionable intelligence critical to ensuring a facility’s safety and security. They offer the ability to take any data source for the purposes of analysis, even including the detection of mobile devices and the extraction of its data.

Intelligence & Forensic Services

GTL’s Intelligence as a Service offering is flexible enough to meet the unique demands of individual facilities. Focused on the development of actionable intelligence, analysts are trained and equipped with the tools to analyze vast amounts of raw data to provide facilities with the proverbial “needle in a haystack.” Depending on facility needs, analysts can also be equipped to provide mobile device forensic services to extract data from legally seized contraband phones, thus assisting facilities in shutting down the supply of contraband.

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Communication Solutions

Inmate Telephone Systems

GTL’s feature-rich Inmate Telephone System is a turnkey solution that comes complete with all hardware and software, including the telephone network, circuits, monitoring and recording system, call-control system, secure database, telephones, workstations, printers, and associated software.

Inmate Messaging

Message Link provides an electronic alternative to an otherwise inefficient and potentially tainted communication method. As contraband and cryptic messages are entering correctional facilities through an ever-rising level of creativity, Message Link provides a secure, controlled environment for inmate messaging.

Visitation Management

The GTL VisitMe video visitation solution allows facilities to transition traditional in-person visitation service to a more secure on-premise or remote alternative. This highly scalable solution can help facilities improve security while reallocating staff time to more critical tasks.

VisitMe Scheduler can eliminate long queues in the visitation area by avoiding the chaos of having a high volume of concurrent visitors at the facility. In so doing, the system also minimizes staffing requirements.

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Inmate Services

Education & Information

Education Link allows inmates to take advantage of several electronic learning initiatives while monitoring and reporting each inmate’s progress so adjustments can be made, if necessary.

Entertainment

Our in-pod kiosk can be configured to allow inmates to access a variety of approved multimedia applications through a secure personal device. Offerings in the GTL entertainment portfolio provide access to the largest MP3/4, video, and e-book secure library available.

In-Facility Services

Introducing GTL Genesis to a facility provides an automated alternative to manual, behind-the-bars activities. In addition, the GTL Genesis provides the opportunity to introduce new interactive technologies that help inmates manage their incarcerated time.