GTL Inspire® 1.5 Launches Nationwide

New version of corrections-grade tablet offering enhanced performance and features now available

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Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – January 23, 2017GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Inspire® 1.5 (TG701), an enhanced inmate-use tablet that builds upon the success of Inspire 1.0 (TG700). These secure tablets are now equipped with updated corrections-grade features.

“We made some key changes to improve the durability and overall user experience with Inspire 1.5 (TG701). The new version has more RAM, a higher resolution IPS display with reinforced backing, a 32-inch earbud/microphone combination, and nearly double the battery life,” said Brian Peters, Executive Director of Inmate Applications and Hardware at GTL. Mr. Peters added “The new device also has an upgraded ruggedized external housing that improves Inspire’s ability to withstand the rigors of a corrections environment.”

Inspire 1.5 (TG701) operates on the same secure operating system as Inspire 1.0 (TG700). It also has the protocols and best practices that are part of GTL’s five-layer security standard, including secure physical and wireless networks, a customized operating system, and customized hardware and applications. Both the TG700 and TG701 devices use the same charging adapters, carts and lockers, and all inmate accessories work with both models.

As a portable communication device, GTL’s Inspire inmate tablet features custom applications that provide a range of services, including e-learning, inmate phone calling, inmate messaging, inmate services such as commissary ordering and grievance filing, streaming music, a subscription game center, e-books, and access to a law library.

“Development has been underway for GTL’s next-generation Inspire inmate tablet for some time now. Improvements have been made to nearly all aspects of Inspire 1.5. The result is a product that far outperforms the competition and allows for integration of future services. We are excited about deploying Inspire 1.5 to our many customers in the corrections market,” concluded Mr. Peters.

The new Inspire 1.5 is on display in booth #327 at the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) Winter Conference in San Antonio, Texas, January 22-24.

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About GTL
GTL leads in the fields of correctional technology and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides service to 85 percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 30 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 73 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 39 of the top 50. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains several regional offices across the country. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About ConnectNetwork
GTL’s ConnectNetwork is the one-stop resource for friends and family members to connect with their incarcerated loved ones. Friends and family can deposit money into an inmate’s accounts, schedule and conduct video visits, and send messages. To learn more about ConnectNetwork, please visit www.connectnetwork.com. You can also view us on Facebook and Twitter.

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GTL Inspire® 1.5 Launches Nationwide

In the push to reduce the recidivism rate, correctional facilities are moving away from a traditional layout to one that is designed for inclusiveness and keeping inmates engaged with outside society. Studies have shown that maintaining a support structure is a key component to keeping inmates on the right path to successful reintegration into society after release. In Australia, a new maximum security prison opened this year that includes no cells. Instead, inmates are housed in dormitory-style accommodations with 25 inmates in 16 ‘pods’ that offer more access to education, entertainment, and communication with friends and families. This novel move seeks to enhance inmates’ daily lives by making these services more accessible and improve re-integration into society. Inmates have access to technology that connects them with friends and family members, news, books, movies, education, games, and more. They are required to work for up to five hours during the day and pursue education and other programs in the remaining time. This progressive approach aligns with GTL’s vision of technology and education being available to every inmate. “GTL has the technology portfolio to enable correctional facilities to execute their strategies,” said Gad Tobaly, President, GTL International. “Whether those strategies are similar to the open-plan jail approach or focus on a more traditional environment, we offer the innovations to help facilities become safer and more secure while providing inmates with access to programs that improve their lives during and after incarceration.” GTL creates new technologies and advocates for tablets, education, and other programs to help reduce recidivism rates. “These new facilities highlight the need for technology in corrections,” said Eric Gonzalez, Executive Director, Technology and Implementation Services. “Today’s inmates are digital natives, having grown up in the age of computers, cell phones, tablets, and more. It is only logical that providing them with technology and programs to learn and better themselves through those access points is the direction that corrections is taking.” As part of GTL’s ongoing mission to keep our offerings in line with global corrections trends, the company will once again be a sponsor at the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Canada. The conference theme of “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward” will draw discussion on the underpinning philosophies, strategic direction, policies, and practices being instituted across the globe. More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries attend this prestigious conference. GTL and two collaborating organizations will present on two topics that relate to the use of technology in aiding the corrections and criminal justice systems. “Transforming the Inmate Environment: How and Why Facilities are Implementing Tablet Programs” will discuss how technology is used to humanize correctional efforts and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. “Virtual-Enabled Justice: Delivering Swifter Outcomes and Improved Victim and Witness Experience” will discuss the use of technology to create ‘virtual courts’ that fuel efficiency, safety, and security, and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. To learn more about our technology solutions, contact GTL today.