GTL Launches Technology in Motion Tour

Technology-packed demo bus brings innovation directly to customers, showcasing solutions optimized for the corrections, government, and education sectors

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Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – April 10, 2017GTL , an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the launch of the Technology in Motion tour, a mobile customer briefing program that features a technology demonstration center inside a premium 40-foot motor coach.

GTL’s new vehicle made its debut this weekend at the American Jail Association’s 36th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Orlando, Florida, where it remains on display through Tuesday, April 11. The Technology in Motion motor coach will then embark on a nationwide tour, with plans to stop at other conferences, as well as dozens of customer locations and community events in 2017.

The vehicle is equipped to provide hands-on demonstrations for GTL’s full range of products, services, and solutions for the corrections, government, and education sectors. “As an immersive experiential marketing event for our customers and prospects, a Technology in Motion tour stop is the ultimate brand touchpoint as it delivers the complete GTL experience right to their doorstep,” said Anthony Bambocci, Executive Vice President of Marketing at GTL.

Offerings from every solution family in GTL’s diverse portfolio will be 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.

According to Garth Johnson, Senior Vice President of Operations at GTL, “We’ve packed more GTL technology per square foot into this bus than anything we’ve done for previous demonstrations, and now we can drive across the country to maximize the market’s exposure to our solutions.”

GTL brings its complete portfolio to life with Technology in Motion, enabling customers and prospects to understand GTL’s innovations firsthand without the inconvenience of traveling to a distant location. “With the breadth and depth of services and solutions displayed in this mobile technology center, we are able to feature everything that we can deliver to our current and future customers,” said Jonathan Walker, Executive Vice President of Sales at GTL. “It’s a complete educational experience on wheels designed to help each customer meet their unique needs.”

The official Technology in Motion website features the tour schedule and other information about this unique program.

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About GTL
GTL leads 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 services to 32 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, which comprise 1.9 million inmates nationwide. 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 Launches Technology in Motion Tour

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.