GTL Releases Inspire® 2.0 Next-Generation Inmate Tablet

Newly added features and increased functionality make GTL Inspire the most advanced inmate tablet available in the corrections market


Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – June 20, 2017GTL an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the official launch of the Inspire® 2.0, the company’s next-generation inmate tablet.

Inspire 2.0 is a hardened inmate tablet featuring an advanced technology platform and versatile operational program. Built on an Android-based system, the tablet includes a customized multi-layered security architecture made up of five distinct elements: network security, wireless security, operating system security, hardware security, and application security. In addition, penetration testing performed by Nettitude confirmed Inspire 2.0 has a strong security posture – reinforcing GTL’s approach to security.

Since Inspire content is intranet-based with access that is fully controlled by the facility and GTL, the system is designed to prevent inmate access to unauthorized features, settings, and websites. The Inspire 2.0 simultaneously affords inmates opportunities to build self-reliance and self-esteem through various offerings involving communication, education, and entertainment. Inmates can use the tablet to make phone calls, send messages, submit requests, file grievances, order commissary items, read eBooks, take educational courses, stream music, play games, and much more.

The latest GTL Inspire device is upgraded in all areas – operating system, speed, memory, resolution, and more. A new quad-core processor, in addition to four times the amount of memory of earlier versions, allows for faster device operation, improving responsiveness and the overall user experience. The device features a larger screen with higher resolution, which is important not only for entertainment and information applications but also for use in an education setting. A higher capacity battery provides longer run times for inmates, depending on application usage, and the upgraded Android operating system includes even more enhanced security features than any previous version of Inspire.

The updates to the Inspire 2.0 form factor includes a more rigid and reinforced case. “This reinforced design is drop test certified under MIL-STD-810G,” said Matt Ford, Product Manager, Mobility Platforms at GTL, “We started with the idea that the tablets would be dropped and worked our way backwards to create a design that was not only functional and easy to use, but also durable.”

“Many of our competitors continue to use off-the-shelf tablets and wrap them in a case,” said Brian Peters, Executive Director of Inmate Applications and Hardware at GTL. “The Inspire 2.0 incorporates high temperature-rated plastics, built-in rubber bumpers, and custom charging ports – there are no micro USB chargers that inmates can use to charge contraband device. It’s this thoughtfulness and attention to the smallest detail which sets GTL’s inmate tablet program apart and underscores why our customers continue to push us to do more on these devices.” This new industry-leading inmate device is shipping with all new customer deployments effective immediately.

GTL’s entire solution suite will be showcased from June 25-27 in booth 351 at the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Reno, Nevada. GTL will also have its Technology in Motion tour vehicle on display inside the exposition hall at the NSA conference. The Technology in Motion vehicle includes the latest hardware, software, and connectivity to enable comprehensive hands-on demonstrations of the full range of offerings for the corrections, education, and government sectors.


About GTL
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, 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 and aid in rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism rates for inmates. 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 79 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 40 of the top 50, which comprise 1.8 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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 or social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.

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GTL Releases Inspire® 2.0 Next-Generation Inmate Tablet

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.