GTL Expands Technology in Motion Tour

Customer exposure is doubling with the launch of a second mobile briefing center

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Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – October 9, 2017GTL,today announced the debut of a second Technology in Motion motor coach, expanding an already successful nationwide bus tour.

“In April of this year, GTL launched Technology in Motion as a mobile customer briefing program that allows us to showcase our entire solution portfolio at a customer site or conference,” said Garth Johnson, Senior Vice President of Operations at GTL. “The customer feedback and the impact were so great that we got to work on a second vehicle shortly after the introduction of the first. Now, only six months after launching our initial Technology in Motion motor coach (TIM1), GTL is excited to launch another bus.”

“Our mobile technology center has left a lasting impression on our customers, offering them an immersive experience and changing how we do business,” said Jon Walker, Executive Vice President of Sales at GTL. “Not only can we demonstrate each individual product and service on board Technology in Motion, but we have the opportunity to highlight the interoperability between the diverse elements of GTL’s broad portfolio that combine to become our customized solutions.”

Other than being five feet longer (total length: 45 feet), the new Technology in Motion motor coach has been outfitted with the same innovative technology and demonstration equipment as the original bus, allowing GTL to bring this incredible hands-on experience to twice as many customers. During a typical tour stop, professionals from GTL will demonstrate a range of services, including inmate calling and messaging, inmate tablets and applications, visitation management, investigative and intelligence solutions, cashless payment services, and an industry-leading jail management system.

The second Technology in Motion bus (TIM2) made its inaugural appearance at a private customer briefing last week in Nashville on the same day that TIM1 appeared at the New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association conference in Atlantic City. From the outset, GTL’s newly expanded program proved it can have double the customer reach by hosting a pair of concurrent tour stops in different cities.

Not to be overshadowed, TIM1 has been an enormous success on the trade show circuit and has also supported GTL account teams conducting on-site demonstrations at customer facilities. The original vehicle has hosted more than 2,500 customer personnel in the first six months, making more than 50 tour stops and traveling more than 25,000 miles.

Between now and the end of 2017, TIM1 will be touring in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions of the country, while TIM2 will make stops in the Midwest, Mountain States, Southwest, and West. To learn more about the tour, visit www.gtl.net/technologyinmotion.

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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 operational efficiencies while aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing recidivism rates. With the recent acquisition of Telmate, GTL has strengthened its suite of solutions for the corrections industry and expanded its community corrections portfolio with Telmate Guardian, a smartphone-based GPS monitoring solution. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada, including 33 U.S. departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and many large city/county/provincial facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net 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 www.connectnetwork.com or social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.

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GTL Expands 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.