GTL Launches Game Center Subscription Service on Tablets in Correctional Facilities
Unique approach provides inmates with suite of secured facility-approved games
Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 23, 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 a ‘Game Center Subscription’ application, which unlike other gaming services in the corrections market, gives inmates access to a variety of games on their secure GTL tablet.
“Other vendors typically force inmates to purchase and download games individually,” said Brian R. Peters, Executive Director of Inmate Applications & Hardware at GTL. “We’ve taken a different approach by offering a subscription model which lessens the cost of gaming and provides an ever increasing variety of games.”
The GTL ‘Game Center Subscription’ will allow inmates to access a variety of facility-approved games that have passed GTL’s stringent security testing requirements. A subscription enables the inmate to receive unlimited access to a library of games until the subscription expires. The selection constantly changes based on the popularity of games with inmates and expands as new games are approved and released by our facility partners. GTL’s unique approach in the marketplace affords inmates, who may be serving shorter sentences, the ability to play and enjoy a wide variety of games at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the games individually.
One of the benefits of our Game Center Subscription deployment is a positive effect on inmate behavior. Facilities deploying individual GTL games are seeing significant improvements in inmate morale and behavior. This creates a calmer, and more secure correctional setting, increasing safety for the inmates and correctional staff.
GTL is proud to be the only company in the industry deploying a subscription service to customers. “Our Game Center Subscription service is unlike any others in the marketplace,” said Brian Peters. “We see unlimited value in giving inmates access to a large variety of games at a very fair price. Purchasing games individually is expensive and inmates become bored over time with the games they purchased and stop playing them. That’s the main reason GTL took a different approach, offering variety at a low cost, all the while maintaining security and increasing safety for our customers.”
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. You can also view us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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