GTL Receives ASTORS Awards for Corrections Technology Solutions
December 20, 2017
(PR Newswire) Reston, Va. – GTL, a leader in corrections technology and inmate communications, recently received two ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards. Providing services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities, it is critical for GTL to maintain the highest technology standards.
GTL won a Platinum ASTOR Award in the Best Rugged Computer Tablet category for its Inspire® inmate tablet and a Silver ASTOR Award in the Best Cell Phone Detection Solution category for its Mobile IQ/blended approach for Best Cell Phone Detection Solution.
Companies in the security sector must be creative and comprehensive in their response to technological advances, cybersecurity attacks, and critical infrastructure issues. American Security Today’s ASTORS awards recognize exceptional innovative training and education programs, outstanding product development achievements, and exciting new technology to address security threats.
GTL’s Inspire tablet is a hardened inmate tablet featuring an advanced technology platform and versatile operating system. Built on an Android-based system, the tablet features a multi-layered security architecture that makes it the most secure inmate tablet on the market. It has been drop-tested to MIL-STD-810G standards and subjected penetration testing by Nettitude. The security architecture includes five distinct elements: network security, wireless security, operating system security, hardware security, and application security.
GTL’s tablets help keep inmates busy and engaged with education and communication, and maintain secure and monitored communications between inmates and their support networks.
GTL’s Mobile IQ™ offers a strategically balanced approach to address both supply and demand of contraband cell phones, focusing on three primary areas—detection, extraction, and analysis. Detection can be accomplished through a variety of means, ranging from low technology solutions like staff pat-downs, to high-end technology such as Managed Access, and everything in between.
GTLs products are customized for corrections facilities and designed to integrate with existing infrastructure to deliver security, value, and operational efficiencies with the broader goal of aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing the cycle of recidivism. This recognition by American Security Today underscores GTL’s continued leadership in correctional technology.