GTL Releases Industry-Leading Video Visitation App for Handheld Device
New app, available for Android devices, allows for greater flexibility in visitation
Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) –March 31, 2015 – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, announces that it has developed and released VisMobile Add-On, an addition to its VisMobile video visitation application for Android smartphone and tablet users. This release, an addition to the VisMobile app that allows users to register for and schedule visits, gives users whose loved ones are incarcerated in facilities that allow Internet video visitation the opportunity to conduct video visits from their Android devices.
“The release of the new addition to our VisMobile video visitation app for Android devices comes as a direct response to the needs of inmates’ family and friends utilizing Internet visitation capabilities,” said Brian Peters, GTL’s Product Manager for Video Initiatives. “Many of our Internet video visitation users prefer to use smartphones and tablets since these devices and services easily connect them to the Internet and are often less expensive than traditional computers, as well as enabling them to connect with their loved ones whenever and wherever they are. This app add-on makes internet visitation more convenient and flexible for our customers.”
Internet visitation with smartphones and tablets incorporates all of the same safety and security features as GTL’s other Internet and on-site video visitation technologies. This addition to GTL’s video visitation app was designed to avoid many of the issues experienced by many competing technologies on the market, most notably through its ability to adjust to bandwidth changes. The GTL video visitation app remains functional even when bandwidth changes, and it features built-in notifications to alert users when bandwidth issues are severe enough to affect visit quality or duration, ensuring a better experience for customers.
“The new version of the app means that it is easier for friends and family members to communicate with their incarcerated loved ones,” said Tim Skaja, GTL’s Vice President of Strategic Product Planning. “Now, a wider range of visitation is possible. An inmate’s grandmother may be able to speak with her grandson face-to-face while she is in a nursing home, or family members may be able to communicate with incarcerated loved ones across the country, without concerns about overly expensive, difficult-to-use technology.”
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 32 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.
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