Securus Technologies, the go to provider for communications solutions within the United States prison system, has just recently increased its clout by purchasing a credit and debit card processing firm, GovPayNet. This merger of sorts will allow Securus to offer to its customers a more reliable and secure way to make payments for its products.
GovNetPay, up to this point in time, has serviced an estimated 26% of all US counties. Services they have provided are offered in over 35 states, and are used by over 2,300 agencies. The purchase of this company and addition of it to Securus Technologies gives the communications corporation an added edge in the market against its competitors.
Securus Technologies itself has been the leading producer of communications solutions for inmates and their families for a number of years. Products they have created include a very simple video chat interface, allowing convicts to speak with their loved ones over an internet connection. Not only do they offer this service, but they also supply penal facilities and its staff with security systems, communication devices, and the training needed to perform maintenance on their various systems when the need arises.
For more information on this exciting new combination of corporate powerhouses and how it will effect the future of communications in the nation please visit the link below to read the full article: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180104006153/en/Securus-Technologies-Announces-Acquisition-GovPayNet
The US technology industry is known for being a leader with regard to technological advancement and creating efficiencies for the consumers that use their products to make their everyday lives easier. We often hear about companies like Facebook and Twitter and how they have revolutionized mass communication. The world often hears about companies such as Uber and Lyft and how they are disrupting traditional transportation industries such as the taxicab industry by making it more convenient and affordable for users to book travel. While the US consumer technology industry is making many advancements companies in the criminal justice technology field such as Securus Technologies are also making an incredible number of advancements when it comes to serving the incarceration and public safety industries with technological solutions.
The company is headquartered in the Southern part of the United States in Dallas, Texas. It has offices across the state of Texas in locations such as Allen, Texas and Carrolton, Texas. Securus Technologies also has a location in the metropolitan city of Atlanta, Georgia. Just as companies like Apple, Microsoft and the search engine Google are known for investing in the development of intellectual property that can drive their industries forward Securus Technologies is also known for developing communications that transform the ways that institutions within the correctional industry can communicate.
During 2016 Securus Technologies made an announcement that alerted the public and the correctional industry that it had spent over $600 million in creating new technologies, securing patents and in growing the scope of its company. People often think of the mainstream technology industry as being the only place that employs some of the most notable talent in engineering, design, and technology but this is not always the case. Companies like Securus Technologies also employ some of the most innovative tech talent to create communications solutions for prisons. The company has also received positive feedback from its customers that have let it know that its tools have allowed them to keep their corrections facilities safe and to ensure that inmates and staff members are in compliance with the facilities’ policies.