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Latest Move by Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies, a prison and inmate technology company, celebrated the 2018 New Year with some special news. On January 4th, the company announced that they had reached an agreement to purchase government payment processing company, GovPayNet. The terms of the deal were not disclose but GovPayNet will continue to operate under its current name for the foreseeable future. The acquisition is the latest in a number of deals that Securus has reached with other companies over the past decade. It further aligns the company with services that it already provides and gives them a larger market share in the prison technology sector. GovPayNet was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Indianapolis. They have current contracts with over 3,500 agencies, covering over 26% of counties in the United States.


Securus Technologies is the premier technological service provider to corrections facilities in the United States. The company provides inmate self-service, payment processing, biometric analysis, incident management, and a host of other services to jails and correction facilities. It was founded in 1986 and has over 1,000 employees spread over 4 office locations in the U.S., including their headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This acquisition will give Securus the capability to process over 4 million payments on a annual basis.


Securus Technologies Key to Collecting Crime Scene Evidence

When my team of crime scene investigators has finished collecting all the date we can at a crime scene, the work is hardly over. There have been too many cases that were dismissed on evidence that just didn’t meet the standards of the court system, so we now go to great lengths to collect more than the courts require on the off chance some of the evidence is found to be invalid at a later date. There was a case we were working on this month that was the opposite; we could not find any usable evidence at the scene. In these cases, we need to use other resources to continue the investigation.


On a recent visit to the prison to try and collect some information from inmates, the corrections officers on duty informed my team that they now were using the updated Securus Technologies inmate call monitoring system, and they were alerted to chatter pertaining to our case. In the past, officers needed to man those calls and listen to each word of every call carefully. Today, the Securus Technologies LBS software does the work of many officers, and can isolate and then alert officers when certain conversations are heard.


The company has a number of call monitoring systems in jails around the country, and the CEO and his thousand employees all work to make the world just that much safer for us all. While we thought we were going to be talking directly to a inmate, we discovered he was already on the phones talking about the crime we were investigating and pointing my team in a direction we did not even consider. His talks with his brother about how to answer police questions was key in giving us more evidence that allowed us to put the suspect in custody and then jail for a long time.


Talk Fusion Wins Communication Solutions Award

Talk Fusion is a video communication solutions company that was founded back in 2004 by CEO Bob Reina. Reina established the company after struggling to find a product that would accomplish what he needed. Since founding Talk Fusion the company has gone on to become one of the most widely utilized video marketing teams in the world, and for good reason. This past August we saw Talk Fusion receive the coveted Communication Solution’s Product of the Year Award. This award, which was presented by Rich Tehrani — the CEO of TCM, represents some of the best work in the world in this particular industry.

Rich Tehrani is the CEO of Technology Mrketing Company, the people behind the Product of the Year award, and he was the person to break the news. Tehrani spoke in a press release saying that Talk Fusion was in a group that he considered, “True leaders within their industries, these honorees represent the best of the best products and solutions available on the market today.” Tehrani’s glowing words only showcased just how well earned the Product of the Year award actually was.

The reason that Talk Fusion received the Product of the Year Award was due in large part to their work on the Video Chat application. Video Chat is exactly what it sounds like: an application that can be used to communicate face to face with people all around the world. What makes Video Chat so special is that it has cross-platform capabilities, meaning that customers and clients can communicate with ease. The application is available for sale on the Google Play Store as well as the ever popular iTunes store. The application is currently free so interested parties should give it a shot as soon as possible.

Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina knows that nothing can get done without the work of his team. Reina pointed all praise down to his IT team when he responded by saying, “Our talented IT team has big plans for the future (…) They’re dedicated to staying ahead of the curve, and that’s what Talk Fusion is all about.”