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Securus Technologies, Inc. Announced a Contract to Install the First, Local Disaster Resistant Inmate Phone System in Alachua County Jail
10.10.2008
Securus Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of inmate communication services and innovative offender and case management software design, today announced it signed an agreement to install, operate, and maintain a sophisticated network that would allow inmates in the Alachua County Jail to, for the first time, make outgoing calls using a centralized system that is designed to be resistant to local disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and localized system failures.

Valued at approximately $900,000, the 5-year contract provides some unique features that will increase the efficiency of the jail and the investigative capabilities of Alachua’s investigators.

System Highlights:

  • Increased Control - Facility personnel will now have the ability to control the entire system from any location. This remote accessibility will provide the staff with not only greater control but also increased security;
  • Single Point Access - The old system required personnel to maneuver through multiple access points to perform their duties. The new systems single-point command center eliminates this time consuming requirement, freeing up officers to perform duties that will increase the security for the staff as well as the inmate population;
  • Increased Crime Fighting Capabilities - The systems anywhere, anytime access provides the Alachua’s investigators with vital investigative tools from anywhere in the field. This new capability was a major requirement of the jail to assure they maintained an advantage over the increased sophistication of today’s criminal;
  • Local Disaster Recovery – The new centralized platform maintains the jails data in secure, redundant, off-site data centers. The states recent encounters with increased hurricane activity satisfied the staff’s concern over the loss of data due to local disasters;

Daniel McGuinn, The Account Executive for Securus Technologies stated, “We spent a considerable amount of time working with jail officials learning about how the facility operated. Working closely together helped us deliver a system that met all of the technology, security and financial needs they specified. Alachua wanted an advanced system that was scalable to its expansion plans and secure in any environment.  Based on their input, we designed a system that is, in our opinion, one of the most advanced systems available today.”

About Securus Technologies, Inc.

Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,600 correctional facilities nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus’ sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with regional offices in Bedford, MA; Raleigh, NC; Carrollton and Allen, TX; and Atlanta, GA.  For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustech.net

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The foregoing release contains statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Such forward-looking statements are only predictions and are not guarantees of future performance.  Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the operations and business environment of Securus Technologies, Inc. that may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.  Securus assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.
 
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