RESTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced the release of Inspire® 1.5 (TG701), an enhanced inmate-use tablet that builds upon the success of Inspire 1.0 (TG700). These secure tablets are now equipped with updated corrections-grade features.
"We made some key changes to improve the durability and overall user experience with Inspire 1.5 (TG701). The new version has more RAM, a higher resolution IPS display with reinforced backing, a 32-inch earbud/microphone combination, and nearly double the battery life," said Brian Peters, Executive Director of Inmate Applications and Hardware at GTL. Mr. Peters added "The new device also has an upgraded ruggedized external housing that improves Inspire's ability to withstand the rigors of a corrections environment."
Inspire 1.5 (TG701) operates on the same secure operating system as Inspire 1.0 (TG700). It also has the protocols and best practices that are part of GTL's five-layer security standard, including secure physical and wireless networks, a customized operating system, and customized hardware and applications. Both the TG700 and TG701 devices use the same charging adapters, carts and lockers, and all inmate accessories work with both models.
As a portable communication device, GTL's Inspire inmate tablet features custom applications that provide a range of services, including e-learning, inmate phone calling, inmate messaging, inmate services such as commissary ordering and grievance filing, streaming music, a subscription game center, e-books, and access to a law library.
"Development has been underway for GTL's next-generation Inspire inmate tablet for some time now. Improvements have been made to nearly all aspects of Inspire 1.5. The result is a product that far outperforms the competition and allows for integration of future services. We are excited about deploying Inspire 1.5 to our many customers in the corrections market," concluded Mr. Peters.
The new Inspire 1.5 is on display in booth #327 at the American Correctional Association's (ACA) Winter Conference in San Antonio, Texas, January 22-24.
GTL leads in the fields of correctional technology and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides service to 85 percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 30 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 73 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 39 of the top 50. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains several regional offices across the country. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
GTL's ConnectNetwork is the one-stop resource for friends and family members to connect with their incarcerated loved ones. Friends and family can deposit money into an inmate's accounts, schedule and conduct video visits, and send messages. To learn more about ConnectNetwork, please visit www.connectnetwork.com. You can also view us on Facebook and Twitter.