RESTON, Va., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced that two new entertainment applications are being released for the Inspire® tablet. A hardened inmate tablet that features an advanced technology platform and versatile operating system, Inspire offers numerous education, information, and entertainment applications that have a positive effect on inmate behavior.
"One of our main priorities with the Inspire tablet is to offer applications and subscription services that improve inmate morale and translate into safer and more secure correctional facilities," said Brian Peters, Executive Director of Inmate Applications and Hardware at GTL.
Available on all Inspire tablets, the new TV Audio application allows correctional facilities to broadcast real-time TV audio directly to inmate tablets. This is accomplished through a small device that connects to a television's external audio port. Once connected to the TV and powered on, the device automatically syncs to GTL's wireless network and is instantly recognized by the Inspire tablet.
"Previously, inmates would gather close to the television, and each other, to hear TV audio. These groupings could lead to noisy conversations, anger by others who just want to hear the television, and possible fights. With the TV audio app, those situations are drastically reduced. Inmates can now sit anywhere and hear TV audio through headphones connected to their Inspire device," added Mr. Peters.
Available on the new Inspire 2.0 tablet, the new FM Radio application gives inmates access to local FM radio stations. Inmates can scan the radio dial to identify local stations with adequate reception within a correctional facility, save stations to their "Favorites" menu, or manually adjust the dial and skip channels.
GTL leads the fields of correctional technology, education, 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 and aid in rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism rates for inmates. As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to 32 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 79 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 40 of the top 50, which comprise 1.8 million inmates nationwide. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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 or social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.
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