RESTON, Va., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for government, today announced the expansion of its Production and Logistics Center in Mobile, Alabama.
GTL's Production and Logistics Center provides end-to-end support for industry-leading products like Inspire® inmate tablets, Flex® Link multi-service units, payment kiosks, intake kiosks, countertop payment processing stations, video visitation stations, and inmate telephones, among others. The new expansion gives GTL an additional 25,000 square feet to accommodate the testing, configuration, staging, and shipping of its technologically advanced devices and hardware for the corrections environment.
"When factoring in this new facility expansion, our Production and Logistics Center will have increased in size threefold in a little more than a year, which speaks volumes about this company's development," stated Danny Cravey, Director of Production at GTL. GTL's Production and Logistics Center has processed 66 percent more payment kiosks in the first half of 2017 than it did the second half of 2016, to support GTL's rapidly expanding payment services business. In that same period, the number of inmate tablets staged and shipped by GTL increased by nearly 400 percent.
"The adoption rate of tablets is rising rapidly because of the broad spectrum of services now available on these devices," said Matt Ford, Product Manager Mobility Platforms at GTL. In addition to delivering communications services such as inmate calling and messaging, the tablets also allow inmates to submit requests, file grievances, order commissary items, read eBooks, take educational courses, stream music, play games, and much more.
The recent launch of the new Inspire 2.0 tablet is expected to drive even more growth, and there are more innovations planned for the second half of 2017. "With increased production capacity to fulfill customer orders, the sky's the limit for GTL in 2017 and beyond," concluded Mr. Cravey.
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 of 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 our 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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