DALLAS, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Harris Corporation to distribute, install, operate and maintain Harris' Cell Defender product, which provides correctional facilities the ability to control and manage contraband cellular and wireless devices in prisons and jails in the United States.
"We are pleased to announce a continuation of our investment in industry-leading proprietary high-tech solutions that we can provide to the government sector," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. "Our exclusive partnership and distribution agreement with Harris supports our objective of being the leader in the Managed Access Services (MAS) space. I like to think of it as, Securus Managed Access Solutions powered by Harris Corporation's Cell Defender."
Through this partnership, Securus will have exclusivity in U.S. State, County and Local Correctional markets to sell and operate the Cell Defender product, which integrates with its existing radio frequency design and planning expertise. "We are adding another solution to our growing portfolio of Managed Access Services solutions to aggressively address contraband cell phone issues, the #1 challenge of our corrections customers," said Smith. "With this announcement, Securus is uniquely positioned to provide Managed Access Services solutions to fit every size and breadth of requirements for correctional facilities throughout the U.S. We have high quality/high performance MAS solutions for smaller jails, for medium sized jails and prisons, and for the largest facilities in the United States. We can create the most cost effective systems for anyone – and our installations are incredibly effective in stopping illegal cell phone activity. Compare our results to any competitor, ours is superior, and you will see the difference in our technology and expertise.
"The Cell Defender product contains proprietary technology that controls and manages all unauthorized cellular devices in a controlled area of a prison and can provide authorized devices an ability to communicate where it may be required by an agency. We look forward to our partnership with a technology giant such as Harris Corporation," said Smith.
"A cellphone may be the most dangerous form of contraband an inmate can possess, providing a means to coordinate criminal activity from behind bars," said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. "Our partnership with Securus Technologies offers corrections officials across the country a demonstrated and reliable solution to the problem of contraband cellphones, helping them to prevent criminal activity and protecting officers, officials, and citizens from further harm."
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers' toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.
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