DALLAS, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that the United States Patent Office issued 2 new Securus patents in June/July, 2016, granted 36 patents in the last 3 years, and Securus has filed 90 new patent applications in the last 3 years.
"We received word from the United States Patent Office that we were issued 2 new patents in July, 2016," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. "That increases our total patent portfolio to 247, the largest in our industry by far."
Securus' 2 new patents are outlined as follows:
Remote Multi-Party and/or Event-Driven Visitation for Residents of Controlled Environment Facilities
The technology generally involves systems and methods for allowing controlled-environment facility residents (such as inmates) to participate in important events outside of the controlled-environment facility via the broadcast of a live video feed. For example, an inmate would be able to "attend" a loved-one's birthday party, graduation, wedding, or funeral via the broadcast of the live video feed.
Multi-Party Conversation Analyzer and Logger
The technology takes advantage of advances in signal processing and data mining to enable improved investigation of criminal networks. For example, by monitoring for known voice characteristics on phone calls made by prisoners, the technology is directed at detecting potential imposters or identity scams in prisons.
Mr. Smith continued, "We have approximately 200 software developers, over 100 field service technicians, and a large marketing and R & D Team that have good ideas – things that our prison and jail customers want, things that are unique, and we routinely turn those ideas into patents. It's our biggest, most valuable asset – good people with ideas that are solving our customers' problems."
"Our patent portfolio includes patents in most areas of corrections communications and operations including audio calling, video calling, fraud detection, call platform architecture, call storage, inmate purchasing, billing, call throughput, inmate monitoring, word spotting, voice biometrics, and commissary services, and there are many other areas."
"We build patents around products that our customers want – and that is good for inmates, friends and family, officers, investigators, victims of crimes, and society – I am proud of what we have contributed to our industry. We improve inmate communications, reduce recidivism, help solve and prevent crimes – and ultimately save lives!"
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.