DALLAS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of inmate communications services, investigative technologies, corrections/law enforcement/emergency information technology services, active global positioning systems (GPS) based offender monitoring devices, and automated interactive voice response systems announced today the acquisition of JLG Technologies, LLC headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.
JLG Technologies, LLC is the leading supplier of continuous voice biometric analysis and investigative tools to the corrections and law enforcement sectors.
"We are very happy to be able to combine with JLG Technologies, LLC and their affiliates - Voice Analytics, LLC and JLG ICER Technologies, LLC," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. "They have the best continuous voice biometric technology in our industry - very sophisticated software that not only identifies unauthorized users on a particular call, but goes on to identify the user's identification."
"Jay L. Gainsboro, President and Founder of JLG Technologies has been our partner for over five (5) years - we regard Jay as one of our industry's 'chief scientists' and have a deep respect for his work. We have done business with Jay and his team for a long time - and it was the right time to put our teams together to bring even more sophisticated products to market. JLG Technologies, LLC currently has over 40 active patent applications at the U.S. Patent Office and expects the first of them to be issued within 12 months - so they have developed a valuable intellectual property portfolio."
"I have worked with the Securus team for many years - and my name even appears on a number of their patents," said Jay L. Gainsboro, President and Founder of JLG Technologies. "My team and I will continue our work with Securus and our other industry customers to not only develop our existing products, but to expand their capabilities and potential to add even more value."
"We started with some ideas on how we could improve safety and security inside and outside of jails and prisons, and developed the Investigator PRO and ICER product sets that are now in use in 27 states and in 189 facilities. We are very proud of what we accomplished and that matches well with what Securus is building with their Secure Call Platform (SCP) and their recent high-tech acquisitions. We are both creating a safer and more secure prison and jail environment - and a safer and more secure society. We are both committed to the ongoing pursuit of innovative technologies that provide reliable, state-of-the-art solutions for corrections and law enforcement - I think a very noble quest," said Gainsboro.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest providers of detainee communications, parolee tracking, and government information management solutions, serving approximately 2,600 correctional facilities in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 1,000,000 inmates. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus' sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, including four regional offices in the Dallas metro area as well as one in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustech.net.
About JLG Technologies, LLC and Affiliated Companies
JLG Technologies, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts and provides sophisticated continuous (throughout the call) voice biometric analysis and investigative analysis tools to the corrections and law enforcement sectors. JLG Technologies is a market leader in their work - having customers in 27 states with 189 prison/jail customers. For more information, please visit the JLG Technologies website at www.jlgtechnologies.com.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.