GTL, a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is debuting their second Technology in Motion motor coach, expanding an already successful nationwide bus tour.
“In April of this year, GTL launched Technology in Motion as a mobile customer briefing program that allows us to showcase our entire solution portfolio at a customer site or conference,” said Garth Johnson, Senior Vice President of Operations at GTL.
What is Technology in Motion?
Technology in Motion is a mobile customer briefing program that features two full-size motor coaches, each with a comprehensive technology demonstration center inside.
The vehicles include the hardware, software, and connectivity to enable comprehensive hands-on demonstrations of GTL’s full range of offerings for the corrections, government, and education sectors.
Stepping on board one of our tour vehicles is an immersive innovation experience!
The vehicle includes the hardware, software, and connectivity to enable comprehensive hands-on demonstrations of GTL’s full range of offerings for the corrections, government, and education sectors.
It’s an immersive innovation experience!
“The customer feedback and the impact were so great that we got to work on a second vehicle shortly after the introduction of the first,” added Johnson.
“Now, only six months after launching our initial Technology in Motion motor coach (TIM1), GTL is excited to launch another bus.”
“Our mobile technology center has left a lasting impression on our customers, offering them an immersive experience and changing how we do business,” said Jon Walker, Executive Vice President of Sales at GTL.
(Members of GTL discuss data security in the corrections environment. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)
“Not only can we demonstrate each individual product and service on board Technology in Motion, but we have the opportunity to highlight the interoperability between the diverse elements of GTL’s broad portfolio that combine to become our customized solutions.”
Other than being five feet longer (total length: 45 feet), the new Technology in Motion motor coach has been outfitted with the same innovative technology and demonstration equipment as the original bus, allowing GTL to bring this incredible hands-on experience to twice as many customers.
During a typical tour stop, professionals from GTL will demonstrate a range of services, including inmate calling and messaging, inmate tablets and applications, visitation management, investigative and intelligence solutions, cashless payment services, and an industry-leading jail management system.
(The District 36 Court in Michigan (Detroit) needed to reduce the long lines and issues with non-payment of fines. To do this, they worked with GTL to increase efficiency and reduce headaches for consumers. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)
The second Technology in Motion bus (TIM2) made its inaugural appearance at a private customer briefing last week in Nashville on the same day that TIM1 appeared at the New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association conference in Atlantic City.
From the outset, GTL’s newly expanded program proved it can have double the customer reach by hosting a pair of concurrent tour stops in different cities.
Not to be overshadowed, TIM1 has been an enormous success on the trade show circuit and has also supported GTL account teams conducting on-site demonstrations at customer facilities.
The original vehicle has hosted more than 2,500 customer personnel in the first six months, making more than 50 tour stops and traveling more than 25,000 miles.
Technology in Motion Bus Offerings include:
- Encompassing Inmate Calling, Inmate Messaging, and Visitation Management
- Comprising Call & Voice Analysis and Data Analysis
- Including Inmate Calling Payments, Commissary & Trust Deposits, and Self-Release Payments
- Such as the GTL Offender Management System (OMS)
- Including Education & Information, Entertainment, and Efficiency Services
Technology, Platforms and Devices
- Featuring the Inspire® inmate tablet, Flex® Link multi-service unit (for inmate calling, visitation, and a host of inmate services), Payment Kiosk, Intake Kiosk, Payment Processing Station, and more.
How Can I Experience Technology in Motion?
The Technology in Motion motor coaches are currently on a nationwide tour, with plans to stop at conferences, trade shows, and dozens of customer locations and community events in 2017.
Between now and the end of 2017, TIM1 will be touring in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions of the country, while TIM2 will make stops in the Midwest, Mountain States, Southwest, and West.
GTL at a Glance
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 operational efficiencies while aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing recidivism rates.
With the recent acquisition of Telmate, GTL has strengthened its suite of solutions for the corrections industry and expanded its community corrections portfolio with Telmate Guardian, a smartphone-based GPS monitoring solution.
As a trusted industry leader, GTL provides services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada, including 33 U.S. departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and many large city/county/provincial facilities.
GTL in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, GTL will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Cell Phone Detection Solutions and Handheld Mobile Device Solutions.
American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.
At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.
Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.