GTL Wins ‘ASTORS’ Awards for Corrections Tech (Learn More, Video)

GTL, a leader in corrections technology and inmate communications, recently was awarded two prestigious ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.

Providing services to over 2 million inmates in more than 2,500 correctional facilities, it is critical for GTL to maintain the highest technology standards.

GTL won a Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award in the Best Rugged Computer Tablet category for its Inspire® inmate tablet and a Silver ‘ASTORS’ Award in the Best Cell Phone Detection Solution category for its Mobile IQ/blended approach for Best Cell Phone Detection Solution.

(The PBS affiliate in Arizona takes a look at how tablets are changing the face of corrections. Dramatic reductions in suicide attempts, assaults on both inmates and staff, better contact with family members of those incarcerated and more opportunities for both the inmates and the correctional facility make this program a win for all parties- inmates, correctional staff and the taxpayers. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)

GTLCompanies in the security sector must be creative and comprehensive in their response to technological advances, cybersecurity attacks, and critical infrastructure issues.

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards recognize exceptional innovative training and education programs, outstanding product development achievements, and exciting new technology to address security threats.

GTL’s Inspire tablet is a hardened inmate tablet featuring an advanced technology platform and versatile operating system.

Built on an Android-based system, the tablet features a multi-layered security architecture that makes it the most secure inmate tablet on the market.

(Learn More. GTL’s Inspire tablet is the most advanced corrections grade tablet on the market. Take a look at the basic security features that make it a rugged and dependable tool for both inmates and corrections officers. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)

It has been drop-tested to MIL-STD-810G standards and subjected penetration testing by Nettitude.

The security architecture includes five distinct elements: network security, wireless security, operating system security, hardware security, and application security.

GTL’s tablets help keep inmates busy and engaged with education and communication, and maintain secure and monitored communications between inmates and their support networks.

(GTL’s Inspire tablet is the most advanced corrections grade tablet on the market. Take a look at the advanced security features that make it a rugged, dependable, and technologically advanced tool with benefits for both inmates and corrections officers. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)

GTL’s Mobile IQ™ offers a strategically balanced approach to address both supply and demand of contraband cell phones, focusing on three primary areas—detection, extraction, and analysis.

Detection can be accomplished through a variety of means, ranging from low technology solutions like staff pat-downs, to high-end technology such as Managed Access, and everything in between.

GTLs products are customized for corrections facilities and designed to integrate with existing infrastructure to deliver security, value, and operational efficiencies with the broader goal of aiding inmate rehabilitation and reducing the cycle of recidivism.

(The impact of education can put inmates on a path towards a better, more productive life. See what former inmates and corrections educators say about the importance of providing educational programs to inmates. Courtesy of GTL and YouTube)

This recognition by American Security Today underscores GTL’s continued leadership in correctional technology.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.

Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
  • Leaders in Private Security
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

American Security Today was formed after careful reflection of 9/11 and its aftermath when the Department of Homeland Security was established and there was an immediate explosion of new products and solutions for what was perceived as an imminent second attack on primary targets in the United States.

As time moved forward from 9/11 itself and in recent years, the threats to our nation have evolved from a large scale 9/11 type attack to:

  • Domestic and International Terrorist Attacks carried out by ‘lone wolves’ and coordinated individuals
  • Cybersecurity breach attacks against our government agencies, financial institutions and critical infrastructure facilities
  • Unprecedented urban violence
  • Cultural shifts and societal media bias, which make it increasingly difficult to secure our nation in this constantly evolving threat environment.
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

These current circumstances have put forward another rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat these ever changing challenges.

These changes have called for a new generation of security experts in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields who need real time knowledge of our ever growing threats.

These experts include the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.

Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

To highlight the tremendous accomplishments of agencies and firms receiving this prestigious award, be on the the lookout for American Security Today’s Annual December ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review.’

To learn more about GTL Inspire® inmate tablet, contraband detection solutions, or for a product demonstration – contact GTL today.