March 27, 2014
Securus Technologies, Inc. and NCIC Inmate Phone Service Strike a Strategic Patent Licensing Agreement
DALLAS, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communications services, investigative technologies, corrections/law enforcement/ emergency information technology services, and active global positioning systems (GPS) based offender monitoring devices announced today the execution of a strategic patent licensing agreement with NCIC Inmate Phone Service.
"We are pleased with our Agreement," said Bill Pope, President of NCIC. "It is good for NCIC and all of our customers. NCIC gets access to the largest patent portfolio in our industry by far, and our customers are covered as well into perpetuity. We can freely use our software development team to build products using Securus patents - saving us millions of dollars in incremental labor costs. It is a very good investment for NCIC."
"We have over 120 patents that have been granted by the United States Patent Office with another 59 pending, and have spent approximately $200 million developing our patents and proprietary technologies," said Richard A. "Rick" Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. "We have over 100 Software Engineers working to develop new, better, stronger, and safer systems that inmates, friends and family, correctional facilities, and law enforcement officers use daily. NCIC is a good long-term partner in that effort so we struck a patent licensing agreement with them that is beneficial to both of us, our collective customers, and the entire industry. We also use NCIC's 'Mexico Collect' service and refer small jail facilities to NCIC in some instances - they are a high quality carrier that we have reciprocal arrangements with - another win-win. "
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 45 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 1,000,000 inmates nationwide. 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 NCIC Inmate Phone Service
NCIC was established in 1995 in Longview, Texas and is one of the largest inmate telephone providers operating its own call center and centralized VoIP/SIP based platform. NCIC is operating inmate calling services and cell phone jamming technology in 12 countries and in over 400 prisons and jails. For more information, please visit the NCIC website at www.ncic.com.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.