GTL’s biometric security patent deemed valid, paves way to request restart of $100M infringement lawsuit

Global Tel*Link (GTL) announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) validating all claims of GTL patent 7,853,243, which paves the way for GTL to request a Texas Federal judge to restart a $100 million infringement lawsuit against Securus Technologies. The move comes more than seven months after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of Securus Technologies regarding GTL’s patent invalidation

Unisys to deliver prison management solution for the Netherlands

Unisys Corporation has been selected by the Netherlands’ Custodial Institutions Service (DJI) to deliver a new custody management solution for penitentiaries across the country. According to a statement by the company, the new 10 year contract has an option for a 10 year extension and under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will support all aspects of custody management for DJI using the Unisys Law Enforcement Application Framework (U-LEAF). The new system is expected to be delivered later in 2016

Lava Group CEO named one of Northern Ireland’s top business people under 40

Gareth Morrison, CEO of Lava Group, has been named one of Northern Ireland’s top business people under 40 in the March issue of Business First magazine. Lava Group develops software and innovative technologies for the criminal justice market including integrating biometric technologies into access control and other security applications. The magazine article notes that, under Morrison’s leadership, “the Lava Group is embarking a successful growth strategy, diversifying into new sectors including connect health and targeting export markets such as Canada

Maryland detention center seeking inmate telephone system with voice biometrics security

The government of St. Mary’s County in Maryland has posted a bid in which it seeks a vendor to provide a comprehensive inmate telephone system for inmates at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. In its bid posting for a comprehensive “Inmate Telephone, Voice Biometrics Security, Investigative and Video Visitation Technology Services”, St. Mary’s County government states that the services should be compatible with the detention center’s jail management system and inmate banking system. The bid specifies a total of

Virginia DOC to deploy Track Group voice biometrics solution

Tracking solutions firm Track Group, Inc. announced it has signed a US $11.3 million contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections to provide electronic monitoring services across the full range of sentences under the department’s guidance. Under the terms of the contract, Track Group will provide GPS and biometric voice verification solutions designed to monitor over 16,000 offenders and defendants. Track Group’s end-to-end location monitoring and predictive behavioral solutions are designed for use by security, law enforcement, corrections, and rehabilitation

GTL adds voice biometrics to inmate telephone platforms

Global Tel*Link announced it has released Voice IQ, a new feature available for its inmate telephone platforms that uses voice biometrics to track and verify the identity of inmates and prevents fraud. Patented by GTL as a “Telecommunication call management and monitoring system with voiceprint verification,” Voice IQ uses natural language speaker verification tools to develop a voiceprint profile for each inmate and enrolls that print in a database to cross-match against it in future calls. Voice IQ differs from

3M to supply electronic monitoring services for New Zealand’s Department of Corrections

3M announced it has won a contract to provide electronic monitoring services for the Department of Corrections in New Zealand. 3M’s GPS technology will be used to electronically monitor more than 3,500 offenders across a range of programs, including home detention, electronic bail, community detention and GPS monitoring. “This is a significant contract, lasting until the end of the decade,” said Jeremy Lightfoot, national commissioner corrections services. “The new 3M system will provide safety for the community by improving the

SuperCom to launch electronic monitoring suite with fingerprint biometrics in North America

SuperCom announced that its M2M division will soon be launching its newly improved electronic monitoring suite PureSecurity, which includes its PureTag, PureTrack, PureCom, and PureMonitor products, to the North American marketplace. The company will launch PureSecurity suite at the American Probation and Parole Association exhibition and conference in New Orleans on August 3. The PureSecurity Suite is an electronic monitoring and tracking platform which offers a wide range of features, including secure communication, security and anti-tamper mechanisms, voice communication touch

Telmate gets patent for biometric inmate location tracking

Telmate has announced the issue of a new patent for biometric inmate location tracking in detention environments. According to the company, its patent – No.: 8,761,360 – will provide automatic jail management system updates in regards to inmates’ assigned rooms and location in jail. Though details on modality are scant, the company says inmates will have to use a biometric tool for authentication into certain pre-determined areas. “This new patent is a testament on how communications systems are becoming an indispensable

Securus acquires voice biometrics company JLG Technologies

Securus Technologies has announced the acquisition of JLG Technologies, a supplier of voice biometric analysis and investigative tools for corrections and law enforcement. The terms of the new deal have not been disclosed. “We are very happy to be able to combine with JLG Technologies, LLC and their affiliates – Voice Analytics, LLC and JLG ICER Technologies, LLC,” Rick Smith, CEO of Securus said.  “They have the best continuous voice biometric technology in our industry – very sophisticated software that not only