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Telmate Receives New Patent for Inmate Location Tracking in Detention Environments

Telmate announces the issue of a new patent for inmate location tracking in detention environments. The third largest and fastest growing inmate communications provider in the U.S., Telmate is a leader in customer service and cutting-edge technologies, including video visitation, secure messages, mobile applications and investigator tools. The company’s technology is currently deployed in over 250 facilities in nearly every U.S. state as well as four Canadian provinces.

The new patent for Individual Location Tracking In Detention Environments (U.S. Patent No.: 8,761,360) will provide automatic jail management system (JMS) updates regarding an inmate's assigned room. When an inmate successively logins at a location different than what is contained in their record, further authentication will be required using a biometric tool. If the biometric authenticates successfully, the inmate's record is then updated accordingly to reflect their current location.

“This new patent is a testament on how communications systems are becoming an indispensable part of keeping correctional institutions running efficiently, securely and safely,” says Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Hansen. “This new technology helps alleviate hours of manually entering the information into JMS regarding inmate’s locations, so correctional officers can focus on what’s more important to them --- security and control.”

For more information about Telmate, visit www.telmate.com

About Telmate:

Telmate is the third largest and fastest growing inmate communications provider in the United States and is a leader in customer service and cutting-edge technologies, including video visitation, secure messages, mobile applications and investigator tools. The Telmate communication system is deployed in over 250 facilities in nearly every U.S. state as well as four Canadian provinces. Telmate is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To find out more about Telmate, visit www.telmate.com.

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