Securus Invests in High Tech Firm Cottonwood Creek Technologies
Press Release Mar 02, 2015
Securus makes substantial investment in proprietary hardware and software manufacturer and secures nationwide exclusivity for "S" (Securus) Phone.
DALLAS, TX March 2, 2015/PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has made a substantial investment in Centennial, Colorado based Cottonwood Creek Technologies, a manufacturer of the "S" (Securus) Phone. The "S" Phone allows inmates to interactively access multiple sources of information and is powered by low telephone voltage which eliminates the need to run AC power to each phone.
Alan Schott, President/Principal and Dwight Kitchin, Principal of Cottonwood Creek Technologies said, "We have worked with Securus Technologies for over five (5) years developing the "S" Phone – and are pleased with the performance of the product – it is more than state of the art inmate communications – it is 2 to 3 generations beyond inmate phones in use today. It is smaller, it is audio AND video, it does not require AC power, it has the ability to provide hundreds of features, and it is more cost effective for Securus."
Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies said, "This technology will save us $160 million over the next ten (10) years as we change out standard analog/non-video inmate phones to "S" Phone interactive technology. More important than the savings – are the features and functionality that we will deliver to inmates and the corrections industry – video calling, email, commissary ordering, downloading books, downloading music, finding jobs post release, improving educational opportunities, improving health care – all of these will be delivered by the "S" Phone. I expect this technology will make inmates transition back into society better and recidivism will be positively impacted."
ABOUT SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 2,600 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,000,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.
ABOUT COTTONWOOD CREEK TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, CCT provides research and development services for many types of products and for all stages of development. Technology management services are also available to help corporations develop solid product technical strategies. For more information, please visit www.cwctech.com.