Securus Technologies and Archonix Systems Agree to Integrate Product Offerings
Press Release Aug 01, 2009
Dallas, Texas, July 30, 2009. Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communication services and innovative offender and case management software design, today announced that it has agreed to a Joint Selling and Business Relationship Agreement with Archonix Systems that will result in the two companies being able to better leverage their product portfolios and extend the benefits of integrated product offerings to a wider set of customers. The agreement with Archonix allows Securus to provide an integrated call management and jail management solution to mid-sized correctional facilities. Through its ownership of Syscon Holdings, Ltd., Securus already has the premier integrated call management/offender management system for larger agencies. In addition, Securus’ partnership with Justice Software, Inc., provides the company with a solution for smaller sites.
“The agreement with Archonix allows us to extend a jail management solution to facilities that do not require the rich functionality of the Syscon system. Between Syscon, Archonix, and Justice Software Inc., we now have a solution that will fit the needs of nearly any size facility. Our sites can choose the platform that best meets their needs—we don’t have to force fit them to a single platform,” stated Robert Pickens, Securus’ Chief Marketing Officer. “By integrating our applications, we streamline processes and information gathering that will allow correctional facilities to focus their efforts on non-administrative activities. We were attracted to Archonix based on several important and notable installations of their platform—we always want to position ourselves with best in class companies for the benefit of our customer—and based on results, Archonix meets our requirements completely,” added Pickens.
The companies have already begun to work together on creating targeted solutions for their clients. Securus is actively seeking potential jail management candidates from its existing client base as well as the market as a whole. “We have clients that are operating on old systems that require manual processes that are labor intensive and don’t provide all that is required in today’s environment. An integrated solution package can make a difference in staff morale, safety and a facility’s operational efficiencies,” stated Securus’, Senior Director, Marketing Communications and Research, Jim Sidler. “Best of all, by combining our product offerings, we can help our customers find ways to fund these important systems and make them a reality.”
Sanjay Singhvi, Chief Executive Officer of Archonix, stated, “We are pleased to have such a strong and dedicated partner as Securus and its Syscon subsidiary. Archonix is proud of its track record of providing a robust jail management system package to our targeted clients. This agreement will permit us to extend our reach even further into the market and advance our technological excellence while providing customers best in class services.”
The companies will immediately move forward with integrating key platforms and proposing combined solutions to “at need” customers.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,300 correctional facilities 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, TX, with regional offices in Carrollton and Allen, TX and Atlanta, GA. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustechnologies.com.
Syscon Holdings, Ltd., our wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a world leader in innovative Offender and Case Management Software design and delivery. Syscon’s Elite and Exact systems offer management functionality from booking and legal documentation through trust accounting, commissary, and medical records to the management of parole and other forms of community supervision. Syscon’s systems have been implemented in many States and large Counties across North America, in Australia and in England. Syscon solutions help manage more than 300,000 inmates and former inmates every day. For more information about Syscon, please visit www.syscon.net.
About Archonix Systems, LLC
Based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, privately-held Archonix Systems is a rapidly growing provider of public safety products to police and fire departments, correctional institutions and private corporate security departments as well as a provider of local data sharing solutions to collaborating government entities. Archonix manages over 200 public safety customer relationships and operates in 21 states through its own operations and through its investment in Pamet Software, LLC. www.archonixsystems.com.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The foregoing release contains statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions and are not guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the operations and business environment of Securus Technologies, Inc. that may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Securus assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.