Securus Technologies, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Telerus
Press Release Mar 03, 2014
DALLAS, TX March 3, 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 acquisition of Telerus, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Telerus is the leading provider of sophisticated automated interactive voice response systems to the corrections sector throughout the United States.
"We are happy to be able to combine with Telerus – our good partner for almost eight (8) years," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith – President and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc. "They have IVR technology that every jail and prison facility can easily cost justify – in addition to their products improving customer service levels to inmates and friends and family members.
"They bring a proprietary IVR platform to our set of high tech government service platforms – a perfect addition that will allow our joint customer base to expand more rapidly and bring significant value to more of our customers. We will win more and retain more business with Telerus."
"The team at Telerus has invested heavily over many years in a high-tech platform that allows prison and jail customers to operate more efficiently," said Rick Dural, Chairman of the Board of Telerus. "We started partnering with Securus in 2006 and have grown our base of joint customers significantly – certainly beyond what we initially expected. Our core IVR platform answers millions of routine questions that inmates and friends and family members ask – freeing up corrections staff for higher priority assignments.
Securus has a broad base of products – and together, we have the largest base of inmate audio, video, GPS parolee tracking, big data analysis, and automated information services that the corrections sector has ever seen. This transaction is good for our customers, employees, and our investors," said Dural.
Santosh Alexander, Board Member at Telerus said, "Partnering with Securus since 2006 has been good for Telerus and our customers. We will continue to develop our proprietary IVR platform in Denver, Colorado – while taking advantage of Securus' large distribution network. This transaction allows us to use Securus' back room infrastructure while we do what we do best – to help our customers work more efficiently using state of the art technology."
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.securustechnologies.com.
Telerus, founded in 2006, is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and provides sophisticated automated interactive voice response systems to the corrections sector throughout the United States. Telerus is the market leader in corrections – having the largest base of corrections customers that use IVR services in North America. For more information, please visit the Telerus website at www.telerus.com.
For more information, contact:
Russell Roberts, 972-277-0656
Source: Securus Technologies, Inc.