Securus Technologies is a state-of-the-art communications firm based out of Dallas, Texas. This is a relatively well-known company within the United States and produces security, communications and project management applications for use in the United States penal system. Most of their products are aimed at offering communication solutions to their customers, which are primarily inmates serving time with in prisons scattered throughout the different states. These individuals, like many other American citizens need to have opening forms of communication with family members and loved ones. Due to their living circumstances though this could prove to be difficult to accomplish and Securus Technologies has produced several free applications for use on mobile devices in order to reach these goals. These applications are free to download and use, being supported on both Apple and Android devices. They offer seamless streaming technology for crystal clear and high-definition video feeds to transfer from one device to the other through Wi-Fi signals. While these products are very high quality and are in use with over 1.5 million customers at this point in time Securus Technologies itself as a company has been put under fire from information technology giant GTL.
GTL claims that multiple patents for Securus products have recently expired, which means that the company itself no longer owns the rights to these products any longer and have become open source for anyone who wishes to use them. These claims have recently been proven inaccurate, as Securus personnel, alongside third-party agents, have discovered that the patents are still valid and Securus still controls all of them. This is good news for Securus as I can continue to develop and innovate its services and applications for the customers, who still show loyalty to the company despite what the media has been reporting.