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Recently, Securus Technologies acquired JPay Inc. The move will see the two technology companies’ team up to provide their customers with an ultimate platform where they can access quality and cutting edge digitized payment, entertainment, education, and communication. These services will target the correctional sector.Rick Smith announced the details of the acquisition on April 14, 2015. According to a press release from Securus Technologies, the acquisition followed a move by Securus to sign a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement. JPay is a renowned leader in the provision of electronic payment, email, educational, and entertainment services for the correctional industry. The company is currently licensed to provide its services to 33 state prison systems. The move by Securus to acquire the company will not only enable the company to expand its services across the United States, but also provide its clients with a wider range of services. This way, the company will have a competitive advantage in the market.

Speaking after completion of the acquisition deal, Securus Technologies’ chief executive officer, Rick Smith, noted the importance of the transaction to the company. According to the executive leader, JPay is a leader in the fastest growing segment considering that they introduced electronic payments emails, and inmate tablets in the sector. Following the acquisition, Rick is confident that Securus is capable of offering high tech/software-based solutions to correctional agencies. These services are crucial in the operation of modern jails and prisons. Rick emphasized on Securus’s goal of offering quality products in the market at affordable prices. He also noted that the products are designed to ensure that prisons and jails have the best security. They also seek to minimize the rate of recidivism among the inmates.JPay is a Miramar-based company that serves over 1.6 inmates in 33 states’ Department of Corrections.

The company entered the corrections market to revolutionize the technologies used in the sector, a move that has seen the facilities enhance security as well as reduce recidivism and waste. The tech company was founded in 2002 and is fully licensed in the US to transmit money.In the recent past, Rick Smith made comments concerning the positive emails that Securus Technologies had received in the previous months. Rick said that the positive emails indicated that the company was on the right path towards achieving its goal of modernizing the lives of inmates in jails and prisons across the United States. He stated that the positive emails proved that Securus is a strong investment and its clients are benefiting from its products. The company has seen using the positive emails as feedback on what needs to be done to ensure that they satisfy the needs of their clients. Smith noted that safety was deeply entrenched in the company’s DNA. Rick is the chairperson and chief executive officer of Securus technologies.

Talk Fusion is growing in name recognition and is becoming a common platform for many business marketing needs. CEO Bob Reina was actually interviewed on Superbcrew to answer questions about the company’s clients. Reina said Talk Fusion has mass appeal in its client base among both small business and individual entrepreneurs, to large companies who want to use video emails as their primary message transmitter. He went on to explain that having both video, signup forms and organizational applications all in one package cuts down costs for Talk Fusion users and makes their goals much easier to accomplish. Talk Fusion is also one of the leading companies in WebRTC technology which has helped it win various awards.

 

Bob Reina came up with the idea for Talk Fusion back in 2004 as he was exploring multilevel marketing ideas. Reina is a former police officer from Tampa who decided to quit that job when he planned to make big changes in his life. The basis for Talk Fusion happened when he tried to send videos that he took via email but found that the files were too large to send as attachments. So he began exploring ways to take video files and embed them into emails that could be sent to any email address. With his connections to friends who knew programming, Reina was able to have a WebRTC platform built that allowed video emails to be sent. Soon, he had built Talk Fusion and a whole product suite.

 

Bob Reina decided to turn Talk Fusion into a direct sales company in which users and their referrals could purchase products and then sell them to their own customer base. Reina also started free trials at Talk Fusion that allow anyone with an email address to signup for and use for 30 days, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-marketing-leader-talk-fusion-launches-30-day-free-trials-300249666.html. Associates can refer customers to those free trials and earn bonus points. Associates who meet sales volumes and referral quotas can earn luxury items from gold watches to paid vacations.

 

Jason Hope is an executive and community leader hailing from Scottsdale, Arizona. He studied business finance at Arizona State University.

Shortly after, he obtained his master’s degree in business administration from the same university. He is skilled in entrepreneurship, business strategy, business development, and SaaS.

Additionally, he is also skilled in starting and developing startups. Hope is always looking to invest in innovative, young minds. He is a philanthropist and supports various causes in sectors such as health, education, science & technology, and politics.

Jason Hope’s career and the internet of things projects (IOT)

Hope is an entrepreneur who has invested heavily in technology infrastructure. He has been in this line of work for the last 13 years and has invested in various industries that incorporate computer information systems and technology. Hope also works as a consultant, advising clients on matters such as raising capital, development of business portfolios, and practical ideas for increasing profits.

Since 2015, Hope has developed significant interests in IOT. Additionally, he has published various articles on the same elaborating how IOT operate. His first project was based on how IOT was going to change people’s lives. He has since published approximately seven papers on the application of IOT in various sectors such as marketing and security. Hope is a believer that this kind of technology will improve the lives of people as well as allow them to build profitable businesses.

Jason Hope and the SENS Research Foundation

SENS Research Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2009 by Aubrey de Grey and his colleagues. This foundation’s interests are research specifically usage of regenerative medicine in the treatment of age-related diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and atherosclerosis. This organization offers grants to universities and research institutes focused on the use of regenerative medicine in the treatment of various health conditions.

In 2010, Hope donated $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation. According to Hope, regenerative medicine is the key to the advancement of human medicine. He also believes that SENs Foundation has put in place policies that will shape not only the healthcare system but also the biotechnology and the pharmaceuticals industry.

Hope’s other philanthropic activities

Hope is always looking out for the welfare of other people. Aside from contributing to SENS Research Foundation, Hope has a student’s grants program that he supports. He also funds the Goldwater Institute, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Celebrity Fight Night, and Arizona Science Center. With his vast resources, Hope’s philanthropic goal is to improve the lives of the residents of Arizona through better healthcare, education, and social systems.

In a recent issue published by PR Newswire concerning Global Tel Link who provides inmate communications services has been involved in several integrity breaches and wrongdoings. This will be further emphasized by Securus Technologies through the release of findings at various press releases over the next 6 month period. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith is appalled by the actions of Global Tel Link, as there should not be a tolerance of such actions within the industry. Neither by the customer nor the industry at large.
A formal investigation was launched by the Louisiana Public Service Commission or (PSC)regarding the outbound telecommunication service they provided to the Louisiana Department of Corrections and their inmates. The investigation found several discrepancies including over billing, double billing and artificially inflating tariff charges without authorisation. According to PR Newswire’s reports, these malpractices allowed Global Tel Link to overcharge Louisiana taxpayers by $1,243,00.

Securus Technologies and it’s current CEO Richard A. Smith believe that this type of behaviour should not be tolerated and the correct actions should be taken. Although the industry is there to make money they should do so with integrity as well as keeping the customers best interests at heart.

Securus Technologies launched ConnectUS in January of 2015 which is known as the most advanced inmate facing operating system. This software allows several great applications to the inmates while automating critical operations necessary for its functioning for the corrections agency and its staff. This operating system is the first of its kind and is the future of corrections technology and the way inmates will be communicating with the outside world.

Securus is active on social media! visit their Crunchbase page at https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/securus-technologies#/entity.