Securus Technologies: Keeping Us Connected

 

Securus Technologies is an inmate phone calls company that provides calling services to the prison industry. For years they have been connecting us with our friends and loved ones who are incarcerated. However, the CEO, Rick Smith, of Securus Technologies is always on the search for innovative ideas that will take the company to a higher level. With all of the competition in the industry, Securus Technologies decided to go with a more forward-thinking approach. The latest reveal is not necessarily unfamiliar in essence, but never before seen in the prison phone service industry. Securus introduced to us Securus Video Visitation mobile app.

“We’re so close, but yet, so far”, is what seems to have come to mind when Securus decided to add video calling to their products. Many people have a hard time driving back and forth to visit their loved ones, while some just cannot afford it. Most of all, a simple phone call from time-to-time just does not cut it either. Securus Technologies designed the inmate phone calling app so that we can simply download it to our phones, choose a plan and schedule a visitation time to interact with the inmates. Not only is this app free, but it is available for Android smartphones and tablets and Apple devices. What is more impressive is that the app has been downloaded over 65,000 times since its launch six months ago. You can download the Android version of the app from Google Play or get the Apple version from the App Store.

The Securus Video Visitation mobile application has given the public options on how to connect with loved ones. No more being confined to just phone calls or physical visits, thanks to Securus Technologies.

Learn more about Securus here: http://www.securustechnologies.com/en/about-us

Coriant Continues To Develop Its Successful Brand

The Coriant brand is one of the most successful new entrants into the optical networking industry of recent years after the former department of German technology giant Siemens was purchased by Marlin Equity Partners. Under the guidance of Marlin’s Pat DiPietro the Coriant brand has looked to develop further with the acquisition of a number of different companies that have been merged into Coriant to improve the development of hardware and software. The company has been under the leadership of DiPietro as the CEO since it was formed in 2013, but is now looking for a more focused technology based leader in the form of former Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir.

For more than 20 years Shaygan Kheradpir has been one of the stars of the technology industry through his work with GTE Labs and Verizon. During his time with both of these technology companies the changes Kheradpir made to their development departments did not go unnoticed at boardroom level across the industry. Kheradpir was the first to set a 30 day deadline for all research into new technology, which he aided by dividing his research teams into smaller groups who were focused on developing only a small part of each piece of new hardware or software.

Shaygan Kheradpir has spent a large amount of his career working with technology based companies, but has also branched out to provide his expertise for industry leaders looking to increase their use of new technologies. One of the most important steps taken by the Cornell University graduate was to develop his role at Barclays, the financial giant who were looking for the best ways of bringing their financial business into line with the latest technologies. Kheradpir headed the development of the PingIt mobile payments platform, which forms the basis of the wireless payment options used by most banks to the present day.

Coriant executives believe Shaygan Kheradpir can use his skills in both technology and business to bring about a larger level of success than they have already achieved in the development of this optical networking giant.