Rick Smith Says Customers Now Have New VoIP Services For Inmate Calls

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has been a means for communicating that many corporations have used over the years, and now Securus Technologies has started rolling them out in their prison systems. Securus is based in Dallas, TX and has contracted with correctional facilities over the years to install cabling, network management systems, phone lines, high-speed internet services and security and monitoring software as part of their communications infrastructure. This step to now implement VoIP is another landmark achievement for the company and CEO Rick Smith.Rick Smith said that Securus has made a large investment in VoIP because it can bring a greater quality to phone calls and video communications while lowering the cost and improving the safety and security of communication.

The current conversion of correctional facilities phone lines to VoIP is a $1 billion investment of Rick Smith oversaw rolling out over the last 8 years and has several features that make it reliable. First, Smith says that having VoIP systems allow for a constant software upgrade to keep them running smoothly at all times. He also says it allows for remote repairs without the company having to spend as much money dispatching servicemen onsite. And Smith also says the service has increased reliability through cloud-based Secure Calling Platform (SCP).Rick Smith was appointed CEO of Securus Technologies in 2008, and throughout his time there he has worked to enhance the company’s service quality of service and has helped their technical team develop many communications patents. He’s also worked to uphold integrity in prison phone systems due to many companies taking advantage of both inmates and their families by charging exorbitant calling fees.

Smith advocates a return to strong ethics in prison communications and has challenged other companies such as Global-Tel Link to claims about Securus’s patents and developments. Smith also oversaw the acquisition of the J-Pay electronic kiosk company.Rick Smith has been in the telecommunications industry since completing his degrees in 1972. He is originally from New York and completed an AAS in electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s in the same field from NYSU Buffalo and a master’s in advanced math from NYSU Brockport. He served in the financial management department of Frontier Corp and later at Midwest Telephone Operations. In 1998 he became CFO at Eschelon Telecom Services and later CEO of that same company until he left to join Securus.

The changes that Class Dojo will Bring to the traditional Teacher, student and parent relations

Parent teacher meetings are one of the challenges that many people in the education system complain about. At times, the breakdown happens because the student is being truant and does not want the issue addressed. Class Dojo is an application that was created in 2011 to try and clear up the communication path between the teacher, students and the parents. The application has been used by many people and they claim that it is the best way that the stakeholders in a child’s education can follow up on the progress of their children. It communicates about the classroom activities and also the co-curricular activities.

Many improvements have been made to the application. For instance, there was a recent $21 million update that has made it possible for the parents to know the daily progress of their kids throughout the course of the school year. This has been seen as one of the best ways to avoid the surprises that normally happen when the child has been keeping issues from school a secret and the parent is shocked to learn about them during the annual parent-teacher meeting. The application is the brain child of Liam Don and Sam Chaudhary. The funding that they have received will assist them in figuring out the changes that can make the experience of using the application better for the parents. The application is useful both during the school hours and at home.

The main use of the application is to improve the communication process between parents and their kid about academics. Already, 85000 schools are using it and their reach is expanding. It is useful for kid between kindergarten and the eighth grade. There are other features that are being added to the applications, which will make it possible for parents to pay directly for activities such as field trips for their children and generally improve the connection between home and school.