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Jailcast Uses Connexus-on-Demand to Service United States Rural Correctional Facilities and Small Jails
March 29, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
Dallas, Texas March 29, 2012 -- Jailcast, http://www.jailcast.com, a virtual small jail community and subscription service company that allows jails in rural America to deliver inmate services heretofore considered very costly or unavailable, recently announced that they are now using Vidyo HD videoconferencing from Connexus to deliver training, certification, medical and mental health evaluations and services for their subscribers.
Ray Sabbatine, a Jail Administrator for more than 30 years, built and developed Jailcast as a vehicle to allow rural jails to deliver a broad range of services often not available or too costly for Counties in rural America.
"In the past," Ray explained, "Small rural jails were forced to rely on onsite corrections personnel to make medical or mental health decisions or evaluations with limited, if any, medical or mental health training or experience. This was especially difficult for correctional facility staff after hours or on weekends when medical or mental care professionals were not readily available for consultations. And if they were or are available, it was at a very high cost for the facility."
"Jailcast changes all that," he continued. "And we use the Connexus version of Vidyo as a service, so that we can also deliver corrections officer training and mentoring, consulting, inmate education, and objective classification of offenders. The Connexus version of Vidyo allows us to offer HD videoconferencing as the primary videoconferencing service for our subscribers, and we can also use it to reach out to non-subscribers and experts from the legal, medical and mental health communities. We can now reach out to correctional, medical or legal experts anywhere, anytime, and just in time, at a very low monthly cost. Connexus makes it possible with the Vidyo technology and pricing, to deliver these services to small rural jails that absolutely require, and would otherwise not be able to deliver these services and experts to their staff or inmates."
"The fact of the matter is," continued Jonathan Schlesinger, President and CEO of Connexus, "today videoconferencing must not only deliver high quality video and audio, it must also be mobile and be available just in time, when it is needed. That is the value of Connexus-on-Demand, our VaaS, videoconferencing as a service, cloud based offering for service providers. Our customers, resellers and service providers like Jailcast are not required to purchase hardware or software licenses in advance in order to be prepared to deliver just in time high quality videoconferencing. They simply become a reseller of our cloud based services and we equip them to deliver high definition video conferencing solutions just in time, anytime, over the internet or mobile networks."
Connexus-on-Demand makes Vidyo desktop videoconferencing available to service providers and resellers from the cloud and allows small and medium sized service providers and resellers to offer Vidyo desktop videoconferencing to end users at prices starting at $10.00 per month per user without any up front capital investment from the service provider, reseller or end user.
The mission at Connexus is to make it possible for service providers and resellers to quickly and easily sell leading edge networks, gateways and videoconferencing and collaboration services to the SMB marketplace, and to accomplish this with little if any additional demand on their resources. At Connexus we focus on delivering the capital intensive applications and services that can help service providers and resellers immediately capture extraordinary revenues and market share in the shortest possible time. Connexus is a privately held company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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