August 5, 2014, Reston, VA – Global Tel*Link (GTL), the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, is proud to announce the official closing of its acquisition of Renovo Software, marking the conclusion to a highly successful two-year partnership and the final step to make Renovo Software part of the GTL team.
Reaffirming GTL’s commitment to offer the highest quality products and services, the acquisition of Renovo Software will combine GTL’s first in class services with Renovo’s industry-leading video visitation platform, VisManager™; Renovo’s Video Scheduler™, a universal video scheduling and automation platform used in many of the world’s largest video conferencing networks; and Renovo’s substantial thought capital and intellectual property.
The integration of Renovo’s VisManager visitation platform with GTL’s product portfolio has created the most complete set of technology solutions and services in the corrections industry. Unmatched in flexibility and product maturity, the platform has seen tremendous success. In the first half of 2014 alone, 24 new visitation customers were added bringing the total to over 135 facilities. The system now manages over 8,800 visitation stations and over 2.5 million visits per year.
Video Scheduler has also become a premier solution for companies in health care, broadcasting, education, and government sectors. The platform utilized by over half of the unified statewide networks in the U.S. as well as major international clients including Bell Canada and AARNET (Australia’s Academic and Research Network) has applications ranging from distance education and corporate video conferencing to telehealth and telejustice. GTL’s acquisition of Renovo will provide an exciting opportunity for Video Scheduler to leverage new resources in order to continue a reputation of providing innovative solutions in both existing and newly emerging video conferencing markets.
In addition to these two successful video conferencing platforms, GTL has also acquired significant intellectual property and the human resources which have been the framework for Renovo’s success over the past decade. Renovo co-owners Tim Eickhoff and Tim Skaja will serve new roles and bring their unique experience and entrepreneurial talent to the GTL executive team. As Renovo Software’s customers join the GTL family, Renovo’s expert staff will continue to provide the high level of service, support, and pioneering product development for which they have become known.
Renovo Software is a leading developer of software solutions for the video communications industry. The Minneapolis-based company designs, develops, and supports software solutions that schedule, automate, and manage complex video networks. Applications include video visitation, courtroom arraignment, distance learning, telemedicine, and business video conferencing. For more information, visit http://www.renovosoftware.com.
About Global Tel*Link
As the leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 29 State Departments of Corrections and 15 of the 25 largest city/county facilities. To contact GTL or to speak to a representative of GTL, please visit our website www.gtl.net or call toll-free 800-489-4500.