09578162 cites 16 patents.

A telecommunications system for use in a secure facility such as a jail, prison or the like. The systems, devices and methods disclosed provide telecommunications, email, other messaging, financial services, vending, and commissary or canteen services for inmates of a secure facility with respect to family, friends and others. The system includes a phone server adapted to be communicatively connected to an external service provider; a monitoring station communicatively connected to the phone server; an account manager server communicatively connected to the phone server, and at least one telecommunications device disposed at the secure facility for use by the inmate and which is communicatively connected to the phone server. A method of telecommunicating, including receiving incomming calls at the secure facility, via the system is also disclosed.

Title
Telecommunications technology
Application Number
14/136697
Publication Number
9578162 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2013
Publication Date
February 21, 2017
Inventor
Eric Bloms
River Falls
WI, US
Ben Halberg
River Falls
WI, US
Todd Westby
Woodbury
MN, US
Sam Bengston
River Falls
WI, US
Agent
Joel Skinner
Skinner and Associates
Assignee
TW Vending
WI, US
IPC
H04M 3/38
H04M 3/22
H04M 1/66
H04M 3/42
H04M 1/64
H04M 3/00
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