A Chesterfield-based telecoms firm has secured a deal to export telephone systems to a newly built prison in New Zealand.
Unify Business Solutions, headquartered in Barlborough, has provided their product - the Unify Call Control System - to the newly built Auckland South Correctional Facility.
As part of the move they joined forces with New Zealand-based company BayCom.
The two companies are aiming for further growth in the Asia Pacific region and are looking for opportunities to work with other correctional facilities.
BayCom will act as an exclusive reseller for Unify’s products.
They will work in conjunction with them for all sales, support and service activity in the region.
Adam Esposito, joint managing director at Unify, said: “We are thrilled to be working with BayCom whose philosophy in understanding their customers’ needs closely resembles our own.
“Our priority is to support our work in the region with a reseller who fully understands our innovative products and can ensure a high-level of customer service.”
Steve Bower, general manager at BayCom, added: “We are looking forward to working with Unify who we feel have an innovative product which can clearly benefit the prisons in the area.
”By acting as a reseller we will be adding yet another bespoke product to our catalogue allowing us to provide tailor-made technology solutions for our clients.”
The UCCS system is regarded within the telecoms industry as a unique product that can help to reduce re-offending by providing prisoners with valuable contact with their friends and family through the use of in-cell telephone systems.
Industry experts also say in-cell phones also remove flashpoints such as phone queues, which has led to a reduction in violence within the prison environment.
Unify’s technology also provides high level speech analysis which can quickly and easily identify calls of interest and can provide intelligence to prison service staff.