DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has acquired PHD Medical's corrections focused telemedicine hardware, software, management and development assets in Baie d'Urfe, Quebec, Canada (suburb of Montreal).
Founded in 2003 near Quebec, Canada, PHD Medical, Inc. is the culmination of a team of medical professionals with extensive experience in respiratory medicine, regulatory affairs, software, manufacturing, and networked communications. This team developed a corrections-focused telemedicine solution that improves the treatment and well-being of inmates. "We have worked with PHD Medical for several years and watched as they developed their hardware, software, and business model to the point of having a successful telemedicine solution for the corrections market," said Richard A. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. "We closed on the purchase of the telemedicine assets in an all cash deal with PHD Medical, Inc. on November 30, 2016. Our objective is to refine our business model and to bundle the telemedicine products into our +950 existing corrections/law enforcement product set," said Smith. "We have known Securus for a long time and they clearly have the broadest, high-tech product set for law enforcement and corrections - and that is exactly who we want to partner with," said Jeremy T. Brouillette, Managing Director of PHD Medical. Mr. Brouillette will be joining the Securus Team as will all other PHD Medical's staff members. "Securus has an established infrastructure, the largest Sales Team in the sector, and understands the corrections market well, so they were the logical choice for us," said Brouillette.