Gradiant and Encartele announce partnership after attending CES


Following participation in CES 2019, both entities sign a framework agreement for technology innovation in correctional facilities and prisons

Encartele will incorporate in its products the life monitoring system, LifeSensor, and Gradiant facial recognition technology

Gradiant and Encartele, a leading American company in the development of technology solutions for correctional facilities and prisons, have signed a framework agreement (MoU, Memorandum of Understanding), under which both parts pledged to work together in the innovation of safe technological solutions for inmates. 

Last week during the Consumer Technology Association’s global conference in Las Vegas, CES, Gradiant’s International Business Development Manager, Daniel Ramos, met with Encartele’s President and CEO, Scott Moreland.

As Daniel Ramos explained “this agreement is the confirmation of all our efforts to show Gradiant’s technology capabilities abroad. Being present at CES 2019 again, has given us the opportunity to talk to our international partners in a more personal way.”

The partnership seems promising, and both sides are committed to bringing new products to the corrections market in the coming months. “We are very excited to work with Gradiant. Daniel and I have a good relationship, and he’s been great about showing us the full capabilities of his company’s technology,” said Mr. Moreland.


Facial recognition and life monitoring for American prisons

Both organizations agreed to integrate Gradiant’s facial recognition technology into Encartele’s CIDNET Smart Jail Ecosystem. By doing so, the two companies hope to completely eliminate inmate PIN-stealing in the correctional space. If successful, future inmates would only need to scan their faces in order to use a wall-mounted information kiosk.

The conversation at CES didn’t end at facial-recognition, either. Gradiant and Encartele also discussed the implementation of Gradiant’s LifeSensor, life monitoring system in prisons. “We are excited about this technology and what it is capable of. Imagine being able to record an inmate’s heartbeat directly into a jail management platform. Correctional officers could prevent suicide attempts more reliably and inmates could be passively screened for heart-related health risks. Our technology LifeSensor can make that a reality,” pointed out Mr. Ramos.