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For Immediate Release: October 17, 2001
Kiosk Information Systems Joins Forces with AutoMon Corporation
Partnership Automates Paper-Based Law Enforcement Procedures
and Allows Officers to Focus on High-Risk Cases
Broomfield, Colo. - Kiosk Information Systems (KIS) recently announced its contract with AutoMon Corporation, the leading provider of case management technology solutions to the community corrections marketplace, to manufacture kiosks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of community supervision agencies charged with managing the nearly 4 million individuals currently on probation, parole or pretrial supervision in the United States. Combining KIS kiosks with AutoMon's case management software automates face-to-face reporting between officers and offenders and the maintenance of offender files, allowing officers to focus their time on field visits and high-risk cases.
For probationers and defendants, the automated reporting process is quite simple. Individuals are assigned a uniquely coded magnetic stripe card, which is used to activate their caseload information at the beginning of a kiosk reporting interview. Once the probationer's/defendant's identity has been verified via a biometric device that reads hand geometry or fingerprints, the kiosk offers a series of questions that are tailored to the individual's supervision type and judicially ordered conditions. Upon completion of the remote interview, probationers/defendants receive a printed receipt documenting their required session. All kiosk interviews are electronically stored, allowing officers to retrieve a complete Report to Probation Office (RPO) with a simple mouse click.
Criminal justice agencies that use KIS/AutoMon kiosks benefit from more than just remote interviewing. "Los Angeles County recently deployed 10 kiosks for use within its criminal justice system," said Tom Jones, president and CEO of AutoMon Corporation. "Located in various government buildings, police stations and work release offices, the kiosks are used to collect victim restitution and cost of supervision fees, which saves officers' time and ensures accurate records of payment." The county plans to install an additional 20 kiosks in the next year for financial collections and remote interviewing.
Public information terminals stand to benefit all types of organizations by helping to manage human resources more effectively. "In light of recent national events, it's crucial that all law enforcement agencies evaluate how they allocate field supervision hours," noted Rick Malone, KIS president. "The deployment of kiosks is an excellent way to free officers from time-consuming in-office interviews and paperwork and give them more time to focus on critical cases and duties."
Founded in 1993, KIS is the established leader in the design and manufacturing of indoor and outdoor kiosks, public Internet stations and other electronic self-service informational terminals. Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, KIS' revenue growth of 2,048% over the last eight years has earned the company a place on the Inc. 500 list and on both the Colorado Fast 50 and the nation's Technology Fast 500 by Deloitte & Touche. KIS has provided innovative kiosks for a who's who of corporate clients including McDonalds, Citibank, IBM, Disney, Borders, Mercedes Benz and Conoco, as well as numerous government agencies and universities. Having produced thousands of kiosks for over 600 different applications, including human resources, interactive and transactional retail, and security applications, KIS has the most in-depth experience and expertise in the kiosk industry. Contact KIS at 303-466-5471 or
for more information on its complete line of kiosks and contract manufacturing capabilities.
About AutoMon Corporation
Founded in 1996, AutoMon Corporation is the leading provider of Web-based kiosk and case management technology solutions to the community corrections marketplace. Currently, AutoMon is the only vendor that offers probation, parole and pretrial agencies a comprehensive set of tools to address the challenges of managing their large caseloads. AutoMon's mission is to significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its customers through outstanding technology solutions tailored to their needs. To date, AutoMon has installed its applications in a total of 15 states, including Texas, California, Florida, New York, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, Washington, Tennessee, Oregon, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Alabama, and Nevada. For additional information, contact AutoMon at 480-368-8555 or visit