Friday, 30 December 2016

Wessex Institute

Wessex Institute of Technology or WIT as it is often referred to, was founded in 1986 by Professor Carlos Brebbia. WIT is a major international institution that has received outstanding achievements as an independent research institution. The home of WIT is in Ashurst, England within the New Forest National Park. The campus is beautiful and creates a remarkable area for learning.

By 2016, the Institute had expanded to have more international offices such as the University of Southampton. WIT is known globally for the educational conferences that it sponsors every year. On a variety of topics, each conference lasts for two days and is held in varying locations around the world such as Italy, Spain, Ethiopia, and the U.K. Some of the subjects scheduled are Coastal Cities, Complex Systems, Water & Society, and Sustainable Development and Planning. For a complete list of the 21 conferences planned for 2017, go to and start planning to attend one of these amazing conferences.

Wessex Institute focuses on developing the student in three core methods: Conferences, Research and Publishing. WIT prefers to aim for the progress each student makes by developing a series of knowledge transfer mechanisms. These mechanisms are used in the exchange of information between academics and professional users within the industry. It is this academic conversation that WIT believes benefits the student as well as others who are involved.

There are other activities surrounding the classes and conferences. The annual BBQ is always an enjoyable afternoon on the Ashurst lawn with many members of staff and students and their friends and family. The star of the luncheon this year was a delicious roasted Hampshire lamb, and with an accompanist, the scene was set for a delightful day.

There were four graduates for 2016, all receiving Ph.D. degrees for their work. Graduation is one time among others when graduating students present and publish their thesis. The classes are typically small, but it is an exciting day at the Wessex Institute. For information on graduating students and their thesis title,s go to the Graduation Ceremonies at

Friday, 2 December 2016

Securus Technologies Provides Video Visitation Technology To Correctional Facilities

Technology has changed the way people communicate on a daily basis. With technology innovations such as the smart phone, people are able to do things today that were almost impossible a few years ago. People can communicate in a variety of ways using technology such as the smart phone. People can text, email, chat, call, or video conference to list a few.


Beyond the use of smartphones and similar devices, people can communicate with other technology. Companies such as Securus Technologies have developed technology that allows people to communicate using video. In the correctional facility environment, inmates can use the technology developed by Securus Technologies to have real time communication using voice and video to communicate with their family and friends.


The video visitation technology developed by Securus Technologies works by connecting a communication link using video. Inmates at a correctional facility can communicate with their family and friends during the Christmas season to get a first hand view of what is going on at home during Christmas.


Christmas is a special time of the year that family and friends come together to share moments. For individuals who are in corrections facilities, Christmas time can be very lonely. The thought of not being able to be with family and friends can be depressing. However, the video visitation technology by Securus Technologies provides a real time environment for people in corrections facilities to see the people they care about the most during Christmas.


I think that the technology provided by Securus Technologies is good technology that gives individuals in places like corrections facilities a very good way of communicating with love ones during the Christmas season. While nothing can take the place of being with family and friends on Christmas, the video visitation technology provided by Securus Technologies is a nice substitute.


Communication has been made much easier for people who cannot get to visit or have visits from family and friends during the Christmas holidays with technology such as the video visitation technology developed by Securus Technologies.


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