Global Connect Receives SIF Certification Industry standard allows easier integration with school information

systems, while automated voice broadcasting system allows easier

communication with parents and staff.



    MAYS LANDING, N.J., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Connect, the leading
 provider of telephone voice broadcasting and notification services,
 announced today it has received Schools Interoperability (SIF)
 certification for its Parent Notification System. A technical standard for
 school information systems, SIF makes it possible for different programs
 and systems within a school or district to share data without additional
 programming.
 
     Global Connect's Parent Notification System is typically required to
 communicate with school systems to support automated attendance calling,
 automated student database updates, and other features. For school systems
 that support SIF, Global Connect can implement secure communication simply
 by adding its SIF agent to the school system.
 
     In addition to SIF tools, Global Connect continues to provide its
 existing API for integrating with external systems such as staff or faculty
 databases. "We've always been able to integrate with our customers'
 systems, but the SIF tools provide an additional path that makes
 integration even easier," said Adrian Patten, Global Connect's Chief
 Technology Officer. "Now it's easier than ever for schools to communicate
 with parents, faculty and staff using the Global Connect Parent
 Notification System."
 
     While some vendors have certified only a relatively small portion of
 their system, Global Connect's SIF certification covers a broad range of
 features, which means that the Parent Notification System can support and
 integrate with all major SIF-compliant features found in typical school
 information systems.
 
     As a result of receiving the SIF certification, Global Connect is
 entitled to display the SIF logo on its web site at http://www.gc1.com.
 Visitors can click on the SIF logo to review the certification report.
 
     The SIF standard and certification is administered by the Schools
 Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA), a nonprofit membership
 organization comprised of software vendors, school districts, state
 departments of education, and other organizations active in primary and
 secondary (K-12) markets.
 
     Global Connect, the leading provider of web-based voice messaging,
 helps a variety of businesses throughout the United States, Canada and
 Puerto Rico deliver personalized voice messages quickly and
 cost-effectively. Founded in 2002, Global Connect is a privately held
 company with corporate offices in Mays Landing, New Jersey, and regional
 sales and service offices located throughout the United States.
 
     Global Connect's fully interactive system delivers prerecorded voice
 messages to designated phone numbers at unmatched speed and capacity.
 Customers can create messages and access all features of the system using a
 web browser, with no technical expertise required. Call recipients can use
 the interactive keypad to connect to live agents, leave voice messages or
 select other keys for polling and surveys.
 
     Global Connect customers include parent notification systems for school
 districts, local towns and governments, the casino and hospitality
 industry, marketing firms, collection agencies, political campaigns, and
 automotive dealers and service departments.
 
 
For more information on Global Connect, please call 1-888-421-4151 or visit http://www.gc1.com. Contact: Tracey Wiser WiserLink, Inc. (609) 652-6612 tracey@wiserlink.net This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

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