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
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
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
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.
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