CPSI Offers Zone Integration Server Free for Districts
CPSI Ltd. has announced that it will offer its fully certified, production-level Zone Integration Server (ZIS), SIF-Connect Server, free of charge to districts worldwide. Under the program, districts will have the opportunity to obtain licensing for SIF-Connect Server and pay only for support options.
As the only production-level ZIS to be offered at no charge, the SIF-Connect Server will make it possible for small to medium-sized districts to launch their SIF integration efforts without the overhead of purchasing a Zone Integration Server.
CPSI's SIF-Connect Server was one of the first Zone Integration Servers to be certified with the Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA) and, according to the company, provides users with a host of features, including: context accommodation of messages; distributed scalability to create a virtual ZIS cluster; multi-zone support, allowing users to host multiple districts on a single server; the ability to host various SIF revisions simultaneously; the ability to handle draft and custom data objects, as well as extended elements; and message logging to aid troubleshooting.
In addition to the free license, CPSI is also offering special pricing for technical support and installation assistance, both optional to districts with fewer than 15,000 students.
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