'SchoolMessenger' Keeps Schools and Homes Connected

Reliance Communications has released SchoolMessenger Enterprise Server, an enhanced two-way communication platform for K-12 schools. The Web-based voice platform meets the needs of school districts by allowing educators to contact parents and students via phone, e-mail, Web or postal mail by integrating outbound dialing, interactive voice response (IVR) and Web services. The SchoolMessenger Enterprise Server allows principals, teachers and staff to securely send both voice and e-mail messages to parents and students, which saves time, reduces costs and ensures that more families receive information about their child's education.

The product also interfaces with district data sources to provide real-time, two-way communication between schools and families. IVR menus guide parents and students through "spoken data" about such things as attendance, grades, events and transportation. For more information, visit www.schoolmessenger.com.

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.