ClearOne Ships Conferencing Hardware Bundle

ClearOne announced a new high definition video conferencing bundle featuring the company's RAV 600 audio conferencing system packaged with several Sony display products.

Microsoft Eases IM Licensing Costs on UC Platform

Microsoft announced a few perks for its unified communications customers Thursday, particularly with regard to instant messaging (IM) presence technology.

NREA Enters into Partnership To Improve Emergency Notification

The National Rural Education Association (NREA) has entered into a strategic partnership with safety notification service provider Schoolreach in order to help member districts contact parents and community members quickly and efficiently during an emergency, as well as in non-emergency, safety-related situations.

Missouri School Board Offers SchoolReach for Flu Alerts

To prepare for potential outbreaks of Swine flu in its schools, the Missouri School Boards' Association (MSBA) is collaborating with SchoolReach to make a parent notification service available to every school in the state that doesn't already have one in place.

Texas District Connects with Parents via Technology

For Brenda Speer, superintendent of Bynum Independent School District, striking a balance between cutting expenses, but not eliminating important programs and services, lit up the light bulb over her head: Would it be possible to save the district more than $700 a month in postage expenses alone by implementing a tech-based parental notification system?

Idaho's Lapwai District Deploys Crisis Management System

Lapwai School District #341 in Idaho has implemented Rapid Responder, a crisis management system from Prepared Response.

Indiana Districts Deploy Web-Based Parent Notification System

Sixteen public school districts in Indiana have deployed the SchoolReach notification system from Groupcast within the last three months. The districts adopted the notification system to help with emergency alerts and parent communications.

Columbus City Schools Switches to Global Connect for Notification

Columbus City Schools in Ohio will be implementing a new parent notification system from Global Connect.

Use of Emergency Notification Growing in Texas, Tapped for Swine Flu Calls

Four school districts in Texas have gone public with their implementation of SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact system this year.

Blackboard Connect Used To Send 9.7 million Swine Flu-Related Messages at Height of Panic

Blackboard has reported that during just eight days, from April 27 to May 4, its notification system, Blackboard Connect, was used by United States schools and government workers to send some 9.8 million messages tied to updates and information about the swine flu.

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