VIP Tone and CPSI Connect Together

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VIP Tone leverages SIF Connect to expand number of applications in the EduToneTM ecosystem.

VIP Tone, Inc. a leading solution provider of K-12 solutions, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with CPSI, Ltd., the developer of SIF-Connect Suite --a Zone Integration Server which adheres to the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) along with several SIF agents and other SIF integration tools. VIP Tone will leverage CPSI's expertise in data integration to add new SIF-certified applications to the EduTone XchangeTM Catalog of pre-integrated on-demand services for K-12 education.

"We look forward to working with CPSI on this strategic partnership," said Robert Iskander, Founder & CEO of VIP Tone, Inc. "The combination of CPSI's leading SIF-Connect Suite solution with VIP Tone's Data Zone technology provides a comprehensive solution for K-12 schools and districts and demonstrates VIP Tone's commitment to embracing and supporting SIF, a strategic industry standard for interoperability amongst K-12 instructional and administrative software applications."

"We are looking forward to leveraging the large number of pre-existing SIF connectors for many of the applications that we need to integrate into the CEEDS Platform," said Dave Paulson, Executive Director of Information Technology at Alameda County Office of Education, and the Chairman of the Consortium for Educational Enterprise Data Systems (CEEDS)

"The partnership between VIP Tone and CPSI is very exciting. This partnership will enable the expansion of both companies, not only within the US, but internationally. This opportunity for our SIF-based products will offer unique solutions of many problems schools and district incur with data integration. CPSI is committed to the importance of technology in the K-12 industry, and we know that VIP Tone is as well." said Michelle Elia, President of CPSI.

About CPSI

CPSI, founded in 1989, is committed solely to K-12 education. Its hallmark application, Visual CASEL, was developed specifically for schools with extensive input from teachers, technology coordinators and administrators. With the addition of several SIF based products, CPSI has proven itself in the industry as a developer of solutions for K-12 institutions. Learn more Media contact: Melissa Mace,

About VIP Tone, Inc.

VIP Tone, Inc. provides a unique data integration, knowledge management, and convergence platform for the global education market. VIP Tone's School MATRIX® Platform is a key enabler in addressing the K-12 education market's two highest priorities: measuring and benchmarking of student achievement and improving school accountability. The VIP Convergence Platform integrates various networks for communications, computing, and information, into a single, remotely and securely managed IP-based network. VIP Tone's wholly owned Australian subsidiary, VIP Tone Australia PTY, Ltd., based in Adelaide, South Australia, is the market leader in Australia, with a client base consisting of the majority of the Australian State Departments of Education. VIP Tone is a privately held company headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information, visit the VIP Tone web site at

About the Consortium for Educational Enterprise Data Systems (CEEDS)

The Consortium for Educational Enterprise Data Systems (CEEDS) is a non-profit, Joint Powers Association consisting of a group of California County Offices of Education. By pooling expertise and resources throughout the State, CEEDS facilitates regional and statewide cooperation and enables a governance structure for the purchase, development, and delivery of technologies that facilitate school improvement. For more information, visit the CEEDS web site at


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