Connected Information Systems Releases Connected.info Version 2.0 -- New Broadcast Notification Feature And OEM License Option Introduced

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Connected Information Systems, the creator of the Connected.info (http://www.connected.info) collaborative learning service for K-12 schools, announced that it released Version 2.0 of the service today.

We added Connected.info to our school because we believe that communication and collaboration are critical to the learning process. The advanced features of the service have been well received by teachers, students, and parents

Connected Information Systems, the creator of the Connected.info (http://www.connected.info) collaborative learning service for K-12 schools, announced that it released Version 2.0 of the service today.

Version 2.0 offers a wide range of new capabilities including a comprehensive set of reporting options for school officials as well as an exciting broadcast notification feature. The feature is the first of its kind to allow school officials to inform any part of the school community or the entire district community of important information or emergencies through social networking. The service supports notification delivery using VOIP, SMS, or email.

Gregg Shoultz, principal of Northwest Junior High in Iowa City, IA, said, "We added Connected.info to our school because we believe that communication and collaboration are critical to the learning process. The advanced features of the service have been well received by teachers, students, and parents".

The company also announced that it would begin offering its products for OEM license. Companies will be able to offer all or selected modules of the innovative feature set of Connected.info as part of their brand identity by licensing them from Connected Information Systems. The company will also include developer training and support as part of this new option.

Aaron Kardell, CTO of Connected Information Systems, said, "We decided to add an OEM license option for our service in response to many inquiries on the part of established K-12 software providers who have invested millions building their brand identity. We are pleased that schools will have the opportunity to significantly improve communication and collaboration in their community by working with vendors they already have an established relationship with."

About Connected Information Systems:
Connected.info is a web service that harnesses the power of new media to benefit the K-12 learning process. Designed to keep teachers, students, and parents in sync, it includes Web 2.0 tools such as blogs and wikis to provide an environment for safe, collaborative learning. Advanced calendar tools make it easy for parents to keep track of their children's busy schedules. Introduced in 2008, the service is the first to seamlessly integrate into the fabric of a school community through real-time access to existing student management systems such as Pearson School Systems' PowerSchool. Contrasted with general consumer social networking products like Facebook, Connected.info is safe, secure, and compliant with existing federal legislation such as CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA.

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