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Save Time and Money: Modernizing Your School Bell System

A school bell system is a must for any school. However, with today's technology, a school bell system can easily do more. 

Outdated Systems Cost Money

Over the years, there have been leaps and bounds made in the technological fields. School bell systems that require intricate manual procedures to change them for a special assembly or daylight savings time are obsolete and waste valuable time.

It can cost a school even when these systems have trouble. Since most of these older systems predate wireless systems, repairs mean calling in an electrician who has to test at each junction box, climb ladders to reach old worn wires and more.

Costs Beyond Money

In addition to this expense, it can interfere with a school's smooth functioning. If the wires are up in the ceiling , the electrician needs to reach them somehow. This can mean ladders in the middle of hallways or having to move desks and office furniture.

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Topics: K-12, School Bell Software

Singlewire Software Announces the Release of No-cost Applications for Use on Cisco IP Phones

The free applications from Singlewire provide real-time information and resources for users of Cisco IP phones.

mass communicationsSinglewire Software, LLC, ( today announced the release of several free applications for use on most models of Cisco IP phones. These applications offer helpful answers to commonly asked questions such as currency conversion, local time, and local weather.

Users of Cisco IP phones can access the applications by simply pushing the Applications or Services button on their phone and choosing from a list of configured services. The phone keypad is used to enter specific request information like a zip code for current weather, or an area code number to display name of a city.

“These Cisco phone applications are a great way for organizations to provide additional real-time information and resources to employees,” states Jerry Steinhauer (CCIE #12504), Chief Technical Officer at Singlewire Software. “The applications are easy to implement, configure, and use.”

The list of current applications offered includes: local weather information, a stock ticker, area code look-up, a world clock, and a currency converter. Additional applications will be introduced in the future.

 Phone administrators need to simply create a phone service with the provided URL and assign the service to their organization’s phones. Administration should be done by individuals familiar with configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) or Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME).

Instructions can be downloaded from the Singlewire website at, and are offered on good faith to anyone who is interested in using them. There is no technical support offered for the free applications.

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Topics: Cisco, ip phones, Free Phone Services

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