Schools are facing unprecedented pressures to increase efficiency, cut costs, yet still deliver educational services that prepare the next generation for the modern, global workplace. Tight budgets are driving educators to seek innovative ways to meet goals, including technologies like unified communications. Teachers and staff must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with peers, students, and parents anywhere at any time.
CrystalBlue Unified Communications Service has the ability to program 911 capabilities to individual phones in each classroom. This enables emergency responders to go directly to the classroom or understand where the situation is instead of showing up at the school and not knowing where to go. When a caller dials 911, CrystalBlue will send location information to the PSAP (Public Service Answering Point) including street address, building and classroom number. Additionally, it also notifies emergency services within the school via email or text at the time the 911 call is placed.
Many schools lack the resources required to manage complex IT systems, and need a solution that will streamline costs and improve staff productivity. Whaleback’s CrystalBlue Services delivers a flexible, mobile, always-available communications solution that is intuitive and easy to use. It enables educators to improve communication, increase productivity, provide more efficient administration and cut costs.