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PageOne deemed 'best value' and re-signs a four-year SMS messaging contract with Janet

UK Education network to use secure text messaging service across education system

London, 1st April, 2014 - PageOne, the UK's leading messaging solutions provider to the education, public and private sectors, has announced a new four-year contract to provide Janet txt, a secure SMS messaging service to schools, colleges and universities across the UK. Value for money, service capability, resilience and an ISO 27001 accreditation for data security were all key considerations following the comprehensive tendering process.

The new contract is set to commence on 1 May 2014 for four years, although the new pricing structure will take effect from the 1 April 2014, delivering a new lower SMS messaging price, lower service charges and a host of new functionality to enhance the user experience. With the basic solution free to use and with no on-going commitment required, the PageOne service offered 'best value' as reflected through pricing, technical and functional capability, integration with third party software and a dedicated Customer Service and support team.

Divisional CEO Janet, Tim Marshall said "In addition to offering value for money, data-security was also a key factor. PageOne's commitment to information security management means not only can we offer a low-cost national communication channel to support the learning experience, but users can also be assured that their information is safeguarded by the highest possible standards."

Organisations have long relied on PageOne's provision of the Janet txt service to deliver vital information. It was recently used in the aftermath of a major campus fire at Strathclyde University, with messages sent out to more than 16,000 students, families and academics alerting them to the disaster and advising them of arrangements for the following day.

Nigel Gray, Director at PageOne, said "Institutions rely on the system for everything from day-to-day reminders and student communications with teachers, to crisis situations where rapid communication capabilities are vital. We have been providing the Janet txt service since its inception in 2008, and are delighted to be renewing our contract with Janet for a further four years."

For more information regarding PageOne Janet txt please visit - www.pageone.co.uk/services/janet-txt

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About PageOne. http://www.pageone.co.uk/
PageOne Communications is a leading provider of award-winning critical messaging solutions. From two-way paging and SMS messaging, through to voice, email, location services, smartphone apps and lone worker solutions; PageOne has a proven track record helping thousands of organisations deliver operational and cost efficiencies that enhance communications an increase business resilience.

About Janet txt
Provided by PageOne on behalf of Jisc Collections and Janet Ltd, the Janet txt service is a comprehensive suite of secure SMS-based messaging services. Specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the education community, Janet txt aims to offer simple, secure and intuitive messaging technology. From day-to-day administrative messaging to reminders, marketing campaigns and crisis management communications, Janet txt offers a low-cost channel to connect with students, colleagues and parents. Messages can be sent directly from a secure cloud-based account or a range of desktop plug-ins such as Microsoft Excel and Outlook. As well as support for a number of API protocols, Janet txt offers a variety of flexible integration services with third party software including Moodle, Tribal, Agresso, Symphony and Pro Solutions.

About Jisc Collections and Janet Ltd
Janet is a part of Jisc Collections and Janet Limited, a Jisc company.

Jisc offers digital services for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.

Janet, part of the Jisc group, has the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure and related services that meet the needs of the UK research and education communities.

Find out more at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ or contact the press team on [email protected]

About the Janet network
The Janet network is dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK. It connects the UK's education and research organisations to each other, as well as to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. In addition, Janet includes a separate network that is available to the community for experimental activities in network development.

Trademarks
Janet® and Janet (UK)® are registered trademarks of the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland and Wales. Jisc Collections and Janet Limited are registered users of these trademarks.

Press Contact:
Robert Hickling / Geraldine Fernandez
Say Communications
Tel: 020 8971 6400
Email: [email protected]

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