Columbia, Ill./October 23, 2006– CPSI, a leading provider of SIF based solutions, announced the development of an agent based on the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) standard in partnership with Trapeze Software Group’s school division. Trapeze Group is a developer of affordable, comprehensive solutions that automate the process of school transportation services. The CPSI SIF Connect Agent for Trapeze, powered by the Universal Agent Framework, is highly customizable–capable of passing and accepting data elements within the SIF standard and elements outside the standard, known as extended elements. The agent is based on CPSI’s Universal Agent Suite (an advanced, powerful SIF based ETL and mapping application).

“We are pleased to provide Trapeze Group with a SIF agent capable of going above and beyond other SIF agents by giving their customers the capability to extend ETL capability beyond their certified objects,” said Michelle Elia, CPSI president.

Certification date was on July 5, 2006. This SIF agent provides integration for Trapeze Data Integrator application to the Trapeze suite of transportation products including Mapnet 4.0 or higher and all versions of both Smartr 9 and VEO Suite.

About Trapeze Group School Division

Trapeze Software Group’s school division provides transportation routing and logistics software to the following markets: public schools; private schools; and special education facilities. Our corporate goal is to provide state of the art software to address the transportation planning needs of our target markets. Trapeze Software Group’s software facilitates the computerization of all aspects of the student transportation scheduling and management process. For information see www.trapezegroup.com. 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 at http://www.vcasel.com .

About the Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA)

The Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to an industry initiative to develop an open specification for ensuring that K-12 instructional and administrative software applications work together more effectively. The SIF standard is not a product, rather an industry-supported technical blueprint for K-12 software, enabling diverse applications to interact and share data seamlessly. SIF certification is managed through a third-party agency, the Open Group (http://www.opengroup.org/sif/cert/cert_prodlist.tpl). Visit http://www.sifinfo.org/.


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