HanPhone IVR Connects Hong Kong Schools to Parents

(Hong Kong, May 29, 2006) - KanHan Technologies Limited (KanHan) today announced that the Group has launched in May for Hong Kong schools a School Interactive Voice Response System (IVR). School IVR is a telephone based interactive platform facilitating better communication between parents and schools; and it allows parents access to the latest school activities more conveniently. HanPhone, the innovative and Internet based approach of the technology behind School IVR, has won KanHan numerous technology awards as well as customers including Hospital Authority, Octopus and Education and Manpower Bureau¡¦s Secondary Six Vacancy Information Enquiry Hotline.

 

The School IVR system provides schools a centrally managed and subscription based service with five major functions.

 

1. School Information Broadcast

 

In addition to recorded messages that can be heard over telephone, the School IVR allows information such as parent notices, extra-curricular activities and others from school website to be translated real time into speech using advance text-to-speech technology for listening.

 

2. Call Forwarding

 

Incoming calls can be forwarded to School IVR for screening and further forwarding to the appropriate teacher¡¦s direct line or mobile phone automatically.

 

3. Voice Mail

School IVR will forward voice mail left by callers to the designated email account of the teacher or administration if the lines are engaged or after school hours.

4. SMS Broadcast

Through the same School IVR interface via Internet browser, school can send SMS messages to parents on matters requiring their attention in a short time. Many school related message templates are also available without having school create their own.

5. System Management

A user friendly, Internet browser based management interface allows school to create, link, modify contents to be broadcast, and change the settings for call forwarding and voice mail.

The School IVR system is centrally hosted by KanHan on which schools need only using the system management interface to customize their needs. No hardware and software maintenance chore is imposed on schools. To celebrate the official launch of the School IVR service of which there are already three school users, a special introductory offer is available for new school subscribers until August 31. Please contact KanHan customer service hotline: 2865-3800 ex 17 for details and demonstration arrangement.

 
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