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New Automation Technology Delivers Bigger Piece of Federal Funding Pie for Schools with Struggling Lunch Programs

Hermosa Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2008

Food Service Solutions is now offering a software for schools that will improve their means of identifying poor students, while protecting their privacy. This will enable districts to establish accurate accounting records in order to qualify for maximum state and federal funding. Studies show that many schools suffer from insufficient funding because they fail to qualify every student who is entitled to a free or discounted lunch at the school cafeteria. With this new system in place, administrators and parents can also keep track of balances and student eating habits.

Answering the question “How poor are you?” may seem unsavory. But school districts that don’t properly assess the economic status of its student populations will have no luck sweetening the pot when requesting federal and state funds. As a result, schools facing rising food costs coupled with budget shortfalls have been forced to hike school lunch prices for paying students and rely more heavily on less nutritious processed food.

Sometimes, with older accounting systems, the truth is plain as day and unintentionally segregates poor school children from the throng. For example, students might be asked to verbally declare their status in a school lunch line – within earshot of other students. Or rather than pay with cash, students eligible for assistance are issued vouchers or ID cards that, when presented at meal time, immediately identified their economic status. The embarrassment causes some students to do without food rather than be seen as less fortunate.

The older accounting system was not user-friendly either. School officials could not see personal account balances as each student went through the line as they can with the new biometric technology. Instead, to check balances, administrators would have to print out an entire list of lunch accounts at the end of the day.

Also, while the card-carrying system kept the background of each student confidential, it created other problems. On days when they did not intend to eat lunch, some students would loan their cards to friends. As a result, cards were often lost or stolen and replacing them created more work for already busy school officials.

The FSS system has succeeded, in part, because it makes laborious – and sometimes ineffective – administrative tasks so much easier. The new system also makes it easier for student and staff customers to pre-pay for meals. The system offers a good way of tracking that money. Parents can go online, via the MySchoolAccount.com feature and see when their child has eaten, and if they have money in their account. If there’s a question, they can print out an accurate statement to clarify.

This new technology speeds up the verification process of all registered students so that school lunch lines move faster. Also, since there is no need to carry cash for payment – students can pre-pay meals – no student stands out as wealthy or poor.

For more info about biometric identification systems, write to FSS Inc. at 1227 Eleventh Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601; call (814) 949-2037; fax (814) 946-7572; or visit their website http://www.foodserve.com



(PRWEB) December 3, 1999

FORT MYERS, FL — On Monday, November 22, 1999, Harvey Software, Inc., developers of the first free multi-carrier shipping software, the Computerized Parcel System (CPS), announced its alliance with Plantrol Systems, a leading business software supplier to the business forms industry. The rewards for Harvey Software, Plantrol and their customers are expected to be very high. This matchup will serve Plantrol’s customers well by integrating CPS, a proven, versatile small parcel shipping system, with Plantrol’s Omni-Ship product for a single, real time solution for all shipping needs. Harvey Software’s customers benefit with this additional choice of high quality business software with a real time link to CPS.

Both Plantrol and Harvey products expand as a company grows. Potential data errors are eliminated or minimized since there is never a need to re-enter data. Plantrol’s Pick & Pack gives shippers easy, graphical handling of mixed cartons with billing information captured at shipping time and shipped order status updated as they occur. With CPS, a complete selection of small parcel shipping options is always available.

“On-time delivery of the right products is a must for any customer of the business forms industry,” explains Bob Sansone, Harvey’s sales manager. “By using Harvey’s CPS, Plantrol controls the entire business forms process, including the crucial shipping process. This assures Plantrol’s users accuracy in orders, production and shipping.”

Founded in 1984, Harvey Software, Inc., is a leading innovator of automated shipping software. Harvey Software’s CPS is an UPS OnLine(R) Compatible and USPS certified parcel shipping solution. CPS also supports the services of other carriers, including RPS and FedEx. CPS may be used in standalone or multi-user configurations under Windows 95, 98 and NT operating systems.

For additional information, contact Steve Stevenson, Harvey Software, Inc., PO Box 60596, Fort Myers, FL 33906, 1-800-231-0296.


Security Alarms Network.com Introduces Its Oregon Smart Home Security Automation Services, Green Energy Management, Lighting Solutions, and Home Utility Systems

Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) July 15, 2013

Security Alarms Network.com (http://www.securityalarmsnetwork.com) understands that we live in a time where kidnapping, theft, arson, and damage to property are a reality that we watch and read about every day in the news. Many Oregon homeowners are often concerned about the safety and security of their residence. Especially if they work long hours, not always at home, have children, pets, or any elderly living with them. This can also be very distressing to worry about the safety of their home in the absence of a reliable home security network service. This is why it makes sense to get some insight and to find out more about Oregon home security services that are cost effective yet reliable.

An example of some of the new Oregon home security services and functionality are:

Lighting Automation
Motion Detectors with Pet Detection
Home Security Locks
Medical Alerts
Wireless Touch Pads
Backup Power Supply
Free Home Security System
Security Doors
Smartphone Apps
Home Surveillance Cameras
24/7 Monitoring
Smoke Detection
CO2 Alarms
Multiple Points of Protection
Home Security Windows
Smart Home Thermostat

For more information on OR home security and utility automation, visit: http://www.wirelesssmarthomeautomation.com.

The security professionals offer a lot of information on Oregon home security alarm prices and installing a home alarm system. For many owners, the main concern for not installing an alarm is the home alarm cost. Many of the ordinary alarm systems are quite expensive, yet not completely effective, and hence cannot offer peace of mind. However, at Security Alarms Network.com, it’s possible to compare between many home security systems and choose one that caters to the homeowner’s need, without being too expensive and out of budget.

We wanted to create a solution where readers got an in-depth knowledge on home security systems and the benefits of installing one. We work with many reliable home security monitoring companies and offer a lot of information about how an Oregon home owner can choose the right alarm system and why one is a must to protect their property, states a team member. Although each Oregon home security company may vary to some degree, many will focus on protecting their clients through visual deterrence. These steps can be a helpful way to deter intruders from entering the home to begin with. Other OR households may use elaborate, wired or wireless systems to sound alarms or to trip silent ones, should there happen to be an intrusion.

Oregon residents prefer many different home security methods, based on their needs or the layout of their home. While for some home owners, elaborate security systems are the obvious choice, while others will prefer simpler less expensive methods.

Oregon wireless home security and smart home automation services are now available in the following OR counties:

Baker County, Benton County, Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Columbia County, Coos County, Crook County, Curry County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, Gilliam County, Grant County, Harney County, Hood River County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Lake County, Lane County, Lincoln County, Linn County, Malheur County, Marion County, Morrow County, Multnomah County, Polk County, Sherman County, Tillamook County, Umatilla County, Union County, Wallowa County, Wasco County, Washington County, Wheeler County, and Yamhill County.

For more information on home security alarm service coverage in Oregon, visit: http://www.home-security.serviceproviders.us.com/adt-home-security-service-company-oregon

The Oregon home security experts can help out potential customers find out about the various kinds of security devices that can help protect their homes in while their not present. Some systems are able to detect even the slightest of motion and others can trigger silent alarms, and then there are also some that will alert the owner in the event of fire, flood, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even more. So sophisticated are some monitoring systems that they also aid in child monitoring.

About Security Alarms Network.com

Security Alarms Network.com offers information about different Oregon security alarm systems and home monitoring services. This website provides services from various security system types. The main purpose of the website is to deliver a solution to OR homeowners the right type of alarm system and professional installations Security Alarms Network.com is committed to the security of their clients home.

For Traditional Oregon Home Security Service, visit http://www.home-surveillance-system.securityalarmwireless.com or call toll-free 1-866-507-3344.

For Smart Home Automation in Oregon, visit http://www.smarthomeautomation.biz or call toll-free 1-855-847-1776.

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New Broward County, Florida Home Security Systems and Smart Home Utility Automation Solutions via Alarm Systems Network.com

Broward County, Florida (PRWEB) August 15, 2013

Alarm Systems Network.com (http://www.alarmsystemsnetwork.com) understands that security doors, smart thermostats, and monitored home security systems in Broward County, Florida will give a homeowner the luxury of having their own security surveillance team taking care of their house when they walk out of their house. Be it a single parent leaving the children inside the house and working away from home for 8 to 10 hours or a person with a disabled family member staying alone in the house, they need not worry about hiring a 24/7 by helper to look after them anymore.

The security doors, and monitored home security systems in Florida will help take care of all their precious things and people in their house, and help give them the comfort of being with them forever would no matter which part of the world they are.

An example of some Florida Home Security System features offered:

2-Way Voice
Mobile Access
Text Alerts
Web Portal Access
Pet Immune Motion Sensor
24-Hour Backup Battery
Notepad Applications
Yard Signs
High-Decibel Alarm
Door Sensors
Window Sensors
Wireless Keypad
Control Panel
Window Decals
Smart Phone Applications

For more information on Broward County smart home utility services, visit: http://www.smarthomesecurityautomation.com

The home security doors help give the homeowner maximum possible protection with their automatic locks which can be controlled wirelessly only by their proprietor. They cannot be picked up or broken easily by using a hammer or banging on them. They will get jammed and prevent the intruder from entering the house, if any sort of meddling is noticed. The owner will be alerted immediately and the burglar alarm in Broward County, Florida will set on automatically bringing in the proper local authorities within a few moments.

Broward County, Florida wireless home security and smart home automation services are now available in the following cities: Coconut Creek, Dania, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Lighthouse Point, Pembroke Pines, and Pompano Beach.

For more information on home security alarm service coverage in Broward County, FL, visit: http://www.homealarmsystems.us.com/home-alarm-systems-broward-county-fl

The smart thermostats installed in the house help control the temperature of the house whenever necessary. It is quite irritating to wait 10 to 15 minutes for the AC to let out that chilled air when the homeowner enters the house after a long and weary day. Instead, they can program it to start 10 minutes before they enter the house from their car and enjoy the cool breeze as soon as they set foot inside the house. Furthermore, the monitored Broward County, Florida home security systems will give them a feeling that they were watching their house constantly and control a plethora of household devices using the security systems. Being able to see their child enter the house through the door and communicating with them will help give them a sense of closeness and an unexplainable feeling of security even though they stay miles apart from them in an office or overseas.

The security locks and security doors provided in the Florida home security systems are created after careful research and designed to help provide the maximum security in case of accidents or unexpected physical damage. Each of these devices will serve as a great investment for the homeowners money and will not budge that easily in case of physical damage. Once a homeowner invests in them, they will stay fit for years to come, making it one of the best investments in their lifetime.

For example, the monitored home security systems combined with the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida home security alarm systems will help the homeowner live stress free no matter what valuable asset they have in the house. The smart thermostats, security doors and monitored home security systems produced by the company are a great mixture of the latest technology and immense customer concern. Each product is prepared after getting careful feedback from several customers eliminating all the major and minor mistakes in their already prevalent home security systems.

About Alarm Systems Network.com

Alarm Systems Network.com is an authorized security solutions provider in Broward County, Florida for various home security alarm systems. The solutions company is committed to helping to ensure the safety, and security of homes in Broward County, FL through the various home alarm technologies supplied by the represented home security dealers in Florida.

For Traditional Broward County, Florida Home Security Service, visit http://www.homesecuritywirelessalarmsystem.com or call toll free 1-866-507-3344.

For Smart Home Automation in Broward County, Florida, visit http://www.homeutilityautomation.com or call toll free 1-855-847-1776.

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