Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:18

MGM Wireless secures $1.3 million schools communication contract for WA schools Featured

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MGM Wireless, the maker of the Spacetalk all in one children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device, has been awarded a majorcontract by the Western Australia Department of Education to supply MGM Student Absence Notification Messaging Software and Services to all WA Government schools.

MGM says the contract - with a value of approximately $1.3 million for a 2-year term - was awarded after a tender process, where student absence and emergency messaging for child safety were key criteria.

Under the contract, all WA Government schools will have access to the entire suite of MGM’s school communication software, apps and services.

The contract terms provide an option for the WA Government to extend further on an annual basis for 2 more years, with this latest contract replacing a previous and similar contract MGM Wireless had with the WA Government since 2014.

MGM Wireless CEO Mark Fortunatow said: “We are thrilled to be selected by the WA Government. From a student safety perspective, student absence and emergency messaging are such important, mission critical systems, as we’ve all witnessed with the recent bushfires and now the Coronavirus threat”.

“MGM’s systems are specifically designed for school and Education Department use and are renowned for their data security, quality and robustness. Our latest versions incorporate advanced AI functionality that is particularly effective in engaging parents and delivering significant productivity savingsto school staff.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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