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DigitalBridge Education Announcing Certification under SIF Data Standard 2.0r1

DigitalBridge Education Announcing Certification under SIF Data Standard 2.0r1

OREM, Utah, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalBridge today announced it is one of the first education software companies to successfully certify under Release 2.0r1 of the School Interoperability Framework (SIF) data standard. Ken Meyer, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education and current Sr. Vice President of Governmental Affairs at DigitalBridge noted: "Data standards are important to any industry, but they are critical for the education industry if true interoperability is to be achieved. In K-12 Education, SIF is that standard."

DigitalBridge President and CEO Terry Pitts said: "The electronic transfer of student records and transcripts between schools or school districts in any state, or across states, requires a recognized technology standard. We are delighted to have been one of the first companies to certify under SIF standard 2.0r1 and look forward to further advancing the benefits of interoperability throughout the education marketplace."

Sharnell Jackson, Chief eLearning Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, agreed: "SIF-certified products are important to the Chicago Public Schools. With our districts using a variety of technology solutions, data interoperability and creative innovation are a necessity. SIF has emerged as the K-12 primary data standard. Chicago Public Schools applauds DigitalBridge in meeting SIF standard 2.0r1. This further solidifies DigitalBridge's value to the K-12 education community with respect to its Zone Integration Server and DigitalSAMS education product."

DigitalBridge's Zone Integration Server (ZIS) 2.0 is a specialized module of its DigitalFusion Platform(TM) - a universal platform for data interoperability and workflow that protects information as it is shared across organization boundaries. This JAVA-coded and XML-based platform consists of service-oriented architecture (SOA) deployed on an enterprise service bus (ESB). DigitalBridge's DigitalFusion Platform processes the Digital Information Packet(TM), an XML-based file structure that contains content (SIF Data Objects in full compliance with SIF's data schema), processing instructions, and security policy statements. The Digital Information Packet is implemented across organizations throughout digital ecosystems according to relevant governance structures built into the Digital Information Packet. The solution is flexible, scalable and deployable on nearly all hardware/operating system configurations so there is no need to rip and replace existing legacy systems.

The addition of ZIS 2.0 extends core functionality by creating a vehicle for horizontal (school to school and district to district) and vertical (district to state to federal) data interoperability that is fully SIF- certified. The Company's Digital Education Solutions convey protected information among multiple participants throughout education ecosystems regardless of differences in technology, geography, or jurisdictional boundaries. With DigitalBridge solutions the focus is on the individual student.

DigitalBridge is a leading innovator of protected information-sharing technology for digital ecosystems. The Company provides data, document and media interoperability solutions to the education, justice and healthcare markets using its patent-pending Digital Packet Technology(TM). DigitalBridge solutions succeed in education ecosystems because they integrate technology with information, process and policy - improving both control and information- sharing capability for individual education entities at the local, state, and federal levels while preserving the context, security and privacy of information in motion as it moves throughout the digital education ecosystem.

The School Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA) is a non-profit standards organization for the K-12 education community whose members have united behind a specification for interoperability which allows platform- independent sharing of data between various education software programs. The SIF Certification program is administered on behalf of SIFA by its designated Certification Authority, The Open Group.

Media Contact: Ken Meyer DigitalBridge [email protected] Phone (202) 587-4799 Sales Contact: Marcus Phillips DigitalBridge [email protected] Phone (801) 616-4430 http://www.digitalbridge.com/

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