FamZee allows parents to monitor the physical location, enable security features and enforce usage rules for each family member’s smart devices
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mobile devices have become woven into the very fabric of our families’ daily lives. With 77 percent of children, ages 12-17 now owning a wireless phone*, and the explosion of social networks, managing a family’s mobile activity is a challenge for any parent. Keeping track of family members and making sure they are safe is a major concern for parents. FamZee is an innovative solution aiming to solve these challenges by providing parents advanced monitoring and notification capabilities to gain control over their family’s smart device usage and costs. FamZee helps keep mobile families safe, in-budget and under control.
FamZee is a solution that is comprised of a smartphone app that securely communicates with the FamZee.com website, where parents can manage and monitor the usage, location and activities of their family’s connected devices. FamZee is security tested on a daily basis by McAfee Secure.
Parents can simply login to www.FamZee.com to set up rules, warnings and alerts to monitor devices. They will also be able to view reports or receive email alerts on the mobile activity of each user in the family. FamZee addresses three significant concerns of parents with respect to mobile technology:
“FamZee is a revolutionary tool for families to help manage their mobile lives,” said Daniel Rudich, senior vice president. “FamZee is an innovative and comprehensive solution delivering savings, safety and supervision for mobile devices. The functions are easy, intuitive and fun to use for both adults and children.”
“As a parent and caregiver, FamZee allows me to easily keep track of my loved ones’ mobile device activity and provides peace of mind knowing that my family is safe,” said Safety Mom Alison Rhodes, a family safety expert and author. “Whether it's making sure my daughter is not texting at school, receiving an alert if there's an emergency with my elderly parents or being sure that first responders have vital medical information if someone is hurt, FamZee is there to help.”
There will be two levels of FamZee services:
FamZee is a division of Tangoe, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNGO), a leading provider of communications lifecycle management software and related services. To learn more about FamZee, including how to subscribe and download, please visit www.FamZee.com.
Tangoe is a leading global provider of communications lifecycle management (CLM) software and services to mobile users, carriers and businesses of all sizes. CLM encompasses the entire lifecycle of communications assets and services, including planning and sourcing, procurement and provisioning, inventory and usage management, mobile device management, invoice processing, expense allocation and accounting, and asset decommissioning and disposal. Tangoe’s communications management platform is an on-demand suite of software designed to manage and optimize the complex processes and expenses associated with this lifecycle for both fixed and mobile communications assets and services.
Additional information about Tangoe can be found at www.tangoe.com. Tangoe is a registered trademark of Tangoe, Inc.
*Source: 2012 Pew Internet and American Life Project study: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Teens-and-smartphones/Summary-of-findings.aspx
** SMS monitoring not supported on iOS devices.
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Jason Ouellette, 617-502-4300