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Amtelco Announces New Software Release

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Amtelco, a trusted leader in the Contact Center and Enterprise Critical Communications industries, announces release of Intelligent Series 5.6.

MCFARLAND, Wisconsin – February 21, 2024 —Today, Amtelco announced the release of version 5.6 for their Intelligent Series (IS) suite of contact center applications.

This release includes new features for IS Supervisor 5.6, Soft Agent 5.6, and miTeamWeb 5.6. New features include:

  • ANI and Geolocation Data Forwarding: Caller ANI (Automatic Number Identification or Caller ID) and, if available, caller geolocation data are copied when patching a call. This enables the recipient tosee with whom they are connected and from where the original caller is calling.
  • Cloud Storage Page: This page has been added to view and edit cloud storage information.
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Behavior: The behavior enables a Client to accept calls from PERS or ADEMCO devices.
  • Save Keyword Response Element: This provides a way to locate messages by searching for keywords.
  • The addition of New Station Types, Call Types, Call State, and Agent Tracker Types.

“The new features that our highly anticipated 5.6 update enables more opportunities to custom-fit our software
to meet the unique communication needs of any organization,” said Tom Curtin, CEO/Chairman of Amtelco.
“These updates have been designed to be a time-saver for staff and unify communications.”

About Amtelco

Amtelco is a family-owned software company devoted to providing fast, secure, and reliable communication
solutions for healthcare, contact centers, and other organizations looking for immediate and reliable
connections. Since 1976, customers have trusted Amtelco to provide the technology, the tools, and the five-star
after-the-sale support to optimize communication and connection–when it matters most. Learn more about
Amtelco at amtelco.com.

2024 NAEO Annual Conference Registration Now Open

Join NAEO in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the 2024 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa from March 24-27.

Each day of the conference will consist of educational presentations, round tables, and networking. You won’t want to miss our keynote session with Chuck Boyce – Elevating Excellence: Navigating the Future of Teams with Wellbeing, Inclusion, and Engagement.

Register now and take advantage of the opportunity to create connections and build upon your professional knowledge and network!

Register at https://www.naeo.org/page/annual-conference

Genevieve Carrenard Joins the Connections Magazine Team


Connections Magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Genevieve Carrenard to our team. She’ll head up customer service, write articles for Connections Magazine, and make needed enhancements to the Connections Magazine website.

With ten years of call center industry experience in management and leadership positions at leading corporations in both the US and Canada, Genevieve will tap into her expertise to write content for coming issues of Connections Magazine.

Currently Genevieve is spearheading an effort to overhaul the Connections Magazine website with the goal to increase traffic, enhance utility, and maximize the value, while keeping the same overall look and site navigation. Assisting her is a website development and internet marketing firm to optimize the results.

This will allow Genevieve to provide enhanced promotional and marketing opportunities to both current and future advertisers. To learn more, contact Genevieve at clientsupport@Connections Magazine.com.

Mobius Vendor Partners Celebrates Twenty-Five Years


Mobius Vendor Partners, the well-known business process design, management, and performance improvement professional consulting firm, and creator of CustomerCount®, Patients-Count®, EmployeeCount® feedback systems, is proud to be entering its twenty-fifth year in business.

With a reputation for staying current with changing business requirements, the Mobius roster of available services includes business planning, financial analysis, market research, marketing management, process improvement, and business relationship management and measuring to manage.

Since opening its doors twenty-five years ago, Mobius has made an impact on measurement and management in hospitality, healthcare, and human resources. With the creation of the CustomerCount online feedback system in 2008, Mobius developed premier online feedback management survey solutions that allow organizations to monitor all levels of human involvement, including sales, contact, and product experiences.

Mobius Vendor Partners (Mobius) is a business process design, management, and performance improvement company with personnel committed to excellence in assessment and deployment. We help our client organizations increase efficiency and effectiveness to gain positive, bottom-line impacts. The Mobius online Feedback Systems feature rich, cloud-based survey solutions that provide intuitive, real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data-gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty, and improve your bottom line. 

AnswerNet Celebrates Twenty-Five Years

AnswerNet, a full-service provider of inbound, outbound, automated, and BPO contact center services, marks its twenty-fifth anniversary in business. The company rolled out a new corporate logo to further mark the important milestone.

On this commemorative day, AnswerNet is thanking its clients, partners, and employees who the company believes would not be where they are today without their ongoing support. AnswerNet is humbled by their profound loyalty and dedication throughout their business journey.

AnswerNet was founded in 1998, with roots tracing back to 1929. Its AnswerAmerica division began as The Western Union Telephone Answering Service answering calls for individual businesses, many of which they still service today. AnswerNet steadily grew, and by 2000, became the largest telemessaging business in the country.

Fast forward to 2023, AnswerNet services some of the largest companies in the world across multiple communication channels, including SMS, live chat, email, social media, interactive voice response, and AI. The business is a thriving global organization with over 2,000 full-time premised-based and remote employees across six continents and thirty delivery teams.

“AnswerNet’s twenty-five years of growth and success reflect my original vision and the company’s overall dedication to helping our clients and partners grow profitably while providing fulfilling career paths for our employees, said Gary Pudles, AnswerNet’s president and CEO. “I started the business with a mission to position AnswerNet as an industry leader at the forefront of call center technology and innovation—and that is exactly what we’ve become.”

AnswerNet’s commitment to its culture and work environment is reflected in the accolades both Gary Pudles and the company have received over the years, including the prestigious “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Philadelphia Titan 100”, “Inc. Power Partner,” as was as landing on thetwenty-first spot of Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500.”

As the AnswerNet journey continues, the company remains focused on bringing their clients, the people, and the technology that allows them to run their businesses, their way.

Headquartered in Willow Grove, PA, AnswerNet is a full-service provider of inbound, outbound, automated, and BPO contact center services. The company has over 2,000 full-time premised based and remote employees across six continents and thirty delivery teams. Specialty divisions include Agriculture, Nonprofit, Education, Appointment Setting, Energy, and Third-Party Verification.

Active Insights

Amtelco Cloud-Based Platform Solution

Automated Call Scoring, Quality Assurance, Detailed Analytics

The new secure, cloud-based Active Insights platform provides access to call, message, and speech analytics. Call centers can use Active Insights to quickly find detailed information about calls and agent performance, complete with automated call scoring. Active Insights is user-friendly, fast, and easy to deploy, and provides accurate insights about overall call handling.

Automated Call Scoring: Active Insights features customized call-scoring scripts to automatically rate calls, saving hours of valuable time for supervisors and creating impartial scores for agents. Unique scoring scripts can be created for diverse types of calls, such as HVAC, utilities, and building maintenance.

The scripts focus on the crucial details for each type of call, such as requesting a location on service calls. As part of the script, the importance of each item can be indicated by including several points for each item, such as five points for asking for a last name, and ten points for verifying the caller’s phone number. Active Insights displays the scores for each script item, instantly showing how well agents handle calls.

Provide Agent Feedback: Supervisors can use the unbiased feedback from Active Insights to give agents positive feedback in areas where they excel, along with suggestions for improvement. Since the scripts provide details on specific areas, such as whether an agent paged a technician, supervisors can praise agents and suggest strategies for better ways to handle future calls.

Flexible Search Options: With the hundreds to thousands of calls handled each day, finding a specific call could be daunting, but Active Insights makes it easy. A wide range of search criteria helps instantly find a call, even with limited information. Supervisors can search for any calls taken: by a particular agent, on a specified date and time, for an individual client, or that include a specific phrase, such as power outage.

Complete Call Review Capabilities: Supervisors can see and hear exactly what happened on calls with Active Insights. A color-coded waveform graph indicates when the agent was speaking, and when the caller was speaking. Supervisors can view the recording of the agent’s screen as they listen to the call, read the call transcription, and see the individual scores for each item in the script. This helps them confirm that the call quality is up to the expected standards and makes it easy to identify and address any issues.

Conserve Disk Space: Since Active Insights is cloud-based, it doesn’t use on-site server space. Managers can easily track cloud storage utilization and adjust as needed. Managers can also select which clients to provide these services for, making it an easy revenue-generating opportunity.

Active Insights works with the Amtelco Genesis system.

Amtelco and Telescan

Amtelco was founded in 1976 to provide communication solutions to the answering service and healthcare communications industry and is a leading supplier and trusted name in contact center systems, software applications, and secure texting technologies. Amtelco focuses on innovative contact center solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations, backed by top-notch service and support.

Wisconsin State Journal Named Amtelco as a Winner of the Madison, WI Top Workplaces 2023 Award

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Amtelco has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by the Wisconsin State Journal Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

Amtelco, a family-owned business located in McFarland, Wisconsin, has been a trusted name in call center systems, software applications, and secure texting technologies for over 45 years. Founder Bill Curtin, II, and Amtelco have received more than 30 U.S. Patents for telephony software, data handling methodologies, and telephone switching devices. Millions of calls are processed every day by Amtelco systems around the world.

Mr. Curtin’s ingenuity and generous spirit are reflected throughout the company. Amtelco has earned industry praise with its award-winning products and proudly supports local and international charities.

Both employees and customers are treated like family. Matt Heron, President, and CEO of AnswerFirst, an Amtelco customer, states, “Working with the Amtelco folks has always been a pleasure, and I can’t say enough about you all. I am always impressed at your success in creating a strong culture, lasting relationships, and people-first support.”

Amtelco and Telescan

Learn more at Amtelco.com.

Amtelco Goes Green with Solar Energy

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Amtelco completed its long-awaited solar panel project and has begun using solar energy to help reduce its carbon footprint and fossil energy usage. Amtelco is forecasting to offset its energy consumption with solar power by 59 percent of its current use.

In the past, Amtelco’s building manager had researched how their HQ building in McFarland, WI, could cover a sizable portion of its roof with solar. At the time, it wasn’t a feasible option for the company. However, in the fall of 2021, Tom Curtin, CEO of Amtelco, decided to take another look. Tom says, “Knowing that our roof has 100 precent exposure to that beautiful southern sun would always make me think, ‘Someday it would be so great to be able to go green with that roof.’ I am so excited that through all the Amtelco teams’ efforts, we finally made that dream a reality.”

According to the EPA, electric power generates the second largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Tom continues, “For many years, it was just a wonderful wish to reduce the greenhouse gas contribution we make. We are fortunate that Amtelco has been successful. And so, we invested in our community and the future of our families through renewable energy.”

Amtelco has been eco-minded and dedicated to recycling in the office for years. Recently, Amtelco concluded a six-month period of collecting eligible plastic bags, films, wraps, etc., for the Trex® Company’s Recycle Beyond the Bag program to earn a Trex bench made from the recycled materials.

Amtelco and Telescan

As a leading provider of innovative communication applications for more than 45 years, Amtelco has its roots in the early 1950s when its founder, William J. Curtin, invented and patented solutions for his call center. With Amtelco systems currently operating in all fifty of the United States and in more than twenty foreign countries, Amtelco customers process millions of calls monthly. Amtelco is well known in various industries for continually developing advanced call center solutions designed to streamline communications, all backed by Amtelco’s superior 5-star service and support.

2023 NAEO Annual Conference/Advanced Technical Workshop Update


Over 140 people attended the 2023 NAEO Annual Conference held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, March 12–15. From the opening reception to the Amtelco party, and finally the annual general meeting, there was no shortage of education and networking.

Marie McGuire and her conference committee did an exceptional job of putting together a time of fun, fellowship, and learning. Amtelco showed off the latest advances in IS, Genesis, MSM, and miTeamWeb. Amtelco trainers and users demonstrated how-tos with MergeComm and unique IS solutions. A panel of technical experts discussed technical maintenance and another panel of operations experts discussed remote operators.

Just as important as all the educational sessions were the small groups in the morning, afternoon, and evening of colleagues and sponsors networking and sharing ideas for success or things to avoid.

The Saturday and Sunday preceding the convention give a deep dive advanced technical workshop. It was held with a couple dozen technical members learning the huge number of opportunities that SQL and API integration offer through Intelligent Series.

Festivities ended with the annual general meeting where Tifani Leal presided as president and handed over the gavel to Michael Leibowitz, president elect. The crowd also thanked Alana Nikiforuk and Jason Miller for their time on the board of directors as they rotate off and welcomed new board members Don Quarterman and Natalie Crossno.

The 2024 NAEO Annual Conference will be March 24–27, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency-Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico featuring amazing scenery, golf, and an on-site spa.

Wisconsin State Journal Names Amtelco a Top Workplaces, 2023

Amtelco Cloud-Based Platform Solution

Amtelco announced that it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by the Wisconsin State Journal Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC.

The confidential survey uniquely measures fifteen culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

Amtelco, a family-owned business located in McFarland, Wisconsin, has been a trusted name in call center systems, software applications, and secure texting technologies for over forty-five years.

Founder Bill Curtin, II, and Amtelco have received more than 30 U.S. Patents for telephony software, data handling methodologies, and telephone switching devices. Millions of calls are processed every day by Amtelco systems around the world.

Mr. Curtin’s ingenuity and generous spirit are reflected throughout the company. Amtelco has earned industry praise with its award-winning products and proudly supports local and international charities.

Both employees and customers are treated like family. Matt Heron, president, and CEO of AnswerFirst, an Amtelco customer, states, “Working with the Amtelco folks has always been a pleasure, and I can’t say enough about you all. I am always impressed at your success in creating a strong culture, lasting relationships, and people-first support.”

Amtelco and Telescan

 For more information, visit Amtelco.com.