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Affordable Classroom Management Software Now Works Across Subnets(January 24, 2012)
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 24, 2012
The walls are coming down on computer labs everywhere, and the concept of the classroom is fast being expanded by the idea of wireless laptops, MacBooks and 1-to-1 laptop schemes. To support this transition, Netop today announced a new version of its affordable MyVision classroom management software that works across subnets.
Available in Free and Basic versions, MyVision is the classroom management software that provides essential tools for teaching with technology at a price any school can afford. Popular with schools who need support for mixed networks of Macs and PCs, MyVision provides tools like active directory integration that make one-to-one computing easier. With the release of version 3.3, MyVision adds the capability for students and teachers to connect in an online classroom anywhere within the local area network.
Schools frequently organize their physical wired or wireless networks into separate segments, called subnets, and often group students, teachers and administrators into different segments. When using the TCP/IP protocols these network segments are referred to as subnets. With the release of version 3.3, MyVision now enables online classrooms to be formed that work across subnets, connecting disparate groups of students with any teacher. MyVision automatically configures the network settings so that classrooms can start across subnets without any user intervention, providing easy connectivity anywhere within the school's network.
"Netop, the world's largest provider of classroom management software, has long been a leader in supporting connected anywhere computing at schools," said Kurt Bager, CEO of Netop. "With this announcement, all of Netop's classroom management software solutions, including Vision Pro, Vision and MyVision, provide support for communication across subnets, giving schools flexible options to form online classrooms that promote student achievement."
Version 3.3 of MyVision is a free upgrade to all MyVision Basic and Free users, who will be automatically updated upon their next login. New users can access a free trial of MyVision Basic, or download MyVision Free at no charge at http://www.netop.com/trymyvision.
Launched in 2009, MyVision is the entry-level classroom management software offering from Netop designed for teachers who need simple, basic controls over classroom computers. MyVision Basic provides essential tools for teaching with computers, so any teacher can supervise student computer work, chat with students, remote control student computers, share engaging on-screen demonstrations, instantly capture the attention of the class and control student Internet access. Available via low-cost online subscriptions priced at $199 per teacher per year, MyVision Basic is ideal for teachers who have never been able to afford standard classroom management software.
For teachers lacking any budget for software, MyVision Free offers the most fundamental tools for teaching with technology at no charge. With MyVision Free, teachers can supervise student computer use, monitor web browsing, assess student progress, identify students who need extra help and improve classroom time on task. MyVision Free provides a subset of the features in MyVision Basic and may be upgraded seamlessly at any time.
About Netop Solutions A/S
Netop develops and sells market-leading software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of video, screens, sounds and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas: Secure Remote Control, Classroom Management and Live Chat.
Netop Remote Control is the most secure, trusted and scalable remote support solution on the market today. Used by half of the Fortune 100, it helps businesses reduce support costs and meet security and compliance standards. In Classroom Management, Netop is the world leader in software, helping teachers in 75 countries make teaching with technology easier and more effective. Higher efficiency and better grades are some of the results. And in Live Chat, Netop Live Guide is the live chat solution that helps companies provide better customer service, increase efficiency and sales, and turn website visitors into customers.
Headquartered in Denmark, Netop employs 130 people and has subsidiaries in the United States, Great Britain, China, Romania and Switzerland. The company sells its solutions to public and private clients in more than 80 countries. Netop Solutions A/S shares are listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange OMX. Read more at: http://www.netop.com.
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