NetSupport School version 11.20 with extended Windows 8 (Metro) support now available
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London, UK -- - Education software specialist NetSupport is delighted to announce the immediate availability of NetSupport School version 11.20, the latest update to its market leading classroom management solution.
With a current install base in excess of 11 million desktops and devices, NetSupport technology is relied on by education institutions worldwide to provide the most feature rich, intuitive and innovative classroom management and instructional technology solution.
Following the recent release of the Tutor Assistant app for Apple iOS and Android devices and the introduction of Google Chrome OS support, this latest update further develops the product's capabilities within different learning environments.
Windows 8 Support:
Adding to our existing Windows 8 desktop support, teachers and technicians now have the capability to interact with and control student machines that are running the Windows 8 start screen (Metro) -- including the ability to manage and control the use of applications on the desktop and apps on the Windows 8 start screen. Teachers can now 'quick-launch' Windows 8 apps on student machines in a single click, and also remotely close them.
Internet monitoring and control is also extended to include managing students using the Internet Explorer "app" on the Windows start screen, forcing search engine safe seach modes on as well as extending approved and blocked URL lists.
Centrally, the NetSupport School Technician's Console has been extended to allow application use policies to include Windows 8 apps and internet restrictions.
Finally, in addition to numerous Windows 8-based "tweaks", the network deployment utility provided with NetSupport School has been extended to support Windows 8 specific deployments.
Google Chrome OS Support:
Version 11.20 extends NetSupport School's support for students using Google Chrome OS Chromebooks. With the increasing adoption rates of Chrome OS, NetSupport recognises the importance of providing educational institutions with a similar quality of instructional technology support - as found within our traditional Windows, Mac and Linux versions. As well as discreetly monitoring student screens, teachers can now interact directly with the students' desktops with real-time remote control, deliver quick surveys, send messages, create a student attendance register and, of course, show their screen in real time to all selected student Chromebooks.
Optimising NetSupport School for use in a wireless environment:
NetSupport School uses advanced techniques to limit the effects of an unreliable wireless network and the latest version introduces additional configuration options that will help you improve wireless performance.
Visit http://www.netsupportschool.com/newfeatures.asp for an in-depth overview of the latest updates and to download a free 40-PC trial copy.
Headquartered in the UK, NetSupport has been delivering market-leading remote control and desktop management software solutions to corporate and education customers since 1989.
Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager remote control and PC management application - and NetSupport School, the market-leading classroom management and training software solution.
NetSupport's evolving product range also includes: NetSupport DNA, delivering advanced enterprise asset management; web-based ITIL-compliant incident management solution NetSupport ServiceDesk; NetSupport Notify, its mass notification and desktop alerting tool and NetSupport Protect, a security tool designed to protect the content and configuration of desktop PCs. The latest addition to the range is NetSupport Assist, a classroom monitoring solution for Mac and Linux environments.
NetSupport solutions and their derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries. NetSupport is recognised as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the EU and was recently awarded Education ICT Exporter of the Year at the BETT Awards, became winners at the Network Computing awards in 2012 for the fourth consecutive year, and was a finalist at the 2013 Education Resources Awards. NetSupport is a member of BESA.
For more information about NetSupport, visit www.netsupportsoftware.com .
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