MARKHAM, ON, April 7 /CNW/ - Education software specialist, NetSupport,
has once again responded to the challenges of the modern classroom with
the release of NetSupport Assist; the new cost-effective and efficient
way for teachers to manage and engage with their students in a Mac and
Twenty-first century education is providing students with inspiring
learning opportunities and giving them unparalleled access to a diverse
range of computing assets. However, providing the latest IT
infrastructure is only half the equation. Ensuring it is used in the
most effective way represents the other half.
With 22 years of development expertise to call upon, NetSupport Assist
brings together NetSupport's core classroom management technology to
deliver a focused feature set that ensures teachers can give their time
and attention to their students, without having to worry about learning
and maintaining the software.
Crystal clear student thumbnails enable teachers to monitor the entire
class in a single real-time view, each thumbnail displaying visual
indicators to show when applications and websites are in use. To ensure
the resources being accessed by each student are appropriate, with a
single click you can switch to a view that details exactly which files
and websites are open and, if needed, take remedial action to block the
A powerful range of remote control tools enables teachers to interact
with students individually or as a class. Teachers can discreetly view
an individual desktop to confirm the student is on task and, for
example, conduct a two-way chat session without disrupting the rest of
With NetSupport Assist there's also no need for expensive front-of-class
display equipment: real-time presentation tools enable the teacher to
'show' their screen to students.
To gauge topic understanding, teachers can, on the fly, poll students
for their feedback. A question can be sent to each machine with a
pre-defined list of responses and, once the students have responded,
the results are instantly reported on the teacher's screen.
NetSupport Assist is fully optimized for use with wired or wireless
networks, laptops, netbooks and desktop computers and can be configured
to maximize performance without compromising the network or the devices
Speaking at the product launch, NetSupport's Managing Director, Al
Kingsley, acknowledged the rapidly changing face of classroom
technology and the need for support software to keep pace: "NetSupport
is delighted to be able to bring its skills in the classroom management
arena to a Mac and Linux audience. Across our product range we
recognize the need to develop our technology to ensure it remains
relevant for today's modern learning environments and, with a growing
number of educational establishments extending their IT infrastructure
to include Mac and Linux computers and netbooks, we are certain that
NetSupport Assist will be welcomed by customers whether they are
familiar with the NetSupport brand or not."
NetSupport Assist is also compatible with NetSupport School,
NetSupport's market-leading classroom management solution for
Windows-based classrooms. With over nine million licenses already
deployed globally, NetSupport becomes the first classroom management
software vendor to offer compatible solutions across Windows, Mac and
Visit www.netsupportassist.com for further details and to download a free 30-day trial.
Headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries in the US, Canada, and
Germany, NetSupport has been delivering market-leading desktop and
classroom management software since 1989.
Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager
remote control and PC management application; NetSupport DNA, offering
advanced enterprise asset management; web-based ITIL-compliant incident
management solution NetSupport ServiceDesk; NetSupport School, the
leading interactive classroom and training software solution for
Windows, and NetSupport Notify, its mass notification and desktop
NetSupport solutions and their derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy
market-leading status in many countries with an install base exceeding
nine million desktops. NetSupport is recognized as one of the fastest
growing technologies and has won many awards including "Best in Tech"
winner by District Administrator, winner in the "Best Teacher Tools"
category from ComputED Learning as well as winner in the Tech &
Learning Awards of Excellence.
SOURCE NetSupport Canada Inc.
For further information:
For more information about NetSupport, visit www.netsupport-canada.com
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