MARKHAM, ON, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Education software developer NetSupport announces the immediate availability of its NetSupport School Tutor app for Chrome OS – the latest extension to the highly popular classroom management software's multi-platform capabilities.
NetSupport School is the most widely used solution of its kind and its continued appeal for educators worldwide is in no small part based on its ability to support any combination of classroom technology.
NetSupport's Student app for Chrome is already installed on 14,000 student Chromebooks in existing NetSupport School-managed classrooms, giving teachers the flexibility to connect to them from their own Windows desktop or Apple Mac.
The introduction of the new app will enable teachers in a dedicated Chrome environment to remotely interact and engage with student Chromebooks from their own Chrome OS-based system, making NetSupport School unique in offering both a student and teacher solution.
Taking its lead from NetSupport School's Windows and Mac Tutor program, the teacher's Chrome desktop displays real-time thumbnails of each student device in a single view. The teacher can zoom in for a clearer view of activity at an individual machine. Internet control and blocking is included along with chat, message, request help and class survey functionality.
Commenting on this latest update, NetSupport's Managing Director Al Kingsley said: "As the computing landscape in the modern classroom continues to evolve, the challenge for classroom management vendors is to ensure their teaching solutions keep pace – not only through the range of features offered that support, for example, current Ofsted best practice guidelines, but also in delivering compatibility with the varied mix of technology in use.
"NetSupport has already responded to the growing adoption of BYOD schemes by introducing its Student apps for Android tablets and iPads, and as Chromebooks make their mark across education, we are delighted that NetSupport School continues to offer a future-proofed solution to meet the changing needs of our customers."
The NetSupport School Tutor and Student apps for Chrome are available to download from the Google Chrome Web store.
Visit www.netsupportschool.com for more information about our multi-platform classroom management solutions and to download a free 40-PC trial copy of the Windows desktop Tutor application.
Headquartered in the UK, 2014 sees NetSupport celebrating 25 years as a world-leading developer of remote control, desktop management and educational software solutions.
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 developing 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 nominated for Software Vendor of the Year at the 2014 European IT and Software Excellence Awards and ICT Exporter of the Year at the 2014 BETT Awards.
For more information about NetSupport, visit www.netsupport-canada.com.
SOURCE: NetSupport Canada Inc.
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