Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 8, 2006
NetSupport, Inc. today announced it will highlight the benefits of its desktop management suite for schools during TCEA 2006. NetSupport’s software helps schools better manage and support computers on campus from the network level to the computer lab. Scheduled for February 8-10 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, the TCEA is the state's premier information technology show focused on the education market. NetSupport will be located in Booth 1919.
Computer Lab Instruction & Monitoring Software
As the use of computers and the Internet in education grows, so does the need for managing the learning process in networked classrooms. With NetSupport School software, instructors are able to better instruct, monitor, test and support students in networked classrooms. The new version of NSS includes an automated lesson plan suite with timer, class register, extended testing modules and many more enhancements designed to maximize computer users’ productivity in the computer lab.
“The need for instructors to efficiently manage their networked classrooms is growing exponentially,” says Dave Auwarter, President of NetSupport. “With NetSupport School, instructors can improve the efficiency of the teaching process by centrally instructing students on their computer, keep students on task by monitoring application and web usage, improve support through online help and chat requests, and save time by using the automated lesson plan suite and timer to test the class and show instant results within the allotted class time period.”
NetSupport School is a software-only classroom instruction, monitoring and testing tool that enables instructors to train students in the computer lab, simply and effectively. With NSS, instructors can make sure that those in the computer lab are making progress on their assigned tasks, using only approved applications and visiting only approved websites. Instructors can also record all screen, keyboard and mouse activity on a student workstation to review later or replay to the class. From the standpoint of increasingly strapped technology budgets, the software enables instructors to make the most of the computer lab equipment they already have.
Desktop Management in Schools – What’s On Your Network?
According to a leading industry analyst report, IT asset management will rank as one of the top five priorities for CIOs through 2006. Until now, however, tools for inventorying and managing IT assets have remained beyond the budget of most school districts. With NetSupport DNA, Education IT professionals at such organizations have an affordable, easy-to-use system for keeping IT costs in check.
“The research report reveals that a majority of organizations do not have efficient ways of keeping track of their IT assets,” says Dave Auwarter, President of NetSupport. “That opens them up to dangers like system downtime from improperly implemented upgrades, potential licensing violations, poor customer service, overpaying on license fees and improper usage of software and the internet by faculty and students. With NetSupport DNA, educational IT departments can know what hardware and software they have in place, monitor application usage, budget more accurately for upgrades, improve their in-house IT support and performance and even track student and faculty Internet usage – all resulting in greater efficiency and reduced IT costs.”
NetSupport DNA includes hardware and software inventory, software distribution, application and web metering, query-based reporting, a help desk component and remote control functionality. As an out-of-the-box solution for IT managers, NetSupport DNA eliminates hidden implementation and training costs.
“With just a few clicks, Education IT managers can learn how many computers on their network have Windows ‘98 loaded, how many users go to certain URLs and for how long, who uses which applications more than once a week, and so on,” says Auwarter. “NetSupport DNA suits the needs of education IT departments that have tight budgets, less manpower and less time in which to accomplish more tasks.”
NetSupport representatives will be on hand at the TCEA to show educators how they can leverage NetSupport’s solutions to establish and maintain a successful IT asset management program. They will also demonstrate how educators can better instruct, monitor and collaborate with their networked students in a computer lab.
About NetSupport, Inc.
NetSupport, Inc. is a member of the NetSupport Group of Companies, headquartered in The UK. Specializing in the development of commercial software packages to manage and support Local and Wide Area Computer Networks, NetSupport products are utilized on more than 7 million desktops throughout 50 territories. Its award winning products include NetSupport Manager Remote Control and PC Management software, NetSupport DNA Enterprise Asset Management and Help Desk software and NetSupport School software, the leading interactive classroom instructional software solution. For more information and a free 30 day trial, visit http://www.netsupport-inc.com or call 1-888-665-0808.
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