Ucompass Introduces Boost at Educause

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Boost is an innovative technology that recognizes keywords and text patterns to trigger the display of related information such as glossaries and multi-media content.

Boost is so multifunctional. It can be used to provide custom contextual glossaries or dictionaries, to launch an embedded phone dialer when a phone number appears, or link out to a stock quote when a trading symbol is displayed.

Ucompass.com, Inc., a leading provider of innovative technology solutions, introduced its new Boost product at Educause 2011, a leading education conference that begins today in Philadelphia, PA.

Boost, a new tool under the Ucompass Octane product family, provides content creators and publishers with an easy and quick way to add new functionality to their content. Boost matches keywords and patterns in content to trigger overlay functionality. When a reader hovers over text or clicks on a word, he/she can be presented with a glossary term, a related resource, a support image, or even a link to a video or podcast. Publishers can build their own dictionaries and upload them into Boost, or configure their own dictionary server that provides them access to more advanced word and pattern matching.

“Boost is so multifunctional. It can be used to provide custom contextual glossaries or dictionaries, to launch an embedded phone dialer when a phone number appears, or link out to a stock quote when a trading symbol is displayed,” said Edward Mansouri, chief executive officer for Ucompass.com, Inc. “The possible uses are really limitless.”

Ucompass.com, Inc. worked with its flagship customer, the Florida Virtual School, to deploy Boost to provide an integrated glossary for its lessons.

“It’s critical for students to understand vocabulary in their lessons. By using Boost, we are able to provide in-lesson, contextual definitions for Florida Department of Education defined terms,” said Jennifer Whiting, Senior Manager of Product Development at Florida Virtual School. “The terms are hyperlinked directly within lessons providing students immediate access to the approved definition in context.”

Boost has achieved Basic Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Conformance from the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Compliance with this standard ensures that Boost can easily integrate with any learning management system (LMS).

To learn more about Boost, visit http://www.Ucompass.com/

About Ucompass
Ucompass is a software and services company that offers innovative technology solutions coupled with superior service, training, and support. Since 1998, Ucompass’ technology solutions have been used by more than 200 clients to engage over 2 million students. The company’s new Octane product, unveiled in May 2011, revolutionized the way that publishers can enhance their content.

Ucompass is active in the educational technologies sector and is a proud member of IMS Global Learning Consortium and of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

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