St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
CrossTec Corporation is kicking off the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) 2011 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo today in St. Louis, MO to show teachers, IT managers, and educational leaders how to implement some of the most advanced 21st century education technology solutions into their schools and add value to their career and technical programs. Their display includes a SoftXpand 2011 virtual desktop configuration driving a variety of CAD and graphic design software, all managed and monitored with CrossTec SchoolVue classroom management software.
CrossTec SchoolVue is a classroom management solution that enables teachers to deliver top notch lessons to students in their 21st century classrooms. More than ever before, teachers, lab instructors, and corporate trainers can take control of classroom technology, giving them the ability to monitor student activity on the PC, control application and internet usage, instant messenger usage, device usage and more. Teachers can use features such as the “Show” mode for classroom demonstration or leverage the Testing Console to deliver custom, interactive, computer based tests that are graded automatically by the SchoolVue software.
Driving the hardware in the display is SoftXpand 2011, a MultiSeat desktop virtualization software tool that is capable of running multiple high performance independent workstations off of a single Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 R2 based PC. Each workstation consists of its own monitor, keyboard, and mouse – enabling organizations to reduce the number of PCs required to grant access to students or employees. SoftXpand is a software only solution that does not require a thin client, therefore delivering a low cost, high performance alternative to traditional computing which still allows the user full access to high level computing.
“SoftXpand 2011 can allow schools to refresh their CAD labs on a limited budget,” said CrosssTec’s Marketing & Advertising Manager, Michael Beverly. “By reducing the number of PCs they need to purchase with SoftXpand, they can spend their funding on new updated software and additional tools.”
The ACTE’s Career Tech Expo is a two day portion of the ACTE’s annual convention, running from November 17-19, 2011. If you would like more information or would like to register, please visit: http://www.acteonline.org/convention.aspx
For more information about CrossTec SchoolVue, SoftXpand 2011, or for free evaluations and webinars, please visit http://www.CrossTecSoftware.com.
SoftXpand is developed by MiniFrame Ltd. (http://www.miniframe.com) and distributed in North America by CrossTec Corporation.
About CrossTec Corporation:
CrossTec Corporation, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, has been a leading provider of software solutions for schools since 1996, including the award winning CrossTec SchoolVue brand of classroom management software. CrossTec’s mission is to empower IT departments and tech coordinators by offering a combination of education-tested products, substantial feature sets, superior value, and unparalleled customer service. For more information on CrossTec Corporation or the CrossTec family of products or to speak to a product representative, please call 800-675-0729.