Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012
In response to the increase of mobile devices being used in schools, Lightspeed Systems announces the release of the Lightspeed Mobile Device Management. This new product offering from the K12 education-focused company allows both IT staff to easily and effectively manage mobile devices distributed throughout the district and educators to maximize the learning power of these devices. With education-specific tools and hierarchical policy settings, the Lightspeed MDM makes mobile device management simple, keeps devices and the network safe, and ensures mobile learning programs are successful.
More and more students are learning anytime/anywhere with the increase use of mobile devices in schools. Bring Your Own Device programs, 1:1 initiatives, and iPad rollouts are occurring at districts across the country - allowing educators to engage students and extend learning outside the walls of the classroom. In addition to the many benefits of mobile device programs, challenges exist for IT staff and teachers, including network safety, device maintenance, application rollouts, and classroom use. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management is the solution - providing IT staff with the tools necessary to keep students and the network safe and helping educators reach their mobile learning goals.
With a number of unique features, the Lightspeed Mobile Device Management is designed specifically for schools and their mobile device programs. The solution includes:
•User-friendly interface with multiples levels of administration - ensuring neither IT staff nor classroom teachers are overburdened with management and everyone has the visibility and control they need
•Hierarchical controls, giving districts the ability to set policies at the district, school, classroom, and device level
•Centralized management of device inventory, reporting, updates, and installs - simplifying the day-to-day tasks of the IT staff
•Remote configuration and device wiping to make certain the safety of the network and student are never compromised
•Integration with the Apple Volume Purchasing Plan
•Application deployment and device lockdown - able to be managed by both teachers and IT through My Big Campus
•All on an easy to use interface made specifically for K12
Brian Thomas, President of Lightspeed Systems, is excited about the company’s latest release. “At Lightspeed, we are passionate about education and equipping districts with the tools necessary for safe learning. We know mobile devices are changing the way teachers teach and students learn and with the release of the Lightspeed Mobile Device Management solution we are committed to working together with schools to accomplish their mobile learning goals.”
Integrated with the Lightspeed Mobile Filter and My Big Campus, the Lightspeed Mobile Device Management solution makes mobile learning safe while providing students with access to educational resources and collaboration and providing teachers with the ability to easily integrate devices into their lessons.
Lightspeed Systems is pleased to announce San Diego Unified School District will be one of the first districts to participate in the Lightspeed MDM beta, using the new solution to manage their deployment of 28,000 iPads.
The full solution will be available to schools this summer; for the latest development information and to request entry into the beta program opening today, please visit http://www.lsmdm.com.
About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.
Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,800 school districts for more than 9 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.