Hundreds of Districts Go Back to School With Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome

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With Relay, Chromebooks are filtered and protected at school and at home.

Lightspeed Systems, which has developed K-12 filtering solutions for nearly two decades, released Relay in early 2017 to help customers confidently and safely roll out their Chromebook mobile-learning programs.

Hundreds of school districts around the world are starting the school year with Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome, a filtering and monitoring software solution that protects students wherever they take their devices. Lightspeed Systems, which has developed K-12 filtering solutions for nearly two decades, released Relay in early 2017 to help customers confidently and safely roll out their Chromebook mobile-learning programs.

As many districts opt to let students take their assigned devices home, offsite filtering is critical. Relay filters and reports on activity wherever the devices go. Relay also brings needed flexibility with features like After School Rules, which lets administrators adjust filtering policies after school.

A new feature to Relay is Smart Play, which lets schools easily open up access to educational and teacher- or school-owned YouTube channels. Smart Play ensures that students can use the power of video for research and learning, while blocking access to inappropriate content.

Relay gives school districts everything they need to protect students and maximize the effectiveness of their Chromebooks:

  • Powerful filtering based on the Lightspeed Systems machine-learning AI database
  • Reporting on all activity, including searches, videos, blocked sites and more
  • Real-time alerts on dangerous or threatening behavior
  • Device Detective, to locate lost or stolen devices
  • Smart Play, for easy access to the best of YouTube
  • After School Rules, as well as easy group-based policies, to differentiate policies by schools, users, grades, days and times
  • Classroom Orchestrator, empowering teachers in the classroom with screen monitoring, screen sharing, link sharing, device locking, and recording controls

"More students than ever have the power of the internet in their hands, opening up powerful, 24/7 learning opportunities," says Lightspeed Systems President and CEO Brian Thomas. "Along with those opportunities come safety concerns and management challenges. As we've done for almost twenty years, we are helping schools meet those challenges and maximize the safety and effectiveness of their technology."

Relay provides the powerful features schools need in a time-saving platform. A cloud-based solution, Relay allows schools to get started in minutes without having to purchase or maintain hardware.

Learn more about Relay at ‪lightspeedsystems.com/relay.

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated solutions for smarter K-12 school networks: Relay for Chrome, Web Filter, Mobile Manager, and Management Bundle for Windows. To learn more, visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

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