SAN RAMON, CA, June 23, 2009 — Faronics is proud to announce that a new version of Faronics Insight is now available—just in time to showcase to attendees of NECC 2009! Faronics Insight is famous for empowering instructors with the ability to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer. This latest version introduces numerous feature additions and enhancements that continue to make Faronics Insight the leading classroom computer management software for Windows and Mac computers.
Computers have the power to enhance the classroom experience for both students and teachers, but the benefits can easily be lostto distractive elements such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing. That’s where Faronics Insight’s ability to keep students on task comes into play. Teachers can see what students are doing on their computers at all times. They can view Internet browsing history and can see the running applications. Teachers can also blank the student screens to capture their attention, and
can enforce a list of allowed/banned applications and websites with a single click. Faronics Insight is also able to mute audio, remote into student computers, and limit access to USB drives and printers.
Newly released Faronics Insight v7.3 introduces several exciting features to Insight’s feature set. Teachers who want to demonstrate the navigation of a website can co-browse the Internet with students. They can also implement a launch page that displays the websites that a student is allowed to browse. Teachers can now send out class votes to both Mac and Windows student workstations, and the ability to randomize questions on the student computers has been added to the testing feature.
Teachers across the country have come to rely on Faronics Insight. “Insight has made classroom communication so much easier for both instructors and students,” says Ernesto Chávez, Manager of Instructional Technologies and Media Services at Oklahoma City University. “It gave our instructors the ability to keep the students focused in the classroom by blocking access to certain
programs or the Internet when class is in session. Almost all of our instructors are using the classroom monitoring feature to see what the students are doing with a single glance, while several of our instructors are using the share student screen option to demonstrate to the class what specific students are doing on a class project.”
IT likes the fact that Faronics Insight is easy to learn and generates low network traffic. “All the features are great, but the simplicity of the product is what got me sold,” continues Mr. Chávez. “I knew my instructors were going to be looking at something that didn’t take too much time to learn and to use in the classroom, which means they can start using Faronics Insight that much faster. It also means that I don’t have to worry about my or my team’s workload increasing from assistance requests relating to how to use the product.”
Faronics Insight was recently awarded Technology & Learning magazine’s Award of Excellence and selected as a finalist for the 2009 BETT Awards. Customers with an active maintenance package for Faronics Insight can login to Faronics Labs at www.faronicslabs.com to download the latest version. Customers who would like to reactivate their maintenance package or purchase new licenses should call Faronics at 800-943-6422. Free 30 day evaluations of all Faronics products are available at www.faronics.com. Attendees of NECC 2009 can also see Faronics Insight in action by visiting Faronics at Booth # 1528.
With a well-established record of helping businesses manage, simplify, and secure their IT infrastructure, Faronics makes it possible to do more with less by maximizing the value of existing technology. Our solutions suite delivers total workstation reliability to IT, complete classroom control to educators, and non-disruptive energy management to organizations. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has an office in the USA and Canada, as well as a global network of channel partners. Our solutions are deployed in over 150 countries worldwide, and are helping more than 30,000 customers.
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Dheeraj Mahtani (Communications Manager, Faronics)
800-943-6422 x 4495