SAN RAMON, CA, February 26, 2009 — Faronics is happy to announce that the highly anticipated cross-platform release of Faronics Insight v7.21 is now available. This release introduces an industry-first to classroom computer management—the ability to use a teacher console to manage both Windows and Mac OS X based student computers at the same time.
“We’re very excited that Faronics Insight is now available for the Mac OS X platform,” says Graham Goddyn, Product Manager for Faronics. “Many schools have mixed deployments of Windows and Mac computers—some are even dual booting their Intel-based Macs. The fact that Faronics Insight is now a cross-platform solution means that teachers will still be able to manage classroom activities regardless of the student workstation’s operating system.”
Faronics Insight empowers instructors with total control over classroom computers and student attention. Instructors are able to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with students from a central computer. For example, instructors can easily monitor student computers, blank student screens, remote into student workstations, mute sound, and limit access to the Internet and desktop applications. When classroom collaboration is required, instructors can share their screen with students, or with the instructor’s supervision, let students share their screen with other students. Communication efficiency is also improved with the ability to send and collect files, ask questions, and broadcast messages.
“Faronics Insight has made a significant impact to the quality of our institution’s education,” says Ernesto Chávez, Manager of Instructional Technologies and Media Services at Oklahoma City University. “The software has opened new opportunities for teaching in the classroom and both our faculty and students are taking full advantage of it.” When asked about Faronics Insight’s greatest strength, Mr. Chávez continues, “All of [Faronics] Insight’s features are great, but the simplicity of the product is what sold me. I knew my instructors would be getting a solution that is easy to learn and use in the classroom.”
A free 30 day evaluation version of Faronics Insight for Windows or Mac OS X can be downloaded from www.faronics.com.
Faronics delivers award-winning software solutions that help manage, simplify, and secure desktop computers. Our products ensure 100% workstation availability, and have dramatically impacted the day-to-day lives of thousands of information technology professionals. Faronics’ technology innovations benefit educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations, and corporations in over fifty countries worldwide.
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(Marketing Communications Specialist, Faronics)