CHICAGO – Nov. 3, 2009 – Netop, the world’s largest provider of classroom management software, today announced the launch of MyVision, the essential tool for teaching with technology, available at a price any school can afford.
Designed for teachers who need simple, basic controls over classroom computers, MyVision is the affordable entry-level classroom management solution that works on both Macs and PCs. MyVision Basic provides four essential tools for teaching with computers, so any teacher can supervise student computer work, share engaging on-screen demonstrations, instantly capture the attention of the class and control student Internet access. Available via low-cost online subscriptions, MyVision Basic is ideal for teachers who have never been able to afford standard classroom management software.
In addition, MyVision Free, which offers the most fundamental tools for teaching with technology, is now available to all schools as a free download. With MyVision Free, teachers can supervise student computer use, monitor Web browsing, assess student progress, identify students who need extra help and improve classroom time on task. MyVision Free provides a subset of the features in MyVision Basic and may be upgraded seamlessly at any time.
The innovative classroom management software solution is launching after the completion of a successful beta test that began in September 2009. In just that short two-month period, more than 600 educators participated in the test of MyVision Basic.
“The response that we saw to our beta test of MyVision really impressed upon us the importance of making affordable classroom management software tools available to all teachers,” said Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. “In the future, we plan to continue to develop a continuum of classroom management software tools solutions that will meet the unique needs of schools and districts around the world.”
Rob Evans, Technology Co-Director at West Central School Corporation in Francesville, Ind., was one of the early testers of MyVision Basic. His small district serves 900 students in three schools.
Evans’ response to MyVision Basic exemplifies what other educators around the country are saying. “Our small Indiana, rural, cash-strapped school corporation has been waiting for a product like yours,” he said. “MyVision Basic is just what we need and at a price we can afford.”
MyVision is the first in a series of next-generation products to be offered by Netop’s Education Solutions team, which was formed when Netop acquired GenevaLogic in July 2008. GenevaLogic developed Vision6 classroom management software, a full-featured solution that provides the easiest and most effective way to teach with computers. Netop is known as an expert in remote-control solutions and offers Netop School software, which provides the highest performance solution for classroom management. Netop will continue to offer both Vision6 and Netop School for those educators who want to take their classroom management tools to the next level.
For more information or a free 30-day trial of MyVision, go to http://www.netop.com/myvision. Through a special introductory offer available until Dec. 31, 2009, a one-year subscription to MyVision Basic is available at the discounted price of $149. The regular annual subscription price is $199. To purchase MyVision Basic, go to http://www.netop.com/buymyvision.
About Netop Solutions A/S
Netop develops and sells software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of video, screens, sounds and data between two or more computers over the Internet. The company has three business areas: Administration, Education and Communication.
Netop’s unique and cost-saving Administration solutions make life easier for IT professionals with Remote Control and IT Asset Management. With the market-leading solutions for Education classroom management and corporate e-learning, Netop helps students and teachers to achieve optimum results through virtual education. Netop Communication solutions, including unified communications, let customers, partners and colleagues meet easily and safely in the virtual space via video conferencing, instant messaging, voice and file sharing over the Internet.
Netop employs 152 people and has subsidiaries in the United States, Great Britain, China, Romania and Switzerland. The company sells its solutions to public and private clients in more than 80 countries. Netop Solutions A/S shares are listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and are part of the SmallCap+ index. In 2008 Netop Solutions had a total revenue of DKK 92.1m. Read more at: www.netop.com.
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