Archive for 2007

Acronis True Image Echo Family For Corporate Networks, Servers And Virtual Machines Begins Shipping

Burlington, MA, November 13, 2007 — Starting today, users can backup and restore both physical and virtual servers using a single application with the general availability of Acronis True Image Echo from Acronis, Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software.

Acronis True Image Echo operates seamlessly with all Windows® and Linux®-based servers or desktops, whether they are physical or virtual. Acronis also supports major virtualization operating systems such as VMware®, Microsoft®, and Parallels®.

“The need to deliver a single product that meets the challenges associated with backup and disaster recovery as well as system migration between the physical and virtual worlds is a requirement of today’s IT managers” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis.

Utilizing the Acronis Virtual Live Data Format to separate hard disk contents from the underlying file format and platform dependency, Acronis True Image Echo creates a transportable image, independent of the hardware platform that can be restored directly to and from any virtual or physical machine. This is accomplished by using Acronis Universal Restore.

Some of the new features in Acronis True Image Echo include:

  • Direct output of VMDK and VHD file formats
  • Event-driven backups triggered by disk space changes
  • Support for dynamic disks
  • Wake on LAN
  • VMware Consolidated Backup
  • 256-bit archive encryption

The Acronis True Image enterprise product family includes Windows and Linux versions for networked and standalone, workstations and servers. All include capabilities designed to improve IT disaster recovery, as well as facilitate system migrations to and from virtual servers.

Pricing for the workstation offering is $79.99; server for Windows or Linux is $699, and enterprise server is $999. Acronis Universal Restore for the workstation is $29.99 and for the server products is $299.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool Wins 2007 Technology and Learning Award of Excellence

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, is proud to announce that LanSchool v7.0 won the prestigious 2007 Technology and Learning Award of Excellence.

For 25 years, the Technology and Learning Award of Excellence program has honored innovative applications that break new ground in some important way and also best-of-breed examples that demonstrate clear superiority over similar products in the market. This year’s winners were chosen by more than 30 educator-judges who test-drove over 120 entries, logging in many hours in computer labs at San Francisco Bay Area schools.

“This year’s winning products reflect an impressive effort by publishers to respond to the real needs of schools.” said Susan McLester, editor in chief of Technology & Learning. “The offerings being honored are practical, innovative and central to a variety of district and site operations.”

Dana Doggett, founder and president of LanSchool said, “In 1986, we created the first classroom management product for DOS 2.0. We’re proud to receive this award because it validates our continuing strategy of providing a simple, easy-to-use software product that can make a significant difference to teachers in the classroom.”

Pricing and Availability
LanSchool v7.0 educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and $599 for all other classrooms. Competitive upgrades, K-12 school site licenses and volume discounts are also available.

About LanSchool Technologies
LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for the past 20 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.

Acronis True Image Home 2010 Delivers Easy Backup, Fast Recovery and Exceptional Security

Try&Decide; Saving New Files During System Restore Highlight New Features For Home, SOHO Users

September 12, 2007, Burlington, Mass. — Computer users can easily protect their entire computer, including valuable photos, music, videos and work documents, with Acronis True Image Home 2010 — the latest version of Acronis’ file and system disk imaging backup and restore software for home and home office users.

Acronis True Image Home 2010 backs up individual files or an entire computer image to a separate external drive or disc, providing complete protection from viruses, trojans and hardware failures that can cause the catastrophic loss of irreplaceable files and software. In the event of a computer failure, users can quickly and easily restore their data or images to the system to get up and running in minutes.

The new version adds powerful, yet easy-to-use features including the exclusive. Try&Decide feature, which allows users to perform potentially dangerous operations such as software installation or e-mail attachment opening without putting their PC at risk. It does this by creating a secure, temporary workspace that is insulated from the rest of your computer. The user can either commit the changes to their hard disk or simply delete all changes without impacting their hard disk at all.

Added security and privacy functionality includes Acronis Drive Cleanser, which securely erases hard drives before discarding or donating a computer, and File Shredder, which wipes out individual computer files so that they are permanently deleted and unrecoverable.

“Acronis True Image has proven itself again and again as a user’s best friend when it comes to protecting their data and operating system,” said Mike DiMichele, a Chicago-area consultant who runs a data recovery and remote support service company for end users, as well as the web site Savemybutt.com. “To the average consumer, their digital photos, music and personal financial data are just as important as the business records of a corporation. For a family to protect all of their personal digital assets for less the price of dinner for four at the neighborhood diner is incredible.”

“As more of our lives move into the digital realm, it is important that we take the appropriate measures to protect those all-important files and programs,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “We believe that the easier we make it for a user to back up their digital assets, such as music, mail, photos and data, and faster to restore after a failure, the more likely people are to create a regular backup routine. Acronis True Image Home 2010 is exceptionally powerful, yet easy enough for anyone to use.”

Other new features of Acronis True Image Home 2010 include:

  • Try&Decide — Allows users to create a temporary, protected space where they can do computing operations without putting their hard drive at risk due to viruses or malware
  • System State Backup — Protect Registry, boot files, as well as important system files from system crashes
  • Exclude files and folders from backup — Save space by backing up only information that is needed
  • Preserve files and folders during restore — Ensures newly entered important data is not overwritten when recovering from older backup
  • Automatically maintained catalog of backup locations — Easily locate archives as the system automatically remembers their placement
  • Search for file in all archives — Easily search for and recover particular files from all known backup archives
  • Message-level Outlook data restore — Quickly locate and recover important messages from mail backup

About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Acronis® Delivers Unified Enterprise Data Protection for Virtual and Physical Computers

Acronis True Image Echo™ Provides Enhanced Backup and Recovery Capabilities; Supports IT Virtualization Cost Reduction Strategies

September 11, 2007, VMWorld, San Francisco, Calif. — Acronis, Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced Acronis True Image Echo™, the first application to enable IT managers to backup and restore both physical and virtual servers; competitive approaches use different programs to migrate to and from physical to virtual and virtual to physical systems. The product is being demonstrated this week at VMworld 2007 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA at Acronis booth #927.

Acronis True Image Echo™, the latest addition to Acronis’ portfolio of enterprise-class backup and recovery, migration and virtualization product families, integrates seamlessly with all Windows- and Linux-based servers, regardless of whether those servers are physical or virtual. Acronis also supports major virtualization operating systems such as VMware®, Microsoft®, XenSource®, SWsoft® and Parallels®.

Utilizing the Acronis Virtual Live Data Format to separate hard disk contents from the underlying file format and platform dependency, Acronis True Image Echo™ creates a transportable image, independent of the hardware platform that can be restored directly to and from any virtual or physical environment. This is accomplished in conjunction with Acronis Universal Restore, an add-on module to Acronis True Image Echo™.

Additional new features in Acronis True Image Echo™ include:

  • VMDK support
  • Event-driven backups
  • Support for dynamic discs
  • Wake on LAN

“The ratio of virtual servers to physical computers in our customers’ computing environments is growing fast,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis “but this shift in technology is causing a management nightmare while IT staff learn how to blend physical and virtual technologies into a single computing infrastructure. Acronis True Image Echo™ provides the most comprehensive and affordable solution to the problem of creating, managing and protecting corporate data and applications, regardless of when or where the data was created.”

“Having a backup of a server is meaningless if we can’t recover it to any server, anywhere, at any time,” said Philip Woodson, information services analyst with Land O’Frost, the third largest specialty meat company in the United States. “With Acronis True Image Echo™, we have peace-of-mind knowing that we can restore our backup image to any physical or virtual machine anywhere quickly and easily in minutes, not hours or days. And since Acronis True Image Echo™ is scalable, it can grow with our company, both in our corporate headquarters and in our remote offices.”

“Mission-critical applications require established and tested policies and procedures to ensure high availability,” said Dave Russell, Vice President at Gartner, Inc. “While IT administrators need to adhere to best practices to ensure that applications run reliably, they also need to prepare for those occasions when servers will fail, due either to natural or man-made disasters. By following disaster recovery best practices, IT administrators can restore a transportable backup image rapidly, to new physical or to virtual machines, should a disaster occur.”

About Acronis True Image Echo™

The Acronis True Image enterprise product family, which includes versions for networked workstations, standalone Linux and Windows servers, and networked Windows and Linux servers, includes capabilities designed to improve IT disaster recovery:

  • Restore to different hardware — Complete disaster recovery by ensuring that systems can be restored to any hardware or virtual machine
  • Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) support — Back up your mission-critical applications, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, on a live server without taking them offline.
  • 64-bit Windows support — Use one application for both new and old systems and software
  • Remote, unattended restores with the Acronis bootable agent — Recover all systems in the network from one central location (for Enterprise Server and Workstation only)
  • Boot from an image using Acronis Active Restore™ — Decrease downtime, start working immediately while the backup image is being restored
  • Automatic image verification — Peace of mind by ensuring that images can be used for restoration
  • Differential/incremental backups — Never lose data between full backups by creating interim backups
  • File-based backups in addition to our traditional image-based backups — Flexible system protection
  • Exclude files from backups — Capture only business data and save space in storage archives
  • Windows Event Log and SNMP support — Facilitates administration by plugging into your existing network monitoring application
  • Custom scripts before/after backups — Facilitate compliance with company-wide backup policies
  • Throttling to control hard disk write speed, CPU usage, and network bandwidth usage — Minimize disruptions of business operations
  • Create CDs with bootable images, PXE packages, and bootable recovery media ISOs — Eliminate the need to have separate recovery media and provide flexibility for application management

Availability

Acronis True Image Echo™ is currently in beta with customers throughout the world. It will be generally available for both Windows and Linux platforms early next quarter.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool v7.0 Lowers Printing Costs for Schools

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that Print Limiting is now available as an integrated part of LanSchool v7.0.

“The ability to control student printing is critical to reduce paper and ink costs in a school,” said Ben Cahoon, Vice President of LanSchool. “Those schools using LanSchool v7.0 have to potential to save thousands of dollars in printing costs without any additional investment.”

With this new feature, teachers can quickly and easily either allow or block printing per student or class. In keeping with the philosophy to keep things simple, turning off printing for the whole class can be accomplished in literally one mouse click.

Print Limiting was added to LanSchool v7.0 as a supported feature and will be free to all existing LanSchool v7.0 customers as an upgrade. New customers will also receive Print Limiting as part of LanSchool v7.0 for no additional charge.

Dana Dogget, founder and President of LanSchool said, “We’re excited to offer this exciting new technology, not as an add-on, but as a key feature of LanSchool v7.0. It demonstrates our commitment to provide schools with the best technology at the best price.”

Pricing and Availability
LanSchool v7.0 educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for all other classrooms. Competitive upgrades, K-12 school site licenses and volume discounts are also available.

About LanSchool Technologies
LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for the past 20 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.

Priority Health Selects Acronis for Disaster Recovery

July 24, 2007, Burlington, MA — Priority Health, a nationally recognized health plan company based in Michigan, selected Acronis, Inc. , a leading developer of storage management software to provide its disaster recovery solution for the health plan’s data center.

The plan, with more than 585,000 members, was faced with a problem of managing an increasing number of Windows servers with a limited number of staff. The company opted for Acronis True Image Enterprise Server to ensure that should an unplanned system outage hit the servers, they could be restored in minutes.

“The Acronis solution has been very successful,” said Matt Cain, Windows Server Engineering Supervisor at Priority Health. “Acronis True Image has become a standard tool for our server administrators. It’s saved us many hours and allowed us to answer requirements for server availability in ways we couldn’t accomplish otherwise.”

“Acronis recognizes the special needs of all first responders in the case of an emergency, be they police, fire or medical personnel,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “Acronis is proud to help ensure Priority Health and its half a million members will have uninterrupted service.”

Terms of the deal were not released.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool Classroom Management Software is available for the Nova5000

LanSchool Technologies, a leading provider of classroom management software, today announced a marketing and joint development relationship with Fourier Systems, a leading worldwide leader of compact portable data logging devices and accessories for the education market. The two companies have agreed to jointly develop a version of LanSchool that will manage the Fourier Nova5000 device, a new student computing device designed just for education. This integration is designed to give teachers the ability to manage a classroom of students using Nova5000s.

“This relationship is exciting because it will get the latest technology into the hands of more teachers and students,” said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool. “The addition of LanSchool to the Nova5000 will enable teachers to make sure that students using this new technology will stay on task.”

With LanSchool, teachers can improve the classroom learning environment by removing the distractions that technology introduces. With LanSchool, teachers will be able to project their computer screen to the Nova5000, send messages, blank out the screen on the Nova5000 and remotely control the device through the wireless LAN.

Brenda Raker, CEO of Fourier Systems, Inc. said, “This relationship with LanSchool allows our customers to take full advantage of the Nova5000 solution, delivering the first fully managed student learning appliance. This partnership offers teachers and students an unprecedented opportunity and we are pleased to align with LanSchool.”

This addition to the software suite Nova5000 offers makes for an even more cost effective and versatile computing device. With Nova5000, schools have a total 1:1 computing solution that meets their full school day needs.

Pricing and Availability
The product will be available from Fourier as a software add-on to the Nova5000 in June 2007. The pricing will start at a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of USD$27 per device.

About LanSchool Technologies
LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, over the past 20 years, has enable thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the World.

Acronis True Image Enterprise Server Keeps BT on Call

Northern Ireland Data Center Reduces Server Downtime

June 19, 2007, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc., a technological leader in storage management software, today announced that BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions, has standardized on Acronis True Image Enterprise Server at its data center in Telephone House in Belfast, Northern Ireland. By ensuring that BT can restore servers in minutes instead of hours, Acronis True Image has enabled BT to reduce server downtime considerably.

“Ease of use was an area that we wanted to focus on, and the team was happy with Acronis because it was so straightforward,” said Iain Majury, Head of Managed Services, BT Ireland. “The product is self-explanatory and the learning curve small. Even people who have not used the Acronis product before are able to pick it up quickly.”

BT initially purchased 500 Acronis True Image Enterprise Server licenses and has installed the product on all new equipment and as an update to older hardware in the Northern Ireland data center. By taking a snapshot of the system (creating an exact sector-by-sector image of the hard disk), then storing that image on another system, Acronis True Image Enterprise Server lets BT data center team in Northern Ireland conduct a full system restore, partial restore or a restore of individual files and folders in minutes rather than hours or days.

Recovery can be as quick as a system reboot or, in the case of a physical drive failure, simply replacing the damaged disk with a new, bare-metal (unformatted) drive. Complete system restoration can be performed to that same system, another system with different hardware or to a virtual machine. The patent-pending Acronis Secure Zone technology even enables restores from the same machine by allowing customers to save an image to a special partition on the local system. This is invaluable for mobile computing environments where a machine might be disconnected from network recovery services.

Acronis True Image has enabled BT in Northern Ireland to centralize its backup operations and be able to control everything from one location. There is a recovery partition feature, where Acronis True Image is part of the standard build on new servers. Prior to the system going live, BT performs a “recovery build” image of the system and saves it in Acronis Secure Zone. If a disaster situation occurs to one of the servers, BT can recover the server locally with two exclusive Acronis technologies; Acronis Recovery Manager enables BT to boot the system by selecting the F11 key allowing the retrieval of “recovery build” image from Acronis Secure Zone to bring the server back online.

Although BT has not needed to use Acronis True Image Enterprise Server in a real disaster recovery situation thus far, BT has been running tests in order to be prepared if such an event should occur. The BT team has been taking images of the server systems, virtualizing them and testing patches in a test environment to determine how the system will react when it is needed. BT has also been focusing the current installations on the shared servers for backups, working to reduce the number of backup tapes and moving to imaging so that an up-to-date recovery set of images is available for the previous weeks’ information.

“We feel secure knowing that with Acronis True Image Enterprise Server we can recover a failed system in minutes,” said Majury. “This means our customers’ information is safe and on call.”

“Maintaining an active, up-and-running system is crucial to BT as well as its customers,” said Walter Scott, Acronis CEO. “Without requiring any special training and without any issues or problems through the installation process, BT has reduced the potential downtime of its servers considerably. Through a systematic evaluation and testing process, BT found a reliable, fast and inexpensive recovery system.”

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Acronis Tackles Virtualization

Speaking on “Avoiding Virtualization Gotchas!” at Microsoft Tech-Ed and IDC Virtualization Forum 2.0 in June

May 21, 2007, Burlington, MA — Acronis Inc. , a technological leader in storage management software, explores ways to assist companies in overcoming potential pitfalls in virtualization when it addresses two major industry conferences this month.

According to IDC, 40 percent of all servers will be virtualized by 2010. Many businesses are looking for better ways to manage and protect their physical and virtual assets. Vice President of Marketing Ed Harnish, will cover key considerations for this IT conundrum at Microsoft Tech-Ed on June 4-8 (booth #709) in Orlando, FL, and the IDC Virtualization Forum 2.0 on June 19 in San Francisco, CA.

“In coming years, it will be critical for IT departments large and small to get a handle on the management — including backup, recovery and migration — of their servers, especially as many will be faced with both the physical and the virtual varieties,” said Harnish. “Businesses need to consider what to think about now, as they deploy both, and how to plan for the future.”

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool v7.0 Lowers Price and Raises the Bar for Classroom Management

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, today announced a significant new release of its flagship product LanSchool. LanSchool v7.0 is important because it sets a new standard of value for improving the learning environment in a computer-based classroom.

“LanSchool v7.0 was a challenging project because we wanted to retain the simplicity of the product, while adding critical new features,” said Dana Doggett, founder and President of LanSchool. “We believe the combination of superior core technology, a simple but attractive graphical user interface, a significant price drop and an unmatched support policy will make LanSchool v7.0 hard to pass up when comparing classroom management solutions.”

LanSchool v7.0 enhances the ability for teachers to demonstrate to the class, remove distractions such as the Internet and unwanted games, monitor student progress and increase collaboration in the classroom.
Teachers, with a quick glance, will be able to tell if the students are on task. The new crisp, high color thumbnails also show the icons of the current website and application that the students are running. Students can now indicate they need help and teachers can assess student understanding through the new Voting and Chat features.

Technology coordinators will appreciate LanSchool’s unique North American support policy. If customers encounter an issue that cannot be resolved over the phone or Internet, LanSchool will send out an engineer, at no cost to the customer, to fix the problem.

Pricing and Availability
The product also supports Windows Vista and will be available from LanSchool starting May 14th, 2007. Pricing decreased almost USD$200 from the previous version and starts at USD$599 per classroom. Competitive upgrades, small classroom licenses, K-12 school site licenses and volume discounts are also available.

About LanSchool Technologies
LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for the past 20 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.