Archive for 2009

Acronis Taps Virtualization Expertise to Bring Instant Restore to Backup Solutions

New Release of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Cuts Recovery Time to Seconds with Standby Virtual Machines

Acronis Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, has leveraged its expertise in virtualized environments to boost user productivity with a new enhancement to Acronis® Backup & Recovery 10 that cuts disaster recovery time from minutes to seconds. The new software also boosts integration with virtualization technologies to speed restore and automate backup tasks.

The new Acronis Instant Restore slashes recovery time by maintaining a standby virtual machine (VM) that can be launched instantly if a physical or virtual machine fails. Accessing the standby VM allows users to continue operating without significant interruption while the production machine is recovered or replaced. The innovation is available for VMware ESX/ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

“Organizations develop backup strategies to ensure business continuity, and meet increasingly strict recovery time objectives. This update to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 sets the recovery time standard,” said Dmitri Joukovski, Vice President of Product Management. “Acronis continues to develop and enhance tools that keep organizations up and running at all times, across physical and virtual environments.”

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 now also delivers faster and easier management of backup tasks through tighter integration with VMware vCenter™ Server. IT personnel can now manage VMware machines without changing interfaces. For example, from the Acronis Management Server (AMS), personnel can display a list of VMs from the vCenter, view a list of machines from VMware Virtual Center or automatically register VMs created using Acronis.

In addition, the enhancements to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 feature powerful, centralized reporting that allows for deeper strategic analysis of backup practices. Armed with comprehensive XML-based reporting capabilities and a suite of predefined reports included in the Acronis solution, IT managers can easily analyze current system states, identify trends or quickly create reports for senior executives.

Acronis’ new grouping functions allow easier management of backup processes by synchronizing machines in the AMS database, using a customizable list. Dynamic grouping allows the administrator to add or delete machines on the fly by simply changing the text file.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, released in July 2009, expands Acronis’ award-winning, patented disk imaging and bare-metal restore technologies to meet the needs of both small and large organizations through increased scalability, enhanced manageability, data deduplication, and support for virtual environments.

 


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.

New Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack Enhances Backup and Recovery for Advanced Home Users

Add-on solution extends portfolio of system and data protection solutions

Acronis Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, is today launching Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack, an add-on solution that offers advanced home users the flexibility to restore their files, applications and operating system to dissimilar hardware. The solution also provides support for dynamic disks and Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environments (WinPE).

Acronis True Image Home 2010 Plus Pack is the latest addition to the Acronis family of backup and recovery products. It is available as an add-on solution to Acronis True Image Home 2010. It includes three components traditionally reserved for Acronis’ corporate line, making them available for advanced home users.

The solution includes Acronis Universal Restore, which ensures that if a machine is lost or stolen or if a user wants to use a new, or replacement machine, their data and applications can easily be exactly replicated to a physical or virtual machine – regardless of the make, model, or installed components.

In addition, the new product provides support for dynamic disks which offer features such as multi-partition and fault tolerant volumes, and easy partition size adjustment. With Acronis, backup and restore of dynamic volumes is easy. Users can restore dynamic volumes onto bare-metal disks or to existing dynamic disks.

The solution also supports WinPE and allows users to install the latest Microsoft drivers, customized scripts, applications and plug-ins more easily and quickly, speeding the recovery process. As a result, when users boot from their rescue media with Acronis True Image Home 2010, they are able to use more hardware than the existing one, and perform customized execution.

“Acronis has lately extended its consumer portfolio in order to meet specific home user needs. The powerful features in this enhanced solution cater for home users seeking advanced backup and recovery capabilities, delivered in an easy to use format, In addition, Universal Restore offers the ultimate flexibility, ensuring that your data and system is protected even if your machine is lost or stolen,” explained Jason Donahue, Acronis President and CEO.


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 2009 Technology and Learning Award of Excellence

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, is proud to announce that LanSchool v7.2 won the 2009 Technology and Learning Award of Excellence.

The prestigious, 27-year-old recognition program honored software, hardware, network, and web products that broke new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 100 entries across the country, chose the winners.

“Our judges, which include stalwarts such as our resident expert Joe Huber and the staff of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, put dozens of entries through their paces. To come out with their seal of approval is a testament to the product” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group.

Dana Doggett, the president of LanSchool said, “We are honored to be selected by the judges for a 2009 Award of Excellence. We worked very hard this past year to become the first cross-platform, PC, Mac and Thin Client classroom management solution. Our goal is to improve teacher effectiveness on whatever platform the school has chosen.”

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.4 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.3 during the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. The software can also be purchased as a subscription for USD$199 per classroom per year. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 23 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.

Migrating to Microsoft’s® New Windows® 7 Operating System?

Acronis’ seven-step approach can make it a lot safer

Windows Vista users contemplating an upgrade to Windows 7 will be able to follow a relatively simple path because most applications are left untouched by the procedure. But Windows XP users face a riskier and more complicated process. Moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 requires a ‘clean install’, which means all applications, data, and settings must be rebuilt from scratch after the new operating system is up and running.
Whether you’re running Vista or XP, you’ll lower your risk and reduce the time required to complete the changeover if you first back up your current system, settings, and data with disk imaging software.
The newly released Acronis® True Image Home 2010 disk imaging software can help your migration go smoothly and eliminate the fear many customers have of losing data or a working system. If you encounter a problem, you can instantly revert back to the previous operating system and keep working until you solve it.

Upgrade Checklist:

  1. Back up your entire existing operating system with a disk image before upgrading to Windows 7. The October ’09 issue of Laptop Magazine suggests using Acronis True Image Home to carry out the backup. An image-based backup can be a great timesaver in the event that your Windows 7 installation fails or an existing application doesn’t work on the new operating system. In either case you can simply roll back to your previous system.
  2.  Be prepared for the possibility that some applications may not yet be compatible with Windows 7. Check compatibility before installing or use Acronis True Image Home 2010 to create a separate disk partition for the new operating system: use the older system to run any applications that can’t be migrated to the Windows 7!
  3. Use Acronis True Image Home 2010 to migrate your data quickly. Capture all your files, applications and system settings as an image with one click, and avoid the need to individually transfer them for use on the new operating system. For total assurance, Acronis True Image Home 2010 can convert your backup (.tib file) into a virtual hard disk file (.vhd). Keep your XP or Vista machine in a virtual state in your new Windows 7 environment and use the converted image to boot directly into your old XP or Vista machine.
  4. It can take four hours or more to reinstall a Windows 7-based system, so after you’ve completed the install, use Acronis True Image Home 2010 to create a clean backup image of the entire new system. You’ll avoid the need for another long re-install if you encounter a problem later.
  5. Develop good backup habits. Set up an automatic backup schedule with Acronis True Image Home 2010 to ensure you’ll be protected. Automatically.
  6. Store your backup to more than one destination for greater security. Acronis Dual Destination Backup makes this easy to do. If one backup fails or is damaged, you will always be able to recover it from the other. Ensure total protection of your data by backing up online using Acronis Online Backup to place your backup in our highly secure, fail-safe facilities.
  7. Test it! Make sure you can recover. Backup is easy; recovery is hard if you’re not prepared. With Acronis True Image Home 2010, recoveries are simple push-button affairs, even for novices, so you’ll concentrate on being productive. Leave it to Acronis to protect your data and recover it easily and safely when disaster strikes.

 


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 v7.4 Supports Windows 7

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that LanSchool v7.4 supports Windows 7 for both the teacher console and student software.

“LanSchool is committed to supporting Microsoft Windows operating systems at their release date.” said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool. “However, we also believe it is critical to support legacy operating systems, such as Windows 98, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008.”

Customers that purchased LanSchool v7.4 can login to the LanSchool customer portal and download v7.4.1.0 which will run on Windows 7.

LanSchool v7.4 also supports the latest version of the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system for both the teacher console and students.

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.4 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.3 during the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. The software can also be purchased as a subscription for USD$199 per classroom per year. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 23 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 Delivers Industry’s First Backup & Recovery Software Optimized for Booming Netbook Market

Features Disk-Imaging Technology, Online Backup, Powerful Scheduling Capabilities and One-Click Protection for Netbooks

Acronis® Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, released today the first backup and recovery software optimized for netbooks’ screen size and unique hardware configuration. Acronis® True Image Home 2010 Netbook Edition delivers the patented disk-imaging technology and bare metal restore technologies of the Acronis True Image family combined with an option for online backup.

Acronis True Image 2010 Netbook Edition is the latest addition to the award-winning Acronis True Image portfolio, following the release of Acronis True Image Home 2010. Acronis is strengthening its leadership by expanding its consumer offerings with solutions that meet specific needs and deliver best value for data protection and disaster recovery.

In a single product designed for the booming netbook market – market research firm DisplaySearch measured netbook sales growth at 40 percent from Q1 2009 to Q2 2009 – Acronis True Image 2010 Netbook Edition delivers the flexibility of where and how often to backup netbooks. From its intuitive graphical interface, users can back up their entire disk locally and to any attached device. One-Click Protection and powerful scheduler allow users to simply create and automate regular backups. Additionally, users can store their critical data online using the optional Acronis online service.

Acronis True Image Home 2010 Netbook Edition, priced at $29.99 and available in English and German, can be downloaded at www.acronis.com. Available at major retailers, it comes on a memory stick because netbooks lack a CD drive.

“With the Netbook Edition, creating backups is a breeze,” said Vlad Kuznetsov, of Menlo Park, Calif., a beta tester. “I am enthusiastic about the Acronis True Image Home 2010 Netbook Edition. It combines Acronis’ power and reliability neatly optimized for netbooks and allows for easy full-system restoration.”

Acronis® True Image Home 2010 Netbook Edition supports Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP Home and XP Professional operating systems.  It requires a minimum screen resolution of 1024×600. The new software supports netbooks that use Intel’s Atom 230, 330, N270, N280, Z500, Z510, Z520, Z530 and Z540 chips or the VIA C7-M chip.

“By delivering the first-ever netbook-optimized backup and recovery software, Acronis is continuing its pledge to develop industry-leading solutions,” said Jason Donahue, CEO of Acronis. “The netbook market is growing rapidly and netbook users deserve the award-winning power of our disk-imaging technology.”

 


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.

New Acronis True Image Home 2010 Delivers Powerful Insurance for Windows 7 Migration

Nonstop Backup Enables Roll Back to Any Point in Time;
Online Data Backup Provides Secure Off-Site Protection for Files and Folders

Acronis® Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, released today the newest version of its consumer backup and recovery software. Acronis® True Image Home 2010, featuring its patented disk imaging technology, now protects home desktops and laptops with ongoing, round the clock full-system protection, expanded support for virtual hard disks and an online backup option.

Acronis True Image Home 2010 is an essential safety net for users before they migrate to the much anticipated Microsoft® Windows 7 operating system. Taking a full backup image with Acronis True Image Home 2010 prior to moving to Windows 7 provides the ability to quickly and easily recover the entire PC, including operating system, applications, settings, updates, folders and files, if a roll back is necessary. In addition, this new release allows users to easily retrieve data by accessing the Acronis image via Microsoft Windows Explorer. Users can also create a virtual machine from the backup image and run the original Windows operating environment within Windows 7 using software from Microsoft, VMware Inc. or Parallels.

The new Acronis Nonstop Backup™ feature offers users total system and data protection through automatic, incremental backups, allowing complete roll back to any point in time. Users will have complete confidence that their entire computer – photos, music, email and family data as well as operating system, applications and settings – are protected around the clock. Acronis True Image Home 2010 combines award-winning disk imaging and bare metal restore technology to allow a user to quickly recover from a virus outbreak, unstable software downloads or failed hard drives.

By enhancing Acronis True Image Home 2010 with the option of backing up files and folders over the Internet to a secure location, Acronis protects users with a single application to manage all backup and recovery tasks, from creating full images of hard drives to saving specific files and folders online. It is a complementary, automatic, simple and safe way to back up all important files. The data is secure, saved to a remote location for safekeeping and retrieval.

“Acronis True Image Home 2010 gives the certainty that my data is being backed up and verified,” said Chris Kirkman, of Lantana, FL, who has been using a beta version of the software. “The Nonstop Backup feature that allows me to quickly roll back to a previous point in time is much more reliable and easier to use than other alternatives.”

“With Acronis True Image Home 2010 in place, users can have assurance that their computer is fully protected with the industry’s widest range of backup and restore capabilities,” said Jason Donahue, CEO of Acronis. “Between disk imaging, file backup, local or online backup, and nonstop backup protection, Acronis True Image Home 2010 sets the standard for consumer PC disaster recovery in an affordable and easy-to-use solution.”

 


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 v7.4 Teacher Console Supports Apple Macs, Extends Upgrade Protection to 3 years and Introduces Subscription Pricing

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that LanSchool v7.4 will be available on September 1st, 2009. The primary focus of this release was adding support for teachers running Mac OS 10.5, but also includes several new features for the Windows product. A new flexible subscription pricing model was introduced that allows the software to be leased for $199 per teacher per year and upgrade protection was increased to from one to three years.

“LanSchool has always been about helping teachers teach more effectively in the classroom.” said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool. “With the resurgence of Apple Macs in the classroom, most schools have cross platform environments. It is critical for schools to have a classroom management solution that supports teachers using Macs, PCs and thin clients.”

The LanSchool teacher console on the Mac looks very similar to the Windows teacher console, but looks and feels like a Mac application. The console runs on Intel-based Macs running OS 10.5 and will manage Macs, PCs and Thin Clients. It is a necessary solution for teaching in a 1:1 environment, mobile laptop cart or traditional computer lab.

In addition to the new Mac console, LanSchool v7.4 includes enhancements for the Windows product. A new Active Directory security model only allows teachers in a domain user group to manage student computers. Support was added for limiting the web for students using Firefox. Internet Explorer 8 is fully supported for web limiting, Internet history and co-browse. LanSchool v7.4 now has the option to stop “private browsing”, so all Internet activity can be tracked.

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.2 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.1 during the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 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 Launches Next Generation Backup and Recovery Solution With Data Deduplication and Powerful Manageability Tools

Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Adds Scalability, Boosts Support for Virtual Environments for Enterprise and Small/Medium Organizations

Acronis® Inc. , today announces Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10, the next generation of Acronis True Image disaster recovery products. Redesigned and enhanced to meet the needs of small and larger organizations, this portfolio of products combine increased scalability, backup efficiency, and enhanced operations manageability.

Based on the Acronis award-winning, patented disk imaging and bare metal restore technology; Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 is capable of backing up and restoring any Microsoft or Linux-based servers or workstations to their full operating state prior to any failure. This comprises the entire hard disk including operating system, or individual applications, updates, settings, and data.

By adding significantly enhanced capability to the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 family, Acronis allows small, medium, and large organizations to simply automate backup and disaster recovery processes across both physical and virtual environments including physical to virtual migration capabilities in a single solution. Organizations of all sizes will derive real benefits by implementing Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 as part of their business continuity program, such as:

  • Saving time and money using a complete disk-imaging backup and restore product that captures the OS, applications and data in minutes
  • Flexibility with bare metal restore to any hardware
  • Fast recovery with the ability to recover a file or folder
  • Investment protection with a scalable product family that delivers protection as you grow or expand
  • Cost saving with a single product for both Windows and Linux environments
  • Personnel and time savings with a centralized, policy-based management for distributed IT systems and infrastructures
  • Cut storage and network costs with optionally integrated s/w deduplication

“IT buyers today are demanding that backup and recovery solutions deliver the value that comes from greater efficiency, manageability, and scalability,” said Dave Russell, research vice president, Gartner Inc. “The common denominator is that organizations, regardless of size, are striving to maximize the impact of their technology initiatives. They will require such important features as using one product for both virtual and physical backup, data deduplication for faster and more efficient backups, and the ability to manage every backup processes from a single console.”
Small and medium-sized businesses can now take advantage of enterprise-class services, at a very affordable price, in an easy-to-use package for backing up and recovering critical data to or from disk, ftp, optical and tape devices at industry-leading speeds. Restoring a complete system – PC, workstation, or server, can be done in minutes, not hours or days.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 delivers:

  • Enhanced support for virtual environments
  • Storage and networking savings through data deduplication
  • Centralized management of distributed systems
  • Ease of installation, use and maintenance to reduce operating costs

“Acronis has expanded its market focus to better address the needs of large organizations while continuing to deliver unprecedented features and functions for small and medium-size companies,” said Jason Donahue, Acronis President and CEO. “Acronis is rebranding the entire product line to reinforce that Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 delivers significantly more capability than our already successful Acronis True Image family. At the same time, Acronis remains the industry’s easiest-to-use backup and recovery application.”


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 Announces Mac Teacher Console at NECC 2009

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced at the 2009 NECC show in Washington D.C. the availability of a Mac teacher console for its popular classroom management software.

“Most schools have a combination of Macs, PCs and thin clients in their classrooms.” said Ben Cahoon, Vice President of LanSchool. “LanSchool is really the only choice for districts wanting to teach, monitor and assess students using Macs, PCs and thin clients. The addition of the LanSchool teacher console on the Mac extends our leadership position and allows schools to standardize on one classroom management solution instead of multiple solutions for each platform.”

The new LanSchool Mac teacher console runs on Mac OSX 10.5 and will be available for the new school year in September 2009. The console has the same basic layout and features of the Windows teacher console, but looks and feels like a Mac program. From the new console teachers can teach, monitor and assess students running on Macs, PC and thin clients.

The Mac console will also include support and enhancements for 1:1 schools that were recently added to the Windows teacher console.

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.2 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.1 during the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 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.