SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Faronics is pleased to announce the release of Faronics Insight 7.5, a popular classroom management software for instructors in the lab. This latest version offers 35 new feature additions and enhancements to help instructors monitor students more easily and strengthen instructor control over the classroom while improving lesson quality and increasing teaching effectiveness.
Instructors can now monitor students more easily with keystroke alerts for banned words and can view all activities on a student's dual monitor to ensure students stay on task. They can also limit web browsing on any Windows browser and Safari on Mac and immediately shutdown all applications appearing on selected or all students' desktops with a Clear Desktop feature. These capabilities strengthen teacher control while the ability to broadcast and control both audio and video significantly improves lesson quality and the student experience. The latest release also features an expanded Mac features set and now supports Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Faronics Insight empowers instructors to educate, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer, or a portable device, such as Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Instructors can share their screen with students, control student access to applications and websites, and monitor classroom screens to ensure students are on task. Students can interact with the instructor directly through Insight's chat, voting, and remote assistance capabilities. Instructors no longer need to deal with classroom distractions—such as games, instant messaging, and web surfing—when teaching a class. Insight students are kept on task and engaged in an environment where technology accelerates their learning.
"This version offers increased flexibility for instructors making it easier than ever to monitor students' activities, remove distractions for more effective learning, and strengthen control over the classroom," said Graham Vair, Product Manager for Faronics Insight. "Instructors can fully benefit from computers as educational tools minus all the student distraction of messaging, browsing and playing."
A free 30 day evaluation version of Faronics Insight for Windows or Mac OS X can be downloaded from www.faronics.com.
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 deliver total workstation reliability, complete system control and non-disruptive computer energy management. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has offices in the USA, Canada and the UK, 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 organizations.