With SynchronEyes 1.1, from SMART Technologies Inc., teachers can control and monitor up to 80 computer workstations in one lab using an existing TCP/IP network. The software projects thumbnail views of each student’s screen onto the teacher’s computer to allow for easy control and monitoring.
For a closer look at a particular student’s computer screen, the teacher can click on a thumbnail to get a full-size view. The teacher then can assist the student remotely by taking control of the student’s mouse and keyboard. SynchronEyes’ “show mode” also broadcasts any software displayed on the instructor’s workstation onto each student’s monitor—including software the teacher is controlling from a student’s computer. This lets students follow along and see the material up close. To focus the class’s attention, SynchronEyes lets teachers blank each screen, mouse, and keyboard so students must pay attention.
Pricing for SynchronEyes 1.1 starts at $999 per computer lab. Upgrades from an older version to the faster version 1.1 are available as free downloads from the SMART Technologies web site.