Columbia, Md.–October 16, 2006–GTCO CalComp announces today the release of InterWrite™ PRS Software version 4.10 for use with the company’s award-winning InterWrite PRS system. The latest version of InterWrite PRS software now supports over 14 global languages and is compatible with Windows®, MAC OS X®, Intel MAC®, and Linux. InterWrite PRS 4.10 also showcases a new, sleeker user interface making it easier and more intuitive for educators around the globe to utilize PRS “clickers” and software to instantly receive student feedback and assess comprehension of a subject matter.
“InterWrite PRS has already been recognized as a leader in the student response market with its robust set of assessment features and flexible platform. Our goal with our latest release was to bring this award winning solution to more educators around the world in their own language and to use on whatever operating system they desire,” said Jordan Meyerowitz, Product Manager for InterWrite PRS. “We are proud to release PRS 4.10 and believe that in addition to our international localization, we have added many new features that will allow educators around the globe to essentially change the learning dynamics of their classrooms.”
Features of the newly released InterWrite PRS 4.10 Software include:
*Sleeker and updated user interface with new graphics makes PRS easier and more intuitive to use
*Localization of the software and all help/user guides into Spanish (Mexican and European), Brazilian, Portuguese, European Portuguese, Korean, Polish, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, German, Italian, and French.
*New roster “wizard” to easily merge any class roster into PRS
*Easy to use tool to create Gradebooks from your class roster files.
*The ability to include high/low range values for numeric answers
*The ability to save screen captures of questions for “No Lesson” sessions
*Take InterWrite PRS with you!–Run InterWrite PRS from a USB Memory drive.
*New option in the PRS Blackboard module to download a PRS roster for all students, regardless if they have registered their clickers.
*Support for the new Intel Mac and Linux operating systems
Maintaining GTCO CalComp’s commitment to flexibility for its customers, InterWrite PRS 4.10 software is included free with both the infrared (IR) and radio-frequency (RF) models of PRS. Both models are purchased systems with no hidden fees or subscription requirements. Software updates continue to be free to existing users and can be downloaded at: www.gtcocalcomp.com/supportprs.htm
InterWrite PRS is currently being used around the world in educational institutions such as Duke University, Harvard University, Charles County School District (USA), University of California, Los Angeles, Grant Joint Union School District (USA), Florida State University, Brookeville Area School District (USA), University of British Columbia (Canada), St. Robert of Newminster RC School (UK), Melbourne University (Australia), Sydney University (Australia), Seoul University (Korea), Broadclyst Primary School (UK), University of Aberdeen (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), and Hong Kong University.
InterWrite PRS software allows users to create their quizzes and lessons within the PRS software, using Microsoft PowerPoint® slides or by importing questions developed by leading textbook publishers. InterWrite PRS software also offers a robust set of grading, reporting and data management features, such as the ability to export student results to leading learning management systems like Blackboard Learning Systems™, WebCT™ and WebAssign®. Customers can receive free training for InterWrite PRS via online video tutorials or live online training sessions conducted via WebEx™ at http://www.gtcocalcomp.com/interwriteprsrf.htm.
Learn more about InterWrite’s Interactive Classroom, which includes the InterWrite SchoolBoard, an interactive whiteboard, the InterWrite SchoolPad, a Bluetooth® wireless pad, InterWrite PRS, a classroom response system, and the InterWrite iPanel, an interactive LCD display.
About GTCO CalComp
With over 30 years experience, GTCO CalComp is a leader in computer input peripherals, with over one million systems installed worldwide. Founded in 1975, GTCO CalComp pioneered the use of pen-based electromagnetic sensing technology currently utilized in the Company’s Interactive Whiteboard and Digitizer product lines. In 2004, GTCO CalComp expanded its line of interactive products with introduction of InterWrite PRS, a classroom response system. GTCO CalComp Inc, a global company, is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Munich, Germany. GTCO CalComp maintains distribution partners in over 90 countries, providing solutions to professionals in Education, Training, Presentation, GIS, Computer Aided Design, Construction Estimating and Graphic Arts. For more information on the brands and products offered, visit the GTCO CalComp website at www.gtcocalcomp.com.