Alpharetta, GA – February 24th 2010 – NetSupport in collaboration with Microsoft are delighted to support the launch of Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, the new shared-resource computing solution for schools.

Learning through the use of computers is without doubt one of the key objectives for educational institutions in the 21st century and with Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 (WMS) cost no longer needs to be a barrier to providing more students with access to a computer. Microsoft’s shared resource computing technologies, Windows MultiPoint technology, provides policymakers, teachers, and students access to affordable, secure, and easy-to-use technology

With Windows MultiPoint Server you use a single ‘host’ computer to give multiple user stations access to computing for a fraction of the purchase, maintenance and operating cost of the traditional one-to-one computing model. Even energy consumption and associated costs can be lower because you’re only powering one computer and its associated stations rather than multiple computers.

In NetSupport, Microsoft is collaborating with an organization whose software is used on more than 8 million systems worldwide and who have been supplying education since 1989.

By using NetSupport’s market-leading Classroom Management solution NetSupport School with Windows MuiltiPoint Server, Schools can deliver a complete solution for the effective teaching of IT. NetSupport School combines advanced student monitoring with real-time presentation tools and management of all Student activities, arming teacher’s with the functionality they need to engage with their students, keep them on task, yet promote a safe and collaborative learning environment.

Speaking at the joint launch, NetSupport’s Managing Director Al Kingsley commented, “NetSupport are very pleased to support and work with Microsoft for the launch of Windows Multipoint Server 2010. Both MultiPoint Server and NetSupport School reflect the same philosophy, namely to offer best of breed yet affordable technology to enhance the accessibility of ICT within education. The latest version of NetSupport School now features full support for MultiPoint Server, a solution that provides Schools with the infrastructure required to teach and equip their students with the necessary skills for today’s information technology driven world.”

“Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 was optimized for use in educational scenarios like classrooms, labs and libraries that allow multiple users to simultaneously share one computer,” said Ira Snyder, general manager, Windows MultiPoint Server at Microsoft Corp. “Capitalizing on the educational value of this new computing category will need accompanying software solutions like NetSupport School, which can bring compelling learning experiences to more students throughout the world.”

About NetSupport
Headquartered in the UK and USA, 2009 saw NetSupport celebrating it’s 20th year as a leading supplier of Desktop and Network Management software to both corporate and education customers.

Specializing in the development and promotion of commercial software packages to manage and support Local and Wide Area Computer Networks, its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager Remote Control & PC Management application and NetSupport School, an interactive classroom and training software solution, recently announced as the winner of the 2009 Tech and Learning awards of excellence, the 2009 “Best in Tech” winner by District Administrator magazine and for a third successive year winner of a BESSIE in the “Best Teacher Tools” category from ComputED learning.

NetSupport and its derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries, with a worldwide install base exceeding 8 million desktops. NetSupport is recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in The EU, consistently included within the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Awards (6 years running) and was recently voted the #1 UK Technology Exporter (European Technology Forum).

NetSupport are a member of BESA and were named ICT Exporter Of The Year at the 2009 BETT (British Education and Training Technology) Awards.

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