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Date: September 13th, 2010
Submitted By: Harvey Cahoon   -   Web Site: www2.lanschool.com

LanSchool Revision Available

We're excited to announce that the next major revision of LanSchool is available in the customer portal. This release has a significant number of customer enhancements. We appreciate the feedback and hope you enjoy the new release!
Here's a list of new features included in LanSchool v7.5

● New wireless protocol takes wireless performance and reliability to a new level

● Mac feature pa rity with Windows - the only features not available on the Mac are active directory secure mode, browserindependent web limiting, remote login and the SwitchToTeacher utility

● Multicast video distribution and playback efficiently distributes and plays video on student computers

● Audio listen and broadcast

● Browser independent web limiting on Windows

● Browser independent web history on Windows

● Keystroke alerting on banned words

● iPads, iPods, iPhones are supported as teachers and students (available for free in the iTunes store)

● Remote login logs in selected Windows computers

● Clear Desktop button immediately shuts down all applications on selected students

● Limit drives blocks USB and/or CD/DVD drives

● Testing enhancements
- Save as added to the test builder allows you to save tests to locations other than the default
- Short answer type added
- Added test summary to exported files
- Students can optionally see the results of their tests
- Request students input their names into the testing tool

● Blank screens takes variables such as the login name to personalize student messages

● Support for dual monitors on both the teacher and student

● Optionally turn off the LanSchool Show Teacher sound

● Increased the size of the keystroke monitoring file to 300k (about 300 typed pages of text)

● Added a search capability to keystroke and web history

● Added a special characters filter to keystroke history to make it more readable

● Clear keystroke history from the teacher

● Added Block Now to the list of running applications

● Legacy class lists are set to type login

● Compare class list supports machine name and Active Directory name-based class lists

● Optionally show the Directory name in Thumbnail view

● A gray background is put behind show teacher, show student and blank screen on students that have a larger resolution than the

● Change web limiting from a drop down menu on the button bar

● Standard users can add WOL users to the Power On list

● If Update LanSchool on Selected Students copy file fails, the teacher is notified

● Added Clear Blank screens menu

● Show the last 10 sent messages under the Message button

● Added a DisableDataTransmission utility that enables/disables the ability to change the network settings

● Send/Collect files enhancements
- Collect student files back to a single folder
- Better error reporting in file transfer

● Disable the task manager/activity monitor is an install option

● Channel numbers added to the WOL feature
This is a free major release to anyone that purchased v7.4 this past year. To view your eligibility for this version, login to the LanSchool customer portal. If you've forgotten your password, there is a password reset feature on the login screen.


LanSchool Home and LanSchool Lite were also updated to v7.5.