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New Vista-enabled version of software used in 35% of UK schools

9th January 2008, Reading, UK; NetOp Tech Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Danish IT company Danware today announced the pre-release of NetOp School version 5.5 at the BETT show in January 2008. The new release of the company’s flagship solution, which is already being used in over a third of the UK’s schools, provides full compliance with the new architecture of Windows Vista and allows the control of any web browser.

The new version of NetOp School will further improve the control of students’ use of the internet by allowing more schools to use the product with different browsers. Previously, only Microsoft Internet Explorer could be monitored and blocked, whereas version 5.5 allows all browsers to be supported including Firefox, Opera and Netscape.

No changes have been made to the existing interface, only the underlying technology, meaning that there is no disruption to teachers already using the tool to manage their classrooms. Extended communication enhancements allow NetOp School to dynamically adjust to its networking environment strengthening it’s record for superior performance and stability

Instructing today’s computer literate students using conventional teaching tools is a challenge. Boards and projectors are simply not suited to subjects where hands-on experience is the best option. The computerised classroom is becoming a more and more natural environment for the daily teaching situation

“Teachers and pupils are aware of the benefits of technology now more than ever. A huge amount of funding is now being made available, in fact, well over £350 million has been spent on curriculum software in the past four years alone. This new release of NetOp School allows teachers to finally maximise this spend by managing software in a more efficient way.“ said Peter Claxton, Educational Business Development Manager at NetOp.

NetOp School brings a complete, computerised teaching solution to the networked classroom - from preparing for class and teaching students, through to grading pupil’s work. Teachers can share any screen with the class, follow students as they work and lend a hand where and when it’s needed, control what applications can be used, distribute and collect documents from students, then perform regular tests with immediate individual feedback.

The new version of NetOp school will be pre-launched at the BETT show, which starts on January 9th and runs through to Friday the 12th at London’s Olympia.

NetOp will be using a fully recycled and reusable stand (G69) to crate the ‘NetOp High School’ environment, which will demonstrate how its solutions support safe, fun, interactive learning in ICT classrooms. There will be regular pre-view demonstrations of the solution throughout the day.
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About NetOp

NetOp Tech Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danware A/S, which develops and markets software based on NetOp technology. This technology enables swift, secure, and seamless transfer of screens, sound, and data between two or more computers.

The company has three business areas: NetOp Remote Management, NetOp Education, and NetOp Security. NetOp Remote Control makes it possible to remotely control one or more computers; NetOp School is used for computer-based classroom training; NetOp Netfilter is an internet filter and NetOp Process Control limits the applications and programs that can execute on a user's computer.
Danware products are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2006 turnover was approximately DKK 97.93m. Danware is listed in Copenhagen and forms part of the SmallCap+ index.
www.netop.co.uk


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