PHILADELPHIA– June 30, 2015 – Today at ISTE 2015, Impero and SMART Technologies Inc. announced that Impero has been selected as the vendor of choice for SMART Sync™ customers wishing to move to the next generation of classroom management solutions. Impero’s Education Pro remote management and monitoring software is an enhanced classroom management offering that also includes remote management tools for school technical staff.
The partnership will allow any SMART customer to upgrade their SMART Sync installation to the full feature set of Impero Education Pro at the standard SMART Sync upgrade price.
“In most schools around the country, computer labs are becoming a thing of the past. Students are learning on iPads, Chromebooks, SMART Boards, smartphones – whatever device is available and fits the activity,” said Greg Estell, president, Education Solutions, SMART Technologies. “As a result, classroom management software must keep pace with this evolution, and Impero is the company doing that by ensuring its solution manages any device on the network with scalability for 1:1 and BYOD environments in any size school district.”
“SMART Technologies wanted to take its customers to the next level of managing classroom technology," said Jon Valentine, Impero CEO. “Impero Education Pro is the only solution specifically designed for K-12 schools that makes it possible to remotely view and manage PCs, Macs, iPads and Chromebooks from a single management console in real-time in a classroom, across a campus or throughout an entire school district, so it will meet the needs of every educational institution SMART serves.”
By partnering with Impero, SMART Technologies will be able to focus on developing collaborative learning software, such as SMART Notebook® and SMART amp™, while providing SMART Sync customers with a classroom management solution that not only provides leading edge collaborative tools on Windows and Mac computers but also adds Apple iOS and Chromebook devices. SMART chose Impero for its laser focus on developing next-generation tools for classroom devices and the alignment of its classroom management solution to how school technology is evolving.
Impero is a global education company specializing in remote management and monitoring tools for school IT infrastructure and classroom management. Impero Education Pro combines network management, desktop management and classroom management into one consolidated package, handing schools the power to solve complex problems with easy-to-use solutions. Founded in 2002 and based in Nottingham, England, and Portland, Oregon, Impero solutions are used by millions of educators and students worldwide.