Supporting the Rise of Chromebooks in K-12 education

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Impero Software and CDI will deliver a best in class cross-platform monitoring and management solution for K-12 schools

Impero Software, provider of network administration, classroom management and online safety software, announces a new partnership with leading EdTech supplier CDI Computer Dealers which will sell Impero Education Pro to its customers. Formed in response to the rise of technology and mobile devices in education, specifically Chromebooks, the partnership will help enhance digital learning by providing high quality cross-platform solutions to North American schools and districts.

Specialists in education, Impero Software has been supplying the global education sector with reliable and scalable monitoring and management solutions since 2002. Impero’s flagship product, Impero Education Pro, is compatible with Windows, Chrome OS, iOS, and Mac OSX. The software’s multi-device compatibility supports a mixed platform approach to digital learning, enabling schools to monitor and manage myriad devices, including mobile devices, in a single view.

Impero’s software provides a comprehensive toolkit that offers an effective means for supporting technology, enabling learning, and keeping students safe. A consolidated suite of network admin, classroom management and online safety features helps IT teams support busy networks, empowers teachers to use technology confidently in the classroom, and keeps students protected online. 

Its Chrome OS functionality provides a live, comprehensive view of all Chromebook screens and open tabs and includes an innovative grouping feature, which allows group creation via Google device IDs for G-Suite enrolled Chromebooks. Real-time monitoring combined with online safety tools empower teachers to control students’ behavior and keep them safe, while simplifying the adoption of Chromebooks for schools and districts.

The software also uses keyword detection algorithms and monitors students’ online activity on a school’s network to identify potentially at-risk behavior. Impero Education Pro’s keyword libraries could indicate safeguarding concerns such as cyberbullying, sexting, radicalization, and self-harm, amongst others. These libraries have been developed with a range of charities and specialist organizations, including the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), SafeBAE, the Digital Citizenship Institute, and iKeepSafe.

As a trusted supplier of education technology for K-12 schools, CDI shares Impero’s commitment to the education sector and a joint understanding of the challenges that schools face in the digital learning environment. In collaboration with CDI, Impero can continue to help schools and districts respond to the changing EdTech landscape and maximize the benefits of digital learning.

Impero Software’s CEO, Sam Pemberton, speaks of the partnership, “CDI is renowned for offering powerful solutions to value-driven education institutions. At Impero, we’re dedicated to helping schools and districts drive student outcomes by providing enhanced, supported and safe digital learning environments, while saving time and money. Understanding and responding to the changing needs of U.S. and Canadian school districts, such as the rise of Chromebook sales in education, is a top priority for us. As a result, we have developed best-in-class cross-platform tools trusted by schools across the globe.”

Glenn Collins, Vice President of Mobile Computing at CDI, “We are thrilled to offer Impero Education Pro, a cross-platform, monitoring and management software suite. It allows teachers to deploy innovative digital learning initiatives while ensuring students remain protected online. The suite will also streamline network management tasks for IT staff. With this new offering, CDI remains committed to expanding the range of solutions for our education clients as their needs change.”

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