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    EduGeek.net Returns to BETT Show

    The EduGeek.net Technical Help Point returns to stand G89 for the fourth year at BETT 2010. In addition to helping visitors match their technical needs with exhibitors at BETT and answering their technical questions, we will also have a wide range of information and best practices for technical support staff, such as Green IT and Virtualisation.

    Visitors also have the chance to download or take away the latest versions of our free products that help educational IT support professionals with their job.
    This year, we have new initiatives such as our proof of concept 'server- room-in-a-box', a lightweight & fully functioning portable schools network, and also our new software EduMove

    The ‘server-room-in-a-box’ is completely composed of items bought off-the-shelf, and has many possibilities. The solution contains all the components to run a modern network, including a Smoothwall (*see below) combined firewall and web filter, and Ruckus (** see below) managed wireless system. This solution is ideal for where space is limited, such as Primary Schools who do not have the luxury of a full server room.

    Our EduMove software has been designed for EduGeek.net in association with OP Software.(*** see below) It facilitates IT support staff migrate files from one server to another, and as well as migrating the files, it updates the user’s home path in Active Directory and preserves folder permissions.

    ABOUT EDUGEEK.NET
    With over nineteen thousand members worldwide, EduGeek.net is the leading online support community for IT staff in education. Whether you need to deploy software, get technical advice, are looking for recommended suppliers or have a BETT question, come and meet us on stand G89. Remember technical problems are our business!

    *About SmoothWall
    The SmoothWall family of Internet security solutions helps schools, enterprises and small/medium businesses prevent misuse, block objectionable content and protect against web related threats. Delivered and supported via a global network of partners in over 60 countries, SmoothWall's commercial and open source solutions now safeguard more than a million networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.smoothwall.net.

    **About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
    Ruckus Wireless is a manufacturer of advanced “Smart Wi-Fi” technology and wireless LAN (WLAN) systems used by enterprises and carriers around the world. Ranked as the top telecom company in the 2009 Inc. 500 list and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus has developed patented technology that uniquely extends signal range and allows for consistently reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. Its flagship product line, ZoneFlex, is the first centralized wireless LAN system to combine state-of-the-art Wi-Fi smart antenna arrays and wireless meshing to deliver maximum range and reliable performance at the lowest cost. Ruckus Wireless is led by Ms. Selina Lo, president and chief executive officer. For more information, visit Ruckus Wireless at http://www.ruckuswireless.com

    ***ABOUT OP SOFTWARE
    OP Software is an educational software development company providing web based Helpdesk and Asset Management solutions to the education sector. Based in Herefordshire, UK and formed in 2006 OP Software now provides solutions to over 400 schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK.
    OP Software also provides a number of free IT tools to education via its website http://www.opsoftware.net) and via the EduGeek.Net online community.

    ABOUT BETT
    Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, BETT has evolved into the world’s largest technology in education event. With over 29,000 visitors and 700 educational exhibitors in 2008, BETT continues to support creative teaching and learning by enabling practitioners to touch and test resources, debate ideas and continue their professional development. BETT 2010 is free to attend and runs from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 January 2010. For more information on BETT 2010, please visit: www.bettshow.com.

    For further details and information please contact:
    Russell Dyas
    Tel UK 020 8133 4179
    Tel UK Mob: 078 8407 1535
    Tel US 240 764 47 07
    SkypeID: rdyasuk
    russelldyas@edugeek.net
    http://www.edugeek.net

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    For more information on BETT 2009, please visit
    2010?

    Look forward to attending.

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    apologies if ive missed it but where is it being held this time around in 2010 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    apologies if ive missed it but where is it being held this time around in 2010 ?
    Same place as before. (Olympia, London)

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    Sorry did change it on final release.

    But forgot to change it on this copy...

    Russ

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    Lo Russ,
    I'll be attending this year mate - YEEHAA! - see you there!
    (keep some freebies for me!)

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    Russ: still too much info about R*****!

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    We will be there guys not exhibiting but floating around with our infamous Computer Products Ltd Shirt on so be sure to say Hi

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    I'm gutted... was told last week there's no money in the budget to send us this year :-(

    Still have my edugeek cap, use it when playing golf...

    a sad day :-(

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