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    Impero lan director

    Hey all,

    We were recently shown this software called impero. Its very much like netops. It has remote control locking of workstations broadcasting single display to loads. Has thumbnail view but the best feature of network admins is it does a form of keylogging. For example you can put in the keyword "adult" if the word is in its bad word filter it will block it and report to the teacher.

    Its great for teachers aswell as us guys

    Ross

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    Re: Impero lan director

    It's actually a very nice program. We found it last year. We trialled it for 30 days at the end of the summer term and were so impressed we bought it over the summer. VERY reasonably priced also. Just an upfront license fee for the one server app, each client license and console license. No yearly renewal fees, except for maintenance which was around a £100 if i remember correctly, will get that confirmed.

    One of the best things i like it is the support and fact that they are willing to listen to suggestions and try and implement them as soon as they can. Think of an idea (sensible one), email to them or suggest it on their forums and as soon as they can it's distributed automatically in the next update. We've found them very helpful whenever we've had minor issues.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    oops, maintenance is £200, but still a bargain.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    We bought Impero for our school and have never regretted it. One particular joy is the fact that they are still willing to develop it based on suggestions from other users. The new version is due out over the Easter holidays - and since updates are free (providing you pay the annual support fee) I can't wait.

    To be fair, we haven't had much experience of other similar software packages available. But we felt that, since it works and we can afford it, we might as well use it.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    Sounds similar to Netsupport school, might have a look at impero though as we're trialing NSS at the moment!

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    Not tried it yet but the quotation for it (400 licenses, 1 server, 10 consoles) came back £1100 cheaper than the equivalent Net support one..

    I'll have a look at it next week if I get a chance.

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    Well we have netops in one of our rooms but only really saw it as a benefit to teaching staff. But with impero we are able to monitor all kids activities and spot the little hackers trying to use command prompt

    We are going for 300 workstations and 5 consoles and 1 server well worth the money.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    We've been with Impero since one of it's very earliest releases.
    They (the makers) do listen, they do implement stuff that you ask for (within reason) and are very helpful not only on their forum but in any kind of support.

    Can well recommend it.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    We bought Impero at the end of last year after trialing it for a lengthy period of time. It is 'teacher' friendly in use and has been well received by the staff. I would endorse comments made by others in this thread, the developers are very approachable and responsive in dealing with problems as well as recommendations for product enhancements.

    It has some very good logging capabilities which we have used to great effect in identifying misuse of resources at my school. Those responsible were in awe when presented with the evidence of their misdeeds.

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    We have been trialing Impero for a few weeks, and have so far been very impressed.
    The response to technical enquiries is very fast, and the ability to talk to the developer.

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    We have been trialing Impero for a few weeks, and have so far been very impressed.
    The response to technical enquiries is very fast, and the ability to talk to the developer.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K_81
    oops, maintenance is £200, but still a bargain.
    How many clients/server is that for?
    Who did you buy from?

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    Re: Impero lan director

    There are all kinds of downloadable software in the web site.http://www.qweas.com/
    With a strong search engine, you will find many software with discount or even free price.

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    Re: Impero lan director

    This all looks extremely similar if not identical to Net Support School but with a cheaper price tag. Are there any issues with students logging off and disconnecting their sessions as they could with NSS?

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    Re: Impero lan director

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K_81
    oops, maintenance is £200, but still a bargain.
    How many clients/server is that for?
    Who did you buy from?
    That was based on 200 clients Direct from impero.

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