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    Anyone using Impero?

    I received an e-mail recently from Impero looking to talk about their classroom management software. Is anyone using it and have feedback? Much of what's on offer through them sounds a bit like stuff (with a cool looking interface) we should be able to do with Server 2008 if given a bit of time to learn it better!!

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    Front what i saw at Bett last year it was good - although quite pricey i think.

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    Not used it but had a demo. Didnt end up going for it as it had lots of other stuff we didnt even want. We ended up going for LanSchool in the end.

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    Been using Impero for some time. Yes some of the functions are available in straight windows like password reset. Others like being able to unlock a windows 7 workstation and log off via the impero console are worth their weight in gold.

    Impero does do a lot. In some ways maybe too much, but it's worth a demo.

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    I evaluated various software in the same marketplace, including the previous version of Impero (they've recently released a newer version which I couldn't comment directly on)
    I found the previous version of Impero to be quite slow in comparison to the likes of Netop, AB Tutor etc. I also evaluated Vision 6 and NetSupport School (which is the product RM Tutor or Stone Classroom Manager) is re-badged from. In the end we went with NetSupport School - it proved to be the most feature-filled / reliable for us. I wouldn't say they were the cheapest, but they offered the "best value" at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    I saw that video before we tested (the vid isn't me testing btw!) but found the opposite on things like pushing out video content / remote control etc. It was irrelevant for us either way, as we didn't rate AB tutor that highly compared to others either.

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    AB Tutor is on version 6.6 and Impero is on version 3114 so they may have fixed / added / changed since the comparison but both allow you to download and trial

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    We use Impero, have done for about 3 years now.

    I've posted many things about it on here, and rate it very highly - I wouldn't run a School Network without it.

    Would be more than happy to demonstrate it at our School as I have done already for some people.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragglePete View Post
    We use Impero, have done for about 3 years now.

    I've posted many things about it on here, and rate it very highly - I wouldn't run a School Network without it.

    Would be more than happy to demonstrate it at our School as I have done already for some people.

    Pete
    would be good if you could do a youtube type video like the one I posted above to see what its like in comparison to ab tutor and one or two others ( obviously demo versions of the other ones ) ??

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    we use Impero, why don't you take up the 30 day trial of it, that way you would see what it is like then

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    Thanks for kind comments all. As people said give 30 day trial a go and decide for yourself (it is easy to uninstall). If in Leicestershire area more than welcome to pay us a visit...

    Anyway will leave it at that as I don't want to fall foul of forum rules just wanted to say thanks for kind comments..

    Russ

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    Thanks for all the very useful comments folks. More proof of just what a brilliant tool Edugeek is so thanks again to the creators and ongoing management. As Fraggle Pete is at a fellow Wiltshire school I'll be looking to take his kind offer of a visit up.

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    we're running Impero to and works quite nicely.

    Only issue we've run into is our Windows 7 clients don't seem to want to load add-ons in IE9 so the impero internet ban doesn't work for users, but is fine if we turn of the internet for the group of computers (but thats a bug with MS and not Impero itself). The support and development guys spent a good deal of time on the phone and remotely connected to help us route out the problem.

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    Are you running the latest build? the latest one supports IE9 as I remember corectlly

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