It has been a long time since I did an Impero Life Update post and certainly life at Impero towers has been a roller coaster of a ride with release of V4, YouID and Impero Remote Manager.
New Website & YouTube Channel Update
Have you been to the Impero website recently as the marketing team went live with a brand new website showing off the new look for Impero. the site now includes a dedicated section for our corporate customers (did you know Impero has a corporate edition), information about IRM , YouID and more.
As well as the new website we also updated the YouTube channel and now includes lots of videos including a multi language Learning Series on using Impero V4.
We released version 4013 of Impero Education Pro a few months ago and this version has brought with it a number of changes. Such as the new Log Viewer, SQLite database back-end, Patch Management and USB tracking to name just a few things. If you want to find everything new then you can see a full list here.
We have not stopped there we now have a bug fix update in beta. However we always like to improve our software and we are also internally testing the next feature release. This has has lots exciting new features such as…. I am sorry they won’t let me tell you yet but if you come to BETT in January 2014 you can see them all.
Impero has been working on a solution to manage your Cloud based applications. YouID provides a single system to integrate your cloud based logins but it also provides sync integration with Local Active Directory. The dashboard which allows you to customise it and provides easy access to a number of apps.
Impero is always looking at the future of education and I am certain that cloud based applications are not going anywhere soon. Managing the logins for this is something every school and the public sector in general are going to have to deal with.
I am also very excited about this project as from a QA point of view the process for this project is a new development style (more on that in the future) and brings lots of exciting challenges.
If you came to BETT last year you would have seen us showcase a project called ‘Vantage’. The project set the developers with the task of creating a platform that the next generation of Impero products could be built on. They created the platform and the first product built on that platform is Impero Remote Manager which has recently gone into Open Beta.
At the moment this product is Remote Control based. If you looking for Admin, Classroom management, logging etc. then Impero Education pro V4 is the product for you now. However some of the features that Impero Remote Manager supports vrs V4 are the following: -
Multiple Servers – Have up 254 servers placed across the world in fact internally we host several Remote Manager Servers on Microsoft Azzure servers in the cloud.
Out Of Bounds Remote control – You can install the client on the PC and you can remote control clients not on your network.
Lite Non Client Install Remote Support – This allows you to remote support a machine without having to install the full client. Great for supporting sites where you don’t need full client connection to a machine but do need to do ad-hoc support. A customer downloads the ad-hoc client and enters a code provided by yourself and then you are able to remote support that customer.
As I said at start of the article the past few months it has been a roller coaster but we still had time for fun here at Impero Towers. Such as 8 week lessons on the golf range to summer barbecues. We are still bucking the trend and hiring at Impero Towers even in an economic downturn. In fact we have the nice problem of talking about where we are going to put all the new staff we are hiring.