DyKnow accepted in UMPC Early Adopter Program


Program allows DyKnow to ready its software for Microsoft’s new ultra-mobile PC

INDIANAPOLIS (March 21, 2006) — DyKnow, a leader in interactive education technology, announces Microsoft has selected the company as one of 10 independent software vendors (ISV) to participate in the Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC) ISV Early Adopter Program. The program is designed to help ISVs optimize their software to support the UMPC and take their applications to market. DyKnow has tested and validated its DyKnow Vision and DyKnow Monitor software on the UMPC’s operating system.

DyKnow Vision software empowers educators to present prepared and spontaneous class notes that appear on each student’s computer screen. With an accurate copy of the teacher’s notes, students no longer struggle to copy everything from the teacher’s presentation and can easily add their individual personalized notes to create an electronic notebook. Notes are saved and can be replayed at a later date for review. DyKnow Vision also allows students and teachers to share content with each other. DyKnow Monitor is software that allows the teacher to monitor and control student desktops to ensure student accountability.

"We foresee significant potential for Ultra-Mobile PCs in the education field," Mika Krammer, director of Windows mobility marketing at Microsoft Corp. "We are excited for DyKnow to participate in our UMPC ISV Early Adoption Program because of the software’s advanced capabilities with pen-input devices and the company’s focus on education."

During the next few months, the company will optimize DyKnow Vision and DyKnow Monitor software to leverage the smaller device. User feedback will influence this future development and focus. 

”The ultra-mobile PC creates new possibilities in the educational computing market,” said Laura Small, president of DyKnow. “DyKnow Vision’s unique approach to collaborative note-taking and ability to leverage the pen make our software a perfect complement to the new device. The combination of these technologies gives students an effective way to create an electronic notebook that easily fits into a backpack and can travel from class to class.”

For more information about the DyKnow software, visit www.dyknow.com or call (888) 839-5669.

About DyKnow

A leader in interactive education, DyKnow combines sound teaching with intuitive technology to create the most flexible and effective solutions for teaching, learning and collaboration. Grounded in the educational experience, DyKnow software engages learners through note delivery technology, interactive tools, content playback, classroom monitoring and anywhere-anytime access. Learn more by visiting www.dyknow.com. For media inquiries contact Billi Cruse of Dittoe PR at (317) 202-2280.

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