BASCOM’s Tony Foxen Presents
“Internet Filtering for Mobile Device Programs” at IETC
Hauppauge, NY—Nov. 21, 2012—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., a pioneering developer of Internet filtering solutions for PK-12, today announces that Tony Foxen, BASCOM’s Business Development Director, is presenting at the Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC) at 9:15 AM in the Capitol V room on Friday, November 30. In the presentation, Foxen discusses several of BASCOM Anywhere Filter™ deployments in Illinois school districts as part of a one to one initiative. He addresses many of the challenges specific to filtering iPad® and iOS mobile devices in education such as: standalone verses district-wide deployments, mobile device management (MDM) integration, and replacing Safari® with the Anywhere Filter browser app.
Educators recognize the value of using the iPad and other mobile devices in schools and need solutions to successfully execute one to one programs. BASCOM is an industry leader in web and mobile Internet filtering and developed Anywhere Filter as a mobile filtering solution specifically for learning. This innovative solution assists schools with managing and securing large numbers of iPad and other mobile devices given to staff and students by integrating with a leading MDM solution—Casper Suite by JAMF. Foxen describes in his presentation how a client was able to integrate Anywhere Filter with their MDM and successfully launch a one to one initiative.
BASCOM’s CTO, Robert DeRosa, Co-Presents at the
JAMF Nation User Conference and Shares His Expertise in
Utilizing the JSS API for Filtering Decisions
Hauppauge, NY—October 23, 2012—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in web and mobile filtering, is proud to announce that Robert DeRosa, its Chief Technology Officer, is a co-presenter in the “Utilizing the JSS API” session at the JAMF Nation User Conference. Leading BASCOM’s development team in creating innovative technologies for safely accessing and using the Internet for education, DeRosa’s planning and execution led to the successful launch of the industry-pioneering Anywhere Filter™, a mobile filter solution with an educationally-focused browser for iOS devices. Today, DeRosa shares his expertise in mobile filtering and Mac/iOS management with the JAMF Nation Community as he presents the methods BASCOM used to integrate Anywhere Filter with JAMF’s Casper Suite—a framework for Mac OS X and iOS client management.
Using JSS API to Integrate Filtering and Device Management
The JAMF Nation User Conference is the perfect forum for addressing emerging themes in Mac and iOS management and for sharing expertise and best practices. DeRosa brings firsthand experience and knowledge to the table by presenting how Anywhere Filter uses the JSS API to integrate with Casper Suite, a mobile device management solution popular in schools and developed by JAMF. As the iPad® and other mobile devices become more prevalent in education, System Administrators need mobile filtering and device management solutions; by using JSS API, BASCOM’s development team equipped Anywhere Filter to make filtering decisions based on the data collected by the JSS API.
BASCOM Expands Mobile Website Capabilities and Aids Users in Making Informed Decisions when Mobile Browsing
Hauppauge, NY—August 20, 2012—In response to the increase in 1:1 initiatives and iPad® device rollouts throughout the country, BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in web and mobile filtering, today announces the expansion of its mobile Internet security capabilities and the addition of a visual indicator that assists users in making informed decisions when using its Anywhere Filter browser app.
Empowering Educators to Reach Their Mobile Learning Goals
To maximize the learning power of iPad devices, BASCOM has expanded the mobile Internet security capabilities of its Anywhere Filter browser app. Based on feedback from teachers and technology directors in K-12 schools, BASCOM has significantly increased the number of mobile websites compatible with the Anywhere Filter browser app used to keep students and your network safe. With this expansion, educators are empowered to build mobile device programs and reach their mobile learning goals.
BASCOM’s PlayRight for Video Filtering and YouTube Content Management Now Supports YouTube for Schools
Hauppauge, NY—August 13, 2012—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in developing instructional technology security and curriculum tools, today proudly announces that it has added YouTube for School filtering support to PlayRight™— its comprehensive video and YouTube content management system. PlayRight, one of the many advanced Internet filtering features built into BASCOM’s solutions, is designed to enable teachers to easily focus students to the educational videos they want to use in their curriculum.
Video Filtering and Content Management Using YouTube for Schools
YouTube for Schools offers many outstanding educational videos and now BASCOM’s PlayRight extends the capabilities of this curriculum tool even further. By entering the YouTube code of your school or teacher’s channel on the PlayRight settings screen, Internet access is filtered so that students are focused to all of the content in youtube.com/education and the content within the specified channel.
BASCOM “Bumps” Ahead in Mobile Filtering with Educational Features Designed for Productive Learning
Hauppauge, NY—June 12, 2012—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in developing instructional technology security and curriculum tools, today announces the new 2.2 release of its Anywhere Filter™ browser app for iPad®, iPod touch®, and iPhone® devices. Adding the interactive and fun Bump™ feature to its educationally-focused, mobile filtering keeps Anywhere Filter in front of the pack. This gives educators the tools they need to use mobile technology effectively for learning. New browser features also improve productivity.
New Bump™ Feature Promotes Learning:
Bump™ is a quick way of enabling a teacher to give each student entering the classroom instant access to the webpage used for the day’s lesson. Just as its name implies, Bump™ enables a teacher with an iPad or another iOS device to “bump” an iPad held by a student. Instantly, the webpage is now sent by the teacher to the student. In seconds, everyone in the class is ready to start.
BASCOM Now Offers Virtualized Filter Solutions to Streamline Costs and Simplify Operations
Hauppauge, New York—April 20, 2012—-BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an innovative developer of instructional technology security and curriculum tools, today announces the release of virtual appliances for its Frontera™, Patronus™, and Global Chalkboard™ solutions. Tight technology budgets combined with the constantly growing demand for computer access can cause financial stress. To help our customers overcome these challenges, BASCOM is now offering a virtualized filter option.
When a single appliance is dedicated to a specific application, hardware costs are increased because the server is underutilized. A virtualization filter maximizes hardware by allowing multiple applications to be consolidated on a single device. Since virtual appliances enable multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single machine, they reduce capital expenses, electricity costs, and administration.
BASCOM Strengthens Its Position in Mobile Filtering with Acceptance into the Apple Consultants Network Consultant Services
Hauppauge, New York—March 26, 2012—-BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an innovative developer of instructional technology security and curriculum tools, today proudly announces that it is a new member of the Apple Consultants Network℠ consultant services with certification in Mobile Technical Competency and Comptia Network+. This accomplishment strengthens BASCOM’s position as an industry expert in mobile filtering on iOS devices for education and business. By achieving this credential, BASCOM has broadened its expertise in Apple filtering and technology, enhancing the ability to provide customers and prospects with guidance in enterprise deployments.
BASCOM recognized early on the positive benefits of using iOS devices in education and immediately addressed the challenges of securing them by launching the innovative Anywhere Filter in the fall of 2010. Packed with educationally-focused features, Anywhere Filter enables schools to securely use mobile devices both on and off their network. With Apple’s certification, BASCOM now adds newly acquired competencies to its well-established expertise in mobile filtering and web security. This strengthens its leadership role as an industry innovator of Internet security solutions so that it can instruct customers on the best way to overcome the obstacles of deploying this new technology.
BASCOM Secures Its Spot as the Industry-Leader in Mobile Filtering for Education with the New 2.1 Release of the Anywhere Filter Browser App
Hauppauge, New York—February 3, 2012—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in developing instructional technology security and curriculum tools, today announces new educational features for its Anywhere Filter™ browser app for iPad®, iPod touch®, and iPhone® devices. Available free of charge on the App Store and used with a BASCOM filter appliance, the new 2.1 release of this mobile filter app now includes a QR Code Reader to enable teachers to immediately focus students to an Internet page. Teachers post a QR code and then immediately upon entering the classroom, students use their iOS devices to read it so they can quickly begin their lesson. This feature improves learning outcomes by enabling educators to easily deliver web-enabled instruction and students to productively use their iPad devices in the classroom.
AOL Enters into a License Agreement under BASCOM's U.S. Patent 5,987,606
Hauppauge, New York—January, 24, 2012—-BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with AOL Inc. under BASCOM's U.S. Patent No. 5,987,606. This patent encompasses various inventions relating to Internet filtering to keep Internet use safe for children and appropriate for employees.
Filtering systems with BASCOM's intellectual property provide a secure Internet experience with an unmatched level of end-user control and flexibility, empowering employers and parents with the tools necessary to filter Internet content in a way that is not available in traditional filtering systems.
"We are pleased to welcome AOL into a mutually beneficial license relationship with BASCOM," said BASCOM's CEO, Peter Cirasole.
This license agreement resolves the prior patent infringement litigation between the parties. Representing BASCOM in that matter were Stone & Magnanini LLP and Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.
New Release of BASCOM Faculty Room with Free Online Resources for Teachers
Hauppauge, New York—January 6, 2012—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an industry-leader in curriculum tools for Pre K-12 and libraries, kicks off the new year with a new release of its Faculty Room—a free, online resource for teachers. Available anytime, anywhere at teachers.bascom.com, BASCOM Faculty Room empowers teachers, librarians, administrators, and guidance counselors with immediate access to high-quality educational websites, online lessons, videos, Web 2.0 tools, and many other instructional resources including worksheets, rubrics, graphic organizers, lesson plans, learning standards and much more.