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ClassLink Unveils LaunchPad

LaunchPad Cloud-based Desktop Makes BYO a Reality

CLIFTON, NJ, October 4, 2011 - ClassLink, the leader in K-12 instructional technology, is pleased to announce the release of LaunchPad - Instructional Desktop View. Instructional Desktop is cloud-based and delivers a course-centered, flexible learning experience for all students. With LaunchPad schools have a seamless yet customizable desktop for their K-12 classrooms and can easily deliver it to any internet-capable device a student may bring to class.

With Instructional Desktop schools can create a true digital classroom without the high costs attributed to typical one-to-one initiatives. Teachers and students have access to the same suite of tools to facilitate blended learning experiences and provide the digital tools they need in the classroom, the computer lab, the library, or anywhere they go. Leveraging the benefits of 'cloud' based computing and BYOD-capabilities, LaunchPad 2011 is the future of instructional technology.

"The introduction of our cloud based LaunchPad - Virtual Desktop View earlier this year addressed many challenges that long hindered effective integration of 21st century learning in schools," said Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink. "Now with the release of the Instructional Desktop View, schools can easily launch a cost-effective BYO program. With the introduction of ClassLink Instructional Desktop, we really expect to see many districts implement BYO in the near future."

LaunchPad Instructional Desktop creates a personalized experience that is consistent from desktop to laptop to iPad to any other internet-connected device. Instructional Desktop allows educators to provide their course content directly to these devices. It includes a real-time shared whiteboard, group typing, a shared document repository, class based drop-box, a calendar, an inbox, plus much more.

LaunchPad Instructional Desktop allows educators to:
* Launch a BYO initiative
* Design and distribute differentiated curriculum
* Create online or blended classes
* Collaborate with each other and their students in real-time
* Deliver cloud-drives for individuals or sharing with drop box functionality

ClassLink has a proven record of delivering high quality technology solutions designed to meet the unique needs of the K-12 instructional setting. Engineered for students and teachers, ClassLink's award winning products are simple to use yet help raise student achievement by providing anytime anywhere learning access. In addition to a suite of software products, the company has a specialty in instructional technology professional development and 11 years of expertise in implementing virtualization solutions for schools across the country. With an extreme commitment toward customer satisfaction, ClassLink continually partners with its customers.

About ClassLink
Founded in 1998, ClassLink's mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services. ClassLink solutions provide administrators tracking and usage information to allow for informed decision making which lowers the overall cost of technology.
ClassLink LaunchPad™, the only virtualization solution designed specifically for K-12, delivers 24/7 access to a school's full array of instructional software resources from any computer in the school, community and from home.

ClassLink Inquiry™ provides administrators with comprehensive and customizable real-time software and hardware utilization reports.
ClassLink ClassMate® is the only student administration and curriculum management software designed for Career and Technical Education.
ClassLink OnTrack is an easy to use, affordable yet powerful, 24/7 curriculum mapping and lesson planning solution.

ClassLink-The future of instructional technology.

For more information, visit www.ClassLink.com, call 888-963-7550 or email info@ClassLink.com.

Contact: Lethicia Viera, 888.963.7550 ext. 119, lviera@classlink.com