We are happy to announce that we just published today an updated version of our iOS Mobile Client for Net Control 2 Professional Edition, and the latest version 11.2 is already available in Apple AppStore.
This version was redesigned to support the new and updated features introduced in desktop versions of Net Control 2 version 11.xx, including the latest protocols of Broadcast Desktop tool, new Virtual Whiteboard, Grades tools and others.
With Net Control 2 PRO Mobile Client students can connect Connection Server as ordinary “desktop” student modules, in the same way assigned to some group, depending on Connection Server group settings, and will be visible in the teacher console of a teacher that opens this group.
The same as with desktop student module, Mobile Client users can use self-registration feature, and choose a teacher from a list of available in the network teachers and connect to them automatically.
Net Control 2 PRO Mobile Client supports:
- Broadcast Desktop Viewer features – a teacher can share his/her screen of the teacher computer with students that use Net Control 2 Mobile Clients, the teacher’s desktop will be visible on iOS devices in a realtime showing all actions performed on the teacher computer;
- Full screen text and graphic messages;
- Interactive quizzes, including new quiz formats introduced in version 11;
- Participate in chats initiated by a teacher;
- Send help requests to teachers;
- Raise hand virtually and get notifications when a teacher has called the student on;
- Use virtual whiteboard;
- Fill in student registration forms sent by a teacher;
and other features.
Net Control 2 PRO Mobile Client for iOS you can download here:
Updates for other platforms and editions are coming soon…
Among other changes and improvements in Net Control 2 Standard Edition version 11.10, this version uses a modified protocol for direct connections that provides additional security measures for Net Control 2 clients that do not use authentication or connection filtering features.
Unfortunately these changes make impossible using version 11.10 of Net Control 2 Client (Student) module with older teacher modules.
If the teacher module has version below than 11.10 and it attempts to connect the student module of version 11.10 or higher with direct connection model, such connection will be displayed with “waiting for screenshot” logo and no commands may be applied to the student computer.
Solution: update the teacher module to the latest version over existing installation, removal of the previous version is not required.
February 9, 2016
Net Control 2 version 11.10 is released.
What’s new in version 11.10:
- PRO Edition: teachers can create groups, containers and copy connections from one group to other directly in the teacher console; in order to use these features, the teacher should have write access privileges for the modified group. For more information please refer to the Installation and Configuration guide.
- Send/Collect: new add folder button on Send Files tab;
- Internet restrictions: support of Chrome browser for Internet Control Engine Mode 1 (direct control from the service);
- Internet restrictions: support of Internet Control Engine Mode 3: the native TCP/IP protocol layer mode (old mode, as it was used in Net Control 2 versions 9 and below);
- Security: group passwords are still optional for direct connections but are highly recommended (additional notifications in the setup program);
- Security: Net Control 2 Demo version can work only with a dedicated Demo group and cannot be used for controlling registered or fully functional versions/editions of the software.
- Other minor secuirty improvements for direct connections support; connection session logging.
- Minor UI improvements.
February 8, 2016
This update includes several improvements for Net Control 2 Broadcast Desktop and Remote Desktop engines.
Now it is possible to enable the “lossless compression algorithms” mode, when an image will be compressed and sent to viewers with exactly the same color depth and quality as it was captured on the sender’s party. This makes possible to avoid lossy compression artefacts: color fading and a color “noise” around text and high-contrast elements. On another hand, lossless compression requires a wider network bandwidth and low latency networks, therefore it is disabled by default.
To enable the lossless compression, you need to modify settings on the sender’s party: i.e. on the teacher computer for Broadcast Desktop tool, and on student computers for Remote Desktop tool. To enable the option on a teacher computer, in the teacher console click the main menu command N – Options – Options. On Control/Broadcast page enable “Lossless (bet. quality lower performance” option and click OK. To enable this option on student computers: select student computers in the teacher console, then click the main menu command N – Options – Client Options. On Control/Broadcast page enable “Lossless compression” option and click OK.
Net Control 2 Version 11.02 also includes several improvements for the automatic broadcast protocol mode introduced in version 11.01 in the part of the performance and stability.
To extend visibility of Net Control 2 software for end users we are participating in multiple Internet projects that provide information about computer software in form of Internet directories, catalogs or listings for potential customers.
Many of such directories use ratings from existing customers to provide a true information about the software, its features, advantages and disadvantages.
We also are highly interested in getting a feedback from our clients to make our services and the software even better.
Therefore we are happy to make the following offer: please leave a short opinion about Net Control 2 software using a link below this message and we will extend your free upgrade period for 6 months (Standard and PRO Editions) or for 3 months (for SmallClass ediiton). This operation should not take more than 1-2 minutes (including reading this article), does not require any registration or other time consuming procedures.
The free upgrade period allows to keep the software up-to-date, compatible with the latest operating systems, service packs and system updates. Most often this also means that within the free upgrade period you’re getting new features and improvements free of charge.
This offer is valid for customers who have active free upgrade period or if your free upgrade period is over less than 6 months ago (for Standard and PRO editions) or 3 months (for SmallClass edition). If your free upgrade period is ended earlier, the offer will be valid for any future paid upgrade, if it is done within 3 months from the date of your rating.
Both positive and negative ratings are accepted for the offer 🙂 Though we will be highly appreciated if you address any your issues with the software or services to our support team first for possible resolution.
If you have any questions regarding the offer, please contact us at http://ask.netcontrol2.com
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Net Control 2 version 11.01 is available for download on our website http://www.netcontrol2.com.
This minor update includes several improvements for Broadcast Desktop and Remote Wake-up features, as also for the remote update procedure in Net Control 2 Professional Edition over Connection Server Management Console.
Broadcast Desktop now uses an improved internal protocol of data transmission, which should recognize supported by the network infrastructure network protocols, and adjust broadcast settings automatically. So for the most situations no additional configuration for Broadcast Desktop tool will be required.
Please note, this new protocol is not compatible with old versions of Broadcast Desktop clients. Therefore, to use Broadcast Desktop features all your computers and devices must be updated to version 11.01.
Wake-up command uses settings of Broadcast Desktop tool for forwarding the signal to other subnetworks. In many cases this makes possible to wake up computers that are located in other subnetworks/VLANs, if broadcast addresses of these subnetworks are entered in Broadcast Desktop settings.
Thumbnails in the connection list of the teacher module now have special boxes/buttons for easy selection of multiple connections on keyboardless devices like tablets.
For PRO Edition: the teacher module updates downloaded from Connection Server are installed automatically without elevated privileges prompt. Earlier, when an update was downloaded to a teacher computer, the teacher console has displayed a prompt to update the software, the teacher could accept or forbid the update procedure. If the update was allowed, the teacher was required to have administrative privileges or to enter administrator credentials in order to continue the update. Now the administrative privileges or credentials are not required, the update will be done automatically.
This minor update fixes repeating “Access violation at 00621Axx” message that may appear in the teacher console (version 11.0) in several conditions when an inverse connection was unexpectedly terminated.
To fix the issue:
- close Net Control 2 teacher console;
- install Net Control 2 11.0 build 5882 package over existing installation.
Removal of a previous version or restart is not required. The teacher module should be updated only.
For any additional information regarding the issue please contact Net Control 2 Support team.
We are proud to offer to all registered users of Net Control 2 version 11 ability to control student computers and devices from Apple Mac computers. New Net Control 2 Teacher module for Mac supports all Mac models that work with Mac OS X 10.9 and higher.
More information regarding Net Control 2 Teacher Module for Mac you can find on the product homepage: http://www.netcontrol2.com/mac
Net Control 2 Standard, SmallClass and PRO, build 5880 (18.104.22.16880) is released. In this minor update we revised language packs for 6 languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), which now support new tools and elements appeared in version 11.0.
This minor update adds support of Edge browser for Net Control 2 Internet Control engine in Protocol Layer mode.
Edge (aka Project Spartan) is a new browser from Microsoft, which becomes a part of the operating system in Windows 10 and replaces Internet Explorer.
In order to use Net Control 2 web restrictions in Edge browser (as also in Chrome. Firefox, Safari and Opera) Net Control 2 Internet Control Engine should be installed in Protocol Layer mode. This mode is used by default for all new installations.
Previous versions of Net Control 2 may use Internet Explorer Plug-in mode, so Internet restrictions work in Internet Explorer only and other browsers are automatically disabled when the restrictions are in effect. If Net Control 2 was updated to version 11 from some previous version and Internet restrictions work in Internet Explorer only and do not work in other browsers, you may need to re-install Net Control 2 Internet Control Engine as follows:
- select student computers in the teacher console;
- click the main menu command N – Options – Client Options;
- on Internet tab of the appeared Client Configuration window, enable “Mode 2: Install as Protocol Layer + IE addon (recommended” option;
- click OK. Changes will be applied after restart of student computers.