MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the learning collaboration platforms market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes AMVONET with the 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. AMVONET has developed an innovative and unique learning collaboration platform that can be of significant value to today’s schools and businesses. It stands out for its ability to integrate multiple functional systems, including its Learning Management System (LMS); a customized version of Moodle (AMVONET Manage); Live Sync Classroom (AMVONET Connect); and its interactive content creating, editing and publishing capability (AMVONET Publish).
AMVONET facilitates a unique, real-time publishing system where rendering and upload is not required and content is immediately available for real-time delivery. It has a module to provide immediate live technical support for end users from inside of AMVONET. Its graphical user interface (GUI) and comprehensive integration sets it apart from any other platforms with its distinct navigation and tools.
“The platform, with all the functional systems, leverages Moodle LMS, a world-leading LMS builder, to create the AMVONET Manage module,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Sathya. “AMVONET has perfected its technology to the point where unprecedented integration of Moodle LMS is possible with the synchronous live classroom and content authoring application.”
Competing solutions provide the management systems and synchronous live class as two entities, whereas AMVONET integrates them on a single platform.
The AMVONET Publish tool includes a patent-pending functionality, interactive Points (iPoints), which allows course designers to program points of interactivity in their lesson recording by embedding any LMS activity and any World Wide Web resource into the final recording. Efficient utilization of Open Source Moodle and the inclusion of live collaboration and content interactivity solutions make AMVONET an ideal solution for various educational institutions.
Meanwhile, AMVONET Manage Bridge (moodle plugin) provides a single sign-on access to Moodle (that can be hosted by third party) and unprecedented integration of all of its activities and resources with AMVONET Connect and AMVONET Publish. Unlike AMVONET, competing solutions are rigged with excessive procedures that complicate their operation and add to user dissatisfaction.
“The GUI developed for the solution is extremely interactive, wherein the published content is perceived with an intuitive setup,” noted Sathya. “The interactive GUI-enabled live class renders the conventional support obsolete, as the live class totally incorporates every aspect covered under the live support functions. It also alleviates the need for maintaining a resource-exhaustive live support function separately.”
Realizing that such a comprehensive e-learning system will be a necessity in almost all modern digital education centers, AMVONET has focused its marketing efforts at institutions of Higher Education, K-12 schools as well as needs of corporate education and communication. In terms of market adoption, AMVONET aims to use resellers in various countries to create a wide network of AMVONET clients, while simultaneously making AMVONET accessible to new prospects in its global target market.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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Alliance, Ohio-based AMVONET has created a comprehensive, integrated software suite consisting of an e-learning management system, a live web-conferencing and virtual classroom solution, and a content-authoring application. In addition to the K-12 and higher education markets, AMVONET offers distance-learning business and healthcare solutions for continuing education, corporate training, online collaboration and interactive recordings. AMVONET’s online system provides educators and trainers with everything they need to create, manage and share multimedia course content. For more information, visit www.amvonet.com.