BASCOM Launches a New Release to its Global Chalkboard Solution

Hauppauge, New York - October 21, 2002 —BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., a Hauppauge-based provider of educational solutions, today released version 4.2 of its Global Chalkboard System. Delivered to customers as an ongoing benefit of their annual software subscription service-the Virtual Administrator-the new release offers outstanding new features including more flexibility and control to its traditional filter. We've enhanced our Research Zone by adding many new categories-40 in total. In addition to this, we've provided Administrators with a quick and easy way to assign specific filter categories for a teacher or Lesson Manager. For example, if search engines are blocked globally for a school, Administrators can give a Lesson Manager the authority to set this category for each new Lesson Profile that he/she creates.

Also provided in this new release is the ability to analyze Internet usage, to block specific file extensions, to customize the firewall for popular applications, and to display customizable messages on the Login page so students are immediately alerted to upcoming events, tests, etc.

With the addition of these new features, BASCOM has maintained its design philosophy. From its beginning in 1996 through this new 4.2 release, the Global Chalkboard has been developed as an instructional tool enabling educators to customized Internet access to meet their curriculum objectives.

Global Chalkboard installations are growing substantially both nationwide and in BASCOM's home-based, Long Island area and surrounding New York City suburbs-including a recent grant from the New York City Department of Education. According to its founders, President Peter Cirasole and Chief Technology Officer, Robert DeRosa, "the Global Chalkboard is a unique educational solution, far exceeding traditional filters and firewalls, that offers teachers professional development and an instructional approach to managing Internet resources."

About the Global Chalkboard

BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.

The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.


BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing, next-generation, curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.

BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.

BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York. For more information, visit
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