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BASCOM's Global Chalkboard Debuts New Filter with Improved Customization for More Thorough Filtering

Hauppauge, New York - July 30, 2008—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., an innovative developer of Internet curriculum tools for the K-12 educational market, today proudly announces the release of a new and improved filter for its Global Chalkboard solution. With more than 25 million Web sites in over 90 categories and improved customization settings, this new filter continues to build on the core philosophy of the product line: to deliver flexible, safe, and easy-to-use Internet tools that empower a teacher to select the educational Web content for their classroom—while still operating within the acceptable use policies established by the school administration.

To ease the transition of our Global Chalkboard users, the new filter organizes the categories by color and groups them under three major headings. By offering more customization and granular organization, this new filter provides increased flexibility and choice while also delivering the utmost in security. More refined controls enable a school to tweak the filter settings. And, to streamline the installation process for our new customers, all Global Chalkboard solutions come preconfigured with a default filter, so a school can quickly get up and running.

"The release of this new filter exemplifies the Global Chalkboard's mission to provide the best Internet security available on the market today," states Peter Cirasole, BASCOM's President/CEO. "The Global Chalkboard will always stay true to its original philosophy: to develop and refine our Internet teaching tools based on collaboration with teachers so that we offer the most innovative and secure solutions for K-12 schools."

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.


About BASCOM

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 www.bascom.com
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