Welcome!

News Feed Item

Introducing Hero by PlascoTrac, a New Cloud-Based Incident Management Solution for K-12 Schools and Districts


MIAMI, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PlascoTrac, the leader in student behavior tracking applications in the K-12 education market, announces new product initiatives designed to better meet the technological, budgetary, and student behavior management needs of K-12 schools and districts nationwide. PlascoTrac is now focused on three main pillars of campus management including classroom & student incident management, visitor tracking & school security, and student ID badging. The first product being introduced under PlascoTrac is Hero, a cloud-based incident management solution that gives administrators and teachers the ability to track student behavior in the classroom, reinforce positive behavior, and analyze how the student behavior impacts scholastic performance in their school. Hero takes the power of PlascoTrac and moves it to a cloud-based application complete with a comprehensive suite of tools to help identify the heroes in every school.

Hero by PlascoTrac is cloud-based Classroom Management & School Incident Management. Dashboard shows teachers and administrators a quick view of student performance. Hero is also available for Android and iOS devices.

"We've learned a lot from the thousands of schools we have worked with over the years," said Alan Mendelson, President and CEO of PlascoTrac. "Hero is a direct response to their request for simpler tools to gain insight about their school environment, easier implementation, and better accessibility to more team members in the school."

As the education industry has evolved, the need for mobile and cloud-based applications in the classroom and around campus has exploded. While it possesses many of the powerful features of the legacy PlascoTrac system, Hero represents a significant evolution and refinement of the concept. Teachers and administrators now have the power to track incidents, referrals, good and bad student behavior, and event attendance from a desktop, the Hero Mobile Scanning Solution, or Android or iOS devices. And with an affordable, tiered pricing strategy and little to no need for IT setup, Hero is a solution that can benefit any school.

"Hero is a big step towards solving serious challenges schools face," said Mark MacDonald, Vice President of PlascoTrac. "Take bullying...imagine if schools could easily track where these incidents happen, what students are involved, how frequently the activity happens, etc. This information helps them intervene quickly, armed with far more trend information than they have today. Hero is not just a product sold to schools, we support the movement towards eliminating these elements from school."

PlascoTrac admits the Hero name is a lot to live up to.

"We chose the Hero name as an aspirational challenge for our team, not because we claim to be heroes ourselves," indicates Bryan Landaburu, Director of Marketing for PlascoTrac. "Our heroes are the teachers, students, and administrators at every school who strive for greatness and a better school experience every single day."

Watch for a series of exciting announcements about Hero and the PlascoTrac team, planned throughout 2014.  To learn more about Hero, visit http://heropowered.com.

About PlascoTrac:

At PlascoTrac, we believe we are a positive influence on every student, every day. We work with schools & districts in nearly all 50 states and have 9 regional offices including our headquarters in sunny Miami, Florida. Our three-pillar approach includes campus-wide solutions for classroom management, incident management, visitor & security management, and student ID badging. Hero, a new, cloud-based student incident management system, is the first product introduced by PlascoTrac. To learn more about Hero, visit http://heropowered.com or call (800) 396-1615.

Hero by PlascoTrac brand identity developed for this new product.

 

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/FL75370-a 
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/FL75370LOGO-b


SOURCE PlascoTrac

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
"CA has been doing a lot of things in the area of DevOps. Now we have a complete set of tool sets in order to enable customers to go all the way from planning to development to testing down to release into the operations," explained Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...