Why You Should Upgrade to UltraKey 6
Staying Current with Windows 8 and Mac OS X Requirements
The latest Windows and Mac OS X systems require each application to play in its own sandbox. This is why you no longer find preference files saved together in a common preferences directory on the Macintosh unless they are legacy applications.
UltraKey 6 fully complies with current Windows 8 and Mac OS X requirements. Since schools often work with older computers, we have made sure the client still works as far back as Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac OS X version 10.4. The server software is compatible with Windows 2000 through the latest Windows Servers.
Apple and Microsoft have notified developers they will continue to constrain their systems. Consequently, any developer who fails to keep up will find their software does not work any more. UltraKey 6 owners will enjoy free updates as the systems evolve. When you own a license for UltraKey 6, updates are free for any new release of UltraKey 6.
New Standards of Presentation and Enjoyment
In releasing UltraKey 6, we have...
√ upgraded every graphic in the program and added new graphics -- over 10,000 separate elements. We replaced the keyboards with photo-realistic presentations. We also sharpened all text elements. Our goal here has been to achieve a high-definition interface. UltraKey 5 compares to UltraKey 6 like standard TV compares to high definition.
√ added the UltraKey lab setting so the instructional window covers the desktop on screens up to 1920 pixels X 1080 pixels. The software still occupies a window so you (not the software) remain in charge of the computer screen. UltraKey 6 still accommodates netbook screens with resolutions down to 800 pixels wide and 576 pixels high.
√ re-organized the menus and instructional interface to make the look and feel consistent with new devices such as iPad. Our goal has been to prepare UltraKey 6 for adaptation to mobile and online platforms. Keep reading for details about future platforms.
√ replaced the four UltraKey 5 themes with twelve new UltraKey 6 themes featuring attractive photographic desktops. Themes are more than just different desktops. They adapt the software to meet different preferences and special needs such as visual impairment and ADD. Twelve pleasing selections vary for local appeal across the North American, UK and Australia-New Zealand editions.
√ reviewed, clarified and polished every management process. In UltraKey 6, preference panels, admin functions and class management functions have been refined to make them more understandable and even easier to use.
√ enhanced and streamlined processes for administrators to configure UltraKey and easily disseminate configured copies to servers and workstations.
√ re-engineered the client software for the latest security requirements of Windows and Mac OS X.
The Network and Multi-computer Assistant found in the UltraKey setup program for Windows enables silent dissemination of UltraKey Windows clients and remains an excellent feature.
UltraKey for Windows remains processor-optimized for terminal servers and thin-client environments. UltraKey 6 for Mac OS X is now organized so customers can disseminate just by copying the program folder.
And it just keeps coming!