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Nov 2014

Refined Data Solutions awarded a second US Patent for its Vantage Point virtual learning extension to Adobe Connect

Refined Data Solutions, a leading provider of eLearning solutions, is pleased to announce that its Vantage Point technology for Virtual Live Classrooms has been issued a second US Patent.

Vantage Point is game-changing software that works with Adobe Connect and provides capabilities and controls for faculty and trainers that have never been available before in online delivery. Instructors can view live video of all of their students on a second monitor or large-screen TV while simultaneously delivering their classes inside of Connect. The instructor can remotely activate student cams, control microphones and telephone connections, volume, muting etc. all outside of the standard environment.

It's now possible to view 25, 50. 100 or more student cameras at one time with minimal impact on student bandwidth requirements. The technology also monitors student mouse movements and camera motion to alert faculty when they are losing their audience. It's finally possible to call on individual learners or entire groups of students, activating all of their cameras and unmuting their audio devices with a single click.

Vantage Point has been in use at major US and International Universities and at Corporate Training centers for well over a year and the results have been dramatic. Student participation and engagement in classes rises dramatically, while faculty report feeling like they are much more connected to their learners. The entire experience feels more like teaching in person than any technology previously available.

Vantage Point includes extensive reporting capabilities and is compatible with Tin Can / xAPI Learning Record Stores and the Moodle LMS. It also provides a robust set of web services for other systems that need to capture the extensive information available. Big Data finally comes to the virtual live classroom.

Refined Data Solutions is an Authorized Adobe Connect Reseller serving North America, EMEA and the APAC regions. The company is recognized as the world's leading authority on extensions and integrations for Adobe Connect. Refined Data Solutions also offers the Refined Training LMS, a leading edge, hosted blended learning platform that incorporates Adobe Connect and Vantage Point.