HAWTHORNE, N.Y., March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartPros Ltd. (Nasdaq:SPRO), a leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, today announced the release of its new eLP-Mobile eLearning platform, enabling its customers to access continuing education and training courseware directly from supported phones and tablets.
"SmartPros clients are busy, and they are on-the-go," said Joseph Fish, SmartPros Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "Our customers asked, we listened and we responded. SmartPros eLP-Mobile extends the capability of SmartPros' best-of-breed content libraries and learning management solutions, addressing the growing demand for mobile eLearning by busy professionals."
SmartPros customers can expect to experience the same high-quality content and ease-of-use as found accessing their courseware through the SmartPros eCampus Learning Management system via their desktop browser-based player. SmartPros' Financial Management Network (FMN) and CPA Report (CPAR) content is now mobile-enabled dating back to October 2013. SmartPros Advantage (SPA) is currently mobile-enabled dating back to January 2014, with additional courses dating back to October 2013 made available later this month.
SmartPros eLP-Mobile is adaptive using both WiFi and Cellular technology to effectively provide a superior learning experience. Compatible technology interfaces include:
* HTML5 audio and video with media streamed using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
* Responsive design with automatic landscape and portrait modes
* Multiple bandwidth options for tablet based video presentations to ensure clean, uninterrupted playback
Supported devices include:
* Apple iPad 3, Air, and Mini
* Apple iPhone 4, 5, 5c, and 5s (iOS 7 recommended, Audio Playback Only)
* Google Nexus 7
* Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
* Other Tablet devices using Android 4.2 and higher
The new player does not require any client download. It launches automatically on the client's mobile device when the client accesses courseware through SmartPros award winning eCampus Learning Management System.
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events. Our subscription libraries feature hundreds of course titles and 2,300+ hours of accredited education. SmartPros' proprietary Professional Education Center (PEC) Learning Management System (LMS) offers enterprise distribution and administration of education content and information. In addition, SmartPros produces a popular news and information portal for accounting and finance professionals serving more than one million ads and distributing more than 200,000 subscriber email newsletters each month. SmartPros' network of Web sites averages more than 1 million monthly visits, serving a user base of more than 1.5 million profiled members. Visit: www.smartpros.com
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