SOURCE: Thinkronize

April 18, 2007 08:00 ET

Thinkronize's Safe Search Engine, netTrekker d.i., Goes Nationwide!

netTrekker d.i. Is Educators' #1 Choice for Safe Online Searching in All 50 States; Number of Schools Served by netTrekker d.i. Grows 41%

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Thinkronize, the leading developer of Web-based K-12 educational products, today announced that all 50 states have embraced its safe search engine, netTrekker d.i. netTrekker d.i. is now used by over 450,000 teachers and 9.3 million students in more than 17,000 schools throughout the U.S.

School safety issues have crossed over to the online world and many districts are stepping up their resources to keep kids Web safe. "Increasingly, schools nationwide are embracing the digital delivery of educational content and investing in Web safety tools," said Thinkronize CEO Randy Wilhelm. "When it comes to contextual search, schools are recognizing the pressing need for students to have access to educator-selected resources and we are experiencing record growth of netTrekker d.i. subscriptions as a result."

From March 2006 to March 2007, the number of schools using netTrekker d.i. has grown by 41%. This represents a penetration rate of about 15% of our nation's 115,512 public and non-public schools and 17% of students with safe access to relevant and targeted online content.

According to Melissa Rippy, manager/system administrator, Library Services, Pasadena ISD, TX, "As long as there are students using technology, there will be concerns of safety. No matter how Web-savvy, all students need the right tools to help with wading though the abundance of inappropriate, irrelevant and commercial sites. netTrekker d.i. provides a robust, easy-to-use and safe solution that saves teachers, students and parents time and worry."

About the netTrekker Product Suite

The netTrekker product line includes award-winning educational search products for both the education (netTrekker d.i.) and consumer (netTrekker home) markets. Unlike ordinary search engines, products from the netTrekker suite provide fast and easy access to only the best educational resources from the entire Internet in a safe, organized, standards-aligned format. Using netTrekker search products, educators, school librarians, students and parents save valuable time because they are directed to relevant, reliable, educator-selected Web sites every time -- meaning less time spent on searching and more time focused on teaching, learning and achieving. For more information about the netTrekker product suite, visit www.netTrekker.com.

Thinkronize, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Thinkronize is a leading developer of safe Web-based K-12 educational products. Thinkronize is dedicated to enhancing the education of today's youth with highly effective technologies that deliver the rich educational value of the Internet to every child in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. With the mission to help every child learn and a belief that technology can transform education, Thinkronize was first to market with a standards-based educational search engine. Its flagship product, netTrekker d.i., is the #1 search engine in K-12 schools and is currently used in over 17,000 schools nationwide. Thinkronize's consumer product, netTrekker home, gives parents and students whose district or school has not yet purchased a netTrekker d.i. subscription access to its 180,000 + educator tried-and-tested Web sites and educational resources. Peers, educators and parents have honored Thinkronize and the netTrekker product suite 18 times for their contribution to education. Most recently, netTrekker home was awarded The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, earning a position among an elite group of products recommended to parents by TNPC. In addition, Thinkronize was named to the 2006 Inc. 500 List as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. The company was founded by Robert Reinders and currently serves nearly 9.3 million students in all 50 states, including adoptions by key districts and states nationwide. For more information visit http://www.thinkronize.com/ or phone 877-517-1125.

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