Genesis LC2 is our flagship language training system, containing comprehensive language lab features in a robust, easy-to-use interface.
Using Genesis in your language classroom or language lab allows you to educate in ways you never thought possible. Not only does the system enhance your unique teaching style, it allows your students to interact and collaborate in exciting new ways. When the teaching and interaction are done, it is always time for evaluation. Genesis has many features that allow you to objectively and subjectively evaluate your students' work.
Genesis is loaded with features to make interactive language training enjoyable and uncomplicated. Click a link below to learn more.
Genesis LC2 is a software-based language training system featuring the newest technologies available for multimedia interactivity. Running on standard Windows computers over your local area network, Genesis provides both instructors and students with the power and flexibility to enjoy high-tech learning the way it was meant to be.
Simply put, Genesis LC2 is a software application that runs on the instructor and student computers. The student and instructor applications communicate over a standard local area network, allowing for communication and interaction. With the use of headsets, students can communicate with their computers, their classmates and their instructor.
With Genesis, complete control and efficient teaching are always a click away. Following are just a few of the system’s powerful features:
Communicate with any student by clicking one button.
Broadcast your screen and voice to individuals, groups or the entire class.
Utilize the built-in smart board to highlight, draw, or type on student screens.
Teach any subject or the use of any software program.
Remotely turn on or off lab computers.
Lock or Darken lab computers.
Automatically or manually monitor all computers in your lab.
View all student screens simultaneously as thumbnails.
Launch Applications or the Internet on any student computer.
Block Applications or the Internet on any student computer.
Take control of any lab computer and teach while doing.
Broadcast live audio and video from any source (Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Visualizers, etc.)
Place students in groups or pairs for interactive language practice.
Utilize the integrated digital recorder (SpeechMate) specifically designed for language learning.
Control the students’ recording features or allow them to control their own recordings.
Save the students' recording work and listen to it later.
Send any files to student computers.
Automatically retrieve student files.
Prepare quizzes or lessons for in-class work or homework using video, still pictures, graphics, text or audio files.
A typical Genesis LC2 language lab consists of an instructor’s workstation and several student workstations. The instructor’s workstation may consist simply of a computer, a desk and headset. Or it may also include several other optional items used to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The student workstations may contain computers, desks, and headsets, as well as optional listening center boxes. Listening centers allow you to connect multiple headsets and other audio devices to each student computer. Other optional items may include a video server system and foreign language content software. Genesis offers unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to have the custom features you need in your unique environment.
As a software-based language lab system, Genesis runs on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP computers and communicates as a system over a local area network. Genesis utilizes unique multicasting technologies to operate on a standard LAN, without burdening the network. High-bandwidth data communication such as screen broadcasts, video broadcasts, audio communication and student grouping function smoothly and efficiently. All Genesis functions operate in real-time. When an instructor clicks a button to broadcast a student’s screen to the rest of the class, all the students see that screen immediately and as clearly as if it were their own display. For additional in-depth information, visit the Instructor's View and Student's View pages. A portion of the instructor's interface is shown below.
Genesis System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows 7, Vista,
Pentium 4 / 800 MHz or Higher
4GB RAM (More recommended for Win 10)
HDD: 1.5GB of available hard disk space Instructor Software Module Size: 36MB
Recommended display resolution: 1920x1080 -- Supports Multiple Monitors on Instructor PC
Full-Duplex / AC-97 or HD Audio Sound Card (*all system sound cards must match)
100Mbit Network Card with WOL
100/1000Mbit Network Switch
Labstar Headset with Microphone
Genesis Live Video Encoder Card
Koblü Language Cloud
Region-Free DVD Player
Professional Audio Cassette Player
Visualizer / Document Camera
Speaker & Amplification System
Audio/Video Editing Workstation
The Instructor's Interface is your control panel for all Genesis system functions. Scroll down for detailed views.
Instructor Interface Section Tabs - Close-ups:
Student and Grouping Icons - Close-ups:
AV Control and Audio Selection - Close-ups:
General Control Functions - Close-ups:
The Student's view of the Genesis LC2 system finds itself in three key interfaces, the Student Login Window, the Student Menu and the SpeechMate Digital Recorder. To access these features, the student simply clicks on the student icon located in the Windows Taskbar. Scroll down for detailed views.
Student Login Window and Student Menu - Close-ups:
SpeechMate Digital Recorder - Close-ups:
At Linguatronics, we understand that no two customers are the same. For this reason, we have designed Genesis to support a number of different options and configurations.
In the system diagrams shown below, you will see three typical Genesis LC2 configurations - Premium, Enhanced and Basic. These configurations are typical of what our customers purchase on a regular basis, but are by no means the only ways to setup a Genesis language lab. Contact us today for your own individualized quotation!
The Premium Genesis LC2 System includes the Genesis System Software, our DE-2500 headsets, Audio-Visual and Live Broadcast Components, as well as Media and Curriculum Servers. Additionally, Linguatronics can completely outfit your lab with furniture and computers when a turnkey solution is desired.
The Enhanced Genesis LC2 System includes the Genesis System Software, our DE-2500 headsets and Audio-Visual and Live Broadcast Components.
The Basic Genesis LC2 System includes the Genesis System Software and our C-202V headsets.
A typical Genesis Student Workstation includes the Genesis LC2 Student Software, DE-2500 headset and LS-150 Listening Center.
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When it is time to install your system in a language lab or second language classroom, Linguatronics has many options to meet your particular needs.
Linguatronics offers comprehensive, on-site installation services provided by trained technical staff. If you decide to install our system yourself, we offer online and telephone installation support to guide you through the process.
During our on-site installation visits, we dedicate a good portion of our time to training your technical staff and end-users on system functionality and usage. These training sessions are hands-on events, giving you valuable experience using the system in authentic situations.
If you decide to install your own system, we can make on-site training-only visits to train your staff. Alternatively and additionally, you can use our on-line training service for complete system training or to brush-up on certain skill areas. On-line training is available to registered users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Keeping your Genesis system and accessories up-to-date is very important. Many Linguatronics customers enroll in annual or multi-year maintenance contracts in order to keep their systems completely updated. Computer technologies and operating systems change almost weekly. It is important to keep your valuable Genesis system in line with these constant changes.
Linguatronics is constantly adding features to our software at customer requests. In fact, most of our system's features have been suggested by great customers like you. We want to ensure all of our customers have the newest software versions, so that everyone can share in the latest functions and features.
Linguatronics can design a maintenance plan that is right for you and your organization. We will take into consideration your available technical staff, remote update possibilities and your standard upgrade procedures in creating your maintenance plan.
Please contact us to discuss your ongoing maintenance needs or to create a new plan for your organization.
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