Amazon Whispercast Puts Focus on Students

Oct 17, 2012, Inc. announced Whispercast for Kindle, giving schools and business customers a scalable online tool for deploying Kindle devices and Kindle content. Whispercast provides a single access point to purchase and distribute Kindle books and documents for educational, marketing, and employee incentive programs across Kindle devices and free Kindle reading applications for iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, PCs and Macs. In the coming months, Whispercast will support distribution of Kindle Fire applications.

Whispercast gives teachers and educators access to millions of Kindle books, including best sellers and free classics, they can purchase and distribute to develop educational programs. Schools can also register and manage the settings on all their Kindles, including password protection, centrally configuring wireless connectivity to their organizations' private networks, and restricting individual purchases.

Whispercast makes it easier for business owners to manage and deploy fleets of Kindle e-readers and tablets as a way to support employee productivity or customer marketing initiatives. With "bring your own device" support businesses will be able to distribute documents and Kindle books to personally-owned Kindles and other devices with access to free Kindle reading applications.