NComputing to Deliver Computer Access to 600 Schools in Bihar, India


Transforming Economics of PC Purchasing Brings Desktop Access to Thousands of School Children

Redwood City, 2 August 2010: - NComputing, the world’s fast growing desktop virtualization company, today announced it has been selected to provide desktop computer access to 600 government schools as part a computer literacy initiative launched by the Bihar government. The goal of this initiative is to build 600 computer labs throughout the State to make computer access and learning available to school children for the first time.

Each of the 600 government schools will have a 12-seat computer lab, made possible by attaching 10 NComputing X550 desktop access devices to 2 desktop PCs. NComputing’s desktop virtualization software and hardware solution provides affordable initial and ongoing desktop computing access. In addition to low initial cost of purchase, NComputing solutions require 75% less maintenance and 90% less energy consumption than traditional all-PC labs. NComputing devices only use 1 watt of electricity compared to 120 watts for a PC. This is a crucial advantage as Bihar often faces shortages in electricity supply.

Said Stephen Dukker, NComputing CEO “in a region of such promise as Bihar, where almost 60% of the population is under 25, much of its future lies in the next generation of educated and ICT aware students. Our products and technology overcome challenges of costly PCs and on-going maintenance, infrastructure and limited energy resources. We are proud to be involved in this computer literacy initiative In just 3 years, over 18000 schools around India have turned to NComputing to deliver desktop computing access.”

The NComputing solution is based on a simple fact: today’s PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of users only use a small fraction of the computer’s capacity. NComputing’s desktop virtualization solution taps this unused capacity so that it can be simultaneously used by many students. Each student connects their own monitor, keyboard and mouse to an NComputing device which is then connected to the shared PC. Each student gets a full PC experience. The NComputing devices are easy to deploy, rugged, and only use as low as 1 watt of electricity.

About NComputing Inc:
NComputing, Inc. is the fastest growing desktop virtualization company in the world with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries. The company's award-winning, patented technology lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste. It is the perfect solution for leveraging the power and potential of PCs and cloud computing. To learn more about NComputing, visit

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