NComputing Re-Writes Computer Lab Economics With Launch of Classroom in a Box


Redwood City/26 January 2011: NComputing, a global leader in desktop virtualization, today unveiled a vertical market expansion strategy, and availability of its first vertical market solution, NComputing Classroom In A Box.Designed specifically for the education market, Classroom In A Box is a complete, pre-tested and validated desktop virtualization solution based on the company’s virtual desktops and vSpace virtualization software. It comprises all the software infrastructure, hardware, peripherals, OS environment, and services an education institution needs to set up a computer lab at a fraction of the cost of traditional PC deployments.

Because NComputing Classroom In A Box comes with all peripherals, virtual desktops and software pre- tested for compatibility and integration, it requires minimal set up, support or maintenance. As well as significant savings on initial purchase price compared to PCs, it delivers on-going cost savings of up to 90% lower energy costs and 75% reduction in maintenance and support. Classroom In a Box comes with NComputing virtual desktop devices and vSpace virtualization software which transforms the typical virtual desktop structure from one user per virtual machine to thirty users per virtual machine. Important to the education market, NComputing Classroom In A Box supports both Windows and Linux platforms.

The impact of damage, loss or theft of desktop devices is minimized due to the low replacement cost of the virtual desktop hardware; and data and student security is enhanced due to the fact that internet filters, applications and data reside on the server not on the client. Because of the small footprint size of NComputing virtual desktops, it helps solve the problem of cramped classrooms and labs. Plus, truly green computing environments are created that produce vastly less e-waste and up to 90% less energy consumption.

Commented Jim McHugh, NComputing SVP global marketing "We already account for 15% of shipping K12 desktop access devices in the US; we’re involved in one of the world’s largest 'desktop for every child' initiatives in Macedonia with a deployment of 200,000 NComputing devices in schools throughout the country; and in the last three years alone we have provided computing access to 18000 schools around India. No one gets education like we do. Classroom In A Box captures all our knowledge and expertise of what’s most useful and important to education and makes it available in the most cost effective and simple to deploy manner."

NComputing Classroom In A Box is available immediate from leading education technology distributors. For more information and configuration options

About NComputing: NComputing, Inc. is the fastest growing desktop virtualisation company in the world with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries.

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