Classroom in a Box Solution Enables Schools to run up to 100 Desktops From a Single OS

At BETT 2012, NComputing is showcasing the latest version of its ‘Classroom in a Box’ solution which slashes desktop economics for teaching establishments by enabling up to 100 students to run virtual desktops from a single operating system instance. A classroom environment will be created on Stand J50, for visitors to experience firsthand NComputing’s desktop virtualisation and its benefits for the classroom. Visitors to the stand will also be able to enter a competition to win a 12 user NComputing Classroom in a Box solution.

NComputing ‘In a Box’ technology is the simplest, most powerful and affordable desktop virtualisation solution on the market today, offering the lowest cost per seat available to schools, colleges and universities. It supports both Windows and Linux platforms and comes with all peripherals, virtual desktops and software pre-tested for compatibility and integration.

It includes virtual desktop devices and vSpace 6.5 Server virtualisation software that, together, transform the typical virtual desktop infrastructure from one user per operating system to one hundred users per operating system. These solutions:

  • reduce up-front PC acquisition costs by 75%
  • reduce physical host servers by 75%
  • lower maintenance and support costs by 75%
  • reduce power and cooling requirements by 90%
  • reduce risk resulting from device loss and theft

Paul Gullet, Vice President for EMEA, commented: “Cost and complexity are the biggest barriers to virtual desktop adoption in education. Our customers told us they wanted immediate return on investment on their desktop virtualisation deployments, the ability to scale faster and more easily, greater manageability and improved security. NComputing continues to pioneer innovation that will accelerate PC replacement cycles and will allow educational institutions to deploy desktop computing where previously it had not been viable for reasons of economics or management and support.”