SOURCE: NComputing, Inc.

October 03, 2007 08:00 ET

NComputing Named Winner of Prestigious Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award

Virtual PC Solution Recognized as Best New Technology in Computing Systems; NComputing Lowers PC Computing Costs 70%

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - NComputing, the leading provider of virtual PC solutions, today announced that it has won the coveted Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for the most innovative new solution in computing systems. NComputing's virtual PC technology is gaining rapid adoption worldwide because it dramatically lowers the cost of PC computing while reducing energy consumption by 90%. Past winners have included IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu, and Sun Microsystems.

"We are gratified by this recognition because it underscores the critical importance of our mission of bringing computing to the next billion users who, until now, have been unable to afford it," said Stephen Dukker, Chairman and CEO of NComputing. "It is only by fundamentally changing the economics of computing that our industry can meet the needs of business, education, and other under-served users around the world."

The NComputing solution is based on a simple fact: today's PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of applications only use a small fraction of their computing capacity. NComputing's virtualization software taps this unused capacity so that it can be simultaneously shared by multiple users. Each user's monitor, keyboard, and mouse are connected to a very small and highly reliable access device, which is then connected to the shared PC. The access device has no CPU, memory, or moving parts, and the solution is easy to deploy and maintain. As a major leap forward in green computing, NComputing solutions draw less than five watts of power for each added user versus 115 watts for a typical PC. The 90% reduction in energy consumption is especially critical in developing countries where electricity is expensive and limited. NComputing systems are compatible with Windows, Linux, and standard PC applications, and cost as little as $70 per seat.

NComputing began shipping product about 18 months ago and has already sold more than 500,000 seats in 70 countries around the world to organizations such as schools, businesses, and government agencies. NComputing recently announced that the Republic of Macedonia is deploying 160,000 NComputing virtual PCs across its entire K-12 school system in order to bring every public student in Macedonia into the information economy.

"This project would not have been possible 5 years ago," said Ivo Ivanovski, Macedonia's Minister for the Information Society. "Today's least expensive desktop PCs are so powerful we use less than 10% of their capacity and NComputing's technology puts this wasted power to work."

About NComputing, Inc.

Founded with the goal of making computing affordable for everyone, NComputing, Inc. is a privately held software and hardware technology design and manufacturing company with offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Korea, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, the company's patented technologies drastically lower costs, improve manageability and reduce energy consumption. The current product lines deliver virtual PC computing solutions that are as low as $70 per user, affordable enough for even the smallest organization yet powerful enough for enterprise-scale applications.

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