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March 30, 2011 11:00 ET

Award-Winning Virginia Public Library Checks Out Desktop Virtualization for Centralized Endpoint Management

City of Staunton Simplifies Management, Cuts Costs and Improves Security With Pano Logic Zero Client Computing

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) -  Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization, today announced the City of Staunton, Virginia has deployed the Pano System to replace desktop PCs in the city library. Pano Logic centralizes endpoint management, enabling the City of Staunton to eliminate costly and time-consuming PC maintenance and protect user environments from viruses and malware.

The City of Staunton plays host to more than 100,000 citizens of Augusta County, who were drawn to the public library in increasing numbers for free Internet access as the recession hit in 2009. Susceptible to malware, the aging PCs required constant repairs and maintenance that left up to 50 percent of them unusable at any given time.

"Our resources were stretched thin, so spending several hours a week fixing software problems and replacing parts was becoming a never-ending nightmare," said Kurt Plowman, CTO, City of Staunton. "The public library was overdue for a solution, so we turned to Pano Logic desktop virtualization to centralize endpoint management, meaning we don't ever have to leave our offices to update software or repair hardware."

The Pano System combines zero client desktop virtualization hardware with server-side software that runs on top of the hypervisor, connecting the display, input devices and other USB peripherals to the desktop virtual machine. The hardware has no processor, no operating system, no storage, nor any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management, failure-prone hardware repairs and potential security breaches. Centrally managing desktop computing from the server, including creating and provisioning new users, as well as managing updates and patches and setting reboot schedules, dramatically simplifies desktop management and slashes the amount of time and resources that must be dedicated for support.

"We're seeing a sea change occurring as organizations are forced to do more with less," said John Kish, CEO, Pano Logic. "Savvy organizations like the City of Staunton are driving the next wave of technological innovation and larger companies are starting to take notice."

The City of Staunton was recognized for its deployment with a Governor's Technology Award for Innovation in Local Government at the 2010 annual Commonwealth of Virginia's Innovative Technology Symposium. The City of Staunton is currently evaluating how to expand the use of Pano Logic throughout additional departments.

About Pano Logic Zero Client Computing
Pano Logic is the leader in Zero Client Desktop Computing. Pano Logic's all-in-one hardware and software solution -- Pano System -- redefines the delivery and management of end user computing by radically centralizing desktop management. The Pano Logic zero client platform is a complete end-to-end solution purpose-built for desktop virtualization, simplifying the complexity and management of virtual desktops and slashing TCO by as much as 80 percent. The patent-pending Pano Direct technology eliminates the need for costly processing power at the endpoint, making it possible to have an endpoint device that contains NO processor, NO operating system, NO memory, NO drivers, NO firmware, NO software, NOR any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management and security breaches, while slashing energy consumption by 95 percent as compared to a PC. The Pano generation of computing, built for virtualization, can plug and play into 99 percent of all hypervisor infrastructures, including VMware, Microsoft HyperV and Citrix XenDesktop. To learn more, visit

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