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May 22, 2013 10:01 ET

NComputing N-Series Enables Desktop Virtualization for Citrix Users in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking/Finance, Higher Education and More

Rapid End User Adoption Across Verticals Drives NComputing's Latest Version of N-Series Citrix Ready® HDX® Verified SoC Thin Clients

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - CITRIX SYNERGY -- NComputing, the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualization, today announced the latest release of its award-winning N-series thin clients, extending the benefits of desktop virtualization for Citrix customers across key verticals. The new firmware release delivers support for an expanded set of peripherals and features Imprivata certified integration of their OneSign SSO technology. The combination enables valuable and impactful industry-specific desktop virtualization use-cases in manufacturing, healthcare, banking/finance, education and other key verticals, opening up new markets for the company and its channel of N-series partners and resellers. The new release capitalizes on NComputing's relationship with Citrix to make desktop virtualization more affordable, powerful and transformative for businesses than ever before. NComputing's HDX Ready SoC technology is continually developed exclusively for Citrix environments and leverages the latest advancements in the Citrix Receiver™ for Linux version delivered in this firmware release as well.

"The new N-series firmware release continues NComputing's commitment to enabling a rich desktop virtualization user experience, while simplifying management and improving cost-effectiveness," noted Steve Brasen, managing research director at Enterprise Management Associates. "Broader USB support coupled with Imprivata OneSign integration enhance user productivity and allow greater freedom in performing business tasks."

Latest Release Enables Expanded Vertical Use Cases Through New Firmware, Peripherals and Centralized Web-Based Management Console
When first introduced, the N-series challenged the perception of what a thin client can deliver to Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp® users across industries, setting new standards for price and performance. With today's release, NComputing delivers new levels of flexibility and power that help round out the solution stack for customers using the N-series as the cornerstone for industry specific use-cases instead of PCs, laptops or more expensive traditional thin clients for Citrix desktop virtualization environments.

The latest release extends the core value of the N-series and supports a number of important USB options, including local or remote USB redirection by device type, serial and parallel peripheral support, multiple USB or IP scanners and printers and more, to enable specific industry use cases. For example, the N-series can now be used for healthcare applications requiring support for specialized scanners and imagers, teller workstations in banking and finance applications requiring check reader and barcode scanning equipment, or in manufacturing environments where peripheral and system connectivity via parallel or serial interface is needed.

Additional enhancements leveraging the newest Citrix Receiver for Linux, which is integrated seamlessly in the new N-series firmware 1.4 release, ensures a rich, optimized and well-managed HDX user experience that lets organizations take better advantage of multimedia audio and video environments. The new N-series product line also features world-class security authentication through a partnership with Imprivata, and features the integration of their OneSign technology for single sign-on, authentication, secure and fast user switching for shared workstations and no click access to virtual desktops.

As part of today's announcement, NComputing also introduced the newest version of vSpace Management Center for N-series devices in Citrix environments, offering centralized and highly scalable, anywhere, anytime management using an intuitive Web-based console. NComputing's vSpace Management Center natively supports the features of the newest N-Series firmware release and related functionality of the included Citrix Receiver for Linux v12.5. Maximizing efficiency for large-scale enterprise deployments, critical management functions like firmware upgrades can be automated, scheduled and completed remotely.

High Demand for N-Series Reflects Winning Formula: Powerful Citrix HDX Experience in Desktop Virtualization Delivered at Affordable Prices
N-series thin clients deliver a rich HDX experience at one-third the cost of traditional HDX-capable PCs and traditional thin client devices, without compromising quality or performance. NComputing continues to deliver and add value for Citrix customers by offering a seamless user experience with powerful and innovative desktop virtualization access, for the most compelling price and performance combination available in the desktop virtualization market today.

"Together, NComputing and Citrix are transforming the economics of desktop virtualization," said Raj Dhingra, CEO of NComputing. "Since launching the N-series at last year's Citrix Synergy show, we've added more than 100 customers worldwide. The latest release is in direct response to the continued demand we're seeing in every single market we serve, and keeps us well ahead of the competition. We will continue winning every time with our unique combination of simplicity, performance and value."

Since its debut at Citrix Synergy in September 2012, NComputing's N-series product line of first-to-market HDX Ready System on Chip (SoC) thin clients has been deployed by more than 100 customers worldwide. This includes large enterprises across key verticals such as healthcare, banking, higher education, manufacturing and government. In response to market demand to support specific industry use cases, NComputing has been working to serve its growing customer base with new advances for the N-series product line in areas including expanded peripheral device support, enhanced performance and security.

Pricing and Availability:
The new product releases are now available. For more information on pricing, email sales@ncomputing.com. Visit NComputing at Citrix Synergy™ in booth #306 this week for product demos and more information.
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About NComputing:
NComputing, Inc. is the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualization. Removing the barriers through a unique formula of simplicity, performance and value, NComputing's integrated solutions serve global enterprise and mid-market companies in key verticals such as education, healthcare and government. With over 20 million daily users in 140 countries, the company is fueling the adoption of desktop virtualization faster than any other in the world. To learn more, visit http://www.ncomputing.com.

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