SOURCE: Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology

September 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Post-PC Era Expands as Wyse and Serbian Government Partner for Nation-Wide Cloud Client Computing Deployment in Education

More Than 30,000 Students Gain Access to Latest Learning Technology With Wyse and Microsoft Solutions in Schools Across Serbia

LONDON and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced a major implementation of its zero client technology in the Digital School project to transform classroom teaching in Serbia. In one of the largest projects of its kind in Europe, all elementary schools in Serbia will be outfitted with a new IT infrastructure based on Wyse zero clients and Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, enabling every student to have access to the latest computing software, educational applications and online resources.

Committed to modernizing the country's educational system, among other reforms, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, identified the need for a better information technology and communications infrastructure to support teaching and learning in classrooms.

Working with its technology partner company ComTrade, the solution is based on Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 and enables multiple users to simultaneously share a single computer while each using their own monitor, keyboard and mouse. This is an ideal solution for educational customers that want to extend IT access to more students, easily and affordably. The solution is designed for simple implementation and ease-of-use for teachers, provides the familiar Windows 7 desktop experience, and requires no advanced IT expertise.

The ministry selected Wyse E01 zero clients because they maximize the advantages of Windows MultiPoint Server. The zero clients simply plug into the host computer which automatically configures and enables a student to start work immediately. Unlike comparable devices for Windows MultiPoint Server, the Wyse E01 zero client supports USB peripherals such as, webcams, and USB flash drives, allowing a more flexible computer-based teaching and learning experience.

Jasna Matic State Secretary for Digital Agenda, former Minister for Telecommunications and Information Society said, "Enhancing ICT for education is a major goal of the Government with this programme delivering on our promise to give every student access to their own computer at school. With cutting edge technology from Microsoft and Wyse, our schools have a solid foundation for delivering education to the highest standards."

Mark Jordan, vice president EMEA, Wyse, said, "Traditional personal computing cannot keep pace with the pressures on educators to widen access to computing in schools. Shared computing solutions offer an affordable alternative that provides reliable access to the latest Windows technology. Wyse is pleased to be working with Microsoft on helping the Serbian Government get the very best education for their students."

Chris Phillips, general manager, Microsoft Corp., said, "We are pleased to be working with Wyse and the Serbian Digital Agenda in one of the largest implementations of Windows MultiPoint Server to date. This relationship demonstrates how educational institutions can get the best value from their technology investments and provide rich capabilities of the Windows 7 experience, while keeping operational costs low. Windows MultiPoint Server, along with Wyse's E01 is an innovative and effective solution for our education customers."

Deployment of the Microsoft and Wyse education solution started in December 2010 and will be completed this year.

For more information about Wyse E01 zero clients, please visit, http://www.wyse.com/products/hardware/zeroclients/E01/index.asp

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide. More information can be found at www.wyse.com or by calling 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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