SOURCE: ViewSonic


October 29, 2013 09:00 ET

ViewSonic Named a 2013 Tech Innovator by CRN

ViewSonic SD-A245 Smart Display Client Recognized as an Innovative Product in PC-Workstation/Desktop Category

WALNUT, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, has been named a 2013 Tech Innovator by CRN. The annual Tech Innovator Awards recognize the vendors that have launched the most innovative new hardware and software solutions over the past year. ViewSonic's SD-A245 Smart Display Client was selected in the highly competitive PC-Workstation/Desktop category.

The SD-A245 is completely locked down, secured, and managed by the IT organization for a new class of thin client. Integrated with Citrix XenMobile, ViewSonic's SD-A245 smart display allows an IT organization the ability to use a single software tool to seamlessly manage both their mobile and desktop devices. By combining this platform with a 24" LED touch screen, ViewSonic's smart display provides corporate and enterprise end-users a thin client experience like none other.

Each year, CRN Test Center Editors review hundreds of products to determine the best of the best. This year, companies were encouraged to submit across 17 hardware and software categories including enterprise management and productivity software; wireless networking; voice and data; enterprise network communications; display technology; handheld devices; PC servers; workstations and desktops; laptops; printing and imaging solutions; security; storage and cloud solutions; and virtualization. Winners were announced at a special presentation during the NexTI Conference on October 28th.

"The IT channel landscape has changed dramatically in recent years and solution providers are always on the lookout for new products that can help them take advantage of evolving market opportunities," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "The CRN Tech Innovator awards recognize the vendors who are helping their solution provider partners solve challenges with innovative offerings."

"ViewSonic is honored to receive this prestigious award from CRN in recognition of our development efforts with Citrix to create what we truly believe is the next generation thin client," said Jeff Volpe, President of ViewSonic Americas. "The explosive growth and adoption of virtual desktop computing is a key trend for which we will be delivering exciting solutions. Our SD-A245 smart display is a great example of how users can access cloud-based applications and web services to create amazing content while lowering direct and indirect costs associated with a full desktop deployment."

2013 Tech Innovators were selected from a large pool of nominations, with winners and runners-up selected by the editors of CRN and the CRN Test Center. Tech Innovators is featured in the November issue of CRN magazine, and the full list will be online at beginning November 11th.

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About ViewSonic
Founded in Walnut, California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage, and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest in desktop virtualization and cloud computing products to change the way you compute, communicate, and connect. For further information, please visit

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About The Channel Company
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