SOURCE: NComputing

December 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Word of Mouth Drives Massive Adoption of NComputing Virtual PC Systems in North Carolina

NComputing Quadruples Computing Access Without Increasing IT Budgets

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2007) - NComputing, the leading provider of desktop virtualization software and hardware, today announced that 25 rural North Carolina school districts have already deployed more than 13,000 NComputing systems to dramatically improve student-to-computer ratios at a fraction of the cost of traditional PC deployments. The school districts have joined thousands of others around the world that are taking advantage of NComputing's revolutionary technology to quadruple the number of students with computer access with their existing budgets.

NComputing's rapid growth in North Carolina started modestly, when just two districts deployed NComputing in a few PC labs. These two districts quickly recognized the benefits of the solution and deployed more systems throughout their district PC labs and administrative areas. They also began spreading the word about their success to their peers and colleagues in neighboring districts. Within six months, NComputing was installed in 25 school districts in North Carolina.

"After learning that neighboring IT administrators were quadrupling the number of computing seats for the same budget, we immediately decided to try NComputing technology for Caswell Public Schools," said David Useche, Media and Technology Director. "NComputing is easy to install, easy to use and inexpensive to maintain."

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 the computer's capacity. NComputing's virtualization software and hardware tap this unused capacity so that it can be simultaneously shared by multiple users. The NComputing virtualization software is loaded onto a standard Windows or Linux PC. Each user's monitor, keyboard, and mouse connect to the shared PC through a small and highly reliable NComputing access device. The device itself has no CPU, memory, or moving parts so it is easy to deploy and maintain. Over 500,000 NComputing systems have been deployed by 15,000 organizations to slash their computing costs as much as 70% and electric consumption by 90%.

In addition to multiplying student PC access without increasing the IT budget, NComputing also dramatically reduced the schools' electricity usage. NComputing's access devices use one watt of electricity instead of the typical 115 watts for a PC, cutting energy costs by more than 90 percent. The NComputing access devices weigh less than 6 ounces, so e-waste is drastically reduced when compared to a traditional PC.

"We needed a cost-effective solution that would enable us to quickly put more computing access in front of students," said Barry Pace, IT Director for the McDowell County School District. "NComputing's virtual PC technology allows students access to the latest computing technology, while also providing high energy savings."

"The adoption of our solution in schools throughout North Carolina was not fueled by marketing or sales, but by word of mouth testimonials among administrators and educators who all have the same computing needs and face severe budget limitations," said Stephen Dukker, Chairman and CEO of NComputing. "In just a year, we already account for 5% of the U.S. education computing market and that will continue to grow rapidly as educators and administrators share their NComputing experience with their peers."

About NComputing, Inc.

Winner of the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Award, NComputing, Inc. was founded with the goal of making desktop computing affordable for everyone. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, NComputing is a privately held virtualization software and hardware company. The company's patented technology drastically lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste. NComputing has offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Korea, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States and distributes products to over 70 countries.

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