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ViewSonic to Provide 5-Seat and 10-Seat Shared Resource Computing System Bundles to Educators
Priory Federation of Academies to replace all PCs with Wyse thin clients, widening access to more reliable computing for children from three to 18 years old
Unmanaged desktop deployments cost 50% more than virtual environment and VMware, Wyse and Ncomputing are going after them.
HP announced the new MultiSeat t150 Thin Client, which enables up to 10 students to simultaneously share a single host computer via a USB connection. The technology helps schools maximize the number of computer seats without increasing their technology budgets. In Texas next week.
Now that budgets are re-emerging just what should a consultant in education field recommend (with so many choices).
British School Turns to Management Suite for 500 Thin Clients
$99 Wyse E01 Zero Client and Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 Optimize IT and Financial Resources for Schools in Tough Economy
Rockhurst University Cuts IT Support Cost and Reduces Energy Bill by 80% with the Introduction of Client Virtualization Hardware and Software Solutions from Wyse Technology -- Ultra-Green Thin Computing Solutions Enable the Leading University in IT Innovation to Optimize Investments for Strategic Projects, and to Minimize Overall TCO with Savings from Unnecessary and Excessive PC Hardware, Software, Security and Maintenance Costs
University of Arizona Secures a Simple, Flexible and Mobile Client Virtualization Infrastructure Utilizing Wyse Technology Thin Computing Solutions - ROIs are Cost Savings, Heightened Security and Classroom-in-a-Box Solution
Nice quote from administrator - "I believe that what we are deploying today is the future of education computing … For any school or university that's wondered whether thin clients can make their IT arm a more efficient department -- all while saving time, money and energy costs -- the answer is a resounding 'yes.' We are phasing out PCs in favor of virtual clients throughout the district."
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF., August 4, 2009 – President Obama’s stimulus package has earmarked billions of dollars for schools to pay for educational technology, but not for long-term maintenance costs. Smart school districts have solved the dilemma by expanding computing access with NComputing. The company’s $70 virtual desktops allow up to eleven students to share a single computer while reducing maintenance and electrical costs by as much as 90%.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, July 16, 2009--Symbio Technologies (www.symbio-technologies.com), the leader in stateless thin client computing, has put its skills to work to help bankrupt schools in California bring new life to old computers. Using its expertise in LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), Symbio has helped schools re-use their existing workstations and finally find a use for the many outdated machines they receive as donations. The Linux Terminal Server Project is a free, open source add-on to Linux that allows people to access applications and data on a central server. Members of Symbio's team have been core developers of LTSP.
Devon IT has added a "thin client" TV to it's website. Various "educational" videos covering benefits of thin client computing are presented, very nicely.
How-to guide written by linux admin on setting up thin client networks with Linux. Large download link at end.
News release from Applica in California (http://www.applica.com/)on new product. Basically a board which provides multi-mouse/display and utilizes single computer for multiple users and processes. It also supports touchscreen. This is yet another iteration of a thin-client though it is not one we'd normally recommend.