NComputing Delivers Computer Access to 600 Secondary Schools in Bihar

Establishes first NComputing Lab to run on solar and wind power

Online PR News – 24-September-2010 – – NComputing Delivers Computer Access to 600 Secondary Schools in Bihar
Establishes first NComputing Lab to run on solar and wind power

Ranchi : NComputing, the world’s fast growing desktop virtualization company and provider of affordable desktop computing access today announced that, its products were chosen to supply a massive computer education program by the Government of Bihar. The programme will provide computing access for the first time to thousands of schoolchildren throughout the state. Each of 600 government schools will have a 12-seat computing lab with 2 desktop PCs and 10 NComputing systems.
The government was determined to provide maximum number of computer seats in each school at a minimum cost and it decided to go for NComputing’s X550 series product. By deploying this product, tens of thousands of students will now get a complete PC experience. As well as low initial cost of purchase, NComputing solutions require 75% less maintenance and 90% less energy consumption than traditional all-PC labs. NComputing devices only use 1 watt of electricity - a crucial advantage for conserving electricity in the state of Bihar.
In addition to providing desktop computer access to 600 secondary schools, NComputing has partnered with Bihar Government to establish the first-of-its-kind NComputing Lab to run on solar and wind power. The lab is based at The Center of Excellence, a public-private partnership enterprise of Astric Computers, Beltron, and HITA Technologies at its Khajpura center in Patna West.
The NComputing solution is based on a simple fact: today’s PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of students only use a small fraction of the computer’s capacity. NComputing’s desktop virtualization solution taps this unused capacity so that it can be simultaneously used by many students. Each student connects their own monitor, keyboard and mouse to an NComputing device which is then connected to the shared PC. Each student gets a full PC experience. The NComputing devices are easy to deploy, rugged, and only use 1 watt of electricity. The low electricity usage is critical because electricity in India can be expensive and often unreliable. With NComputing, the government will use 90% less electricity compared to a traditional all-PC lab.
Mr. Manish Sharma, Vice President, APAC, NComputing added, “We are honored that NComputing was selected for this very strategic initiative as it will teach and empower the next generation of Bihar’s workforce. We believe that NComputing’s low cost and energy efficiency makes it the ideal computing platform for the education sector. In just 3 years, over 1800 schools around India have installed NComputing to expand computing access at an affordable cost.”
NComputing has already sold more than 2 million seats globally, and have already been installed in businesses, offices, factories, call centers, hospitals, clinics, schools, and government facilities throughout India and 140 other countries. Around 15 million people use NComputing every day in 140 countries in less than three years. NComputing began operations in India in 2007 and has been recognized for its role in bringing truly affordable computing to schools, hospitals, factories and business. Some of key implementations done by NComputing in India are 50,000 seats in 5000 Government schools in Andhra Pradesh, 31,000 seats in ESIC and 10,000 seats across 1200 centers of Maharastra Knowledge Corporation Limited.
About NComputing Inc.
Founded with the goal of making computing affordable for everyone, NComputing, Inc. is a privately held software and hardware technology design and manufacturing company with offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Korea, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, the company's patented technologies drastically lower costs, improve manageability and reduce energy consumption. NComputing was recently named Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovator of the year in the computing systems category.
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