DisplayLink USB Virtual Graphics Featured In ViewSonicÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Streamlined MultiClient Classroom In A Box
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 15, 2011 – Marking the first of the two companies’ joint endeavors, DisplayLink™ and ViewSonic® have announced a USB virtual graphics powered zero client/thin client “classroom in a box” for educators.
Ideal for classrooms, labs, test centers and libraries, ViewSonic’s MultiClient offering will provide a near instantaneous solution to allow small groups of up to 10 students to simultaneously enjoy individual Windows computing sessions.
“With an average hardware seat price of less than $200 (including LED monitor and MultiClient USB adapter) and all the required components in a single place, ViewSonic is providing educators a fast, affordable path to a productive classroom,” said Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of sales and marketing for DisplayLink.
The ViewSonic MultiClient solution runs the newly released Windows® MultiPoint® Server 2011 operating system and includes a desktop server PC featuring Intel® i5 or i7 CPUs, 17” or 19” displays, DL-125 chip powered zero/thin client devices, as well as keyboards and mice.
“We’ve taken the ‘out of the box’ thin client experience for educators to a whole new level of value and ease of use,” said Jeff Volpe, President of ViewSonic Americas. “A key technology enabling us to offer our customers with these educational hardware solutions is DisplayLink. By leveraging this technology, we are able to streamline system components, enabling the user to connect through USB for the ultimate in functionality and usability.”
ViewSonic, with the help of USB virtual graphics technology, has eliminated the need for multiple video cards and improved ease of installation over traditional thin client systems. And by offering a pre-packaged bundle, it’s a one stop shop to classroom productivity.
ViewSonic’s MultiClient Solution is expected to be available in North and Latin America beginning in May 2011, through regular distribution and VAR channels. Read more about the benefits of ViewSonic’s MultiClient education solutions at www.viewsonic.com/multiclient.
ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including LCD TVs, computers, LCD monitors, projectors, digital photo frames, digital signage displays and digital media players. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit ViewSonic.com.
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DisplayLink Corp. is a hardware and software company that offers a unique technology to enable easy virtual graphics connectivity between computers and displays over standard interfaces such as USB, wireless USB and Ethernet. DisplayLink technology is used in dozens of globally branded PC accessories including monitors, universal docking stations, display adapters, projectors, and zero client systems that make expansion of the desktop visual workspace possible, at significantly lower cost and energy usage than traditional solutions.
DisplayLink is ranked the fourth fastest-growing EMEA Company by Deloitte, and was awarded the CES 2011 Best of Innovation Award Honoree in the Enabling Technologies category for its forthcoming Interactive Networked Graphics for SuperSpeed USB. For more information and product details, visit DisplayLink Shop and follow DisplayLink on Facebook and Twitter.
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