2X Enhances Children’s IT Education Through Free Software Offer
- 02 July, 2009 19:38
<p>Dallas, Texas, July 02, 2009 – 2X Software Ltd., the international developer of server-based computing software, announced today that it has formed partnerships with four thin-client hardware producers: VXL Instruments, Computer Lab International, NCS Technologies and 10ZiG Technology (formerly BOSaNOVA, Inc). 2X Software has committed to provide free ThinClientServer licenses for these companies’ thin-client products on sales to state-funded schools until October, 2009.
This unique offer allows all 2X Thin Client Vendor Partners to provide schools with a low IT budget an efficient and inexpensive solution to their server-based computing needs.</p>
<p>The 2X ThinClientServer allows the conversion of old outdated PCs to powerful thin clients and at the same time manages new energy and cost efficient thin clients added to their IT classrooms.
This concept ends the fat client administration nightmare by enabling all users’ connection settings to be efficiently managed from a central device. Additionally, administrators can use the ThinClientServer to restrict users’ individual accessibility options, a critical asset for school network administrators managing students with varying security clearances.</p>
<p>Key features for the 2X ThinClientServer include the following:
• Conversion of existing PCs to thin clients
• Management of user connection settings by user, group or department
• Thin client vendor independence – centrally manage any thin client/PC
• Supports virtually all thin clients and computer hardware
• Limit users to Citrix or 2X published applications rather than allowing users complete desktop access
• Boot clients via PXE, Hard Disk, CDROM or USB
• Thin client shadowing and auto-login support</p>
<p>Eric Grayson, Vice President, Americas at VXL Instruments, emphasized the potential for the partnership to increase sales levels at both companies, noting that “more than anything else, the partnership will allow VXL and 2X Software to generate leads for our respective products.” He also noted the specific desire of the company to address the low-end educational market, as “state educational programs have rigid business models. We chose 2X because of their desire to target the low-end of the market, serving customers who need an effective, low-cost solution. As VXL is seeking increased sales in the low-end educational market, partnering with 2X associates our products with a trusted thin client brand name, and should generate additional leads in this space.”</p>
<p>Jason McGeough, Director of Product Development at Computer Lab International, claimed that the most value from the partnership would be to the customer. “The opportunity for a customer to introduce server centric computing to their environment, while having top of the line support from two industry leaders like 2x and CLI, is very appealing. We are optimistic that if we can get prospects testing out the solution, the ability to receive top notch support and have assistance in making the migration to virtualization, is only going to speed up pilot programs and make for a better user experience. This can be critical for the education vertical, as well as for small and medium size businesses that don’t have the vast resources or support to introduce technologies that will reduce the IT TCO.”</p>
<p>Manoj Thomas, Director of Field Sales Services and Technical Solutions at NCS Technologies, stressed that the partnership between 2X and NCS will now enable them to provide not just superior hardware solutions but also bundled software solutions. 2X offers feature-rich software solutions which can be bundled with NCS desktops, mobility, servers, and thin clients. Mr. Thomas also noted that by combining the quality and service both companies are known for, the end result will in all likelihood foster future opportunities for all of the verticals they serve, but especially in the education sector. “With this new partnership between NCS and 2X, I look forward to introducing innovative solutions that are easy to deploy, increase data security, and have longer device life cycle: all the while lowering total cost of ownership,” said Manoj.</p>
<p>Robert Hammond, Technology Sales Manager at 10ZiG Technology, explained that 10ZiG’s thin client partnerships with 2X would offer a “feature-rich, cost-effective solution to our customers. The 2X ThinClientServer provides a pre-loaded, direct access thin client software solution with great company support, providing an attractive compliment to accompany our thin client devices. As both companies are similar in size and targeted user base, the new thin client educational partnership provides a win-win for both parties in expanding our reach to small-order customers.”</p>
<p>About 2X Software</p>
<p>2X Software Ltd - 2X - is a company developing software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company's product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services, and 2X VirtualDesktopServer. 2X is a privately held company with offices in the USA, Germany, UK, Cyprus and Malta. Its management team is backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. 2X is a Microsoft, IBM, VMware and RedHat partner. For more information visit: http://www.2x.com.</p>
<p>About VXL Instruments</p>
<p>VXL is one of the world’s premier providers of Thin Client devices. The company provides an innovative range of high-specification, well-built systems at the lowest price point possible. Since 1976, this combination of quality and value in their Thin Client solutions has been helping companies around the globe build IT infrastructures that are flexible, secure, manageable and affordable. VXL has been manufacturing terminals and thin client products for nearly three decades. Their integration and support center in Houston, TX provides sales and technical support to the USA and the Americas region. VXL’s mission, as a global leader in thin client and network computing technology, is to deliver to their customers higher returns on investments at a low total cost of ownership. The company’s website can be accessed at http://www.vxl.net.</p>
<p>About Computer Lab International</p>
<p>Computer Lab International is the leading supplier of Thin Client Terminals and Thin Client Management software. With over 20 years in the thin client and legacy terminal market, CLI has the experience and expertise it takes to make exceptional thin client terminals. CLI is continuing our leadership with server based computing and desktop virtualization along with partners such as VMware, Microsoft, IBM, Provision Networks and Citrix. The company’s website can be accessed at http://www.computerlab.com.</p>
<p>About NCS Technologies</p>
<p>As a manufacturer and supplier of PC products, NCS Technologies is focused on the needs of our customers. The company’s corporate goal is to make it easy for their customers to acquire quality solutions at fair prices from people dedicated to providing a consistently high level of service. All the company’s steps taken since inception have been toward meeting this customer need. As part of our commitment to quality, NCS ensures that its staff is continually updating their skills, with experts in Windows operating systems, Novell NetWare, MS-DOS, UNIX, as well as many other software products. The company has integration and installation specialists that are experienced in handling everything from small to large organizations, and polite and responsive technical support personnel. Highly-trained technicians will gladly answer any questions which might arise prior to purchase, during installation, or anytime during the life of the product. The company’s website can be accessed at http://www.ncst.com.</p>
<p>About 10ZiG Technology</p>
<p>10ZiG Technology, formerly BOSaNOVA, Inc., is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix Arizona. The company is principally engaged in the design and development of software solutions based on XP, CE, and LINUX. The company’s solutions include a highly refined user interface, remote management software, and performance optimization, packaged to maximize the functionality of thin clients and network appliances. The company’s products are sold through a worldwide network of IBM and CITRIX Business Partners. Industry affiliations include membership in IBM's PartnerWorld for Developers, Citrix Global Alliance Partner Program, and the Microsoft Partner Program. The company’s website can be accessed at http://www.10zig.com.</p>
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