ViewSonic Changes the Rules for Implementing Educational Technology at ISTE
ViewSonic MultiClient extends educators an affordable ‘classroom in a box’ solution
WALNUT, Calif. - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today in partnership with Microsoft, delivers educators a cost-effective way to power greener, smarter learning.
The ViewSonic MultiClient is a scalable system for powering up to 10 full user stations (with monitors) using just one host PC. This enables multiple users to simultaneously tap into the power of a single PC, delivering a technology-rich computing experience for every student at a cost educators can afford.
This classroom in a box solution allows for in-class research, content creation and collaboration, while maintaining instructor control. Having a classroom of 30 students engaging with technology once required a PC for each individual, but now with ViewSonic’s MultiClient solution, a full classroom of learning is powered by only three PCs. The result is a compromise-free reduction of hardware and power costs.
“We are committed to providing quality education solutions that deliver cost savings for schools while enhancing learning,” said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing manager for ViewSonic. “With a single PC, our MultiClient boxes and Microsoft’s server platform, classrooms can create a fully-managed low cost network. With MultiClient, budgetary and IT management setbacks are addressed and compatibility issues are eliminated, so no student has to settle.”
Paired with Microsoft’s latest server platform, Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 (WMS 2011), teachers have the tools at their fingertips to manage and interact with students’ desktops. Through this partnership, teachers can monitor activity on every station, control individual program access, and share screens for enhanced collaboration, as well as:
• Project their desktop to one or all students
• Lock student keyboards/mice and display a message
• Remotely open and/or close student applications
• Restrict internet browsing to a specific lists of sites
• Split the screen on one display into two separate displays
“ViewSonic has a nearly 25-year heritage in monitor display technology, enabling them with the right experience to deliver a lower cost computing solution,” said Chris Phillips, general manager in the Windows Server and Solutions Division at Microsoft Corp. “ViewSonic’s MultiClient solution paired with Microsoft’s Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 platform, creates a great system for everything from computer labs, classrooms, libraries and public access areas, to budget-conscious SMBs.”
Installation is intuitive and fast, making managing a full classroom of computing needs a breeze. No need for an IT professional anymore. To get started, the teacher just needs to connect the Displaylink Client Adapter box to a monitor with keyboard and mouse, and then to the host PC through the USB connection. The ViewSonic MultiClient VMH700 Host PC and Displaylink VMA10 MultiClient Adapter will be available in July 2011 for respective estimated street pricing of $999 and $55 per Adapter.
To schedule an interview with ViewSonic executives for a live MultiClient demonstration at ISTE (June 27-29), email LEWIS PR at ViewSonic@LEWISPR.com. For more details on ViewSonic’s latest education products, please visit ViewSonic.com/ISTE2011 or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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