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NComputing Innovation Produces First 3-In-1 Thin Client for Workgroup Computing

February 23, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, California, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

NComputing, the world leader in end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions for small
to midsize enterprises (SME) and education, today announced the NComputing M300, an
entirely new virtual desktop device that redefines what is possible in a thin client. The
M300 delivers customers a 3-in-1 device that provides a rich PC experience to 3 users
simultaneously at 1/3rd the cost, using 1/3rd the power and 1/3rd the networking ports
compared to PCs and other thin clients. Customers can now deploy more computing per budget
dollar, spend less on power and facility upgrades, and manage with fewer IT resources.
Available immediately worldwide, the M300 is targeted at local workgroups from 3 to 45
users in environments like classrooms, labs, libraries, shared office workspaces, business
centers and call centers.

The M300 3-in-1 thin-client is a breakthrough driven by advancements in 3 separate
areas:

        - In Silicon: The 2nd-generation Numo(TM)2 System-on-Chip (SoC) delivers the
          performance and rich user experience like having 3 PCs on a single chip. Within a
          single chip, the Numo 2 delivers three dedicated graphics, video, and user subsystems
          across common infrastructure like memory, I/O, and power. This multi-tenant
          architecture dramatically offloads processing from the server and minimizes the
          infrastructure and power needed to deliver high performance computing.
        - In Device Architecture: The M300 thin-client device leverages the Numo 2 SoC
          to support 3 independent users across a single Ethernet port using a single power
          plug. The M300 provides full HD-video and high-resolution graphics capabilities,
          allowing a rich PC experience in most every work setting.
        - In Software: The vSpace Server software supports up to 45 concurrent M300
          desktop sessions on a single consumer-class host PC. With an extensive set of
          management tools, IT managers can deploy and maintain a Microsoft Windows or
          Linux-based environment in a fraction of the time compared to other solutions.

“We are the only vendor that can optimize the entire end-to-end VDI solution, allowing
us to deliver orders-of-magnitude improvements and immediate value to our customers
globally,” said Raj Dhingra, CEO of NComputing. “The 3-in-1 M300 is more proof that
NComputing is changing the game around thin clients, around server capabilities, and
around price/performance across the industry. Unlike traditional VDI, NComputing customers
don’t compromise; they deploy and gain the value promised by desktop virtualization
today.”

The M300 was built to be a simple, incredibly powerful, and highly affordable
thin-client deployment option. Working in tandem with NComputing’s vSpace Server 6.6
software, the M3003-in-1 thin client kit allows an organization to add virtual PC desktops
for a fraction of the cost of a PC. Customers can lower cost of acquisition and energy
costs by more than 75%, networking costs by 67% and support costs by up to 75% — with no
compromise in the quality of the computing experience for users. For the M300, vSpace
Server software enables up to 45 concurrent users to be hosted on a single operating
system instance and on a single host computer. An entire deployment can be measured in
hours and managed by either IT professionals or those with only basic PC skills and time.
With these capabilities, the M300 3-in-1 thin-client kit multiplies the benefits of thin
client computing in a virtual desktop environment.

“Our environment is a combination of labs and offices and in each case we need to
deliver a high quality experience and high performance as though there was a PC on every
desk. With little to no configuration on the M300 device side, I was able to get all units
connected, logged in with the automatic login feature, and running streaming media videos
on each unit within 30 minutes,” said Rick Marx, Information Services Manager at Travis
USD. “The M300 is optimized for close-in computing and our testing shows that it delivers.
It is already proving a great complement to the NComputing L300 Ethernet single-user
device.”

Selected features of the M300 kit include:

        - 3-in-1 client kit for desktop virtualization using a single LAN port and a
          single power plug
        - Second generation Numo(TM) 2 SoC (System-on-Chip) provides PC-quality HD video
          streaming without excessive host-side processing
        - Connection over Ethernet for flexibility and performance
        - PC level performance for desktop applications
        - Seamless HD video performance (up to 720p) and multimedia experience on
          standard Windows or Linux environments, including YouTube and other web multimedia
          content
        - USB 2.0 port for peripheral support and two USB ports for mouse and keyboard
        - Microphone and audio-out to support interactive communications and recording
        - Energy-efficient
    (typically 2 watts per user), compact, and reliable (no
          fans or disks)
        - Powerful vSpace(TM) Server 6.6 desktop virtualization software is included
             - Up to 45 M300-based users per host massively lowers management and overall
             computing costs
             - Unique Windows User Accounts for 3 to 45 M300 client devices
             - Easy to set up, maintain, manage and secure
             - Remote management software included

Like the Numo1 SoC in the best-selling NComputing L300, the Numo2 is powered by an A9
chip, providing extensive processing capability for graphics and HD video. As a follow on
to NComputing’s highly successful PCI-based X-Series, the M300 delivers superior graphics
& HD video streaming capabilities, increases the number of users per host PC, connects at
distance with Ethernet, and provides support for USB 2.0.

The M300 is available immediately from NComputing channel partners worldwide. For
pricing, contact your local distributor or reseller.

About NComputing

NComputing, Inc. is the fastest growing desktop virtualization company in the world
with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries. The company’s award-winning, patented
technology lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy
consumption and e-waste. It is the perfect solution for leveraging the power and potential
of PCs and cloud computing. To learn more about NComputing, visit

http://www.ncomputing.com

SOURCE NComputing Inc


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