Computing and NComputing: No Obsolescence! : Suresh Kumar, Business Development Manager Ncomputing
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Computing and NComputing: No Obsolescence! : Suresh Kumar, Business Development Manager Ncomputing

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e-Learning is bound to surge in the following years. We anticipate Contents being developed in larger volumes. The cost of delivery is the challenge to the industry. IT infrastructure needs to be addressed. We  foresee a need for regional language contents as the PCs reach the rural masses. Contents that help agriculture, women empowerment, skills development are very crucial for India

What are your core products? What do your think you have an edge over others; what are your core strength?
Today’s PCs essentially have the processing power of a mainframe, but most of the time this is under utilised. NComputing spent the last dozen years developing its PC sharing hardware and software. NComputing developed their
own protocol ‘UXP(User eXtension Protocol) to optimise the communication between the host computer and NComputing products deploying a terminal service software. We deploy the SoC(System on Chip) architecture and our access terminals run on non-OS( Operating System). The most affordable point
about NComputing products is its compatibility with Windows Desktop and Linux operating system while providing similar user experience. There is absolutely no training required for using NComputing products. NComputing has quietly sold upward of 300,000 PC sharing devices to schools over the last 28 months. What are specific issues within the ICT-enabled education sector that you think your product can address? Most schools do not have adequate
budget for buying computers. While some schools have computers in their lab, they keep investing to upgrade their computers after 4 or 5 years. There is also a running cost on electricity bills. Computers normally use more than 250~300Watt . NComputing products can dramatically save electricity with a maximum of 5Watt consumption per terminal. NComputing can deliver high-end computing to more users compared to traditional PCs by turning a single computer into a shared network. Each additional user shares the CPU and
memory of the host computer. This enables superior savings towards outlay of hardware and software maintenance.
What are the key challenges and road blocks that this industry faces in its paths of growth?
e-Learning is bound to surge in the following years. We anticipate Contents being developed in larger volumes. The  cost of delivery is the challenge to the
.industry. IT infrastructure needs to be addressed. Government funding and propaganda will ensure reach to the masses. We also foresee a  need for regional language contents as the PCs reach the rural masses. Contents that help agriculture, women empowerment, skills development are very crucial for India’s development.
What is the USP of your company or the products, and how far that has been able to position you uniquely in the market?
We offer affordable computing solutions and the USP is that our terminals work on the extensive power of the host PC with Desktop O/S. They generate very little heat, save space as they can be mounted on the rear of the monitor and hassle free to maintenance. Upgrading the host PCs automatically upgrades our terminals too. We can boldly say that there is no obsolescence.

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