Thousands of school children in Punjab to benefit from government technology initiative

NComputing, the world's fastest growing desktop virtualization company and provider of affordable desktop computing solutions, today announced that the Government of Punjab has selected NComputing's virtual computers to deliver Computer Labs to 480 schools. This is a part of a major computer education initiative called ICT Education Project for Punjab, estimated to be valued at Rs. 7.5 Crores (US$1.6m), which will provide computer access to thousands of schoolchildren throughout the state. This further strengthens NComputing's position as the de-facto desktop computing procurement choice for education in India. The company's products are already providing desktop computing access to millions of school children through major state education projects in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan. The Government of Punjab sought to provide the maximum number of computer seats in each school at an affordable purchase price, with low ongoing maintenance costs. NComputing will deliver its X550 virtual desktop product which, as well as fulfilling the need for a low cost of purchase, requires 75% less maintenance and 90% less energy consumption than traditional all-PC labs. NComputing devices only use 1 watt of electricity