NComputing, the leader in desktop virtualization for education and small to medium size enterprises (SME) in Asia, today announced the launch of MX100, its new hybrid 3-user thin client kit delivering a rich user experience at an affordable price. MX100 combines the best features of the company’s widely popular M-series and X-series which have over 2.5 million seats installation in Asia alone. MX100 rewrites new affordability standards in shared computing by slashing as much as 65% in acquisition cost, 80% in maintenance cost and 90% in energy cost when compared to an all PC-based solution.
Designed based on input from existing customers, MX100 is available in two models – MX100 Direct (MX100D) and MX100 Standard (MX100S). A single MX100 kit includes 3 access devices and multiple kits can be connected to a host computer. Available immediately worldwide from NComputing’s authorized distributors, MX100will be sold in India through company’s National Distributor, Redington India and their 800+ channel partners across the country. Each access device of MX100 is competitively priced at ₹5,000 in India.
While their underlying architecture is identical, the MX100D and MX100S differ in the way they connect to the host computer. The MX100D (Direct model) connects through a PCI express card which is bundled with the kit. The power of the host computer is shared with multiple users without the need of a switch or any 3rd party hardware or software. “It is an enhanced version of NComputing’s popular X-series. The MX100D is designed based on input collected from thousands of customers over the last two years and provides a great out-of-the-box experience. There are significant enhancements to the number of supported users on a single host, and greater distance connectivity providing expanded deployment options.”, according to Manjunath Revanasiddappa, Product Manager of MX-series at NComputing.
The MX100S (Standard model) is an improved version of NComputing’s M-series which has a strong installed base of over 350,000 in Asia. The MX100S has numerous enhancements over the M-series such as enhanced multimedia performance, superior graphics and support for gigabit networks, while keeping the purchase price low. According to Manish Sharma, Vice President of NComputing for Asia-Pacific, “The response of our customers on performance of MX100 has been very positive. As 45 access devices of MX100S model can be served by one central host computer using NComputing vSpace desktop virtualization software, customers achieve a high utilization. Up to 70% saving in total cost of ownership can be achieved compared to an all PC-based setup”.
The announcement has delighted NComputing’s distributors across Asia: From Ingram Micro in Singapore and Synnex in Thailand to Redington in India. Mr Anand Chakravarthy, President, Redington (India) Ltd shared “We have been very impressed with the pilot projects of MX100. NComputing has certainly reached a new height in delivering quality performance at affordable price. We plan to position MX100D in education and Tier 2 & 3 cities while MX100S would be ideal for government tenders, SME and enterprises”