Pano Logic Unveils Virtual Desktop

Pano Logic announces first true virtualized desktop

August 27, 2007

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MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Pano Logic today announced the industry’s first all hardware, no software desktop device, designed specifically for server-based desktop virtualization. Pano Logic has invented a purpose-built desktop virtualization architecture that surpasses today’s desktop PC, leveraging the powerful trend toward server virtualization. The PanoTM device connects keyboard, mouse, display, audio and USB peripherals over an existing IP network to an instance of Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP running on a virtualized server. Moving all software off the desktop to the server, the Pano device has no CPU, no memory, no operating system and no drivers. Pano reduces desktop TCO by 70 percent and eliminates the desktop as a security risk. Using functionality enabled by server virtualization, Pano delivers not only a complete Microsoft Windows experience, including full USB support, but also a new set of high-value features not available with desktop PC and thin client architectures.

70 percent reduction in desktop TCO

By moving all software off the desktop and onto the server, Pano reduces desktop TCO by 70 percent -- saving $3200 per desktop over three years.

  • Pano desktop devices have no software, so they require no software updates

  • Physical visits to the desktop endpoint by IT personnel are eliminated

  • Software installations and upgrades are performed centrally

  • Server virtualization efficiently shares hardware across the entire user population

  • Malware on the client is not possible because Pano has no software

  • Pano consumes only 5 watts – 3% of a typical PC – making it the ultimate green alternative

“While desktop PCs might be inexpensive to acquire, the support cost is not,” said Michael Rose, associate research analyst for Client Virtualization Software at IDC. “The use of Pano's technology can help organizations realize the benefits associated with the use of virtual desktop infrastructures by deploying client devices that do not require software management.”

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