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Pano Logic and Campus Technology to Host Webinar Focused on Higher Education Deployments of Desktop Virtualization

Pano Logic®, the leader in virtual desktops, today announced a joint webinar with Campus Technology. The webinar will be presented by Jeff Cunningham, director of information systems for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) at the University of Maryland, and will discuss the technical drivers that led the University of Maryland to consider desktop virtualization, and their selection and deployment of the Pano System. The webinar will be held on June 24 and will be available until September 2. Registration for the webinar can be found at www.panologic.com/campustechwebinar.

“Often confronting budget cuts, aging PCs and an overworked IT staff, many educational institutions are looking for a better way to manage their desktops,” said Bryan Cox, executive vice president, worldwide field operations, Pano Logic. “This webinar provides some real world experience in how universities and other organizations can easily adopt a zero-client approach to desktop virtualization, allowing them to leverage their existing virtual infrastructure and improve IT productivity while reducing provisioning delays and energy costs.”

Awarding its first degrees in 1862, the University of Maryland at College Park is the state’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for more than 25,000 undergraduate students. The university is comprised of 13 colleges and schools with each providing their own information technology resources for faculty, employees and students, as well as a host of visiting faculty and guests that require PC access. With more than one hundred PCs on their LAN and dozens more belonging to faculty and staff working from home, the two-member IT department at AREC found themselves spending a significant amount of their time maintaining the school’s PCs while also troubleshooting personal PCs for the faculty working from home. Compounding the constant PC repair and monitoring issue were newly purchased PCs with a variety of hardware issues.

Since deploying the Pano System, the University of Maryland’s AREC department has streamlined the management of their lab environments, improved desktop up time, saved on the cost of buying expensive software for out-of-lab use, been able to provide visiting faculty with a better user experience and decreased overall power usage. Most importantly, the department has been able to replace the PCs that have given them so many problems in the past.

“The simplicity of the Pano System is extremely appealing to me,” said Jeff Cunningham, director of information systems, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland. “I provisioned my virtual desktops and started using our new Panos within a couple of hours. I’ve found Pano to be a great time saver, especially because it’s a lot easier to drop in a single server to benefit forty people than going out and buying forty traditional PCs.”

For more information about the Pano Logic webinar with Campus Technology, visit www.panologic.com/who-we-are/events.php.

About Pano Logic

Founded in 2006, Pano Logic develops an integrated virtualization-based software and hardware solution that delivers a superior desktop computing experience. The company is privately held and backed by leading investment firms Foundation Capital and Goldman Sachs. Pano Logic is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. For more information about Pano Logic, visit www.panologic.com.

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