By >Akihabara News Team
LG unveiled new Network Monitors for Virtual Computing at Schools
The new Network Monitors LG unveiled at the ongoing 2010 International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE), are available in 11- and 31-monitor (model N+) options which allow, via a dedicated virtual desktop software, sharing of data from a source PC on 11 or up to 31 monitors placed anywhere in the building. And you can expect all the known benefits of a virtual computing solution such as less purchasing cost by eliminating the need for a PC for each student and lower electricity consumption via less number of PCs needed.
LG do not mention the prices, yet.
“As cost continues to have a heavy influence in technology investments, our broad range of reliable, large-screen LCDs, monitor solutions, and flexible projectors are performance driven in order to maximize budgets and the student experience,” said Jeff Dowell, vice president, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions. “From information sharing, to the Internet, to broadcast content, LG’s products take the best of technology to transform a static classroom into an interactive, engaging learning experience.”
Leading the way is LG’s Network Monitor solution that provides schools new ways to extend their technology budgets. This network solution provides a no-hassle virtual desktop computing option – available in both 11- and 31-monitor (model N+) configurations – for classrooms and education environments looking to reduce energy but still effectively engage and communicate with students without purchasing an individual PC per student.
For larger classroom display needs, LG’s flat panel monitors and projectors allow for easy viewing of video, stills and presentations.
LG’s Network Monitors are designed to help educators communicate and inspire their students with interactive lesson plans. This cost-effective solution uses virtual desktop software to connect to an existing PC and redistribute that computer’s resources to several users simultaneously. The software divides the computer’s resources into independent sessions, maximizing the bandwidth to the fullest extent. In the N+ Network Monitor solution, this can be done with up to 31 monitors placed anywhere in the building.
Workstations that employ the LG Network Monitors will also benefit from less heat and noise typically generated by multiple PCs – reducing the districts carbon footprint by requiring less electricity and air conditioning. LG Network Monitors can improve school computing immediately by:
* Reducing computer purchase costs by 57 percent**
* Lowering electricity costs by 85 percent**
* Increasing computing access with less money
* Bringing computing from the computer lab to the classroom for integrated learning
For school AV professionals and integrators, the Network Monitor solution (11 monitors) boasts easy installation and reduced maintenance. Additionally, with far fewer PCs to manage, IT staff can focus on more critical system functions.
**Example based on cost for setting up and operating a school computer lab with 22 workstations for 6 hours a day for 180 school days in a traditional PC environment (22 PCs and peripherals) versus an LG Network Monitor Solution environment. Electricity usage calculated at $0.1032 kWh (USEIA Electric Power Monthly data for September 2009, released 23/16/2009)