Rome, Italy (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- NoMachine NX will be featured as part of the new school desktop solution, DESQUE, to be showcased by Kreisbildstelle Stade, provider of new technologies to public schools, at the leading educational event, DIDACTA 2009. This event is the largest education exhibition in Germany and is set to run today through February 14 in Hannover, Germany.
NX plays a fundamental role in the DESQUE solution, guaranteeing secure and reliable access to schools' virtualized desktop infrastructures. Developed in association with budget-IT, an OpenSource Solution provider, DESQUE adopts NX technology as the remote access and application delivery method allowing teachers and students to quickly and easily access their school workstations from anywhere with Internet access.
DESQUE provides virtualized KDE desktops using NX to remotely access the Debian Linux servers located in the operational center in Hamburg, Germany. The XEN hypervisor allows the servers to be divided into a number of virtual machine (VM) environments. Then NX provides the teachers and students remote access from home or school to these VMs, which can host up to 70 programs needed for educational purposes.
The DESQUE project was founded in 2008 by the Kreisbildstelle Stade. Jorg Steinmann, head of the local administrative department, says, "One of the biggest advantages is the fact that new computers are not needed in public schools anymore, reducing the cost of hardware, software, and maintenance. On the green side, this solution reduces printing costs and power consumption by 70%. In Germany, there is no other project like this. It is very unique."
At DIDACTA, visitors interested in trying DESQUE firsthand, can test it out immediately with the demo server NoMachine has provided for this event. They can also receive a free demo CD to install the NX Client and connect directly to the demo server to test the solution on their own.