With growing demand for technology in classroom, “HP is working with Windows technologies to address the need for affordable computing & expand number of computer seats in schools. Due to current budgetary constraints in education, schools are looking beyond initial cost of tech deployment to total cost of ownership, maintenance costs and IT support. This focus is leading more schools to evaluate alternative options to bring true 1:1 computing (pdf) into classroom. From cost savings to simpler management to environmental impact, moving to shared computing makes fiscal sense and is a trend that’ll continue in education. HP recently introduced MultiSeat to meet this paradigm shift in computing efficiency. Working with Microsoft’s Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, MultiSeat is really designed to help turn schools with limited student access to tech into a technology-rich PC experience for every student in classroom, lab or library. This’s accomplished by leveraging excess capacity of one PC to deliver dependable performance to up to 10 users with addition of a low-cost thin client, monitor, keyboard and mouse for each user. Jefferson County Public Schools and Alvarado High School leveraging the value of MultiSeat to bring a key learning tool – the PC – into the hands of students,” posted Brian Becker of HP.
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