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Pano Logic Announces Funding and Establishes a New Standard for Zero Client Desktop Virtualization

Pano Logic announced that it has secured $20 million in a Series C round of financing led by venture capital firm Mayfield Fund. The funds will be used to support continued technology innovation and global market expansion of Pano Logic’s breakthrough zero client virtual desktop computing platform.  

The company also announced today that it is transforming the landscape of endpoint computing by openly publishing its hardware specifications for the industry's only true zero client device. Pano Logic unveiled its Zero Client Reference Architecture, proving there is absolutely no processor in its device, and challenged other vendors claiming to offer zero client solutions to publish their own specifications.


The Pano Logic reference architecture makes it clear that the company has developed a true zero client -- an endpoint device for virtual desktop computing that contains absolutely no processors, no operating system, no memory, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. Pano Logic's zero client devices are part of a comprehensive solution that completely eliminates endpoint device management, support and obsolescence. It dramatically reduces computing total cost of ownership by transferring 100% of the processing power and management requirements onto centralized servers. This represents a radical departure from highly complex and costly PCs and so-called thin client environments, including some vendor solutions currently being positioned as zero clients.

"Zero client desktop virtualization will radically transform desktop computing for IT management," said John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic. "Yet, there is still considerable confusion within the marketplace about what 'Zero Client' really means, who offers them, and why they are so different from PC and thin client solutions. We are publishing our reference architecture to demonstrate the tremendous capacity of a zero client device that delivers a powerful end user experience while slashing the high cost and complexity of computing. We invite other zero client providers to do the same."

Pano Logic also announced it will license its patent-pending Pano Direct and Pano Management software and connection broker technology to OEMs seeking to bring to market new zero client solutions based on its reference architecture. Pano Logic's innovative, all-in-one solution allows companies to rapidly deploy zero client environments that extend the benefits of their existing virtualization infrastructures all the way to the desktop. Organizations in health care, education, government, manufacturing and hospitality, among others, are realizing a TCO savings of as much as 88 percent by deploying zero client environments. Pano Logic tripled its sales in 2009 and now has over 25,000 systems in production.

The Zero Client Reference Architecture documentation can be found at For more information, contact

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 2:22 PM by David Marshall
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