RingCube Technologies, the leading provider of managed virtual workspaces, today announced that Gateway Technical College has selected RingCube vDesk as a key component in the Wisconsin college’s library computer labs and in the classroom to enable video streaming and playback for instructors and students. RingCube vDesk is a high-performance enterprise desktop virtualization solution that simplifies the creation, accessibility and management of Windows desktops through Workspace Virtualization. When Gateway instructors stream or playback video to students in the classroom or who are logged in remotely as a part of distance learning programs, they can view videos that are played back or streamed smoothly and without choppiness.
“Educators and universities need to factor student productivity in their overall planning, especially for faculty and students that are a part of a distance learning program”
“Our exploration of desktop virtualization coupled with our need for quality video playback in distance learning situations led us to RingCube. We had been exploring other options and RingCube provided a cost effective solution that would enable us to offer a quality experience for our students, especially students who were taking course work remotely, and would not be present in a physical classroom,” said Jeff Robshaw, CIO and vice president of Learning Innovation at Gateway Technical College. “vDesk’s ability to stream and playback video, both from the Internet and in-network was far and away better than any of the other solutions we evaluated. We now see vDesk as the front runner for our academic applications accessed within a virtual desktop.”
To read a detailed case study about Gateway Technical College’s vDesk deployment, please visit: http://www.ringcube.com/files/casestudies/cs_gatewaytechnicalcollege.pdf
RingCube vDesk’s unique Virtual Workspace technology separates the user’s desktop environment including applications, data and settings from the operating system and encapsulates it into a secure container while automatically backing up every virtual desktop to a centralized server. Users can run their vDesk workspace at the office or on unmanaged PCs – at home, or at disaster recovery site. When users start their vDesk workspace, it transforms any Windows PC into their own familiar corporate workspace where users can access their files, applications, settings and entire desktop, just as if they were on their own business PC whether online or offline from the network.
- No second operating system to license or manage
- High-performance virtualization technology
- Runs at 99% of the native host PC performance
- Four Flexible deployment options: PC, Drive, Network, VDI
- MobileSync provides offline synchronization
- No need for data center build out
“Educators and universities need to factor student productivity in their overall planning, especially for faculty and students that are a part of a distance learning program,” said Pete Foley, president and CEO, RingCube. “vDesk’s high performance virtualization technology’s ability to deliver full performance of any rich media application is one more advantage that other users in remote settings can take advantage of. We are pleased to provide customers like Gateway Technical College the benefits of secure managed virtual desktops that perform critical tasks better than other desktop virtualization offerings.”
Pricing and Availability
vDesk is available immediately through RingCube. Pricing starts at $200 USD per user for the Standard edition and $300 per user for the Enterprise edition.