The View From NCS Technologies

VDI Takes Center Stage at Modern Day Marine

Posted by John Callahan on Sep 30, 2016 3:05:06 PM

Zero Client End Points Draws Strong Interest

Modern Day Marine ended Thursday at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, and despite the dreary weather, the huge white pavilions set up on the scenic parade grounds were energizing beehives of activity as visitors sought out information about the latest IT and tactical technologies. The NCS booth in the first pavilion was constantly busy as we showcased of range of innovative IT technologies, including the rugged Bunker XRV-5241 IU short-depth server; a transit case of deployable, end-to-end Virtual Desktop Infrastructure which featured rugged Getac servers and end points; and the comprehensive portfolio of NCS Cirrus zero client desktop and laptop solutions. 

While visitors took an interest in all of our products, it was especially gratifying to see the impressive level of awareness that visitors had about virtualization in general, the VMware ecosystem and the plusses and minuses of thin clients versus zero clients.

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Topics: VDI, virtualization, security, zeroclients, government, manageability

End Point Virtualization at Modern Day Marine

Posted by John Callahan on Sep 28, 2016 9:25:08 AM

Attendees Test Drive Cirrus Family Zero Client End Points

The energy was flowing at an extremely crowded and busy opening day at Modern Day Marine yesterday at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. NCS is at Booth #1337. The company is showcasing of range of innovative IT technologies, including rugged servers, laptops and workstations; deployable, end-to-end Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions and a comprehensive portfolio of zero client end point solutions. 

Many visitors to our crowded booth wanted to learn more about our Cirrus zero client desktops and laptops, which operate in the VMware ecosystem using Teradici's  PCoIP networking protocol.

 

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Topics: VDI, virtualization, security, zeroclients, government, manageability

VDI a Focus at Modern Day Marine

Posted by John Callahan on Sep 26, 2016 9:21:35 AM

Show Opens Tuesday, September 26

Modern Day Marine opens tomorrow through Thursday at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. Marine Corps Base, Quantico is home to Combat Development Command and the Systems Command. These commands are responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing equipment.

NCS is at Booth #1337. The company is promoting of range of innovative IT technologies.

Among a broad range of innovative IT solutions, at Booth #1337, NCS will be demonstrating deployable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions and a comprehensive portfolio of zero client end point solutions. 

 

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Topics: VDI, virtualization, security, zeroclients, government, manageability

Visit NCS at Modern Day Marine

Posted by John Callahan on Sep 21, 2016 2:02:32 PM

Visit NCS at Booth #1337

Come visit NCS at Modern Day Marine September 27-29 at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA! Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico. The base is home to Combat Development Command and the Systems Command. MCB Quantico is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment that the Marines will rely on in the coming years. These vital functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition.

At Booth #1337, NCS will showcase of range of innovative technologies that are the best line of defense against cyber threats.

Of particular interest to the military, NCS is a leading supplier of deployable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions and a comprehensive portfolio of zero client end point solutions. In addition, NCS is a leading supplier of rugged servers, such as the Bunker XRV-5241 1U short-depth server, which is engineered to fit into tight spaces and endure harsh conditions on land or at sea. 

 

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, virtualization, zeroclients

NCS Delivers SecureView Trusted Platforms

Posted by John Callahan on Sep 19, 2016 10:49:35 AM

Access Multiple Independent Levels of Security

SecureView is a virtualized platform solution for government professionals who access different classification levels from a single PC device. It is a multi-level virtual platform which allows a user to run multiple securely isolated environments on a single PC or workstation, provide hardware-enforced security and deliver superior virtualization in the most demanding environments.

The SecureView solution is is the result of extensive development work by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the open source community, Assured Information Security and NCS Technologies.

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Topics: SecureView, virtualization

Meet NCS at VMworld 2016

Posted by John Callahan on Aug 31, 2016 1:59:06 PM

NCS VDI Solutions at Booth #759

NCS Technologies is demonstrating our complete VDI portfolio at VMworld 2016 through tomorrow. Visitors are learning that NCS virtualization solutions reduce complexity, improve manageability and reduce costs.  

NCS is showcasing our complete zero client end point portfolio.

Laptops: NCS offers the Cirrus LT with a 14-inch screen and Cirrus LT Plus, offering a generous 15.6-inch HD display. Visitors are excited to learn about the full keyboard and optional 4G broadband!  

Desktops: NCS zero client desktops support two and up to four displays. Very popular at VMworld is the new Cirrus DT WiFi, which is ideal for portable use or placement in those hard-to-serve areas. Cirrus DT WiFi is in very strong demand in healthcare scenarios.

Zero Clients Are Better at the End Point

NCS zero clients are managed by VMware Horizon software and use the ultra-secure Teradici PCoIP remote display protocol.  PCoIP transfers the image of software running on a central server to the virtualized end point. At that end point, there is no persistent data, no patching or updates and no antivirus software needed. At VMworld, IT people love it when we explain how PCoIP optimizes network efficiency to deliver a superior end-user experience, even on multiple displays. You simply can't get the PCoIP experience if you go "thin client".

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, virtualization, zeroclients

Innovative Technology for Military at AFITC

Posted by John Callahan on Aug 31, 2016 1:28:30 PM

Visit NCS at Booth #230!

Come visit with Linda, Paul and Drew at AFITC! Join the many visitors previewing NCS solutions at the Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery. Today is the final day of this very busy conference!

At Booth #230 you will find innovative technologies that are the best line of defense against cyber threats, as well as rugged computers for the toughest missions and E-Tools cabinets that can operate in the most challenging environments. Partner representatives at the booth include Getac, the leader in rugged computing, and PSSI, innovators of Dock & Lock Storage Systems perfect for Air Force E-Tools implementations.  

NCS is a leading supplier of computing and cyber security solutions to the military. Our virtualization solutions are key to helping IT organizations increase cyber security, reduce complexity, improve manageability and lower costs.

Booth visitors are very interested in our Getac rugged solutions, including rugged notebooks and tablets. NCS supports the Air Force as a contract holder on CCS-QEB and CCS-E-Tools on AFWAY.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, virtualization, zeroclients

Strong Interest in NCS Solutions at AFITC

Posted by John Callahan on Aug 30, 2016 3:18:32 PM

Rugged PCs & E-Tools Cabinets Among the Draws

Enthusiastic crowds continue to preview NCS solutions at the Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, AL. NCS folks at the booth report strong interest in our solutions from Air Force IT experts and the broader community. The conference runs through tomorrow.

At Booth #230 NCS Technologies is showing innovative technologies that are the best line of defense against cyber threats, as well as rugged computers for the toughest missions and E-Tools cabinets that can operate in the most challenging environments. Partner representatives at the booth include Getac, the leader in rugged computing, and PSSI, innovators of Dock & Lock Storage Systems perfect for Air Force E-Tools implementations.  

NCS is a leading supplier of computing and cyber security solutions to the military. Our virtualization solutions are key to helping IT organizations increase cyber security, reduce complexity, improve manageability and lower costs.

Booth visitors are very enthusiastic about the displayed Getac rugged solutions, including rugged notebooks and tablets. NCS supports the Air Force as a contract holder on CCS-QEB and CCS-E-Tools on AFWAY.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, virtualization, zeroclients

NCS Shows Superior Virtualization at VMworld 2016

Posted by John Callahan on Aug 30, 2016 2:26:53 PM

Complete VDI Solutions at Booth #759

The NCS Technologies booth at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas is extremely busy this week as IT administrators stop by to learn more about our complete VDI portfolio. They love the message that NCS virtualization solutions reduce complexity, improve manageability and reduce costs.  

Looking at virtualizing the desktop, most IT administrators are very familiar with implementing a thin client strategy. About half the visitors are not super familiar with adding "zero clients" to that mix. Contributing to the confusion, many analysts and vendors use "thin client" and "zero client" interchangeably. 

Thin and zero clients refer to virtualized PCs that are lightweight and typically purpose-built with no hard drive, memory, etc. and all applications and sensitive data reside back in the data center.

Zero Clients Are Better at the End Point

NCS zero clients are managed by VMware Horizon software and use the ultra-secure Teradici PCoIP remote display protocol.  PCoIP transfers the image of software running on a central server to the virtualized end point. At that end point, there is no persistent data, no patching or updates and no antivirus software needed. At VMworld, IT people love it when we explain how PCoIP optimizes network efficiency to deliver a superior end-user experience, even on multiple displays. You simply can't get the PCoIP experience if you go "thin client".

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, virtualization, zeroclients

NCS Cyber Solutions at AFITC 2016

Posted by John Callahan on Aug 29, 2016 11:38:14 AM

NCS Showcases VDI, Rugged PCs, Cabinets & Digital Printers

The Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference is open for business! This conference in Montgomery, AL brings together Air Force IT experts, prominent IT academics and leading vendors such as NCS Technologies. The conference runs through Wednesday. A key focus of the event is defence against cyber attacks and advanced persistent threats.

At Booth #230 NCS Technologies is showing innovative technologies that are the best line of defense against cyber threats, as well as rugged computers and cabinets that can operate in the most challenging environments. Partner representatives at the NCS Booth #230 include Getac, the leader in rugged computing, and PSSI, innovators of Dock & Lock Storage Systems.  

NCS is a leading supplier of computing and cyber security solutions to the military. Our virtualization solutions are key to helping IT organizations increase cyber security, reduce complexity, improve manageability and reduce costs. NCS is showing its comprehensive VDI portfolio at AFITC.

NCS is also showcasing Getac rugged solutions, including rugged notebooks and tablets. Also on display are PSSI Dock & Lock cabinets. NCS supports the Air Force as a contract holder on CCS-QEB and CCS-E-Tools on AFWAY.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, virtualization, zeroclients