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Work Securely From Home Using NCS Zero Client VDI

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jul 14, 2020 1:32:26 PM

Desktop Virtualization Right Fit for WFH Needs

NCS Technologies delivers zero client VDI solutions for desktops and mobility that are secure, cost effective and easy to use and administer. Maintaining strong security policies are now even more important as the workforce shifts to Work From Home (WFH) in the era of Covid-19.

NCS is a leading supplier of virtual desktop technologies to the government, military and commercial markets such as healthcare and retail. In the last five years, our desktop and laptop solutions are recognized for their strong security and effortless mobility and portability. As companies more and more implement WFH on a permanent basis, NCS devices powered by Teradici software can help IT managers maintain security and save money.

The Challenge of WFH IT Security

IT managers understand that regular work PCs used in the home are highly vulnerable to security breaches. It's common that work computers may be used by family members. In addition, a worker may not follow corporate security policies as diligently when working in the more relaxed home environment.

NCS Zero Clients Meet the Security Test

For many administrators, using zero clients is the best solution.  NCS Zero Clients are managed by VMware Horizon software and use the ultra-secure Teradici PCoIP remote display protocol.

NCS Zero Clients have no local OS. The operating system resides in the data center. Therefore, there is no persistent user data, no patches, updates or antivirus software needed. Of the many ways to virtualize at the endpoint, zero clients are proving to be the most effective solution.

More About PCoIP

PCoIP is a high performance computer display protocol used in endpoint VDI. PCoIP from Teradici uses advanced compression to provide end users with rich content from the cloud or data center. PCoIP securely delivers applications or workspaces to the endpoint by compressing and encrypting pixels. More than 10 million VDI endpoints use PCoIP.  NCS partners with Teradici for desktop virtualization. To manage virtualized endpoints, NCS recommends the Teradici All Access Plan.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

Use NCS VITA Catalogs for Virginia IT Buys

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jul 7, 2020 10:51:22 AM

NCS Technologies makes it easy for State of Virginia employees, and those involved in public education, to buy critical IT equipment - especially those involved in Work-From-Home (WFH).

NCS Print and PC VITA Catalogs Simplify Buying Experience

For PCs, accessories and peripherals, NCS operates under Contract Number VA-190822-NCS, known as Virginia Statewide PC and Notebook, Virginia Desktop, Notebooks, Rugged, Peripherals and COTS. This is a catalog-based vehicle. The Category 1 (personal computers), Category 2 (notebooks) and Category 3 (rugged notebooks) are discounted 23% off list price. The Category 5 (peripherals) products are discounted 15% off list price.

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NCS Recommends Teradici VDI Cloud Access Licenses

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jun 30, 2020 11:06:24 AM

NCS Also Sells VDI Hardware Solutions

NCS Technologies recommends Teradici software licenses for virtual workstation and endpoint computing. In addition, NCS is the innovation leader for the VDI hardware client solutions market. We offer a wide range of NCS-developed, patent-protected PCoIP Zero Client hardware devices for all desktop virtualization use cases.

Teradici Cloud Access Software

Securely deliver high-performance desktops to knowledge workers and power users requiring even the most graphics-intensive applications.

For skilled remote teams and contingent workers in computer-aided design (CAD), architectural design, 3D modeling and video editing, access to rich, interactive applications is mission critical.

Built on industry-leading PCoIP® technology, Cloud Access Software delivers high-performance virtual workstations from the cloud or your data center to the endpoint of your choice. And with PCoIP Ultra, Cloud Access Software now delivers high frame rate 4K/UHD graphics workloads without compromise. 

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, PCoIP, virtualization, hospitals, teradici, endpoints

NCS Recommends UltraStar NVMe Series SSDs

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jun 25, 2020 11:13:13 AM

NCS Technologies recommends several Western Digital storage solutions for challenges in the data center. The UltraStar NVMe series delivers low latency and maximum throughput for high-transaction workloads.

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NCS Rugged Servers for Harsh Environments

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jun 23, 2020 9:52:18 AM

Servers and Storage for any Challenge

NCS Technologies family of Rugged Mission Systems Servers and Storage Solutions meet demanding computing challenges of the military and commercial customers.

As an example, NCS designs and manufactures rugged compute and storage systems for the U.S. Navy Submarine fleet. We are a supplier for the SWFTS TI20 program being deployed on the Virginia-class submarines. Our products are custom designed around COTS technologies. NCS products incorporate cyber resilient technology to meet the Navy requirements for cybersecurity. All products meet or exceed Navy MIL-STDs for ground, vehicles, shipboard, subsurface and aircraft.  NCS servers are qualified for use in the harsh environments and have been qualified to Team Sub’s Environmental Qualification Standards.

In general, NCS has 20+ years of experience providing compute solutions for traditional data centers and for outside of the data center in the harshest environments where traditional computers cannot survive.

NCS Family of Rugged Mission Systems Servers and Storage Solutions feature the latest Intel processors, memory, storage and high-speed I/O. The servers are powerful, scalable and efficient. They are engineered to meet the demanding requirements of mission critical applications.

Design, Integration and Testing
NCS offers complete hardware platform development capabilities and its manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 28000 certified. NCS does it all, from design, integration & testing, to manufacturing, warehousing, order fulfillment and lifecycle support services.
NCS uses the latest commercial state-of-the-art technology and incorporates it into our unique chassis designs to enable continuous operation in places that have high-temperature, vibration, shock, dust and salt fog.

 

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Topics: Servers & Appliances, U.S. Government, rugged, military, software

Air Force Specialized Award Solutions for Telework

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jun 11, 2020 10:02:45 AM

NCS Technologies offers office notebooks, mobile workstations, and a network slate tablet under AFWay Client Computing Solutions (CCS-2) Blanket Purchase Agreement, Covid-19 Specialized Specialized Order, to promote telework in the Air Force. The products were awarded in several categories and require no additional actions from the buyer as the Best Value Selection and Determination have already been accomplished by Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (ITCC).

Network Slate Tablet Category - Durabook R11, Fully Rugged

The Durabook R11 is designed to maximize the efficiency of professional field workers. The Durabook R11 is only 0.79″ in height and weighs just 2.65 lbs, making it the world’s most compact tablet in the fully-rugged class. Adding to its appeal is a smooth, streamlined exterior that complements its tough image.
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NCS Promotes Army Consolidated Buy 31 Products

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jun 9, 2020 9:02:35 AM

The Army's Consolidated Buy 31 program kicks off soon. The NCS Consolidated Buy catalog is your premier resource for choosing the right desktops, workstations, notebooks, monitors and printers.

The ADMC-2 contracts are the Army's primary source of Commercial desktops, notebooks, semi-rugged and rugged devices, displays, printers and associated peripherals. NCS Technologies is a proud supplier under this contract.

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NCS VITA Catalogs Are Perfect for Virginia IT Buys

Posted by Katie Callahan on Jun 2, 2020 9:46:24 AM

NCS Technologies makes it easy for State of Virginia employees, and those involved in public education, to buy critical IT equipment - especially those involved in Work-From-Home (WFH).

NCS Print and PC VITA Catalogs Simplify Buying Experience

For PCs, accessories and peripherals, NCS operates under Contract Number VA-190822-NCS, known as Virginia Statewide PC and Notebook, Virginia Desktop, Notebooks, Rugged, Peripherals and COTS. This is a catalog-based vehicle. The Category 1 (personal computers), Category 2 (notebooks) and Category 3 (rugged notebooks) are discounted 23% off list price. The Category 5 (peripherals) products are discounted 15% off list price.

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Join NCS at the AM Medical Virtual Summit Today

Posted by Katie Callahan on May 27, 2020 8:58:13 AM

One Day Virtual Healthcare Event Features Additive Manufacturing and HP 3D Printing Innovations

Medical additive manufacturing processes are making important contributions to the healthcare industry,  driving innovation and improving lives. And today, it’s at the center of the only event of its kind: AM Medical Virtual Summit, free for you, with a registration link from NCS Technologies.

The event is happening right now! To register as a guest of NCS, please go to this link:

https://l.feathr.co/AM-Medical/-NCS-Technologies

 Get insights from thought-leaders at keynotes,  lunch and learns, at the 20 sessions and explore what’s new from a growing list of vendors—with NCS front and center.

Virtually connect with experts, thought leaders, exhibitors and users to discuss new and relevant information and techniques that can advance the current state of the medical field.

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Topics: rugged, military, U.S. Air Force

AM Medical Virtual Summit Is Tomorrow. Free Event!

Posted by Katie Callahan on May 26, 2020 9:07:32 AM

Learn More About Additive Manufacturing and 3D Innovations for the Healthcare Community

Medical additive manufacturing processes are making important contributions to the healthcare industry,  driving innovation and improving lives. And tomorrow, it’s at the center of the only event of its kind: AM Medical Virtual Summit, free for you, with a registration link from NCS Technologies.

To register as a guest of NCS, please go to this link:

https://l.feathr.co/AM-Medical/-NCS-Technologies

With a fresh approach to networking, learning and advancing the industry, this virtual experience sets the stage for meaningful connections and productive meetings. Get insights from thought-leaders at keynotes, participate in lunch and learns, spend time at the 20 sessions or explore what’s new from a growing list of vendors—with NCS front and center.

In these trying and difficult times, the need to share real data on cutting edge technologies and capabilities is even more important.  Virtually connect professionals, thought leaders, exhibitors and users to share and discuss new and relevant information and techniques that can advance the current state of the medical field.

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Topics: rugged, military, U.S. Air Force