The View From NCS Technologies

NCS VITA Catalogs Make State of Virginia IT Buys Easy

Posted by Katie Callahan on Apr 2, 2020 11:14:01 AM

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

NCS offers Print and PC VITA catalogs to simplify shopping

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 Cloud Access for VDI

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 31, 2020 4:30:21 PM

NCS Sells Teradici Software Licenses, Plus Leading VDI Hardware Products

When it comes to the Zero Client market, NCS Technologies is the recognized leader in selling Teradici software licenses and also the leading developer and seller of hardware-based VDI solutions.

We offer a wide range of NCS-developed, patent-protected PCoIP Zero Client hardware for all use cases.

NCS Sells 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

Choose NCS for Army Consolidated Buy

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 31, 2020 1:12:54 PM

As a result of the ongoing disruptions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the Army Consolidated Buy program has been extended 30 days.

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NCS and HP Partner for 3D Printing Solutions

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 31, 2020 8:36:59 AM

HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions For Government, Enterprise

3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing by speeding up prototyping and time-to-market production.

NCS sells the compact HP Jet Fusion 580/380 Color and HP Jet Fusion 5200/4200 3D printers. HP is the innovation leader and it's technology makes it possible to create complex prototypes in a relatively effortless manner.

In addition to speed, some parts may also be manufactured at lower cost. The combination of easy prototyping capabilities, speed, high quality and attractive pricing all increase business flexibility.

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

NCS Rugged Servers Excel in Military & Industrial Applications

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 30, 2020 4:21:52 PM

NCS Rugged Servers and Storage for Harsh Environments

NCS Technologies family of Rugged Mission Systems Servers and Storage Solutions are designed to meet the demanding computing environments for Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Mining, Transportation and Defense. We have 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.
Our servers and storage systems feature the latest Intel processors, memory, storage and high-speed I/O. They are powerful, scalable and efficient. While 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

Using Zero Client VDI to Securely Work From Home

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 23, 2020 11:20:32 AM

NCS VDI Delivers Security & Convenience to Workforce Disrupted by Covid-19

For more than five years, IT managers have come to depend on NCS Technologies to deliver zero client VDI solutions that are extremely secure, cost effective and easy to use and administer. IT challenges such as maintaining strong security policies are now even more important as the nation shifts to Work From Home (WFH), and devices are exposed in the home environment.

NCS is one of the leading suppliers of virtual desktop technologies to the government, military and commercial markets such as healthcare and retail. In normal times, our desktop and laptop solutions are prized for their strong security and effortless mobility and portability. As the nation avoids workplaces to socially distance and more effectively fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, NCS devices powered by Teradici software can help IT managers maintain security and save money.

From an IT manager's perspective, if a company's dispersed workers are using regular PCs from home, will the company be protected from security breaches and can all those devices be effectively managed?

IT Managers Beware! Regular PCs and Thin Clients Used at Home ... Yikes!

IT managers realize that regular work PCs used in the home are highly vulnerable to security breaches. This is because the PCs may be used by family members. In addition, a worker may not follow corporate security policies as diligently for browsing and downloads when working from the home environment. It's human nature.

To get around this, the IT manager may issue thin clients for home use. Thin clients are perceived to be more secure than traditional PCs.

NCS believes that the thin client environment is not for everyone, particularly where security and manageability are high priorities. It is assumed that with the thin client the OS, applications and sensitive data are hosted and centrally managed in the data center. But this is not so. A thin client retains a small capacity hard drive, some local memory and an embedded OS. This implementation still requires some IT administration and is vulnerable to security exploitation.

Why NCS Zero Clients Should Be Part of the Virtualization Mix

For many administrators, a zero client installation may be the better choice.  NCS Zero Clients today 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, "no drama" 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

New Visitor Policy at NCS Technologies Virginia HQ

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 17, 2020 9:24:11 AM

As a result of the ongoing business disruptions related to the coronavirus pandemic, NCS Technologies, Inc. is implementing a new Visitors Policy.  Until further notice, our headquarters located at 7669 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, Virginia, is closed to all visitors. We are continuously evaluating the situation and will let you know if there are any changes to the Policy. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.  Please contact us with any issues or concerns.

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Update On NCS Technologies Customer Service

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 12, 2020 4:30:51 PM

As a result of the ongoing business disruptions related to the coronavirus pandemic, NCS Technologies, Inc. is alerting our customers to developing delays in return-to-service obligations.  The disruptions affecting service are varied. For instance, we are experiencing significant issues with global supply chains, causing our stock of spare parts to be significantly reduced.  At this time we do not have good visibility as to when this situation will improve. Here at home we see government and businesses scaling back their exposure to visitors and service providers. This affects our ability to have technicians arrive onsite for repairs at some locations.  We ask for your patience and understanding.  Please contact Customer Service with any issues or concerns.

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3D Printing NCS Focus at Final Day of Pack Expo

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 5, 2020 9:55:47 AM

NCS Sells HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions

Today is the final day at Pack Expo East, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.

The NCS Booth is #2228 and we have been very busy promoting HP 3D Printing solutions this week!

More than 7,000 attendees are present to discuss key technologies related to packing equipment, materials and containers and automation and robotics. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions have an important role to play in keeping packing equipment up and running.

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Topics: military, NCS3Dprinting, packaging

HP & NCS Solutions at IRS Tech Expo

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 4, 2020 11:20:01 AM

We Sell and Service HP Workstations, PCs, Printers and Services

NCS is exhibiting today at the IRS New Carrollton Federal Building Tech Expo, sponsored by the Federal Business Council.

NCS has a close partnership with HP and are HP's Federal Partner of the Year. We supply major government agencies and the military with a full range of HP products and services. We address government markets at all levels.

Today we are promoting all HP solutions, as well as our own portfolio of VDI desktops.  To make an appointment at the NCS table, or just to learn more, please contact Jeff Tiede at (703) 819-0515.

HP Workstations and PCs are among the industry's best.  The HP EliteBook 360 flip design notebook is a precision-crafted convertible laptop perfect for mobile applications on the go.  Get fast, reliable connectivity in dense wireless environments with gigabit speed Wi-Fi 6. The EliteBook 360 2-in-1 is one of the world's most secure PCs. Control what the world sees and help protect your data with integrated security and privacy features. The Notebook is impressively thin and light and empowers users to create, connect and collaborate.

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Topics: HP, U.S. Government, military, hardware