Rome, Italy, April 28, 2010 – NoMachine, creator and global provider
of secure remote access, desktop and application delivery software,
announced today its collaboration with NoPC to give students in Tanzania
computing resources for the first time. Together, NoPC and NoMachine,
along with other partners, make computing possible for inadequately
funded schools across Tanzania.
The NoPC solution transforms
traditional computing, taking “thin” to a whole new level, greatly
reducing the need for maintenance, support and upgrades. This solution
is an energy and cost-efficient PC substitution, eliminating high
failure components, requiring little bandwidth and using under 100 watts
for five workstations.
After evaluating several remote access
tools, NoMachine's NX was chosen for this solution due to its unique
compression and caching technologies, permitting for easy access over
limited bandwidth. A vital part of the solution, NX connects a local
school’s network of NoPC thin client terminals to a server constructed
datacenter located in Dar es Salaam, TZ. NX provides the option of
presenting the whole desktop environment or just specific applications,
depending on what the student needs.
Systems architect for NoPC,
Dennis Furr, said, “Without the bandwidth efficiency of NX, we just
wouldn't be able to deliver these computing resources to children who
truly need them. NX is a perfect fit for the delivery agent of this
solution and plays a major role in providing the technical solution that
these kids in Tanzania require and deserve.”
With this computing
solution currently deployed in 10 Tanzanian schools including the
Mtwara Technical Secondary School, students from age seven to college
level are provided access to the Internet, e-mail and education
resources that allow for collaboration with other schools around the
world. With access to computers and the Internet, for the first time,
students are provided with new ways to study and communicate.
Tanzania manager, Ben Everard, said, “After bringing computers and the
Internet to a place like this, I've really seen it make a difference to
the students and to the teachers. We have truly created a revolution in
There are 3,500 secondary schools in
Tanzania and with the help of NoMachine and other partners, NoPC hopes
to install computer systems in all of them providing Internet for
over1.2 million children to improve their academic experience.
of NoPC, Andy Lindsell, said, “NoPC with the support of key partners
like NoMachine and the Linux community have demonstrated the ability and
determination to address social inequality based on education, in what
we hope will become a successful and important economic region and
global trading partner.”
“NoPC is excited and pleased that
together with our partners we are changing the standard of education in
the the developing world,” said co-founder of NoPC, Robert Wilson.
NoPC is a continually developing social business providing
innovative solutions to social problems. To learn more about NoPC and
this project, please visit http://www.nopc.org.uk
Based in Rome, Italy, NoMachine is the creator of
award-winning NX software, an enterprise-class solution for secure
remote access, application delivery, and hosted desktop deployment.
Since 2001, NoMachine's mission has been to revolutionize the way users
access their computing resources across the Internet to make seamless
desktop access as easy and widespread as Web browsing. NoMachine
provides a comprehensive software infrastructure stack, core
development, and support services built around the self-designed and
self-developed NX suite of advanced components. For more information
about NoMachine NX technology, please visit http://www.nomachine.com.