New DESQUE Solution Delivers Virtual Environments for German Schools Via NoMachine NX

Added on: 2009-02-10 By: Katie Glossner
Rome, Italy, Feb. 10, 2009 – NoMachine NX will be featured as part of the new school desktop solution, DESQUE, to be showcased by Kreisbildstelle Stade, provider of new technologies to public schools, at the leading educational event, DIDACTA 2009. This event is the largest education exhibition in Germany and is set to run today through February 14 in Hanover, Germany. 

NX plays a fundamental role in the DESQUE solution, guaranteeing secure and reliable access to schools' virtualized desktop infrastructures.  Developed in association with budget-IT, an OpenSource Solution provider, DESQUE adopts NX technology as the remote access and application delivery method allowing teachers and students to quickly and easily access their school workstations from anywhere with Internet access.

DESQUE provides virtualized KDE desktops using NX to remotely access the Debian Linux servers located in the operational center in Hamburg, Germany.  The Xen hypervisor allows the servers to be divided into a number of virtual machine (VM) environments.  Then NX provides the teachers and students remote access from home or school to these VMs, which can host up to 70 programs needed for educational purposes.

The DESQUE project was founded in 2008 by the Kreisbildstelle Stade.  Jorg Steinmann, head of the local administrative department, says, “One of the biggest advantages is the fact that new computers are not needed in public schools anymore, reducing the cost of hardware, software, and maintenance.  On the green side, this solution reduces printing costs and power consumption by 70%.  In Germany, there is no other project like this.  It is very unique.”

At DIDACTA, visitors interested in trying DESQUE first hand, can test it out immediately with the demo server NoMachine has provided for this event.  They can also receive a free demo CD to install the NX Client and connect directly to the demo server to test the solution on their own.  For more information on this event, please visit

About NoMachine
NoMachine is the creator of award-winning NX software, an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, application delivery, and hosted desktop deployment.  NoMachine's mission is to revolutionize the way users access their computing resources across the Internet to make seamless desktop access as easy and wide spread 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.

About budget-IT
budget-IT develops and delivers Open Source solutions and provides operational support services to regional Small and Medium Enterprises.  As the systems integrator, budget-IT provides a turn key solution where they design and implement the DESQUE solution and provide all services in conjunction with hardware and software. (

DIDACTA is the leading annual education technology event presenting teachers, educators, instructors, trainers, university professors with new technology solutions to further their education efforts.  With an attractive supportive program consisting of more than 1,500 lectures, DIDACTA is the event for the advancement of education, indispensably on the way to the top.  For 2009, this event will be held in Hanover, Germany from February 10-14. (