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ViewSonic’s New Flagship SD-A235 Smart Display with Citrix® XenMobile® Integration Now Available

Joining the Company’s Family of Award-Winning VDI Products, This Next-Generation Smart Display is Citrix Ready – HDX Verified


Brea, CA (Nov. 21, 2014)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing visual solution products, announces that its SD-A235 Citrix® XenMobile® Smart Display is now available to enhance virtual desktop environments. With its powerful NVIDIA Tegra® 4 processor, professional grade 23-inch LED IPS panel and 10-point touch screen features, the ViewSonic® SD-A235 Smart Display is the complete reliable package for educational settings, health care facilities, and businesses looking for alternative desktop solutions.



The SD-A235 raises the bar of managed smart client performance and flexibility to provide an all-in-one, secured locked-down desktop solution. ViewSonic’s flagship display features:

  • Full HD 1080p resolution and 10-point capacitive touch for superior intuitive user interaction

  • Preinstalled with the Citrix Worx Home app for easy enrollment and management under the Citrix XenMobile environment

  • HDMI (input/output) and USB connectivity, SD reader, RJ-45, WiFi, Bluetooth, and integrated 2MP webcam and speakers for complete multimedia capabilities

  • The ergonomic screen offers adjustable height and tilt features and the VESA mount capabilities offer more flexibility on carts and kiosks to support a wide-range of vertical applications


“With businesses, educational institutions, and health care facilities all looking for ways to reduce costs, but not wanting to sacrifice productivity, ViewSonic’s SD-A235 can help increase efficiency in a VDI setting,” said Erik Willey, product marketing director for system and cloud products at ViewSonic Corp. “VDI customers are looking for security and control to leverage mobile and cloud-based investments, and the SD-A235 delivers this in a fully manageable and secured environment. As a locked down solution with tight Citrix XenMobile integration for the desktop, the SD-A235 Smart Display Client can help take security, performance and productivity to a whole new level.”

ViewSonic’s new VSD231 LED Smart Display is also shipping now. The VSD231 features the same 23-inch IPS, LED smart display with Full HD 1080p resolution, and 10-point projected capacitive touch screen technology as the SD-A235, without the XenMobile integration. With an Android™ Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system and Google® GMS certification, the VSD231 allows users to experience thousands of multimedia-based applications for Android™, from social networking to cloud services.

The SD-A235 is now available at an MSRP of $699.00(USD) and the VSD231 is now available at an MSRP of $659.00(USD).

For more information about ViewSonic’s VDI products solutions, visit the Desktop Virtualization information page.  For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader in display technology.  As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level display solutions that includes LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, and projectors.  Our line of smart displays, thin and zero client endpoints, and cloud computing platforms continue to enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate, and connect. To find out more about ViewSonic, visit www.viewsonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers our resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts.  To sign-up, visit www.finchclub.com.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Introduces a Simple and Cost-Effective VDI Solution, the SC-U25 Value VDI Client

Bundled with Userful Multiplatform™ Software and ViewSonic’s Award-Winning Hardware, the SC-U25 Features Easy Installation and Flexible Management, Making it the Ideal Entry-Level VDI Solution


Brea, Calif., U.S.A. and Calgary, AB., Canada (Nov. 6, 2014)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the SC-U25 Value VDI Client with Userful Multiplatform™ Software for easy and cost-effective Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. Working with Userful Corporation to integrate its Userful Multiplatform™ virtualization software, ViewSonic’s SC-U25 is an easy plug-and-play LAN client that supports Gigabit Ethernet-based installation for easy deployment and simple management. The SC-U25 is ideal for education settings including libraries, labs and classrooms; SMBs including service businesses, medical and dental offices, and call centers; as well as hotel business centers that need low-cost and flexible options for a virtual desktop or cloud computing-based environment.



The SC-U25 is optimized to support a mix of virtualized desktops like Microsoft Windows® (XP/7/8), Chrome-style sessions, or the included pre-configured Linux®, digital signage and cloud desktops connected to multiple displays in a local area network. The SC-U25 delivers high performance, allowing up to 20 users per PC server. This translates to better security with lower maintenance and service costs.

Userful Multiplatform provides many high-end innovative features, such as N+1 redundancy, allowing IT administrators to assign all deployed SC-U25 clients to corresponding host servers and redundant failover severs. If the main host server is ever down, continued operation is ensured for all end-client users, providing for a reliable virtual desktop environment. A RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet delivers an impressive rich interactive user experience of multimedia content, and four USB ports deliver flexible connectivity options for multiple peripherals and displays providing optimal productivity. Headphone and mic outputs enhance the multimedia functionality of the SC-U25.

“By introducing the SC-U25 Value VDI Client, ViewSonic has developed the ideal value VDI solution that is simple and cost-effective to deploy,” said Mike Holstein, vice president of business development and emerging technologies for ViewSonic Americas. “The SC-U25 Value VDI Client offers functional yet high-end key features needed to set-up VDI environments. Especially for education organizations and SMBs that want to upgrade but have not due to budget constraints and management expertise. By working with Userful to bundle their Multiplatform software, all the tools for deploying, operating and managing a virtual desktop environment are provided in one simple solution.”

“The SC-U25 value client bundle is ideal to transition organizations into a virtual desktop infrastructure, providing industry leading cost, simplicity, and platform flexibility,” said Tim Griffin, chief technical officer at Userful Corporation. “With over 1 million seats deployed, Userful is a proven solution that streamlines and manages deployments – simply and trouble-free.”

The SC-U25 joins ViewSonic’s expansive line-up of affordable and feature-rich solutions for VDI environments. With one of the most diverse lines of VDI products in the market, ViewSonic is the VDI endpoint authority. The company continues to bring leading-edge products to market, including Integrated Thin Client and Zero Client Displays, as well as discrete Thin and Zero Clients. With its wide range of solution options that include scalability, high levels of security and lock-down features, ViewSonic’s VDI products deliver a seamless desktop experience in VDI networks.

The ViewSonic SC-U25 Value VDI Client will be available in December at an MSRP of $199.00 (USD). For more information about the SC-U25 and other ViewSonic VDI products, visit http://www.viewsonic.com/us/desktop-virtualization.html.

For more news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com or follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts.  To sign up, please visit FinchClub.com

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Launches SC-Z56: The Fastest Performing Quad Output Zero Client

The SC-Z56 Features Teradici® Tera 2 Processor and is VMware Horizon View Certified


Walnut, CA, June 23, 2014 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, launches the SC-Z56, a quad video output zero client for the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) market. With the fastest performance and widest selection of discrete and integrated VDI products, ViewSonic expands its line-up with the SC-Z56, an affordable and feature-rich solution to drive multiple displays in a virtualized environment. The SC-Z56 Quad Output Zero Client was developed for users needing higher resolution performance and multiple display support.



The SC-Z56 features Teradici Tera 2 architecture, making it one of the fastest performing zero client in the market. It is VMware® Horizon View™ certified, delivering a secure, manageable and reliable solution for VMware-based networks. With four DisplayPort outputs and six USB ports, the SC-Z56 provides the connectivity options to drive multiple displays and peripherals for optimal productivity. ViewSonic’s SC-Z56 zero client supports up to four WUXGA (1920x1200) displays or two WQXGA (2560x1600) displays simultaneously, making it ideal for high-end workstations in the government, corporate, healthcare and security industries.

“VDI installations can be taken to a new level of productivity with the SC-Z56,” said Erik Willey, product marketing manager of system and cloud products at ViewSonic Corp. “This quad output zero client provides the fastest possible performance in a VMware environment. It’s feature-rich with connectivity options, so it can support up to four HD displays. And, as a true zero client, the SC-Z56 delivers amazing reliability with little to no configuration or management, boosting productivity levels in a secure setting.”

As a true zero client, the SC-Z56 comes in a compact, 1.2-pound form factor and has no HDD, fan or moving parts. The design allows it to be placed discreetly away from the desktop or even mounted directly onto a display. It offers amazing high-speed virtual desktop performance and supports 2D/3D graphics applications.

ViewSonic’s SC-Z56 is now available at an MSRP of $659.00 (USD). For more information about the SC-Z56 and other ViewSonic VDI products, visit http://www.viewsonic.com/us/desktop-virtualization.html.

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com or follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts.  To sign up, please visit FinchClub.com

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Debuts New Solid State Ultra-Portable, LED-Based Projectors

PLED-W600 and PLED-W800 Are Bright, Lightweight and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Ready for Wireless Projection On-the-Go


LAS VEGAS, NV (InfoComm # C-7118) June 18, 2014ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the PLED-W600 and PLED-W800, its latest solid state, LED-based, DLP® projectors. These new projectors are bright, lightweight, and come with an integrated MHL- enabled HDMI input for optional wireless capabilities, making them ideal for work, travel and entertainment on-the-go. With the PLED-W600 and PLED-W800, ViewSonic expands its line of projectors to provide solutions for a wider range of projection applications.



The PLED-W600 weighs 1.76 pounds and has a brightness of up to 600 lumens; the PLED-W800 weighs 1.98 pounds and has a brightness of up to 800 lumens providing for superior brightness in an ultra-light form. The two projectors utilize the latest in solid state Eco-LED technology for more than 20,000 hours of operation time for reliable visual display. The PLED-W600 and PLED-W800 feature WXGA resolution compatible with 720p/1080p content, a contrast of 3500:1, and SuperColor™, a true color enhancement technology that provides richer color quality for amazing and vivid images. Both projectors have 2X digital zoom and automatically adjust video source content to match 4:3, 16:9 or 16:10 for the perfect picture.

“ViewSonic continuously delivers the latest technology, and with the PLED-W600 and PLED-W800, we’ve added to our solid state, LED-based projector family,” said Jeffrey Hsieh, senior manager of Product Management at ViewSonic Corp. “The PLED-W600 and PLED-W800 are packed with features that make them ready to be used with a diverse number of devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, and digital cameras. The WXGA resolution offers widescreen compatibility for 720p/1080p-based content. Featuring built-in MHL-enabled HDMI port, users can wirelessly stream content from their mobile devices to the projector, and then view and share that content on a larger screen. This can be done with their own choice of wireless dongles for a convenient and flexible on-the-go visual solution.”

ViewSonic’s flagship PLED-W800 comes with a built-in media player that can project Microsoft® Office™ Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, as well as PDF files, photos and videos directly from a SD or USB flash drive. Connectivity options on the PLED-W800 include, USB, HDMI/MHL and VGA-In, and the optional WiFi dongle ensures wireless capability and compatibility with Miracast™ and DLNA® for true mobility.

The PLED-W600 supports a 120Hz frame rate and has a 1.4:1 throw ratio, allowing a 33-inch (diagonal) image from about three feet away with a maximum image size of 100-inches (diagonal) without losing image quality. With a maximum zoom of 2X for PC and 1.8X zoom for video applications, the PLED-W600 can easily power a presentation or other shared content from an external HD video source or device onto a screen.

Both projectors will be available Q3 2014 for an estimated MSRP of $729.00(USD) for the PLED-W600 and $949.00(USD) for the PLED-W800.

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com or follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts.  To sign up, please visit FinchClub.com

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Introduces ViewSchool™ Education Technologies and Services

The ViewSonic® ViewSchool™ Program Offer Schools and Districts Next Generation Technology Solutions for Tomorrow’s Campuses


Walnut, CA, May 6, 2014ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, is introducing its newly enriched ViewSchool™ Education Program.  The program was developed to deliver schools and districts 21st century-digital tools that enhance students’ learning experience through technology. In addition to products selected for the digital classroom, the program includes customized support and promotional offers.  The program addresses the unique needs of today’s K-12 Common Core Standards while delivering solutions for the most sophisticated college campus needs.



By working with ViewSonic through the ViewSchool program, educational partners receive exclusive pricing, as well as reliable solutions that fit the budget of any school.  ViewSchool delivers benefits that range from product evaluations and extended warranties to access to our authorized reseller partners specializing in technology consultation, training and integration for educational environments.  The ViewSchool “Learn and Grow” program allows larger schools and institutions to learn and adjust to the new technologies and products before deciding on large-scale installments, and delivers more value for smaller schools with limited funding.

“As schools in many states get ready for Common Core Standards for online testing and assessments, ViewSonic’s ViewSchool Program provides cost-effective products that are easy to install and manage, and are scalable to fit the needs of any campus,” said Sally Wang, vice president of product marketing at ViewSonic.  “We offer a wide variety of technology solutions, including our award-winning desktop displays, projectors, large format displays, interactive whiteboards and cloud-connected VDI products that will greatly benefit today’s digital learning environments.”

From K-12 to higher education, ViewSchool empowers educators with the following ViewSonic technology solutions:

-          Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): A full line of thin, zero and smart clients optimized for all major protocols, including Citrix®, VMWare®, Microsoft®, and Linux® to help schools transform IT resources into a cloud-connected infrastructure.

-          Digital Projectors: High-performance, interactive, network connected, short-throw, ultra-short throw, high brightness, and value models for any environment from small classrooms to large lecture halls.

-          Desktop Displays: Ranging in sizes from 19- to 32-inches, ViewSonic’s complete line of award-winning displays are solid, dependable, feature-rich, and ideal for use in any classroom, computer lab or office.

-          Interactive Whiteboards: These large, expansive screen sizes with multi-touch technology encourage collaboration between students and teachers for a richer, inclusive experience while learning.

-          Large Format Displays: ViewSonic’s line of digital signage solutions provide a simple and efficient way of communicating with everyone within a school or campus.  From campus-wide scheduling and events to way-finding and emergency notifications, large format displays are an effective solution for a digital campus.

ViewSonic offers a comprehensive selection of education-based technology products.  The ViewSchool program delivers unparalleled service and support, that is available throughout the evaluation and purchase processes, and continues with a 24/7 technology consultation VIP hotline.

For more information about the ViewSchool program, go to http://www.viewsonic.com/viewschool/.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts.  To sign up, please visit FinchClub.com

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Learn and Grow Program is limited to educational institutions and not for personal purchase. Programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Programs are subject to each of their respective terms and conditions. 

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Announces New Flagship Smart Display with XenMobile® at Citrix Synergy Conference

The Next-Generation SD-A235 Citrix Ready – HDX Verified
Smart Display Joins Company’s Family of VDI Products


Walnut, CA, May 6, 2014 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing visual solution products, announces its SD-A235 Citrix® XenMobile® Smart Display at Citrix® Synergy Conference.  From its powerful NVIDIA® Tegra®4 processor to its professional grade 23-inch, LED IPS panel and 10-point touch screen features, the ViewSonic® SD-A235 is the complete package for educational settings, health care facilities, and small/medium businesses looking for alternative desktop solutions that offer manageable locked-down smart clients for their virtual desktop environments.  ViewSonic will be at Citrix Synergy Conference in booth #416 at the Anaheim Convention Center, May 6-8, 2014.



The SD-A235 raises the bar of managed smart client performance and flexibility to provide an all-in-one, securely locked-down solution.  ViewSonic’s flagship display features:

  • 1080p Full HD resolution and 10-point capacitive touch for superior intuitive user interaction

  • Preinstalled with the Citrix WorxHome app for easy enrollment and management under the Citrix XenMobile environment

  • HDMI (Input/Output) and USB connectivity, SD reader, RJ-45, WiFi, Bluetooth and integrated 2M pixel webcam and speakers for complete multimedia capabilities

  • Fully ergonomic stand with height adjust, and can also be VESA mounted for more flexible usage on carts or kiosks to support a wide range of vertical market applications


“With educational institutions, medical facilities, and corporations looking for ways to cut costs, but not wanting to sacrifice productivity, the SD-A235 will increase efficiency in any VDI setting,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas.  “Customers are looking for security and control to leverage their mobile and cloud-based investments, and the SD-A235 delivers this in one fully manageable and secure environment.  ViewSonic is proud to offer an all-in-one technology solution that takes performance and productivity to a whole new level.”

ViewSonic will also launch the VSD231 LED Smart Display.  The VSD231 is a 23-inch IPS, LED smart display with Full HD 1080p resolution, 10-point projected capacitive touch and an Android™ Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system.  With Google® GMS certification, users can experience a variety of multimedia applications for Android, from social networking and cloud services.  Because the VSD231 is a fully functional display, it can be used as a traditional or secondary touch screen monitor for personal computing.

In addition to launching the SD-A235 and VSD231, ViewSonic will have a strong presence at the conference with solutions in the Citrix booth, ViewSonic ePosters throughout the show floor, and additional display solutions at the ViewSonic booth.

The Real World Pavilion will have an impressive Citrix-enabled CDE7051-TL 70-inch interactive display.  The six-point interactive display features a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, and will incorporate ViewBoard Windows educational software to demonstrate its multi-touch interactive panel.  The CDE7051-TL display will showcase the integration of Citrix solutions for medical or engineering class settings, as well as any corporate or hospitality setting looking for an extraordinary VDI-based, large display solution.

The SD-A235 will be available in August at an SRP of $649.00(USD).  The VSD-231 will be available in August for an SRP of $599.00(USD).  The CDE70551-TL is available now for at an SRP of $7,999.99(USD).

For more information about the SD-A235, VSD-231, and CDE70551-TL, or other ViewSonic products, follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts.  To sign up, please visit FinchClub.com

About Citrix Ready

Citrix Ready is an end-to-end partner program that showcases and recommends third party products, solutions and services demonstrating compatibility with Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure.  Through the Citrix Ready program and Citrix Ready Xchange Marketplace, users can quickly and easily find solutions recommended by Citrix that are trusted to enhance Citrix offerings.  Leveraging its industry leading alliances and partner eco-system, Citrix Ready showcases over 20,000 products and solutions designed to meet a variety of business needs.  Learn more at www.citrix.com/ready.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

Trademark footnote: All corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Shipping New 70-inch Interactive Display

CDE7051-TL Targets Smart Classrooms, Corporate Boardrooms and Way-Finding Applications with Six-Point Touch Smart Display Board


Walnut, CA, April 21, 2014 – ViewSonic.com Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces the immediate availability of the CDE7051-TL 70-inch, six-point simultaneous touch, interactive smart display. The CDE7051-TL provides a fully integrated, large screen touch solution for use in the smart educational classroom, corporate boardrooms and hospitality way-finding applications.

The CDE7051-TL features full 1920x1080 HD resolution, delivering superior pixel-by-pixel performance in an energy-saving LED panel. Its slim design and bezel eliminates dead angles in a Windows® 8 touch environment, improving any touch experience. Equipped with a tempered glass overlay, anti-glare treatment and rounded corners, the ViewSonic CDE7051-TL is intended for heavy use. The CDE7051-TL has a variety of connectivity options, including HDMI, USB, VGA and RS-232 to support all your media sources. Additionally, this interactive display has an optional internal PC slot that accommodates an i5 class Windows® 8 PC (NMP707). Together, with this PC option, the CDE7051-TL becomes a fully integrated, all-in-one interactive solution.

The 70-inch display incorporates a multi-touch interactive panel and ViewBoard™ Windows compatible educational software. The software allows users to write, highlight, edit and transform documents and images on screen in real-time. It also includes screen recording, a magnifier and a spotlight feature to make office presentations, classroom learning and online education more interactive and efficient.

“Group interaction is rapidly becoming an important factor for corporate and education environments, as smart classrooms and boardrooms are increasingly popular,” said Gene Ornstead, director of product marketing at ViewSonic Corp. “We’ve been a market leader in the digital signage space for many years and our new 70-inch interactive white board is a perfect addition to our portfolio. It combines ViewSonic’s display leadership with the latest interactive touch technology, making the CDE7051-TL the perfect, multifunctional large format display.”

ViewSonic’s CDE7051-TL is now available with an MSRP of $7,299.00(USD).

For more information about the CDE7051-TL and other ViewSonic products, follow on the Company blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonic.com.

ViewSonic’s Finch Club offers resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit FinchClub.com




This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document.

All corporate names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

Virtualizing Desktops for Higher Education: A ViewSonic Case Study

 

sc-z55_desktop_hiresColleges and universities today face several challenges supporting students, faculty, and staff with current technology. For example, the increasing demand for connecting a wider variety of BYOD devices places strain on understaffed IT resources. In addition, growing student bodies necessitate the deployment of more desktops, yet schools have limited amounts of IT funds. Many campuses also have needs for increased security, as well as a lower energy footprint.

How then, can education institutions meet these challenges while ensuring their campuses have the IT support needed to be productive and successful? In the case of Florida Atlantic University, they recently turned to a virtualized desktop infrastructure by outfitting computer labs and faculty offices with ViewSonic® SC-Z55 zero clients. Engineered to support VMware Horizon View, the SC-Z55 was fully compatible with FAU’s existing IT infrastructure, and was a perfect fit for both the university’s budget and green policies. Equipped with ViewSonic’s SC-Z55 zero clients, FAU began to immediately reap the many benefits of a VDI solution including the following:

  • New computer labs were up and running within days rather than weeks, and single workstations were repurposed or upgraded in only hours.

  • Centralized security, maintenance and management of computing resources save time and money for greatly reduced TCO.

  • Computer labs are cooler and quieter with lower electricity cost, and the mountable design of the SC-Z55 frees up valuable desk space.


To learn how FAU utilized ViewSonic’s SC-Z55 zero clients to virtualize desktops, read the full case study here.

Corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright© 2013 ViewSonic Corporation. All rights reserved.

ViewSonic Webinar: Powering the Future of Learning – VDI and the Next Generation of Desktops

wpgThe combination of virtual desktop infrastructure and intelligent client technology is bringing an entirely new experience to the desktop. Not only can users interact with applications on the desktop in much the same way they do on mobile devices, but IT can also deliver applications unique to a particular user wherever and whenever they want access. Nowhere does this technology make more of an impact than in education. Students today expect a different desktop experience and will leverage multimedia and e-learning as core elements of their educational experience.

On October 30, 2013 at 2pm EST, please join us and our guests Teradici, NVIDIA, and Florida Atlantic University for an in-depth webinar exploring the impact of VDI on higher education.


  • Discover the latest trends in user adoption of desktop virtualization and intelligent clients

  • Learn the specific benefits of ViewSonic® zero clients and PCoIP® technology for students and faculty.


  • Hear from Florida Atlantic University on how they saved money and IT resources by outfitting their labs with the latest in desktop virtualization.


  • Understand how to tie this new technology together with Next Generation Desktop Platforms.


 

Join us to learn how solution providers in the education marketplace can capitalize on new opportunities with next generation technology today.

To register for this webinar, click here.

 

Corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright© 2013 ViewSonic Corporation. All rights reserved.

Educational Technology: The Flipped Classroom

Flipped ClassroomFrom interactive whiteboards, to HD projectors, to PCs and tablets, technology in the classroom is nothing new. But an innovative method of teaching that brings technology out of the classroom and into the home is gaining ground in many schools across the country. This new teaching model is called the “Flipped Classroom” and it utilizes quick, online teacher-created videos that students typically watch after school, at home. If students don’t have a computer or an online connection at home, they can access lessons at public libraries or stay after school to watch the online lessons. Traditional “homework” is then worked on with the teacher the next day in the classroom.

By delivering instruction online and out of class, and bringing homework into the classroom, this “flipped” methodology benefits students and teachers in a number of ways.

By watching lectures at home, students can go at their own pace, take notes, and write down any questions they may have from the lecture. Students can even rewind lectures to memorize and master certain lessons. In the classroom, teachers now have more time to spend helping students 1 on 1. As a result of this 1 on 1 interaction, teachers can revisit concepts that students may not have understood at home, teachers can answer each student’s questions individually, and student frustration is minimized.

In addition, extra class time is also used to do labs or interactive activities that help to further illustrate the lessons. In short, a creative and collaborative learning environment is fostered within the classroom where teacher-student relationships are much stronger when compared to those of traditional teaching methods. Ultimately, schools that have adopted a “Flipped Classroom” methodology report higher test scores and decreased behavior problems amongst their students.

What do you think about the “Flipped Classroom” methodology? Let us know here on the blog.

Corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright© 2013 ViewSonic Corporation. All rights reserved.

Using Digital Signage for Emergency Notifications

 DS for emergency

Digital signage is most often associated with corporate advertising; however, more and more schools and universities are utilizing the technology in a much different way. For many campuses, digital signage has proved to be a simple and efficient way of communicating emergency notifications.

One such educational institution is West Virginia University. In the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, WVU’s administration felt it was increasingly important to have an emergency notification solution on campus. By 2013, WVU had deployed nearly 120 digital signs, all ready to display emergency alerts, in addition to daily school updates. These displays were installed in key locations such as reception desks and cafeterias in various dorms, on platforms of the school’s monorail system, and outside of the basketball arena.

Since WVU’s digital signs are connected to media players, any content or information can be easily pushed to the displays over the campus LAN. In the event of any emergency, quickly getting information to the appropriate people is crucial. And in the event of an emergency, whether for weather alerts, earthquake warnings, or potential attacks, digital signage can offer an effective way of quickly communicating messages across a campus within a matter of seconds.

As seen in the case of West Virginia University, digital signage can be used for much more than just retail advertising, displaying a restaurant’s menu items, or broadcasting brand-specific messaging on video walls. Whether for K-12 schools or higher education institutions, digital signs can keep students and staff informed of important school information, as well as during emergency situations. For more information WVU’s digital signage installation, click here.

Does your school or campus utilize digital signage? Let us know here on the blog.

 

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ViewSonic Brings Citrix® XenMobile™ to the Desktop at Citrix Synergy 2013

ViewSonic is showcasing a suite of innovative VDI solutions at this year’s Citrix Synergy show in Anaheim, CA from May 22-24, 2013. Join us at Booth #414 to see our newest cloud-connected thin client devices, as well as our revolutionary and fully functional desktop thin clients with built-in LED touch screens.

Leveraging our 25-year display heritage, ViewSonic extends the Citrix XenMobile solution to the desktop with our new SD-A245 smart display. Citrix XenMobile allows an IT organization complete management of devices, apps, and associated data on consumer tablets and smartphones. Integrated with Citrix XenMobile, ViewSonic’s SD-A245 smart display allows an IT organization the ability to use a single software tool to manage both their mobile and desktop devices. The integration of Citrix XenMobile within the ViewSonic® SD-A245 smart display provides corporate and enterprise end-users an innovative, next-generation thin client—all within a 24” LED touch screen. ViewSonic was also named a “Best of Synergy” award winner at the Citrix Synergy show for our innovative SD-A245 smart display.

We will also be showcasing our award-winning VSD220—a Citrix-enabled, touch-capable smart display. With an easy-to-install Citrix receiver app, the VSD220 can easily connect to the cloud and be virtualized across an entire organization.

In addition to our all-in-one smart displays, we will have our Thin Client devices at Citrix Synergy as well. Both our SC-T35 and SC-T45 thin clients are optimized for Citrix virtualization solutions and can be used in conjunction with an organization’s existing hardware and displays for a complete virtual desktop integration.

If you are attending Citrix Synergy 2013, be sure to stop by ViewSonic Booth #414 for a sneak peek at our cloud-enabled, Citrix-enabled VDI solutions. For more information, click here.

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Touch Technologies Take Hold

Touch technology has revolutionized the way we interact with our computing devices, and has become the user interface of choice. Everything from ATM machines, interactive ticket booths, POS devices, slot machines, and information kiosks feature a user-friendly interactive touch screen. Let’s take a look at two of the most common touch technologies in use today.



Optical Touch
Optical touch technology utilizes two or more image sensors that are usually placed around the edges of a display. These sensors allow the touch surface to recognize two contact points simultaneously, and provide users with direct interaction by allowing two-finger gestures such as zoom in/out, rotations, and two-finger taps. Because of optical touch’s scalability, versatility, and affordability, it is becoming a popular technology for use on large format displays.

The experience offered by optical touch is responsive and accurate, and does not require a conductive object for touch recognition. As such, this technology is extremely useful in gloved environments such as hospitals and dental offices, or for use with interactive stylus pens. Touch screens equipped with Dual Point Optical Touch are also versatile solutions for use in classroom settings, home entertainment and gaming, or as a Point of Sale device in retail stores, and even as an information kiosk.

Projected Capacitive Touch
Projected Capacitive is one of the leading touch technologies available and is widely utilized by mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Projected capacitive touch screens feature a grid pattern of conductive materials layered within multiple sheets of glass. The conductive grid creates an electrostatic field, so when the screen is touched by a conductive object (i.e. a finger), the touch is recorded by measuring the overall change in capacitance.

Projected Capacitive Touch is a true multi-touch technology, allowing for 3 or more simultaneous touch points on the screen. With the system’s ability to detect and resolve 10 or more touches at the same time, the accuracy and touch experience is dramatically improved for the user. Because of its speed, efficiency, and intuitiveness, Projected Capacitive Touch is becoming the technology of choice for current generation touch screens and interactive displays. It is more expensive due to the complex electronics and sensor construction and since it requires input from a conductive device, such as a finger, it is not suited for environments with gloved hands.

Touch screens equipped with capacitive touch are best utilized for multi-user applications such as gaming, or interactive whiteboards for use in educational settings. In addition, capacitive touch screens are an ideal solution for businesses seeking the ultimate in interactive displays and digital signage. Capacitive touch displays can be used to attract and engage customers in high-traffic areas such as high-end retail centers, transportation hubs, and hotel lobbies.

Conclusion
Optical Touch technology is scalable, versatile, and affordable, and best utilized for single-user applications such as POS devices, desktop displays, or for use within the gloved environments of the medical and dental fields.

Projected Capacitive Touch technology is an ideal choice for multi-user applications where interactivity and collaboration are needed, such as in classrooms. Additionally, Projected Capacitive touch can be of benefit to commercial applications as well such as interactive digital signage.

With 25 years of expertise as a leader and innovator of display technology, ViewSonic has a complete line of interactive and ergonomic touch displays to meet any need. ViewSonic’s TD20 series of touch displays feature super accurate and responsive Dual Point Optical Touch technology. ViewSonic’s TD40 series of touch displays are all Windows® 8 certified and feature 10-Point Capacitive touch technology. All of the TD20 and TD40 touch displays feature a 7H scratch-resistant surface hardness to ensure a consistent, high-quality touch experience even in high-traffic areas.

To find out how your business can benefit from touch technologies within any budget, contact ViewSonic for more information on its interactive multi-touch solutions.

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ViewSonic Puts High Impact Messaging on Display at DSE 2013



 

ViewSonic brings innovation and style to Digital Signage Expo 2013. Visit us at Booth #224 to see our newest digital signage solutions designed to deliver impactful visual imaging for all your business signage needs. Among the dazzling new products we’ll be showcasing are our sleek EP03r ePoster series, our ultra-narrow bezel CDX4650-L LED and our stunning 84” multi-touch 4K Ultra HD display. here

 

The EP03r ePoster series feature amazing resolution, a built-in media player, and multiple video inputs for easy integration and configuration - all within the slimmest ID yet. An edge-to-edge glass faceplate with curved corner styling creates a differentiating and eye-catching look. This display is ideal in retail settings, banks and universities. Click here to learn more.

 

The 46-inch CDX4650-L is a high bright, Full HD, ultra-narrow LED commercial display with an Intel® OPS slot, to easily integrate with any OPS-compatible media player. Optimized for video walls, menu and transportation boards, the CDX4650-L features up to a 10x10 tilting feature and is perfect for 24/7 commercial display applications. Click here to learn more.

 

Our 4K Ultra HD display provides stunning color and clarity with glorious, immersive images. This display is perfect for scientific imaging, GIS mapping, as well as high traffic areas such as transportation hubs, business centers, hospitals, retail environments, or anywhere that touch applications are required. here

 

See all of our slim, sexy and innovative signage at DSE Booth #224. Not attending? Take a virtual tour here. Which is your favorite? Tell us on the blog.

 

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Increase Presence and Drive Collaboration with Wireless Projectors

Wireless Projectors

 
Projector technology has evolved, now delivering better picture quality and expanded connection options. In addition to the traditional, wired (VGA/DVI/HDMI) connections, content may now be displayed from a thumb drive and wireless connections. Recent technology advancements have made wireless connectivity much simpler and powerful. A projector is a necessity of every business professional when presenting in the office or on the road. So don’t spend the first few minutes of your meeting locating and connecting the cables, jostling loose connections, or checking for bent pins. Instead, be presentation-ready with a wireless projector.

 

There are many benefits to using a wireless projector, which include:

  • Presenters are no longer confined to a small area next to the projector. They now have the freedom to sit anywhere in the room, usually within 30 feet of the projector (line-of-sight is required to maintain the quality of the signal).

  • The projector may be shared with multiple computers in the room, promoting team collaboration.

  • By wirelessly connecting a presenter’s mobile device to the projector, he/she can walk about the room with his/her device to interact and engage with the audience.

  • Presenters don’t need to bring along their connection cables while they travel.



Some factors businesses need to consider when using a wireless projector include:

 

  • The wireless bandwidth required for video streaming presentation.

  • The WiFi signal range necessary for a large-sized room.

  • The wireless connectivity stability that can impact the image quality.


When all these aspects are verified, wireless projectors can deliver great conveniences for businesses, especially for mobile presenters.

 

Is your business ready to take advantage of the benefits wireless projectors have to offer? What other wireless solutions do you use in your business operation? Tell us on the blog.

 

Have questions on what’s the right wireless projector for your business? Learn more from our press release here.

 

ViewSonic has been a leading innovator of display technologies for over 25 years and understands the advanced features necessary for delivering a powerful presentation. ViewSonic offers one of the industry’s best overall projector warranty with 3-year limited parts, labor and LED light source, plus 1st year complementary Express Exchange® service. To learn more, click here.

 

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7 Easy Steps For Using Technology to Boost Students' Test Scores

It’s a common question - do we really need technology to learn? The answer varies depending on how instructors utilize technology solutions to implement their lesson plans. No matter how technology is used, one thing is for sure – technology has definitely transformed the possibilities of teaching. We’ve all seen it in futuristic movies: a classroom consists of a giant interactive multimedia screen in front of the classroom and computer desks for students to work individually and collaboratively. The future is now.


 


It is a well-known fact that an engaged student absorbs information faster, and introducing technology to the learning process spurs students to think and learn in new ways. For instance, Kyrene School District in Arizona invested $33 million dollars to revamp their schools with interactive screens, laptops, classroom projectors, networking gear and education software to visually and kinetically accommodate different student learning styles.


 



Through this technology enriched learning, the students of Kyrene School District are now:


 



  • using professional writing and editing tools and creative design apps to improve their writing skills and create higher quality PowerPoint presentations

  • utilizing personal computers to get their ideas down faster while enabling teachers to edit their work more easily

  • able to more conveniently complete and review work as a group using the cooperative technology solution

  • participate in internet-based lesson plans for more immediate communication, including the ability to email the teacher completed assignments

  • learning math through interactive games such as Alien Addition

  • practicing spelling on interactive screens

  • experiencing enhanced reading comprehension with interactive reading websites, and taking exams on laptops, with their scores being revealed in minutes.


 


As a result of implementing these advancements, students are able to master academic skills in a fun and creative way. School districts like Kyrene are a perfect example of how the classroom can be used to help students acquire the technological competence that is essential in today’s information technology era. What an exciting time for education!


 


To learn more about interactive presentation solutions to transform classrooms, libraries and auditoriums from ordinary spaces into exciting learning centers, read here. Have experience with implementing new technologies within the classroom? Tell us about it here on the blog.


 


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How OPS Technology is Going to Change the Digital Signage Ecosystem



 

The face of digital signage is rapidly changing, and its advancements in technology are pushing progression right along. Have you heard the term Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)? OPS architecture ties the digital signage ecosystem together with standardized interoperable hardware interface to drive effective component design, development and simplified integration complexity for lower implementation, deployment and management costs. An initiative from Intel®, OPS is a new technology concept that emerged about a year ago.

 



The OPS architecture modularizes the development of digital signage display panels and media players, thereby minimizing the implementation time for installation and eliminating other system complexities. While this clean solution ultimately benefits the integrator and end users, so far, only a few companies have adopted OPS technology. This is likely because people are accustomed to using an external media player (or PC) to run their media content on the signage display. Until the integrators and end users become more and more familiar with the benefits of OPS and industry demand increases, we believe it will still take some time before manufacturers and display OEMs adopt this new standard. However, with a company like Intel serving as the driving force behind this technology, things look very hopeful. Intel has launched multiple scalable intelligent software applications to enhance OPS display capabilities, such as Active Management Technology (AMT), Audience Impression Metrics Suite (AIM), Anonymous Video Analytics (AVA) and Near-Field Communication (NFC).

 

Will OPS architecture adaptation become successful? Only time will tell, but we believe in the benefits it provides. To learn more about ViewSonic’s OPS-enabled touch digital signage solutions in 42”, 46” and 65” sizes, click here. Have questions about what digital signage solutions are easiest for your business to maintain and upgrade? Ask us here on our blog.

How Interactive Are Your Presentations?

Are you a professional presenter or educator who reinforces onstage presentations with a laser pen? Do you find satisfaction from instantaneous interaction with your audience during your presentation? If so, you will be captivated by some of the unique features that current presentation apps on the market provide to help you engage with your audience while driving collaboration. Two noteworthy apps that we recommend for audience interaction are DisplayNote and Doceri.


 



DisplayNote is a software app that enables multi-user collaboration across any platform including smartphones, tablets and laptops; with support for more than 30 devices connected simultaneously. This app allows the presenter to share their screen while enabling instantaneous communication with other connected devices. In presenter mode, presenters or teachers can use their device to control the main screen, pass control to any other connected device, assign collaborative groups, send/receive private messages and view the individual screen of any connected device. In collaboration mode, the annotations and images on the connected devices can be displayed back to the main screen or viewed by other users. Furthermore, those viewing in collaboration mode can add their own private notes, underline or highlight what’s important, capture preferred slides, and save or email the presentation for later review. DisplayNote complements existing interactive projectors, whiteboards, and touch-screen devices, including tablets and smartphones running either Apple® iOS or Android™.


 


The Doceri® software app allows tablet owners to remotely control a PC or Mac that is connected to a display (e.g. projectors and monitors). A duplicate screen is displayed on the tablet to give the user total control and access to their computer desktop from their mobile tablet device. Doceri features interactive functions similar to DisplayNote, allowing the user to draw, write and annotate on the projected content with save and replay functions. Doceri currently doesn’t have the multi-user collaboration mode on their existing version; however this feature will be included in the next release. The existing version currently only works with Apple iOS, but an Android version is coming soon. 


 


Both DisplayNote and Doceri give users the freedom to instantaneously articulate their ideas during a presentation. Whether your need is for education or business, these powerful tools promote collaboration and audience engagement.


 


To learn more about interactive presentation solutions, read here. Have questions about what features you need for your specific presentation needs? Ask us here on the blog.


 


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Is a Short Throw Projector Right for You?


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Short throw projectors are designed with tight spaces in mind whether at home, work or school. 


 


A short throw projector produces clear images within limited space due to the physical shape of the projector lens, which alters the magnitude of the image projected. In a short throw projector, a convex lens is used to spread an image wider than a regular throw lens. As a result, a short throw lens can have 0.5:1 throw ratio, capable of projecting a 60-inch diagonal image from just 2 feet away, while a standard throw lens has a 1.6:1 throw ratio, capable of projecting the same image size from 6.5 feet away. Check out our interactive distance calculator here to determine if a short throw is the best fit for your space.


 


Why else should you consider a short throw projector? Many short throw projectors offer minimum ambience and heat exhaustion for maximum audience engagement in the constricted room. There are no hotspots when projecting onto a whiteboard due to the close distance proximity – the mount position of the projector is either raised above or dropped below the white board to project the image at a very steep angle, which eliminates glare that could bounce back from the whiteboard.


 


Have questions about what features you need for your specific projection needs? Ask us here on the blog.


 


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Laser LED Hybrid Projection Technology Explained

What’s all the buzz about Laser LED hybrid projection? This new technology delivers better picture quality through higher contrast ratios, is lamp free and consumes less power for a significantly lower total cost of ownership. Designed for a range of uses including home entertainment, professional audio-video, corporate or education use. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of laser LED hybrid projectors to see if they make sense for your projection needs.

 

The Laser LED Hybrid illumination technology is a breakthrough in the way a projector manipulates light and images, resulting in superb picture quality with an ultra high contrast ratio of at least 10,000:1 for greater details, especially in dark scenes. The lasers and LEDs combine as a light source to create vibrant rich color, by generating a color spectrum far greater than that of normal mercury light projector which rely on a color wheel and may show ghost images and rainbow effects.

 

This eco-friendly technology is lamp free which saves anywhere from $199-$299 in replacement costs. No lamp means no mercury thereby eliminating toxic waste and no lamp also means virtually no maintenance to swap out bulbs. Laser LED Hybrid illumination technology delivers a longer light source life of up to 20,000 hours and is much more energy efficient utilizing intelligent power control, generating nearly twice as many lumens per watt as a lamp based projector. Furthermore, these projectors do not get hot to the touch, and are faster and quieter to switch on and off, as well as offering a more stable design.

 

Without compromising brightness, contrast or image quality, laser LED projectors lower TCO, are earth friendly and deliver rich, saturated color. You’ll save time and money, while enjoying a vivid and vibrant picture, year after year.

 

Have questions about what features you need for your specific projection needs? Ask us here on the blog.

 

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