South American Sports Apparel Chain Outfits Stores with ViewSonic® Thin Clients
Due to the high maintenance costs of hard drives, memory, motherboards, energy consumption, and power supplies, Open Sports needed to replace all of its workstation PCs, in all of its stores, with a more cost-effective solution. Open Sports IT Department Head, Hermán Paggi, looked to the many benefits of VDI, specifically thin clients, as a possible PC replacement.
"Sending a PC to a store located at several kilometers of distance is different from sending a thin client,” Paggi said. "Delivering thin clients would be fairly simple, and make the change for the store easier as well. You don't need to plug in multiple wires, like in a PC. Just power on, plug in the keyboard, and everything will be working along with the monitor. That's it."
Besides ease of installation, Paggi knew the many other benefits of VDI, such as centralized control from a single server – a huge plus for the multiple store locations of Open Sports. However, he didn’t know of any dependable VDI vendors, at least not right away.
"We knew ViewSonic through their line of monitors, and they always stood out because of the quality of their products,” he said. “As for thin clients, we did not initially know that they were being offered by ViewSonic. Eventually our partner, SC Solutions, introduced us to ViewSonic thin clients and let us test and purchase them.