When Campbell Union School District in San Jose, California, wanted to replace its legacy Macs, administrators aimed for a green solution. As it turned out, it was a thin, green solution.
A central lab was established in the library for students to use throughout the day. The lab consisted of 10ZiG RBT thin clients that were deployed Mac OS X desktops through the Aqua Connect Terminal Server. The students' reaction to the new thin clients was so positive that the school district decided to put additional thin clients across the school in various classrooms.
“This new lab has been fantastic for reducing energy usage especially when we're talking about replacing computers that are 8-10 years old and definitely energy hogs,” comments Derek Moore, IT Manager, Campbell Union School District. “The students are very technically savvy and have been able to use the platform seamlessly as if they were sitting at a Mac.”
The Aqua Connect Terminal Server is compatible with a wide range of educational software. The district saved money as well -- the complete thin client solution with terminal server licenses was 60% less costly than traditional desktop deployments.