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ViewSonic Introduces Thin Client and Zero Client Solutions for a High Performance Virtual Desktop

ViewSonic VDI Solutions Meet the Networking Needs of Educators, SMBs and Enterprises Alike

WALNUT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, today announced its lineup of Smart Client solutions including brand new Thin Client and Zero Client product offerings that enable users to access their desktop accounts from a PC server nearly anywhere.

"It's no secret that the desktop computing space is shrinking. As people turn to smartphones and tablets for a mobile experience, ViewSonic remains focused on evolving our desktop architecture to meet our customers' needs. Leveraging our display and computing expertise, today we revitalize the virtualized desktop" said Jeff Volpe, president, ViewSonic Americas.

ViewSonic's Thin Client and Zero Client offerings feature a powerful yet tiny 0.6L design with space saving options such as an included mounting bracket for attachment to any VESA ready monitor. Both categories are optimized and certified for use within the major virtualized environments (Microsoft RemoteFX, Citrix ICA/HDX and VMware PCoIP). Users will benefit from overall ease of deployment, simplified management, enhanced security, better accessibility and a lower total cost of ownership. Paired with TAA Trade Compliance, flexible dual digital (DVI) output support for 1080p multi-monitor usage, the consumption of up to 80 percent less energy(1), a Kensington lock and a low total cost of ownership, ViewSonic's flexible and cost effective Smart Clients are the ideal choice to meet the networking needs of educators, SMBs and enterprises alike.

"For the enterprise, Smart Clients mean that corporations can support the demand for BYOD along with the hosting of virtualized desktops in a leaner and easy to manage way," said Erik Willey, LCD monitor and PC product marketing director at ViewSonic. "The result is happier, more productive employees and more efficient operations."

Thin Clients - SC-T35 and SC-T45
The SC-T35 is a Linux based Thin Client featuring a Texas Instruments® DM8148 ARM CPU and ARM Linux OS, making it perfect for customers looking for a cost effective and flexible solution for their virtual desktop computing needs. The Windows-based SC-T45 Thin Client features a powerful Intel Atom® N2800 for true PC-like performance, making it well suited for intensive 2D / 3D graphics based applications. Both paired with ViewSonic's Device Management (VDM) software, IT Administrators have a useful client management interface for easier deployment and administration.

Zero Clients - SC-Z55
The SC-Z55 Zero Client is perfect for enterprise class financial, healthcare and government institutions seeking a seamless desktop experience, with ultra-high reliability and security in VMware based networks. Based on a blazing-fast Teradici Tera 2321 processor, with hardware accelerated PCoIP support, this true Zero Client device features no local memory or moving parts, delivering the ultimate in energy savings and reliability. Paired with the highest performance VDI solution for VMware based infrastructures, the SC-Z55 is ideal for organizations looking to support a large number of users with a secure, scalable and efficient solution.

Pricing and Availability
These Smart Clients all come standard with a three-year limited parts and labor warranty. The SC-T35, SC-T45 and SC-Z55 will be available in North and Latin America in early March for respective ESPs of $199, $379 and $299.

For further information, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on the Company blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic
Founded in 1987, ViewSonic's mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solution products as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. ViewSonic® Corporation is headquartered in Walnut, California. For further information, please 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.

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

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.

(1) Energy consumption claim as compared to a standard PC and monitor setup.

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