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Case Study: Bradford College

Bradford College - The United Kingdom

One of the biggest universities in the United Kingdom with 3 campuses with 30,000 students and 2,500 employed staff

Bradford College - The United Kingdom System scale 360 desktops
Industries Education
Countries / Regions (Languages) The United Kingdom (English)

Customer requirements

Bradford College

  • They plan to renovate campus to accommodate 15,000 students and 1,000 employed staff. As they do so, they want to reduce burden of PC installation.

  • USB storage, Proximity card reader and Flash support are required to let student bring their own data with them as they change classrooms.

  • They need PC environment no different from standard PC for students to study efficiently.

NEC IT approach

Thin Client Terminals 360 X US100
VPCC Servers 8 X VPCC server
1 X Management server

IT improvements & user benefits

    • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction ; PC replacement with little burden
      As easy to use as a standard PC
      • Full screen flash & video support
      • USB storage connectivity, RFID card security
      • Very good match with education requirements
      • Fan-less = Noiseless
      • Compact chassis and very reliable
    • Good protection against Theft