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TMCNet:  ViewSonic and NaviSite to Showcase NVIDIA GRID at VMworld 2014

[August 25, 2014]

ViewSonic and NaviSite to Showcase NVIDIA GRID at VMworld 2014

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces that it has joined up with NaviSite (News - Alert) and NVIDIA to showcase the ultimate VDI client at VMworld, August 24-28, in San Francisco, CA, in booth #2146. ViewSonic's new CDE8451-TL 84-inch, 4K, touch-screen display, in combination with NaviSite's new Desktop as a Service (DaaS) that features NVIDIA (News - Alert) GRID™ technology, is ideal for use in collaborative and highly interactive work environments.

NVIDIA GRID technology offers the ability to offload graphics processing from the CPU to the GPU in a virtualized environment allowing applications�- from Microsoft (News - Alert)® Office to high-performance, graphics-rich software - to be better utilized and applied across cloud and desktop servers.

By working with NaviSite to offer a showing of a scalable, flexible cloud-hosted solution, ViewSonic will demonstrate the combination of an off-site, cloud-based virtual infrastructure with GPU virtualization and how it can fit the needs and requirements of a manageable and flexible DaaS system. Together, ViewSonic's CDE-8451-TL will illustrate the unique user experience that GPU virtualization can bring to help eliminate potential obstacles in VDI adoption.

"We're pleased to be working with NaviSite and NVIDIA to bring GRID technology to the forefront and show how GPU virtualization can work in a DaaS-based virtual desktop environment," said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development and emerging technologies at ViewSonic Americas. "This allows a new level of workstation performance to organizations that prefer to implement a cloud-hosted VDI infrastructure because of OPEX (News - Alert) benefits."

"A high-quality graphics experience is now a reality for VDI users," said Andrew Cresci, general manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. "ViewSonic's display is a great way to showcase the NaviSite and NVIDIA GRID solution and illustrate how users can take�advantage of a graphics-accelerated, cloud-hosted PC�without any compromise in performance, even with the most demanding applications."

The CDE8451-TL is an 84-inch, six-point simultaneous touch, interactive large-format display with 4K Ultra HD resolution. The large format LED backlit screen and 4K (3840x2160) resolution delivers the finest in color, clarity and image detail at four times the detail of traditional 1080p Full HD displays.

ViewSonic will also demonstrate the new SC-Z56 quad output zero client and the new SD-Z246 zero client with integrated 24-inch LED and ergonomic stand. With one of the most diverse lines in the market, ViewSonic is the VDI endpoint authority. The company contiues to bring leading-edge products to market, including Integrated Thin Client and Zero Client Displays, along with discrete Thin and Zero Clients that deliver a seamless desktop experience in VDI networks.

Visitors to the ViewSonic booth will have the opportunity to test the power of NVIDIA GRID technology for themselves via the GRID Test Drive. The first of its kind, GRID Test Drive is a simple and secure way for anyone who is interested in experiencing the benefit of graphics acceleration for virtualized desktops to do so immediately without first having to build a proof-of-concept private cloud. The Test Drive comes pre-loaded with a range of applications from basic web-based programs to high-end professional 3D applications, plus users can download and try other applications of their choice.

For more 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 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 NaviSite

NaviSite, Inc., a�Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including�Application Services, industry-leading�Enterprise Hosting, and�Managed Cloud Services�for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and to help lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through an international footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite's services, please visit�www.navisite.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.

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