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Pano Logic INTRODUCES New deployment capabilities FOR THE PANO virtual desktop solution

MENLO PARK, Calif. – April 14, 2008 – Pano Logic™ today announced a major new software release for its innovative desktop virtualization solution. By leveraging existing virtual infrastructure and integrating hardware at the desktop with software in the data center, Pano Logic provides the most complete and easiest-to-use virtual desktop solution on the market. The new release, Pano Virtual Desktop Solution (VDS) 2.0, can be deployed in new environments and network topologies, providing support for wide area network (WAN) deployments, dual monitor requirements, and offering certified support for wireless bridges and USB devices. Also, as a further extension of the partnership between Pano Logic and VMware, Pano VDS 2.0 fully integrates support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM), giving users even greater deployment flexibility.

“Desktop virtualization solutions that leverage existing server virtualization infrastructure represent an opportunity for IT organizations to extend the value of their investments. Hosting virtual desktops on servers enables IT departments to eliminate the PC for portions of their userbase, thereby significantly reducing help desk support costs,” said Michael Rose, an IDC research analyst covering virtualization software. “We are seeing these virtual desktops increasingly being made accessible to users on the edge of the network, and as such the new WAN support available in Pano's VDS 2.0 can help provide a more realistic and flexible environment for many users leveraging Pano Logic's devices.”

“Pano VDS allows us to further leverage our investment in VMware ESX, and accelerate the adoption of VDI to replace our traditional desktop environment,” said Scott Hargus, Information Systems technical services manager for BroMenn Healthcare System. “Because of the tight integration between Pano Logic and VMware we are able to quickly and easily provision a broad range of virtualized clinical desktops based on the nursing units or end users specific needs. Unique to the Pano device is the Pano button which empowers our users to perform troubleshooting steps, such as resetting the virtual machine, without having to contact the help desk. These capabilities, along with the very low power consumption of the Pano device, have resulted in a lower TCO than the thin clients and traditional desktop solutions we’ve used in the past.”

Pano VDS 2.0 offers a variety of innovative features including:

* Optimization for wide area network (WAN) deployments – enabling organizations to deploy Pano Logic at remote offices while keeping the desktop virtual machines and data storage secure in the corporate or regional data center.
* Support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM)– allowing for easy integration into existing desktop virtualization deployments which use the VDM interface for management, ensuring that users can leverage existing investments and use the management tools familiar to them.
* Dual-monitor support – enabling easy administration of dual-monitor groups, providing users with the ability to easily roam to and from a dual-monitor workstation while optimizing their display settings.
* Certification for wireless bridge and USB devices – allowing for wireless bridge certification which enables and certifies compatibility with a number of low-cost and widely available third-party wireless to Ethernet bridges, as well as extending support for composite USB devices such as personal digital assistants, cell phones, and combination printer/flash card readers. This new support enables Pano devices to replace PCs in critical support intensive point of service and point of sale environments.

In addition, Pano VDS 2.0 offers improved install and remote DVM management which allows for easy updating of the Pano Desktop Service.

“Pano VDS enables us to leverage a desktop virtualization solution that extends our existing deployment of VMware ESX, and allows us to support a broader range of users,” said Michael Parish, director, Emerging Technology and Innovation for SanDisk Corporation. “With its simple, rapid deployment capabilities, streamlined remote management and increased user accessibility, Pano Logic has raised the bar for desktop virtualization solutions which will help us save critical time and money by eliminating the need to buy new PCs and decreasing support.”

“This release advances our commitment to providing a desktop virtualization solution for every enterprise network environment and deployment model,” said Aly Orady, co-founder and CTO of Pano Logic. “As corporate configurations and enterprise networks evolve, the virtual desktop infrastructure must meet an increasing number of needs and deployment scenarios. Pano Logic offers users the easiest desktop virtualization solution to install and centrally and remotely manage for LAN and now WAN deployments.”

Availability and Pricing

Pano VDS 2.0 will be available on May 5, 2008 with pricing starting at $300 for a single Pano Client. For more information, contact 1-650-454-8953 or visit

About Pano Virtual Desktop Solution

The Pano Virtual Desktop Solution includes the hardware clients and software components required to turn standard virtual infrastructure into a purpose-build virtual desktop solution. The key components of the solution are the:

* Pano Device – Designed by an award-winning industrial design firm, the Pano device is a zero client- no CPU, no memory, no operating system, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. The Pano device connects keyboard, mouse, display, audio and USB peripherals over an existing IP network to an instance of Windows XP or Vista running on a virtualized server. Pano is power friendly, consuming only 3% of the energy consumed by a traditional desktop computer.
* Pano Manager – A centralized service and web-based management interface which enables administrators to manage the entire virtual desktop installation by integrating with existing directory services and virtual infrastructure managers.
* Pano Desktop Service – A lightweight service residing within each desktop virtual machine links peripherals attached to the Pano to the unmodified Windows drivers residing in the virtual machine. This design guarantees that all existing Windows drivers will work without modification.

About Pano Logic

Founded in 2006, Pano Logic develops virtualization-based software and hardware solutions that deliver superior desktop computing. The company is privately held, and backed by leading investment firms ComVentures, Foundation Capital and Goldman Sachs. Pano Logic is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and has an office in Toronto, Canada. For more information about Pano Logic, visit


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