SoftXpand is a software solution that turns any standard PC into multiple independent workstations without sacrificing performance.
NEW SoftXpand 2011 expands the abilities of the source operating system (Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit; or Windows Server 2008 R2) by creating multiple Windows desktop environments and allocating input/output devices to each desktop to allow multiple users to log on to independent, fully functioning virtual workstations using their Windows or Domain username and login.
SoftXpand is specially designed to meet high end computing needs for Schools, Businesses, and Government Agencies by offering low cost, high performance Multi-Workstation environments. Each workstation operates totally independently and offers maximum performance and high flexibility. Each user may run several heavy applications simultaneously, including, for example, a heavy graphic application, multimedia software, integrated learning systems and curriculum-oriented programs.
What is the difference in performance between a PC & a SoftXpand workstation?
Absolutely nothing! You will not notice that your SoftXpand workstation is not a standard computer!
SoftXpand is a software-only application that takes advantage of both the multiuser, multitasking capabilities of the Windows operating system as well as both the CPU and graphics processing unit to create what is, in essence, a very cost effective Minicomputer. This would most certainly reduce the cost of hardware, software, installation and a number of other IT costs.
With fewer computers, you can significantly reduce your initial purchase costs, minimize maintenance time and expenses, and cut down on the electricity needed to power and cool your machines. With SoftXpand, you can save up to 60% on purchase costs, 80% on maintenance, and 75% on total energy consumption. Your total savings: 70% less in your Total Cost of Ownership.
Supports your IT Environment and Decreases Maintenance Costs by 80%
Finding a way to maximize computational power is a goal many companies have set to achieve. This objective has lead companies worldwide to embrace SoftXpand's software only virtualization solution that enables to do more with less. With smarter IT allocation, the delivery on instant response to your users' needs has never been easier!
SoftXpand enables you to maintain only one host computer in a single location to provide for the high performance of up to 8 additional workstations. Hardware and software installed on the PC are shared, and upgrading involves replacing only a single computer – instead of eight. In fact, SoftXpand helps reduce maintenance costs by 80%.
SoftXpand: Recognized as the Ultimate Green IT Solution
Computers, the heart of any business, consume a considerable amount of energy and generate e-waste. The need for a green computing solution is now more urgent than ever before. As green IT has become an industry standard in many verticals, finding the right eco-friendly solution for your IT infrastructure is the right thing to do.
CrossTec taps into this arena with its latest solution offering SoftXpand, a cutting-edge software-only solution that turns a single personal computer into a multi-user system. SoftXpand helps you reduce your energy consumption by up to 75%, cut down on C02 emissions by up to 80%, and reduce your e-waste by up to 80%.
IT's Getting Greener
The several states, the EU, and many countries world-wide have enacted, or are considering, environmental regulations that apply to IT products. Carbon emissions capping programs are today's realm. A significant step towards waste reduction and energy use relies on innovative IT.
Reducing IT energy costs has become the most significant factor for companies looking to implement green computing initiatives, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research. Extending the lifecycle of hardware and regulatory compliance were also cited by IT leaders as important motivators, but cutting power consumption is very much the primary motivation. SoftXpand's virtualization solution provides the answer for energy reduction, wasteful network-equipment elimination and an improved work environment.
Businesses looking to save money on IT deployments and significantly reduce their carbon footprint should investigate CrossTec's SoftXpand system. The green credentials of SoftXpand also appear obvious, since firms would save on the capital cost of deploying five more desktop systems with all the necessary power and cooling costs.
Your school is looking to add 1100 new computers for the 2010-2011 school year. Many schools are looking to save money in IT costs but have not quite figured out how without sacrificing benefits. Reduce the amount of new computers you need to purchase to 138 with SoftXpand.
PC's Needed WITHOUT SX
PC's Needed WITH SX
With your immediate savings you could purchase 4,400 textbooks for your students
By using SoftXpand, your emissions savings would compare to taking 112 cars off the road EVERY YEAR!
Without using SoftXpand, 112 teachers would need to bike to work every day to offset the carbon emissions.
The impact that your school would make by using SoftXpand would compare to planting 3,300 trees EVERY YEAR!
SoftXpand’s software-only multi-user technology transforms the world of desktop computing by turning each PC to up to eight independent, powerful work stations. With thousands of successful installations worldwide, SoftXpand’s proven, robust system delivers tomorrow's IT today.
With its unique up-and-coming virtualization technology which enabled resource sharing, SoftXpand maximizes the full power capacity of each PC you own.
Workstations connect to the host computer with video cards that are equipped with powerful GPU and VRAM video memory technology.
This innovative software-only solution is recognized by the media and leading industry authorities and was recently awarded several prestigious awards:
Frost & Sullivan's 2010 European Desktop Virtualization Product Innovation Green Excellence Award – May 2010:
The award is a prestigious recognition of MiniFrame's accomplishments in the desktop virtualization market.
Red Herring Global 100 Award – January 2010:
MiniFrame was announced as winner of this prestigious award given to top 100 private technology companies.
PC Plus Performance Award – December 2008:
SoftXpand won this award for outperforming the best of VMware and Microsoft's own desktop virtualization solutions in a test conducted by PC Plus magazine.
Bit Magazine's Software of the Year Award 2008 - December 2008:
Portuguese IT magazine BIT has chosen to present SoftXpand with the Software of the Year award, beating the likes of Apple and Firefox among others.
SoftXpand’s virtualized desktop environment offers significant performance and cost advantages over thin client technology:
Better Performance: By using dedicated Input/Output devices on the host PC, SoftXpand harnesses both the power of the main PC and of the individual graphics device. Thin client products rely on lightly powered computers to deliver the computing experience to the user. This limits the ability of users to utilize graphically intensive applications such as CAD software, 3D rendering software, and multimedia applications, among others.
Lower Cost: The addition of lightly power thin clients increases the upfront hardware costs significantly. SoftXpand allows you to shed hardware while delivering a full PC experience.
Better IT Productivity: By replacing standard PC’s with smaller thin client computers you achieve no reduction in the amount of hardware IT staff must manage. In fact, thin clients have no operating system, so fixes or changes must be done in person without the benefit of a remote control type product. SoftXpand reduces the total number of computers needed and allows for standard IT access via remote control.
Better for the Environment: With the reduction of physical PC’s, SoftXpand allows you to decrease your fossil fuel, CO2, E-Waste, Chemical, Water, and Energy consumption by 50 to 60% over thin clients.