Press Release - Haywood High School Introduces Netvoyager Thin Clients in Classrooms and Pupil's Homes

6th August, 2007 - London, Netvoyager plc, the leading UK manufacturer of thin client devices and software, are pleased to announce the selection of Netvoyager thin clients technology by Haywood High School as the core solution to provide access to their educational portal and curriculum to its pupils in the classrooms and at their homes.

Haywood High School and Engineering college, an award winning and forward thinking teaching organisation, has always delivered high standards to its 1000 plus pupils. This is demonstrated by the comments of the Ofsted Inspector in May 2007: "Students said what a special place this school is and inspectors agree. This is a good and improving school with some outstanding features.

Haywood High School and Engineering College is a stimulating learning community where students can flourish as a result of the huge commitment of staff to the personal development of all students. Staff and students take great pride in their school and this is shown in the high quality of displays of students’ work around the buildings and the care shown to the school environment."

The brief given was to provide the school with a solution that would allow some 250 students who had no access to a home PC to connect to the schools e-learning portal. Netvoyager solution partner ICT Networks demonstrated Netvoyager thin clients and Citrix Presentation Server which delivered all the basic criteria and even more extended features.

“The use of the Netvoyager thin clients for home use has proved to be a fantastic success ” said ICT team leader Andi Tudor-Nash. "We were looking for a home access solution to enable our pupils to use our e-learning portal for a project funded by the West Midlands Regeneration Fund and approached IT provider ICT Networks who delivered the end-to-end solution in record time".

The Netvoyager thin client is a standalone web access machine meaning that the user can browse
the web without having to access the school server. However if the user wishes to use applications
or access curriculum software then they can connect to the school portal.

Software such as Microsoft Encarta with motion video and Macromedia suite including products such as Dreamweaver, functioned well on a thin client and server-based network. The use of Citrix to deliver the applications mean that programs do not freeze if bandwidth availability fluctuates, Citrix will compensate for the change and the media stream may skip a frame but it will not freeze which can be an issue outside of a school environment.

“There has been a great demand for the thin clients” commented Andi “and because the pupils can
access the portal and educational software, whilst staff can do same on their laptops who also find it
a fantastic resource as well. At the same time, making provisioning an deployment very simple and
easy for my team to support”.

About Netvoyager plc
Netvoyager plc, London - England, is a leading thin client manufacturer and server-based computing specialist. Established in 1999, Netvoyager also has strategic alliances with Microsoft, Citrix and Tarantella, the leaders in server-based computing.

Netvoyager products and services leverage open technologies and eliminates the costs associated with traditional PC architectures. Netvoyager enables enterprises to take advantage of server-based computing (Citrix MetaFrame & Microsoft Terminal Service) to provide increased flexibility and choice, as well as lower up-front expenditure and reduced total cost of ownership.

Netvoyager's products enable enterprises to gain control of their desktops and access mainframe, midrange, UNIX, Linux, Windows and web applications from a single compact device. More information about Netvoyager plc and its products can be found at and can be contacted via email at

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