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Vision and Product Overview Vision and Product Overview

Agenda § Brief Introduction to NCD § NCD’s Vision of Thinfrastructure § The Three Agenda § Brief Introduction to NCD § NCD’s Vision of Thinfrastructure § The Three Components of Thinfrastructure – Choice of desktops to meet specific requirements – Common software framework – Creating a durable implementation

NCD Overview § Second decade in developing Thin Client products – Integrated vision of NCD Overview § Second decade in developing Thin Client products – Integrated vision of hardware devices and software management § Product focus on thin client management software – Provide products that reduce the cost of installing, supporting, and maintaining server-based computing desktops – Products work cooperatively within the customer’s environment • Negligible impact on existing IT infrastructure • Scalable – They provide measurable benefits for our customers • Reduced ongoing support costs • Extend the desktop life

NCD Company Information § Founded in 1988 § US based public company – Traded NCD Company Information § Founded in 1988 § US based public company – Traded on US Over the Counter market (NCDI. OB) – Headquarters in Portland Oregon – European Operation Center in Netherlands § Sales representatives in North America and Europe – US Sales Offices: Austin, Philadelphia, Denver – European Offices: Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, Sweden § Products sold to customers by VARs, distribution partners

NCD Vision: Thinfrastructure LAN, Wireless, GSM, Frame Laptop § Utilizes Server Based Computing Corporate NCD Vision: Thinfrastructure LAN, Wireless, GSM, Frame Laptop § Utilizes Server Based Computing Corporate Infrastructure Outsourced IT § A choice of access devices based on the user § A software management framework § Skills to design and support the system Personal Computer Thinfrastructure dramatically reduces the cost of Thin Clients deployments by applying the right products and tools for your needs Windows Based Terminal Network Computer Mobile Device

Reducing Desktop Cost of Ownership Unmanaged Networked PC Managed Networked PC Unmanaged PC accessing Reducing Desktop Cost of Ownership Unmanaged Networked PC Managed Networked PC Unmanaged PC accessing server based applications Managed PC accessing server based applications Thin. PATH PC Thin. STAR Terminal

Thinfrastructure: User devices § Existing PC desktops § Windows-Based Terminals – NCD Thin. STAR Thinfrastructure: User devices § Existing PC desktops § Windows-Based Terminals – NCD Thin. STAR terminals § Mobile Thin Clients – NCD Voyager § Network Computer – NCD NC 900

Thinfrastructure Software Framework § NCD Thin. Path PC – Converts installed PC to a Thinfrastructure Software Framework § NCD Thin. Path PC – Converts installed PC to a dedicated thin client § NCD Thin. PATH Management Portal – Automated software distribution and updates – Centralized the desktop configuration – Supports Thin. STARs and PCs § NCD Thin. PATH Professional – Windows 2000 Terminal Services extensions for Thin. STARs – Supports remote access to the desktop for one on one assistance

Thin. PATH PC Reduces Desktop Support Costs § Configures PCs like dedicated thin clients Thin. PATH PC Reduces Desktop Support Costs § Configures PCs like dedicated thin clients – Allows companies to utilize installed base of PCs § Dedicated user interface – Lists hosts or applications – RDP, ICA, Web connections – Add choices for local applications § Centralized software distribution from a web server – Includes NCD Thin. PATH, Citrix ICA, Microsoft RDP client § Controlled user access to PC settings

Thinfrastructure Software Thin. PATH Management Portal § Centralized desktop management – One tool for Thinfrastructure Software Thin. PATH Management Portal § Centralized desktop management – One tool for all NCD platforms § Software distribution management § Configuration management § Allows desktops to be organized in groups § Offers web browser interface

Creating a Durable Thinfrastructure Implementation 1. Company commitment to server-based computing 2. Assess application Creating a Durable Thinfrastructure Implementation 1. Company commitment to server-based computing 2. Assess application requirements 3. Develop an application and site implementation plan including desktop alternatives 4. Plan desktop migration and centralized management 5. Deploy the pilot and expand to full production 6. Develop a systems maintenance plan that allows for growth to support additional users in the future

Implementing a Thinfrastructure § Consider using external experts – Brings additional experience to the Implementing a Thinfrastructure § Consider using external experts – Brings additional experience to the customer – Saves time, lowers risks § Conduct Impact Assessment – Review the customer site and assess the design § Coordinate Planning and Rollout Design – Cost Analysis, Project Overview, Implementation Plan § Go from Pilot to Production – Pre-configuration of Thin Clients and Thin. PATH Portal – Thin. PATH PC and Management Portal Installation – Administrative Training § Plan for ongoing efforts to sustain the system – Help-Desk for Thin Clients and Management Portal

Thinfrastructure Summary § Wide range of ideas and technology in the market today – Thinfrastructure Summary § Wide range of ideas and technology in the market today – Focus on the company's environment and objectives § Solid techniques exist to lower ongoing support costs § Thinfrastructure strategy makes the difference for a successful project