Pano Logic System 4.5 adds XenDesktop 5 support and Sets Desktop Virtualization Performance Benchmark

Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization, have announced that their Pano System 4.5, a zero client hardware and software solution that dramatically improves end user performance and extends multi-platform support to XenDesktop 5. Quantitative analysis from Sarrel Group, a technical-assessment consultancy and independent test lab, indicates that Pano Logic System 4.5 delivers performance superior to thin clients.  It is most comparable to corporate PCs while at the same time requiring fewer server resources.

The new Pano Logic System 4.5 boosts the reduced total cost of ownership, simplified management and strengthened security benefits of its next-generation zero client devices with significant improvements to audio-visual performance and resource consumption. Pano Logic was the first zero client provider to announce support for VMware, Citrix and Microsoft environments, interchangeably with the same device.  The new software extends Pano Logic’s independence edict of multi-platform support to XenDesktop 5 running on VMware ESX hypervisors, and offers 64-bit support for Windows 7.

“Most desktop virtualization thin clients and PCs require complex and expensive display protocols that lock customers into one infrastructure over another. Pano Logic’s innovative technology eliminates that requirement, by effectively removing the need for these protocols,” said John Kish, CEO, Pano Logic.  “With the Pano Zero client system, improvements to performance are all made through the software residing entirely on the server, allowing users to choose which hypervisor platform and management system they require to support their diverse user base.”

In conjunction with the release of Pano Logic System 4.5, Sarrel Group tested the performance of Pano Logic System 4.5 against thin clients and PCs, demonstrating excellent performance across several key metrics, including:

  • Office Productivity – Pano Logic has the lowest CPU utilization, the lowest memory consumption and lowest disk operations during MS Office benchmarking.
  • Highest Availability – Pano Logic boots and resets faster than the competition, which enables office workers to start working sooner and remain more productive while working.
  • Video Quality – Pano Logic provides a smooth real-time, full-motion and full-screen video experience that surpasses thin clients, and compares to PCs.
  • Resource Consumption – Pano Logic consumes the fewest server resources, equivalent or better than an average corporate PC, promoting greater server-side scalability.

“Desktop virtualization offers many benefits, but there has always been skepticism that it can deliver an experience similar to a PC,” said Matt Sarrel, principal, Sarrel Group. “However, quantitative analysis of desktop virtualization offerings demonstrates that Pano Logic provides a desktop virtualization experience similar to a PC, but at a fraction of the cost.”

Sarrel Group assessed the performance of CPU utilization, memory consumption and I/O operations per seconds with common office tasks, such as Microsoft Excel data entry and PowerPoint slide scrolling. Subjective video quality tests compared the playback experience of six different formats: 1080p Blu-ray, 1080p MP4, 1080p Flash video, 720p MP4, a medium-quality Flash video and a low-quality Flash video.

About Pano Logic Zero Client Computing

Pano Logic is the leader in Zero Client Desktop Computing. Pano Logic’s all-in-one hardware and software solution – Pano System – redefines the delivery and management of end user computing by radically centralizing desktop management. The Pano Logic zero client platform is a complete end-to-end solution purpose-built for desktop virtualization, simplifying the complexity and management of virtual desktops and slashing TCO by as much as 80 percent. The patent-pending Pano Direct technology eliminates the need for costly processing power at the endpoint, making it possible to have an endpoint device that contains NO processor, NO operating system, NO memory, NO drivers, NO firmware, NO software, NOR any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management and security breaches, while slashing energy consumption by 95 percent as compared to a PC.  The Pano generation of computing, built for virtualization, can plug and play into 99 percent of all hypervisor infrastructures, including VMware, Microsoft HyperV and Citrix XenDesktop.   To learn more, visit