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Pano System

A complete desktop virtualization solution
The Pano System includes everything you need to deploy virtual desktops on top of your VMware virtual infrastructure. In one package and for one price you get both our unique award-winning zero client Pano Device and a unified management interface provided by Pano Manager that lets you easily deploy, monitor, and control your virtual desktops.

We've included all of the software components, protocols, and interfaces you'll need - all of which can be installed with a single, wizard-based Windows installer in under an hour - making it as easy as possible to purchase, install, and support - whether you're deploying 5 virtual desktops or 500.

The Pano System includes:

The Pano Device - a purpose-built desktop virtualization device that contains no CPU, no memory, no operating system, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. The Pano Device connects over a local area network to a Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 7 virtual machine running on a datacenter server.

Pano Manager - Pano Logic's centralized web-based management interface enables administrators to manage the entire virtual desktop deployment.

Pano Direct Service (Pano DAS) - A lightweight service residing within each desktop virtual machine that links the peripherals attached to the Pano Device to the unmodified Windows drivers residing in the desktop virtual machine. This design guarantees that existing Windows drivers and peripherals can be used without customization.

Integrated with Your VMware Virtual Infrastructure

The Pano System runs on top of the virtual infrastructure provided by the VMware ESX or ESXi hypervisors which virtualize server processor, memory, storage and networking resources to run multiple desktop virtual machines, providing greater utilization and increased resilience. Enterprises that are already experienced with VMware Infrastructure 3 or vSphere 4 and have an existing deployment of VMware ESX can install the Pano System software onto their current VMware servers.

Pano Manager also connects to existing directory services like Microsoft Active Directory for user authentication and can optionally integrate with VMware's vCenter Server and View Manager to provide enhanced and highly scalable desktop virtual machine provisioning, management, and connection brokering capabilities.

Pano Device
The heart of the Pano System is the Pano Device, a whole new class of desktop computing hardware. Pano Devices are referred to as zero clients because unlike traditional thin clients they have no CPU, no memory, no operating system, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. They simply serve to connect peripheral input-output devices - a keyboard, mouse, VGA display, and audio output – along with other USB peripherals to a virtualized Microsoft Windows desktop operating system running on a server in the data center. Pano Devices not only help you cut client hardware and IT support costs - they also conserve electricity, using as little as 3% of the energy consumed by even an EnergyStar certified desktop PC.

Pano Devices connect using standard IP protocols over local area networks via their Ethernet port making them easy to integrate into your existing LAN infrastructure. The Pano Device can be thought of as using the LAN as a long KVM extension cord to connect the display and and other peripherals on the user's desk to the virtualized Windows desktop running on the data center server.

Pano Devices are also stateless – in other words, it does not store anything at all about the user, the desktop virtual machine, or any data used by it. The statelessness of the Pano Device provides users with other productivity benefits. For example you can suspend your personal desktop virtual machine attached to one Pano Device and then immediately resume use of it at any other Pano Device or even at any Windows computer using Pano Remote. This saves you time shutting down and booting up, as you can immediately resume work with the same set of open applications and files – for example when moving from your office to a conference room to make a presentation or when checking your email or finishing up work at home in the evening.

The clean and functional design of the Pano Device was created by Whipsaw, one of the world's leading industrial design firms, helping it fit into modern office and public environments unlike bulky PCs.

Peripheral ports and network connections
Supported Peripherals
Video display (resolutions up to 1920x1200) One VGD D-SUB
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) One RJ-45
USB peripherals Three USB 2.0
Audio Out Internal Speaker
Audio Out One Mini-Jack
Audio In (Future use) One Mini-Jack

Peripherals attached to the Pano Device operate the same way they do when attached to a traditional PC. For instance, when users want to read data from CD, they simply attach an external CD reader via one of the Pano Device's USB ports. If the user is authorized to use the peripheral, the CD drive will appear to Windows as if it was locally attached. The only drivers that are used are the peripheral's native drivers, and these drivers only need to be installed on the Windows virtual desktop, not on the Pano Device itself.

The Pano System supports LAN deployments where both the servers running the virtual desktops and the client end-points are on one LAN. For best performance we recommend that servers hosting Pano virtual machine be connected to network switches by at least 1Gbps Ethernet while Pano Devices a should be connected to network switches by 100Mbps Ethernet. Pano Devices do not work with Power over Ethernet systems and require a local AC outlet for the included power adapter.