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VirtuaCore Computer Sharing, 2-User

Turn one CPU into two workstations and save money, space, and energy.

$252.45


Please call 877-877-2269 for a replacement product or part.
Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)


Product Features

  • This kit turns one CPU into two workstations with computer-sharing technology.
  • Ideal in classrooms and education settings where cost savings are vital.
  • Run Windows® 2000 or XP, Windows Vista®, or Linux® concurrently on separate monitor and keyboard stations using one PC.

Details

  • Hardware savings up to 60%; energy savings up to 60%.
  • For quantity discounts, call our Sales Team at 724-746-5500.

  • VirtuaCore Computer Sharing is a technology that takes the excess capacity of a single CPU and enables it to simultaneously operate multiple, fully functioning workstations.

    The 2-user version VirtuaCore kit turns one CPU into two workstations.

    VirtuaCore is ideal anywhere you need to give people greater access to technology. This computer-sharing technology is invaluable for putting more access to computers in front of more people at a minimum cost, especially in education.

    Green technology
    Reducing the number of computers that need to be manufactured, shipped, and eventually replaced saves money and energy. With fewer PCs running the same number of workstations, VirtuaCore can lower energy costs up to 60%. It provides a lower carbon footprint than traditional PC setups because it reduces electronic component waste and cooling requirements.

    In addition, VirtuaCore PC cards and software can be reused. Even when a computer reaches the end of its operational life and needs to be replaced, VirtuaCore components can simply be removed and reinstalled in a new PC.

    Making IT easier VirtuaCore saves on time and personnel, too. By reducing the number of PCs needed, fewer support people are required, and less IT infrastructure needs to be deployed. Plus, its technology enables IT managers to configure and distribute software very quickly. Virtual CD-ROMs enable several users to work from only one CD. VirtuaCore's collaborative configuration means a CD only needs to be loaded onto one CPU for use at multiple workstations.

    Classroom control
    The cost benefits for educational settings are numerous. More importantly, though, VirtuaCore makes integrating technology into a learning environment easy. Studies show that learning increases when greater access to technology is effectively integrated with curriculum. It's just like working on a separate computer but with no new programs or skills to learn, so teachers who may still be uncomfortable with technology don't have to jump through hoops to use it.

    The software that comes with VirtuaCore includes features that are especially useful in classroom settings. For example, one VirtuaCore user can manage the other workstations. In a classroom, for instance, the teacher-controlled screen can view and lock the other VirtuaCore computers in the classroom. Additionally, instructors can show their work on student screens or view any students' work on their own.

    Another unique feature of the software is a custom search engine. It will quickly find educational software applications from the open source community. All the instructor needs to do is enter keywords into the search engine to get age-appropriate, teacher-reviewed educational software and games to share with students. This enhances the learning experience without extra costs.

    The VirtuaCore includes a CD-ROM with the user software; if you need another copy, the re-imaging CD (VC001A) is available.
    What's included:
  • VirtuaCore Cube
  • 4-port USB hub
  • PCI video card with DVI and VGA output
  • DVI-male-to-VGA-female adapter
  • (2) USB Type A to mini Type B cables
  • installation CD-ROM

  • NOTE: The person installing VirtuaCore should be familiar with hardware and software, and be comfortable re-imaging computer systems. The typical PC user should not attempt to install this system without assistance from our FREE Tech Support. Call 724-746-5500.

    NOTE: VirtuaCore doesn't come with a licensed version of software. It doesn't share software between workstations. IT administrators should anticipate using the same procedures that you would use if you were to load (2) separate computers with software.

    Tech Specs

    General
    Compatibility Windows® 2000 and XP, and Windows Vista®, and Linux® NOTE: VirtuaCore does not operate 3D games and applications.
    System Requirements (1) tower PC (CPU); Dual-core processor; NOTE: If VirtuaCore is run on less than a dual-core processor, you will encounter reduced performance. (2) GB RAM; (1) SATA DVD Player; Available motherboard slots: (1) PCIe-x1 slot or (1) PCIe-x16 slot, and (1) PCI slot (2) free USB 2.0 ports
    User Station Accessories (1) Hard drive; (2) LCD or CRT monitors; (2) SB keyboards; (2) USB mice; (2) optional audio headsets, 3.5-mm plugs

    NOTE: The person installing VirtuaCore should be familiar with hardware and software, and be comfortable re-imaging computer systems. The typical PC user should not attempt to install this system without assistance from our FREE Tech Support. Call 724-746-5500.

    NOTE: VirtuaCore doesn't come with a licensed version of software. It doesn't share software between workstations. IT administrators should anticipate using the same procedures that you would use if you were to load (2) separate computers with software.

    * Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.

    Warranty

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $35.00

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $69.99

    Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.