The Ministry of Education answered the call from The Manuel González Prada Educational Institution, and with Userful Corporation's help, was able to provide a low-cost and high performance MultiSeat Linux computing solution. To implement the project, Userful partnered with local technology provider INTEGREX.
Userful and INTEGREX worked together to setup a new digital lab and replace the old computers with new MultiSeat Linux zero client stations. Each station includes free educational applications for subjects including astronomy, chemistry, languages, mathematics, planning, and a complete open source office suite to create text files, presentations and spreadsheets. Using a configuration of four zero-client stations per host computer, the new "Innovation Classroom" has 36 fully functional computer stations using only 9 host PCs.
"The Peruvian Ministry of Education has been proactive about testing and implementing new technologies to support computer-based education, but in front of other options like One Laptop Per Child, Ncomputing or Windows Multipoint, the Linux alternative offered by the Userful MultiSeat Solution has simply more benefits and a lower costs," said Manuel Amau, General Manager of INTEGREX.