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Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Sun Ray in Technical; Hi, After seeing the Sun Ray system at the edugeek conf last week we're interested in buying into the system. ...
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    Sun Ray

    Hi,

    After seeing the Sun Ray system at the edugeek conf last week we're interested in buying into the system. Initially it would be just for the admin systems (so around 30) but then possibly extending further.

    I've got a rep from Sun calling me tomorrow but would like to know what other people experiences of the Sun Ray are. Also how people found the costs involved as we'd be wanting to make use of the smart card facility on the Sun Ray clients.

    Any recommended resellers would be good and if anyone has the contact details for the guy from Cutters would be great.

    Thanks, Dan.

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Andy is linescanner on EduGeek and I have pointed him to the thread.

    There is a large initial cost (though it still worked out cheaper than kitting out 3 rooms, even after CALs) and a goodly amount of planning to make sure you are getting what you truly want, but most Sun Partners as damned good at getting it right.

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Dan,

    you can get me on

    andy.trevor@cutterproject.co.uk or call me in the morning on

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    Regards

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    Re: Sun Ray

    I investigated Sun stuff and found it to be superb - but sadly outside our school's budget at the moment.

    We were working with European Electronique, who I believe are partnered with Sun in some way or other (I don't know the exact title of the relationship, as every company seems to have 2 dozen titles for it...)

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Just as a note.

    Sun are running Matching Grant at the moment and that will run until 20th Dec 2007.

    The programme is buy 1 get 1 free which will allow you to deploy a good system at a fraction of the cost.

    We work with European Electronique and have deployed most of their Sun Ray and SGD installs over the summer period.

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Yep ... that is how we managed to get such a good deal.

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    Re: Sun Ray

    We are in the process of arranging an open day at one of our schools.

    It looks as if it going to be on the 8th of November.

    If anyone is interested please drop me a line.

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Ooh ... Bary gets to show off his stuff too?

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Not Barry

    It will be at Billericay who have 400 Sun Ray and SGD

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    Re: Sun Ray

    I wasn't at the conference, so I didn't see Sun Ray working. Is there a good website that demonstrates it, or anyone in Cumbria who could demo it?

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Damn ... I can't justify the trip that far. :-(

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Stewart,

    where abouts in Cumbria are you ?

    I think the nearest I have to you is Rochdale (still a bit of a trek)

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    Re: Sun Ray

    I'm in the north lakes, so Scotland is closer than Rochdale, even if Lisa Stansfield is there!

    What are the costs involved Linescanner, can you PM me and give me a ballpark figure?

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Give me a call on

    07983616419

    It is difficult to give a ballpark figure without knowing what you want to achieve

    Regards

    Andy

    Some reason my sending a PM is not working

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    Re: Sun Ray

    Did you also look at NComputing as a low cost alternative ?

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