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NComputing gives more students access to technology

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - New technology is giving more Dougherty County students access to computers.

Students in half of Dougherty County's schools are now benefiting from N-Computing's virtual desktops. The small black box on the back of these monitors allows the school to link several monitors and keyboard to one main computer. While the computers are linked students can work independently.

It's saving the school district money on each set up as well as money on their over all utility bill.

"They use 5 watts of power as opposed to 160 watts of power fro a normal computer. I can put them in locations I couldn't put multiple computers before due to some of the older buildings maybe not having the electrical infrastructure to support it," said Les Barnett, DCSS Technology Director.

The school system expect to instal the systems in the remaining schools over the summer.

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