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CrossTec Corporation & iDESIGN Solutions Kick Off the ECOO 2011 Conference in Toronto with their SoftXpand MultiSeat Desktop Virtualization Display

Toronto, ON Canada (PRWEB) October 20, 2011

CrossTec Corporation and iDESIGN Solutions are kicking off the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) 2011 Conference today in Toronto to show teachers, IT managers, and educational leaders how to implement some of the most advanced 21st century education technology solutions into their schools without breaking their budget. Their display includes a SoftXpand virtual desktop configuration running AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Inventor®.

SoftXpand is a MultiSeat Desktop Virtualization software product that is capable of running multiple high performance independent workstations off of a single Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 R2 based PC. Each workstation consists of its own monitor, keyboard, and mouse – enabling organizations to reduce the number of PCs required to grant access to students or employees. SoftXpand is a software only solution that does not require a thin client, therefore delivering a low cost, high performance alternative to traditional computing which still allows the user full access to high level computing.

“We have seen many organizations take advantage of SoftXpand to perform high level CAD, graphic design, and video rendering without the high cost of hardware,” said Michael Beverly, Marketing & Advertising Manager at CrossTec Corporation.

Organizations can reduce new hardware costs by up to 80%, while reducing support costs, energy costs, and carbon emissions by as much as 75% when implementing a SoftXpand solution. Organizations also have the option to repurpose their current hardware and multiply their existing PCs with SoftXpand, a superior option with narrow technology budgets that many organizations are facing today.

SoftXpand retails for a fraction of the cost of a new PC and significantly less than a thin client. For more information about SoftXpand in Canada or the NW region of the US, please visit or for the rest of North America, please visit

About SoftXpand:

SoftXpand is developed by MiniFrame Ltd. ( and distributed in North America by CrossTec Corporation. In April Miniframe announced the release of SoftXpand 2011 with enhanced performance and additional support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.

About CrossTec Corporation:

CrossTec Corporation, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, has been a leading provider of software solutions for schools since 1996, including the award winning CrossTec SchoolVue brand of classroom management software. CrossTec’s mission is to empower IT departments and tech coordinators by offering a combination of education-tested products, substantial feature sets, superior value, and unparalleled customer service. For more information on CrossTec Corporation or the CrossTec family of products or to speak to a product representative, please call 800-675-0729.

About iDESIGN Solutions:

iDESIGN Solutions (iDESIGN) is a value added education reseller of design & entertainment software. iDESIGN specializes in the education fields of architectural design, manufacturing, mechanical design, geographic information systems (GIS), civil engineering, animation, audio production and video editing. iDESIGN is an Autodesk Authorized Value Added Education Reseller in Alaska, Oregon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.


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