Google Will Launch Android Pay At I/O Developer Conference |

In two days, thousands of developers, tech enthusiasts, journalists will converge for Google’s annual I/O developer conference. This event is where everyone’s


Android Pay will allow businesses to add mobile payments as an option to their apps, to which users can upload credit card or debit card information with the goal of making transactions single-tap affairs.  The Android Pay API will also allow firms that adopt it to include tap-to-pay transactions in brick-and-mortar stores – leveraging Google’s Host Card Emulation (HCE), which makes it easier for third-party apps to take advantage of Android phones’ Near Field Communications (NFC) chips.

Testing The 12-inch MacBook’s Performance with Windows 10 – Alex King


So maybe it’s ironic that in some regards, the new MacBook runs Windows 10 (a prerelease version, at that) better than it runs OS X. But it’s a testament to two things: Apple’s fantastic MacBook hardware, which is forward-thinking yet surprisingly agile; and Microsoft’s excellent Windows software, which entices and excites with its beautiful interface, useful new features, and rock-solid UI transitions. I’m excited to keep Windows 10 installed on this machine, both now as a preview, and later once the final version is installed. Even hardened OS X diehards owe it to themselves to give it a try.

VXL takes market-leading position in thin-client solutions for Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRs)

Press Release – VXL Thin Client Solution for QSRs

Manchester, UK – VXL Instruments, worldwide leader in cloud-computing technologies and manufacturer of world-class thin-client devices, announces that, by sales, it is now the market leader in the QSR (Quick-Service Restaurant) sector/market.

Established for over 35 years, VXL is a leading computing-solutions Fusionboxprovider to the QSR industry. VXL provides an extensive range of high-specification, durable, restaurant-friendly devices, connected by world-class management software – all underpinned by extensive industry technical expertise gained within tens of thousands of restaurants worldwide.

“VXL has just reached the milestone of shipping 250,000 thin clients to the QSR market in over 70 countries worldwide,” commented Frank Noon, VP for Worldwide Sales at VXL. “Our knowledge in the QSR sector is second-to-none – and our ongoing focus is to deliver the best, most cost-effective, thin-client solutions for restaurants of every type,” he added.

VXL’s thin-client devices are specifically designed to withstand the hostile operational environments typically found in QSR kitchens. For example, the metal chassis which houses the unit’s motherboard is rigorously tested to ensure maximum protection and performance onsite, while motherboards are treated with a special silicon-based coating to provide best-in-class protection from grease, steam and heat.

A range of quick-release brackets allow ease of access for onsite maintenance and rapid swop-out – minimising downtime and realising significant cost savings. For example, a power supply can be easily replaced onsite without the need for an engineer to visit.

VXL not only provides hardware that’s tailored to each QSR’s needs, but also enterprise-class device management software. VXL’s industry-leading Fusion Device Manager for QSRs, is used worldwide – including within chicken, burger, pizza and Mexican food outlets. Supporting Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Embedded, Windows Server OS and Linux OS (VXL Gio, Ubuntu and GNU Linux), Fusion QSR makes quick work of managing VXL’s devices (and those from other manufacturers), while software image production and maintenance ensures complete consistency of deployment.

Fusion QSR can easily control thousands of devices, worldwide, from one central location. In addition to delivering real-time management diagnostics, monitoring and trouble shooting, Fusion QSR also enables fast configuration – and the ability to perform updates and changes without the need for an engineer to travel onsite.

Offering a world-class, pre-and-post-sales support network – with three dedicated regional customer service centres including Europe, USA and India – VXL’s devices are also backed by a sector-leading three-year limited warranty, for complete peace of mind.

Noon concluded, “Becoming the best-seller in this challenging and competitive sector is a major achievement – but, for VXL, it’s just the start. We’re expanding our operations worldwide, with the stated goal of delivering – hands down – the best-value and most robust thin-client solutions to QSRs worldwide.”

Contact: Ian Cope, Marketing Manager, VXL. Email:

About VXL
Established in 1976, VXL is a global leader and manufacturer of thin, zero and cloud client devices and supplies a high quality range of high-specification models that are made to the most exacting standards.

This single-minded focus on thin clients and commitment to product quality is at the core of what VXL represents today together with a passion to support companies around the world to successfully build efficient IT infrastructures that are flexible, secure, manageable and affordable.

VXL’s world-renowned ‘Itona’ brand of thin clients includes its latest SoC (System-on-Chip) and dual / quad core high-performance desktops plus Xtona (Citrix certified) and Vtona (PCoIP VMware certified) zero clients, Thin ThinkPad notebooks and leading software solutions including Fusion Device ManagerTM and CloudDesktopTM PC repurposing software.

VXL’s Americas Group HQ based in Houston, Texas and the European HQ in Manchester, UK. Dedicated Sales and Support offices are also based in key strategic markets including Germany, France, Singapore and VXL’s manufacturing HQ is based in Bangalore, India.

For more information please visit:

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Date of issue: 6th May, 2015

Contact: Ian Cope, VXL Instruments, +44 (0)161 775 4755,

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PDF: Fusion QSR Whitepaper (476 Kb)

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mt245 Mobile Thin Client Laptop with Cloud Computing | HP® Official Site

Mobile cloud computing is easier and more flexible than ever with the light HP mt245 Mobile Thin Client. Get work done anywhere with cloud convenience.


HP has expanded their mobile cloud computing portfolio with the HP mt245 Mobile Thin Client. The mt245 allows for easy and flexible cloud computing on-the-go and delivers pro-class user features and critical management software at an affordable price. The device enhances productivity with familiar Windows Embedded Standard 7P tools, programs, and resources—all fully integrated on a cloud-ready, lightweight, mobile thin client with a 14-inch diagonal HD screen. The mt245 also features mobile data defense and helps prevent exposure to unwarranted outlets.

HP has expanded their mobile cloud computing portfolio with the HP mt245 Mobile Thin Client. The mt245 allows for easy and flexible cloud computing on-the-go and delivers pro-class user features and critical management software at an affordable price. The device enhances productivity with familiar Windows Embedded Standard 7P tools, programs, and resources—all fully integrated on a cloud-ready, lightweight, mobile thin client with a 14-inch diagonal HD screen. The mt245 also features mobile data defense and helps prevent exposure to unwarranted outlets.

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Power Over Ethernet Computers at Embedded World 2015 | Thinlabs

Ravi Ramanuja, Regional Manager, discusses the benefits of Thinlabs All-in-One Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Computers at Embedded World 2015.


Learn the benefits of Thinlabs All-in-One Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Computers at Embedded World 2015, powered by the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC processor, as presented by Ravi Ramanuja, Regional Manager of ThinLabs (video courtesyAMD Developer Central – February 2015, Nuremburg, Germany).

Thin Client – 3 ways academic institutions use Chromeboxes for digital signage

Chromeboxes help businesses and schools update employees and students with timely information and create a sense of community. To learn more about using Chromebox for digital signage and how it can help your business or school work smarter, join Chrome Live on April 22. 


Schools and universities across the country use digital signage to share announcements, news and schedules. Chromeboxes give students waiting in dorm lobbies for friends or standing in the cafeteria line for lunch the opportunity to learn about campus events on the go. And digital signage apps for Chrome built by Rise Vision, one of our content partners, power many of these digital experiences that go beyond traditional campus fliers.

Here are three ways academic institutions are using Chromeboxes for digital signage to better engage and inform students:

Thin Client – VXL launches its industry-leading Gio 6 Linux operating system for its thin, cloud and zero client desktop line-up

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Developed and designed exclusively in-house, VXL’s new, industry- leading Gio 6 Linux operating system features a new look, user-friendly design together with greater flexibility, connectivity, security and multimedia capabilities.

Ideal for mainstream SMB and enterprise use, VXL’s quick boot Gio 6 is one of our most reliable and robust embedded Linux operating systems to date and is based on one of the industry’s most respected core systems.

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The new Gio 6 Linux operating system is available on the latest entry-level K, mid-range F, high performance, dual core, Md series desktops and the J series True Zero™ client. Incorporating an efficient modular component upgrade capability for both operating system and applications, the new, improved Linux also includes the user-friendly, zero touch INI file remote configuration technology.

Central and effective management of the new Gio 6 desktops can also be done using VXL’s leading Fusion Professional Device Manager™ and the new Gio 6 Linux operating system is also at the heart of VXL’s latest CloudDesktop™ PC repurposing software solution.

Delivering an excellent user experience when connecting to the Cloud, VXL’s new Gio 6 Linux operating system allows easy connection to servers using popular protocols and tools including the very latest Citrix Receiver with StoreFront, VMware Horizon View, Microsoft RDP 8, 2X and NX to name but a few.

Gio 6 boasts class-leading specification levels notably a USB Device Manager with full, granular control over connection of USB devices including brand, model, permissions and Peer Update that reduces network usage with a ‘buddy’ peer update method as well as appointing single or multiple peers that distribute updates in the local zone. Additional leading features also include;

  • 15 Second Quick Boot
  • Jet Direct Support
  • Configurable Firewall
  • Multi Session Connections
  • Map Drive as HOME for AD / LDAP
  • Repository Manager
  • Scanner Support
  • UAC for module access
  • CRON Support
  • WINE integrated

Commenting on Gio 6, Frank Noon, VXL’s VP Worldwide Sales said “Our leadership position in the thin, cloud and zero client space reflects our ongoing strategy of developing innovative solutions that are designed to meet our customer requirements. “Our new Gio 6 OS stays true to this concept, providing an excellent end user experience together with greater versatility, connectivity, security and multimedia benefits” he added.

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Contact: Ian Cope, Marketing Manager, VXL Instruments Ltd. Email:

Thin client – IGEL adds Cisco VXME to its unified communications portfolio

IGEL adds Cisco VXME to its unified communications portfolio

Windows Embedded IGEL thin clients are now compatible with Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME) facilitating the use of voice and video technology in virtual IT environments.

Reading, UK. April 16, 2015 – IGEL Technology today announced that its Windows Embedded thin clients are now compatible with Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME), facilitating the use of voice and video technology in virtual IT environments. In conjunction with the unified communication service Cisco Jabber for Windows, IGEL now offers yet another method for holding high-quality audio and video conferences within a virtual desktop environment using thin clients. All IGEL Universal Desktop models with the Windows Embedded W7+ operating system are supported and the required Cisco VXME extension can be easily integrated by any administrator. IGEL’s Universal Management Suite (UMS) and Universal Customization Builder (UCB) tools handle the central packaging and roll-out of the software component.

Simply integrating the VXME extension into the local thin client operating system (Windows Embedded) provides access to the Cisco Jabber client in virtual environments (Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp published desktops or VMware Horizon). Cisco’s Jabber client supports the latest Windows desktop operating systems.

Once the administrator has completed the integration and deployment process, thin client users can communicate via HD video and audio using Cisco Jabber functionality or leverage third party accessories from Jabra, Logitech, and Plantronics such as handsets, headsets, speakers and webcams which are operated directly via the IGEL thin client for a seamless user experience. The VXME extension uses the processing power provided locally through the thin client taking some of the pressure off valuable server resources, which in turn has a positive effect on the overall user experience in VDI environments.

IGEL Technology GmbH recommends using a powerful UD5 range thin client or the new quad-core UD6 model, both with the W7+ operating system and an 8GB flash memory, for these multimedia communications using real-time audio and video conferences.

“The video output of the IGEL UD6 thin client is exceptional. A resolution of 1280 x 720p provides top cross-platform results in a virtual environment. We are excited to be working with IGEL with our VXME solution and look to further enhance the experience for all our mutual customers” says Sandeep Prasad, Product Manager at Cisco Systems.

“The addition of Cisco VXME to our unified communications portfolio further underlines IGEL’s commitment to make our customer’s thin and zero client desktops the best designed, flexible and open desktop devices for any business,” said Simon Richards, Managing Director for IGEL UK & Ireland. “This solution creates the perfect desktop for those working in call and support centres and businesses where frequent video conferences and calls are required.”


The Cisco VXME client can be integrated using an executable file into any IGEL Universal Desktop firmware from version 3.01.100 (Windows Embedded) upwards. The installation file can be downloaded for free by all registered Cisco customers from Please note, in order to download you will need the appropriate licenses from Cisco.

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For more information, please visit

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter:


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Zero Thin Client – 10ZiG Offer Buyback Program for Tera1 Zero Clients

10ZiG offer Buyback Incentive to all Tera1 users looking to upgrade to Tera2.

Leicester, UK – 10ZiG Technology today announced that its Board of Directors have approved a buyback program for existing Tera1 PCoIP Zero Client users when upgrading to 10ZiG Tera2 hardware. 10ZiG have opened this offer to their existing Tera1 customer base and ALL worldwide Tera1 users who purchased from ANY Teradici OEM vendor. This includes the Wyse P20, EVGA PD05, Samsung and any other Teradici OEM Manufacturer who offered you a device with the Tera1 chipset.

The Buyback Program offers all Tera1 users a great saving when upgrading to 10ZiG’s Tera2 hardware, it will also offer you access for up to 3 Years of FREE Advanced Exchange Warranty, up to 3 Years’ FREE access to 10ZiG’s VMware and Teradici trained world class support and the FREE PCoIP Management Console with every device upgraded.

The news comes off the back of Teradici’s announcement that the TERA1100 Portal Processor will no longer support future releases of VMware Horizon, with the last supported version being 6.0.1. The Tera1, first launched in 2007, has now reached its limit in terms of new features that can be added. Horizon RDSH, Client-side Cache and Text CODEC are just some of the features not supported on Tera1 and are therefore incapable of being certified against Horizon 6 and higher.

“It is great news that VMware and Teradici continue to make leaps forward to ensure End User Computing caters for all types of use cases. The Tera1 Chipset has been around for over 7 years and it still provides a greater user experience than most general purpose x86 or ARM processors found in traditional PC’s and Thin Clients. Whilst Tera1 end points will still connect to a Virtual Desktop in a VMware Horizon 6.0.1, future releases will no longer be supported by VMware, Teradici or 10ZiG. We think it’s testament to the ground breaking progress that Teradici have made to date. As a solely focused Thin and Zero Client vendor with Teradici and VMware trained Sales and Support teams, 10ZiG are perfectly positioned to offer existing Tera 1 users an upgrade path to our Tera2 Zero Client family and reap the benefits of future versions of VMware Horizon.”

To find out whether this affects your VMware environment, please see 10ZiG’s latest blog post HERE:

10ZiG Technology offer the widest range of Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client devices on the market, including traditional standalone units supporting VESA Mounting, Dual screen, Quad screen and support for up to 6 USB ports. 10ZiG also offer their V1200-AIO All-in-One device with in-built 24” monitor, and their 21.5” V1200-AIOM215 Medical All-in-One unit with anti-microbial treated plastic (sealed to meet IP23 and ISO22196), supporting optional integrated touch screen.

For more information about 10ZiG’s Buyback Program, or to test any of the new Tera2 hardware, please contact the relevant office below.

10ZiG Technology Inc. (Company Headquarters, US)



10ZiG Technology Ltd (EU Headquarters, UK)

+44 (0) 116 214 8650


About 10ZiG Technology

Solely focused in the development of Thin and Zero Clients for the latest desktop solutions, 10ZiG Technology has longstanding partnerships with such industry leaders such as Citrix, VMware and Microsoft. All with the aim of providing the best performance possible by supporting the full feature sets of acceleration protocols such as PCoIP, RDP 8.1 and HDX 3D Pro. 10ZiG offer traditional dual screen Thin and Zero Clients, including the widest range of TERA2-based PCoIP devices on the market, and also cater for Quad Screen, All-in-One, and medical specific use cases. 10ZiG devices come with a variety of OS’s, including NOS (Zero), PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 (WES7) and Windows Embedded 8 (WE8). They are all accompanied by the 100% FREE enterprise class 10ZiG Manager Utility, enabling centralised configuration, maintenance and control of all 10ZiG Software Zero, Linux and Windows devices. The 10ZiG product range is underpinned by the most personal Sales and Support service on the market, and 10ZiG are willing to put it to the test through their no-obligation, no-hassle, flexible 30 day demo offer. To learn more, or to arrange your demo, visit or follow them on Twitter: @10ZiGEMEA


BYOD Policy Template

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BYOD Policy Template

The use of mobile devices has become commonplace for both our personal and professional lives. Businesses understand that employees often utilize their personal mobile devices in the workplace; however, this raises several safety and privacy concerns that must be addressed.

This brief provides guidelines for appropriate use of personal mobile devices in the workplace to ensure the confidentiality of protected information and improve sta eciency.

Improved Accountability

The organization will use its discretion to determine which employees may use Personal Devices in the workplace. Use of Personal Devices may not be appropriate for all employees. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact your direct supervisor.

All data transmitted for work related purposes via Personal Devices is the business’ sole property. Accordingly, the organization has an absolute right of access to all of the data sent and may exercise its right whenever it is deemed appropriate by management.

If you work in highly regulated industries, like healthcare, vendors and sub-vendors must be compliant with the latest requirements, like the new HIPAA Omnibus rules.

Personal Devices and third-party applications should remain up-to-date, as older versions may not meet current security standards.

All costs associated with your Personal Device shall be borne by you; provided, however, that the company shall pay for your access to third-party applications used in the workplace.

Use of Personal Devices

Exercise discretion when using Personal Devices at work, as they may interfere with your productivity and be distracting to others. During regular hours, personal devices should only be used to access applicable work information.

When and where you may use Personal Devices within the  company’s property is subject to the general policies covering the usage of mobile devices. Use of mobile devices, may be prohibited to safeguard against client security concerns.

In order to ensure the confidentiality of protected client information, you must never utilize traditional text messaging or multimedia messaging services when sending work related data via your Personal Device.

Company policy prohibits screen capture or sharing secure information with users who are not bound by the organization’s privacy policy.

Implement two levels of security for all personal devices and enterprise applications used in the workplace. Each should have its own password or use touch ID to ensure that third-party access to your content is limited.


TigerText provides secure, real-time mobile messaging for the enterprise, empowering organizations to work more securely. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflows, and complies with industry regulations. Developed to address the security needs, BYOD policies, and message restrictions in the enterprise, TigerText is committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent.

More than 5,000 facilities and four of the top five largest for-profit health systems in the nation, including Universal Health Services, rely on TigerText to comply with HIPAA and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk.

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Thin client – NCR Signals Massive Makeover to Banking with Cloud-Based ATM Android client Software Platform

NCR has launched Kalpana software, an enterprise software platform that moves ATM software and operations to the cloud.


Cardtronics – the world’s largest retail ATM owner/operator – has plans to pilot the Kalpana software and thin-client Android ATM at locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, beginning later this spring.

Traditionally, ATMs have run on thick-client, PC-based software and hardware technologies physically found in the ATM. When compared to other consumer channels, such as online and mobile, this legacy PC architecture is more inefficient, expensive and complex. These challenges have become heightened following recent industry issues related to security and compliance. Kalpana software is more secure than traditional ATM software because all software updates are originated and controlled at the server level.

NCR estimates that Kalpana software can reduce the cost of running an ATM network by up to 40 percent. For a bank or ATM operator running a network of 100 ATMs, Kalpana software could reduce the total cost of ownership by $540,000 to $800,000 a year by breaking free from the constraints, expenses and security procedures of existing ATM technology. Kalpana software greatly improves agility, helping bring new ATM services to market twice as fast as before, while also significantly decreasing the cost of:

HP updates Zero Clients for easier connectivity & collaboration in the cloud

Palo Alto, Calif., April 8, 2015 – HP today announced a bundle of new features for its high-performing HP t310 and HP t310 All-in-One Zero Clients. Zero Clients are the easiest endpoints to manage with no OS, no codecs and no software to maintain. These new features further improve the user experience and simplify tasks for IT administrators using cloud-based desktops in VMware Horizon and Amazon WorkSpaces environments.

These new updates arrive with the coupled release of Teradici® just the latest showcase in a run of enhancements for PCoIP® from Teradici and HP.

“Teradici is committed to bringing continued innovation and value to VDI and DaaS customers,” said Jayesh Shah, vice president of product management, Teradici. “Available as a simple update, PCoIP Firmware Release 4.8 enables HP t310 customers to gain improved user experience, greater security and enhanced user productivity.”

New features include improved VoIP audio for desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions with Amazon WorkSpaces, a simplified interface for VMware® Horizon RDS apps, intuitive logons with Imprivata OneSign, added Smart Card support and encryption-based security lifts. The latest in a series of enhancements for PCoIP virtual desktop solutions from Teradici and HP, these new updates also include the release of Teradici firmware version 4.8.0.

Enhancement details for HP t310 and HP t310 All-in-One Zero Clients with Teradici firmware 4.8.0 include:

  • Bria Virtualized Edition softphone client solution from CounterPath
  •  Simplified access to VMware Horizon RDS applications
  • Imprivata OneSign recall logon
  • Gemalto IDCore 3020 Smart Card added support
  • Failover VCS address for Imprivata OneSign environments
  • SHA-2 security update (SHA-1 Deprecation)

Price and Availability

These new features are currently available with Teradici firmware version 4.8.0 for Tera2 Zero Clients, and will be included on HP t310 and HP t310 All-in-One Zero Clients late April 2015, or added with a simple firmware flash and free download from the HP Support site.

The HP t310 and HP t310 All-in-One Zero Clients are available today starting at $345.00 and $529.00 respectively.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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Thin Client – IGEL & Evidian make authentication on thin client easier, faster & safer

Thanks to the upcoming firmware updates for IGEL Linux users can now easier and faster access to Linux-based thin clients using RFID. The IGEL Thin Clientemployee authenticates once and may his session (Citrix XenApp and Microsoft RDS) during the day on any other thin client in the corporate network to retrieve by presenting the RFID card – simple, quickly and safely.

Bremen 09 April 2015 – With the latest version of the IGEL Linux firmware Bremer thin and zero client vendor for more flexibility and security companies provide. These Evidian software for authentication in the version 5.06.100 of the operating system is integrated. Thus, employees need only once a day a strong authentication using an RFID card perform to open their session. During the day this session the entire corporate network allows easy retrieval by re-presenting the card to the currently used client. So the staff is flexible, can be anywhere access to their data and work effectively. When leaving the workplace, the thin client is automatically blocked by the entrainment of the card and is therefore available for other employees.

The combination of powerful IGEL thin clients and Evidian Single Sign-On relieved both employees and system administrators of password management: Enter passwords, remember and renew is taken over by the SSO. Password policies are adhered to and the helpdesk is exempt from password reset requests. As with IGEL usual, this new function is centralized and profile based remotely administered via the free Universal Management Suite (UMS). By integrating the Evidian software in the IGEL Linux firmware organizations can now effectively save resources for your staff and increase their productivity. An audit and reporting function allows required by law traceability of all registration procedures in the company.

“We are delighted to provide our customers with Evidian another leading single sign-on technology. This is a result of the continuous cooperation with our partners. Thus our customers continuously benefit from the latest security solutions, “Matthias Haas, Director of Product Management commented at IGEL Technology.


The upcoming IGEL Linux release (5.06.100) is available to all x86 systems (UD and IZ Series incl. Udc2) expected in May 2015. As ( ). Currently supported by the integrated solution Citrix and RDP sessions. In the future, other session types and scenarios are planned.



dank des anstehenden Firmware-Updates für IGEL Linuxkönnen Anwender nun einfacher und schneller auf Linux-basierte Thin Clients mittels RFID zugreifen. Dazu ist EvidianSoftware zur Authentisierung in die Version 5.06.100  des Betriebssystems integriert. So brauchen Mitarbeiter nur einmal täglich eine starke Authentisierung mittels einer RFID-Kartedurchführen um ihre Sitzung zu öffnen. Untertags lässt sich diese Sitzung im gesamten Unternehmensnetzwerk durch erneutes Präsentieren der Karte am aktuell genutzten Client einfach abrufen. So ist der Mitarbeiter flexibel, kann überall auf seine Daten zugreifen und effektiv arbeiten. Beim Verlassen des Arbeitsplatzes wird der  Thin Client durch das Mitnehmen der Karte automatisch gesperrt und steht somit für andere Mitarbeiter zur Verfügung.

Das bevorstehende IGEL Linux Release (5.06.100) steht allen x86 Systemen (UD und IZ Serie inkl. UDC2) voraussichtlich ab Mai 2015 zur Verfügung (
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10ZiG Are Amongst the Fastest Growing Thin & Zero Client Leaders in the UK

10ZiG Technology Announces 63.2% Year-Over-Year Growth in Sales for 2014

Leicester, UK – UK based dedicated Thin and Zero Client manufacturer 10ZiG Technology Ltd have seen a 63.2% increase in year-over-year sales in 2014. The 10ZiG European Head Office has just experienced its busiest and most successful year in its 12 year history after expanding its presence across EMEA. With an equally impressive first quarter, the UK office is already forecasting similar growth for 2015.

The increase has been seen across 10ZiG’s entire Thin and Zero Client range, including dual screen, quad screen and All-in-One hardware, as well as their 10ZiG NoTouch Desktop Repurposing Software, used to breathe new life into old PC’s, laptops, notebooks and Thin Clients.

“UK and European businesses are choosing 10ZiG Technology as their Thin and Zero Client vendor of choice because of our dedication to developing customer-driven solutions.  At 10ZiG we consistently strive to make our devices fit our customers’ environments and not the other way round,” said Kevin Greenway, 10ZiG’s EMEA Managing Director. “Our hardware, including our new industry leading Quad Core Thin and Zero Clients are optimised to provide the highest-levels of performance with VMware, Citrix & Microsoft, and supporting the latest and greatest advancements of the PCoIP and HDX Technologies.  Our products are backed up with the most personal Sales and Support service on the market, and our 100% cost free, unlimited user license 10ZiG Management Utility”.

Don’t take their word for it: Here are some of 10ZiG Technology Ltd.’s customers explaining the reasons behind choosing 10ZiG as their Thin and Zero Client vendor…

Stewart Hall, Head of Infrastructure at Brent Borough Council.

“We have recommended 10ZiG to other councils on a number of occasions. They ask me how to determine which vendor/product is the best, and I tell them to make sure that the vendor has a team like 10ZiG in the background. Right from the start 10ZiG showed evidence that they were willing to work outside the box for us and cared about our project. The Thin Clients have been spot-on as well, proving to be extremely reliable with low failure rates. It was a good business decision choosing 10ZiG and we are definitely happy customers”.


David Kelly, IT Director at QHotels.
“Another feather in 10ZiG’s cap is their level of personal service. They have continued to show that they are a company we are happy to do business with. It has also been refreshing that from the POC stage through to post-sales support, I have received a very personal level of contact throughout. Other companies chop and change Account Managers regularly so it has been great to keep that relationship going with a group of individuals at 10ZiG.”


Janet Lines, Network Manager at South Bromsgrove High School.
“10ZiG helped us break new boundaries into the world of desktop virtualisation, helping to seamlessly create a working environment for our students which totally exceeded our expectations. Not only by providing us with an excellent product but also by working closely with us in developing exciting new features for the future. I am a firm believer that people make a company, and working with both 10ZiG staff and products has been a very positive experience. Not only would I recommend 10ZiG, I already have done on a number of occasions when we have had visitors.”


About 10ZiG Technology
Solely focused in the development of Thin and Zero Clients for the latest desktop solutions, 10ZiG Technology has longstanding partnerships with such industry leaders such as Citrix, VMware and Microsoft.  All with the aim of providing the best performance possible by supporting the full feature sets of acceleration protocols such as PCoIP, RDP 8.1 and HDX 3D Pro. 10ZiG offer traditional dual screen Thin and Zero Clients, including the widest range of TERA2-based PCoIP devices on the market, and also cater for Quad Screen, All-in-One, and medical specific use cases. 10ZiG devices come with a variety of OS’s, including NOS (Zero), PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 (WES7) and Windows Embedded 8 (WE8). They are all accompanied by the 100% FREE enterprise class 10ZiG Manager Utility, enabling centralised configuration, maintenance and control of all 10ZiG Software Zero, Linux and Windows devices. The 10ZiG product range is underpinned by the most personal Sales and Support service on the market, and 10ZiG are willing to put it to the test through their no-obligation, no-hassle, flexible 30 day demo offer. To learn more, or to arrange your demo, visit or follow them on Twitter: @10ZiGEMEA



Thin Client Light – Trendiest Wearable Tech for Hotels and Resorts

If you’ve watched the news or surfed the web over the last few months, you’re probably familiar with the latest consumer tech advancements like Google Glass and Apple Pay. But you probably haven’t heard about the latest wearable tech wrapping itself around the hotel industry: bracelets and glasses.Disney’s gotten a lot of buzz for its MagicBands, but they’re not the only hospitality brand incorporating wearable tech into their guest experience.Keys & Wallet OptionalAt the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hot


Hotels and VIBs (Very important bracelets)

Interview with Brad Pedersen, Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix

Brad Pedersen is Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix, a position he has held since 1993.  He joined Citrix in 1989 as a senior software engineer, and was an original member of the company’s software design and development team


After over 25 years at Citrix, Brad has announced that he is retiring at the end of April to spend more time with family, photography and do some traveling.  You can see some great examples of Brad’s nature photography online. Following is a recent discussion I had with Brad that covers his reflections on 25 years at Citrix and broad array of technology topics, both past and present

[PDF] Cloud Confusion: Separating the True Cloud from Marketing Hype

In the world of information technology, “cloud” has become jargon that is reminiscent of the word “plastics” in the iconic 1967 film, The Graduate. The “cloud” will solve all our problems, faster, cheaper, and more reliably. In reality, cloud is a heterogeneous concept and although it has promise we need to be careful not to oversell its capabilities. There are many variations in architecture, capabilities, and security. Companies are increasingly marketing the cloud and its benefits, which is to be expected, but I’m concerned that my CIO peers are falling captive to the promise without scrutinizing each iteration of “cloud” they are being sold on…and there are many.


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