Thin Client Computing

Thin Clients, Zero Clients, Android Stations and Cloud Clients

Since 1999, Thinclient.org has been reporting the thin client computing market as well as the ChromeBook, Zero Client, Android clients, Pi Raspberry Clients and Thick Client market. Generally the cloud computing market since it started with companies such as Citrix back in the late 80s.

thin client is a lightweight[vague] computer that has been optimized for establishing a remote connection with a server-based computing environment. The server does most of the work, which can include launching software programs, performing calculations, and storing data. This contrasts with a fat client or a conventional personal computer; the former is also intended for working in a client–server model but has significant local processing power, while the latter aims to perform its function mostly locally.

Thin client hardware generally supports a keyboard, mouse, monitor, jacks for sound peripherals, and open ports for USB devices (e.g., printer, flash drive, webcam). Some thin clients include legacy serial or parallel ports to support older devices such as receipt printers, scales or time clocks. Thin client software typically consists of a graphical user interface (GUI), cloud access agents (e.g., RDPICAPCoIP), a local web browserterminal emulators (in some cases), and a basic set of local utilities.

New hardware interfaces includes socket-based enabled devices eliminating the need for a physical USB connection. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is also a big factor for devices.

  • Thin Client RFPs 6/29 June 29, 2020
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  • 10ZiG® Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner June 25, 2020
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  • Citrix User Group Community Active June 25, 2020
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  • Chrome OS Running Windows Apps June 17, 2020
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  • Thin Client News – HP Chromebook x360 14c June 9, 2020
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  • Temperature Verification Kiosk May 7, 2020
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  • Integrating Telemedicine Kiosks in Pharmacies May 5, 2020
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  • HP new Chromebooks for enterprise workers at home May 5, 2020
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  • No Touch Touchscreen + User Monitored Station Maintenance May 2, 2020
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  • Temperature Check Android April 28, 2020
    Temperature Check Stations Lots of news around temperature check kiosks these days.  These are typically small android devices equipped with camera and thermal sensor.  The sensors come from variety of places ...
  • Wyse ThinOS 9.0 & Wyse Management Suite 2.0 April 17, 2020
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  • VXL Software offers 6-month licences to help organisations pivot easily to homeworking April 15, 2020
    Thin Client – Convert Home PC or Laptop to Secure Corporate Endpoint VXL is helping organisations shift rapidly to homeworking, by offering a low-cost, 6-month licence for software which easily converts ...
  • Temperature Sensing Kiosks April 13, 2020
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  • New Smart City RFP Site April 11, 2020
    In April we launched the Smart City Design website which features RFPs, Contracts, News, Resources and more. It is the plan to provide more focus on markets such as Smart ...
  • Self-Service Healthcare Accessibility March 31, 2020
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  • Telemedicine — Expanded Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries March 30, 2020
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  • Available Today: HP ZCentral Remote Boost & Connect March 27, 2020
    To Thinclient from HP As you know, in November, HP announced ZCentral, a solution powering the next-gen of computing with the world’s first single-sourced remote workstation solution. Starting today, customers can ...
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  • KMA Announces ADA Accessibility Chairpersons March 6, 2020
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  • CSUN 2020 Assistive Technology February 15, 2020
    CSUN Assistive Technology Conference From Kiosk Industry Come to the 2020 Exhibit Hall and experience first-hand the cutting-edge assistive technology offered in over 100 booths. For 34 years, thousands have attended the ...
  • Kiosk Research – 2020 Mercator QSR Kiosk Market Report February 15, 2020
    From Kiosk Industry Feb 2020 Self-Service QSR Kiosks Gaining Popularity Editors Note: Short and concise report on QSR Kiosk market. Nothing on drive-thru kiosks. Quite a few players not included (maybe next ...
  • Thin Client RFPs – Application Containment & Endpoint Detection February 8, 2020
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  • Thin Client News – IGEL Heiko Gloge Passes CEO Torch To Jed Ayres February 4, 2020
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  • Thin Client vs. Thick Client vs. Zero Client January 17, 2020
    Finding the best client for security, performance, virtualization, mobility and the cloud. by Jacquelyn BengfortTwitter Jacquelyn Bengfort is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. A social anthropologist by training, she ...
  • Chrome Thin Client – Intel’s Project Athena & Chromebooks January 17, 2020
    Intel’s at CES newest stab at UltraBook. Setting standards. Mostly Windows. Partnering with Google Announced Chromebook. intel took the stage at CES 2020 to deliver their keynote like they do kind of year after year and ...
  • 10ZiG to Demo BCR via Experimental CER Feature in Citrix Workspace App on Linux-Based Thin Client at Citrix Summit January 17, 2020
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  • Thin Client Review 2020 Thinclient.org January 4, 2020
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  • 2019 Chromebook of the year December 31, 2019
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  • JAWS Kiosk Software ADA Accessibility December 29, 2019
    New JAWS Kiosk software released from Vispero and Paciello Group. Enables ADA and Accessibility on Windows-based workstation and are a great tool for corporate networks looking to provide accessibility options ...
  • HP ZCentral Thin Client Computing – Office of the Future November 18, 2019
    Thin Client Computing Next Generation ZCentral New accelerated speeds with reduced latency and high security for remote workplace.  Empowering remote locations is very important in todays environment of increased competition for ...
  • $39 Android Thin Client – Now that is cheap… October 21, 2019
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  • Why Thin Clients Must Die September 19, 2019
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  • VMWorld Thin Client News – HP t740 thin client announced August 21, 2019
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  • Dell Unveils its Most Secure Mobile and All-in-One Thin Clients August 11, 2019
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  • Rich Severson – New Employee Stratodesk Thin Client August 11, 2019
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  • IGEL adds to executive team to leverage triple digit North American growth July 23, 2019
    IGEL North America The increase in big deals bringing in larger customers is a key reason behind the appointment of Brad Richards as IGEL’s first Chief Customer Officer. At the Microsoft Inspire ...
  • VMware grabs the company who trademarked “desktop as a service” July 23, 2019
    Desktop As A Service Thin Client Late last night, VMware announced it had acquired Desktone, a company that provides virtual desktops as a service, which (among other things) allows users on ...
  • Minix NEO J50C thin client PC review June 24, 2019
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  • Global Thin Client System Market 2018 – Dell, HP, Ncomputing, Centerm, IGELTechnology, Fujitsu, VXLTechnology, NECCorporation June 24, 2019
     June 24, 2019  The market research report of the global “Thin Client System Market” is a fundamental study carried out by the experts with a perspective of the global market. It ...
  • HP Announces New EliteBooks & Mobile Thin Client June 24, 2019
    Mobile Thin Client HP has announced the next generation of their affordable HP EliteBook 700 G6 series business laptops, the new HP EliteBook 735 G6 (13-inch) and HP EliteBook 745 G6 (14-inch). HP has added ...
  • Patient Kiosk Website for Healthcare Kiosks Launched June 20, 2019
    We’ve launched new website for Patient Kiosk Check-in. Products include Android check-in options with EMV. Patient Kiosk Check-In The patient check-in kiosk increases efficiency and patient satisfaction in emergency departments, waiting rooms and ...
  • IGEL Launches a Fast, Cost-Effective and Secure Endpoint Device for the Future of Work May 16, 2019
    IGEL Secure Endpoint Launched Powered by IGEL OS 11, the newly enhanced IGEL UD2 is verified with IGEL Workspace Edition; UEFI Secure Boot activated; and, features a modern, eco-friendly and compact ...
  • 10ZiG Recognized as One of the 10 Most Promising Citrix Solution Providers – 2019 May 16, 2019
    10Zig and Citrix Top Solution Provider CIOReview Editorial Board and an esteemed panel of judges reviewed and selected 10ZiG Technology® as One of the 10 Most Promising Citrix Solution Providers of ...
  • Falkirk Council Introduces VDI and IGEL to Deliver Workplace Flexibility March 31, 2019
    IGEL today announced that Falkirk Council has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to provide workplace flexibility and mobility for over 2,000 staff and to enable it to assess and rationalise its ...
  • Thinclient RFP Varian March 31, 2019
    On behalf of Varian Medical Systems (VMS) the VIT-Infra team pleased to reach out to your firm regarding a new potential business opportunity. VIT- Infra team seeks a preferred Supplier to provide ...
  • Mobile Thin Clients – How existing laptops can be effectively utilized as thin client devices? March 19, 2019
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  • A Comparison of 3 Cloud Strategies: Amazon, Microsoft, Google February 25, 2019
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  • Optimized and secure management of branch offices with ThinMan Gateway February 25, 2019
    Trento, 8th February – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, announced today the launch of its ...
  • ClearCube Thinclients Launched – New CD8801 and CD8826 Thin Clients at HIMSS19 February 17, 2019
    Original published article in full ClearCube® Technology, Inc. announces the launch of the new CD8801 and CD8826 Thin Clients at HIMSS 2019 US in Orlando, Florida. The compact Thin Clients demonstrate ...
  • Georgia Health Care Turns to AI-Based Tools for Citrix Management February 17, 2019
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