Thin Clients, Zero Clients, Chromebook, Telemedicine 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 News

  • 10ZiG® Expands Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Deployments with Linux and Windows April 8, 2021
    Windows Virtual Desktop Deployments with Linux 10ZiG® Expands Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Deployments with Linux and Windows-Based Endpoint Support “10ZiG Technology supports Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Deployments across its versatile range of ...
  • Telehealth Verizon Venture – BlueJeans Telehealth Announced April 7, 2021
    From Press Release by Verizon Apr2021 Purpose-built solution for healthcare providers streamlines telemedicine experience to help improve patient care BlueJeans Telehealth addresses two key challenges: – Tech Literacy: One click, download-free access to ...
  • Chromebook Request For Proposals Feb-12 Thin Client Computing February 12, 2021
    Chromebook Request For Proposals Feb 12 Ten or so different Chromebook projects with around 20,000 units in requirements, if not more. Indiana — Four thousand seven hundred twenty-five (4725) or more student ...
  • Browsers – NFC (Near Field Communications) by default in Chrome Engine Now February 7, 2021
    Google Chrome Interactive Features Chrome Gets NFC enabled Editors Note – All of the most mature Browser Lockdown products for secure desktop use the Chrome Engine. This latest device integration by Google is ...
  • Chromebook Touchscreen – Touch Screen Computers January 27, 2021
    Chromebook Touchscreen News Editor Notes Chromebook touchscreen computers are a popular item when it comes to a thin client or restricted computer client. IT administrators usually hold up a big sign that ...
  • Citrix DDoS attack vectors – Citrix says it’s working on a fix, expected next year. December 30, 2020
    Article on ZDnet Dec2020 Citrix DDOS Attacks — Excerpt By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | December 24, 2020 — 17:34 GMT (09:34 PST) | Topic: Security Threat actors have discovered a way to bounce and amplify junk web ...
  • ChromeOS Trajectory Altered With Acquisition by Google December 30, 2020
    From Computerworld ChromeOS Explosion – Dec2020 A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS’s reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even ...
  • Thin Client News – Dell Wyse scores two perfect 10 security flaws December 21, 2020
      Dell Thin Client From the Register Dec 2020 – Dell, which pitches its Wyse ThinOS as “the most secure thin client operating system,” plans to publish an advisory on Monday for ...
  • PCI Compliance for Unattended Self-Service Kiosks Announcements December 20, 2020
    PCI Compliance for self service kiosks announcement on PRNewswire KIosk Manufacturer Logo WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA), the leading unattended self-service kiosk association established in 1995, today announced ...
  • Patient Registration Kiosk – Advantage Series December 11, 2020
    Advantage Series – Patient Kiosks Patient Registration Kiosk Systems – Advantage Series A focus on health and safety Healthcare Kiosk Patient Check-In Frank Mayer Patient kiosks allow staff to focus on what matters – ...
  • Chromebooks and services Parkway School District accepting bids for – 7500 December 2, 2020
    Chromebook RFP Parkway School OBJECTIVE  The district is currently accepting proposals from vendors for the following model: o Chromebook: Acer C-733T  The district may also purchase smaller quantities of Chromebook ...
  • ChromeBook 2021 Predictions December 1, 2020
    2021 Predictions for ChromeBook For those of you who’ve been around for more than a year, you likely remember us making the same sort of grandiose statements last year around this time, excited ...
  • Cloud Computing Shaping the Modern Workforce November 12, 2020
    Cloud Computing and the Modern Workforce From Techspective Nov 2020 — Excerpt: BY PHILLIP JOHNSON ON NOVEMBER 11, 2020CLOUD, CLOUD APPS, CLOUD DATA, HYBRID CLOUD, STRATEGY Organizations are enhancing safety and security, reducing costs and increasing operational flexibility by using cloud ...
  • VXL appoints Feeder as its new French thin client software distributor October 10, 2020
    VXL announce a new distribution agreement with leading French IT distributor, Feeder, to supply its full range of thin and zero clients, homeworking solutions and unified endpoint management software. VXL appoints ...
  • Dell Hybrid Thin Client: Seamless Cloud-Optimized Computing With Ubuntu September 30, 2020
    From HotHardware Sep2020 — What Exactly Is A Dell Hybrid Thin Client (DHC)? At its core, Hybrid Client is a combination of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hardware. It starts with the Dell systems ...
  • Chromebook RFP North Carolina September 3, 2020
    New RFP for Chromebooks Yancey County Schools. Lenovo 300e Touchscreen Chromebook ● Display: 11” ● Memory: 4 GB ● Storage: 32GB Four Year Warranty ● No deductible ● Free shipping both ways when ...
  • Thin Client Market Forecast August 2020 August 14, 2020
    Thin Client Market Report From PRNewswire August 2020 — The $469M market is predicted by these people to reach $633 by 2027. Not a big fan of Research and Markets research ...
  • Telemedicine RFPs – Aug 6 – VA, UVA, San Benito, Virginia August 6, 2020
    VA VA Telehealth Requirements CARES Act July 2020 Introduction This Request for Information (RFI) is issued for the purpose of conducting market research. Accordingly, this RFI constitutes neither a Request for ...
  • Teladoc Buys Livongo – Major Telemedicine Acquisition Consolidation August 5, 2020
    Teladoc Health Wednesday announced it would acquire highflying telehealth rival Livongo From Chicago Tribune — Telemedicine involves care delivered remotely, often with a live video connection through patient smartphones or tablets. Millions ...
  • Telemedicine – Executive Order Expanding Telehealth August 4, 2020
    From FierceHealthcare Hospitals Trump signs executive order to expand telehealth, boost rural health care by  Heather Landi |  Aug 3, 2020 5:43pm Excerpt President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday to support healthcare in rural areas ...
  • Telemedicine – Request for Proposal Cherokee Nation August 4, 2020
    Introduction: The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and thereby has sovereign status granted by treaty and law. Tribal sovereignty is the right to selfgovernance. ...
  • Chromebook RFP Examples – New Touchscreen Chromebooks Qty 2000 August 3, 2020
    Example this month Wilson County Public Schools — Lenovo 300e Touchscreen Chromebook qty 1637 ● Display: 11” ● Memory: 4 GB ● Storage: 32GB Four Year Warranty 1637 ● No deductible ● Free shipping both ...
  • Chromebook – the Seven Best on a Budget from Wired August 3, 2020
    The Chromebooks listed in the Wired article are on the spendy side. Not sure why “Budget” is included in title.  Maybe that is more catchy and more political than “cheap”.  ...
  • Cloudflare Eating AWS’s Serverless Lunch July 30, 2020
    Cloudflare Serverless From Data Center Knowledge Jul 2020 Its CEO says the new serverless platform is cheaper and faster than Amazon’s, Microsoft’s, and Google’s. Yevgeniy Sverdlik | Jul 27, 2020 Excerpt:   Matthew Prince says what the new ...
  • Cloud PC Rumors Microsoft Desktop As A Service Flying – Too Little too Late? July 20, 2020
    News article on ZDNet this week got the rumor mill going on Microsoft finally launching a Windows Desktop As a Service via Azure. The writer found a job description on ...
  • KMA Adds Product Listings for COVID19 July 20, 2020
    See BusinessWire for KMA release — the COVID19 situation has advanced to where the KMA has found it necessary and useful to have separate product listings for software and hardware ...
  • Thin Client Review HP t640 July 19, 2020
    From Storage Review Jul 2020 and Tom Fenton — In this article, we will give an in-depth overview of the t640 VDI client’s specifications, design and build quality, and a ...
  • Thin Client vs. PC Debate VDI endpoints July 19, 2020
    From VirtualDesktop Jul2020 —  IT has the responsibility to provide virtual desktop endpoints that maximize UX based on the use cases, so admins should learn the different sides of the thin ...
  • Telehealth Telemedicine Projects RFPs – July 2020 July 17, 2020
    Telehealth Telemedicine Projects The world of telemedicine and telehealth is expanding and much of the base infrastructure, on both sides of the aisle, is thin client computing.  Especially given the HIPAA ...
  • Microsoft Citrix Partnership Grows Deeper July 14, 2020
    Microsoft Citrix Partnership July 2020 From the Verge July 2020 — Microsoft and Citrix have been working together closely for decades, but that partnership is going a step further today. Microsoft ...
  • Thin Client RFPs and Contracts July 9 July 9, 2020
    July Thin Client RFPs and Contracts we’ve seen and looked at: Here is overall status today for pre RFP. 57 opps for 27M   From one service – Here is is another. This is ...
  • Thinclient Product Update – Wyse ThinOS 9.0 & Wyse Management Suite 2.0 July 9, 2020
    Wyse ThinOS 9.0 is the most secure thin client operating system with Citrix Workspace app and with enhanced management capabilities from WMS 2.0 One tool does it all. Wyse Management Suite ...
  • Thin Client RFPs 6/29 June 29, 2020
    JPMC – RENEWAL NOTICE HP Thin Client Terminals and Accessories Type Bid Entity DoIT – Department of Innovation and Technology Expires Jul 14, 2020 Status Open Region Illinois Reference # 21-448DOIT-TELEC-B-16037 Issued Jun 28, 2020 More Details Description Bulletin Desc: RENEWAL NOTICE – THIS IS NOT A BID ...
  • 10ZiG® Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner June 25, 2020
    ICYMI – ’10ZiG® Technology Established as Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Integrated Partner Provider’ > Rean th announcement here > https://bit.ly/10ZiG-WVD #WVD #WindowsVirtualDesktop #Microsoft #Cloud #CloudComputing #10ZiG 10ZiG® Technology Established as Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Integrated Partner Provider PHOENIX, ARIZONA ...
  • Citrix User Group Community Active June 25, 2020
    #UKCUG is alive and kicking!! As well as offering FREE #Citrix Thin & Zero Client demo devices, we’re also giving away a pair of Sennheiser Wireless Headphones! You can win them here – https://lnkd.in/dcdVmkh Since ...
  • Chrome OS Running Windows Apps June 17, 2020
    From SlashGear Jun2020 It may not be Google’s OS but Chrome OS is truly shaping up to be the one OS to rule them all. It can already run software from ...
  • Chromebook Thin Client News – HP x360 14c June 9, 2020
    Full article on The Verge June 2020 – Fast charging and a 10th Gen Core i5 HP has announced its Chromebook x360 14c, which it says is its most premium Chrome ...
  • Temperature Verification Kiosk May 7, 2020
    Temperature Verification Kiosks Temperature checks on employees and visitors is becoming commonplace for many businesses, hospitals, grocery stores, retailers and a host of others. Temperature sensing kiosks can help stem a ...
  • Integrating Telemedicine Kiosks in Pharmacies May 5, 2020
    From GlobalNewsWire May 2020 Save-On-Foods is Canada’s largest Western-based grocery and pharmacy retailer with over 170 stores May 04, 2020 07:30 ET | Source: CloudMD Software & Services Inc. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 04, 2020 ...
  • Chromebooks – HP new for enterprise workers at home May 5, 2020
    From VentureBeat May 2020  HP today unveiled three new Chromebooks and other mobile solutions for enterprise workers in lockdown. The launch demonstrates how quickly big companies are moving to target ...
  • No Touch Touchscreen + User Monitored Station Maintenance May 2, 2020
    No Touch Touchscreen Two fairly cool ideas from KioWare on let users use their mobile as the touchscreen proxy controller.  And then for the workstation that presumably has been cleaned, users ...
  • 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
    Wyse ThinOS and Management Suite Wyse ThinOS 9.0 is the most secure thin client operating system with Citrix Workspace app and with enhanced management capabilities from WMS 2.0 Learn More: https://bit.ly/2IP5hY3 95% ...
  • 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
    Temperature Taking Kiosks Using a digital signage kiosk to take temperature has a lot of interest recently.  It could be one strategy for re-opening business and assuring customers of safety. Bob Iger, ...
  • 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
    Read full article at Paciello Group March 2020 Healthcare kiosks are, now more than ever, a valuable tool for serving more patients without the need for up close staff interaction. They ...
  • Telemedicine — Expanded Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries March 30, 2020
    Telemedicine Thin Clients Noted on CMS.Gov March 2020 The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors ...
  • Available Today: HP ZCentral Remote Boost & Connect March 27, 2020
    HP ZCentral Remote 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, ...
  • Touch Screen Safe AntiMicrobial Wipes March 15, 2020
    Visit Kiosk Industry for latest updates on AntiMicrobial Wipes, Sprays, film, UV-C, Copper, Coatings and more. Last Updated on March 15, 2020 at 11:48 am Disinfectant Wipes for Touch Screen By now we have all seen ...