Category Archives: Thin Client News

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.

A 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., RDP, ICA, PCoIP), a local web browser, terminal emulators (in some cases), and a basic set of local utilities.

Thin Client News Recommended – June 22

Thin Client News June 22, 2022 We monitor and quick blog thin client and cloud related recommended news on Flip.it — here is sampling of latest 18 hours ago Google’s Naveen Viswanatha On The Evolving Business For Chrome-Run Digital Signage And Kiosks sixteen-nine.net – Dave Haynes The prevailing impression of Google and digital signage is that the tech… Read More »

PoE Signage or AV-over-IP as some call it

AV-Over-IP Digital Signage First noted on Sixteen:Nine — The solution is as much or more about things like big displays for control rooms and ops centers, but more conventional workplace digital signage would be another type of endpoint. Editors Note: Generally, AV-over-IP is the long version of PoE. Big deal in thinclient world. Advantages are: Cat5 already in place, much greater… Read More »

Hotel chain converts Windows PCs to Chrome OS

Ransomware is a modern cost factor and that means recovering from. For this hotel chain converting to Chromebooks solved that logistical nightmare– From 9to5Google — In Brief Hotel chain laptops victimized by ransomware attack 2000 laptops is problematic Instead the Lenovo ThinkPads were converted with CloudReady final count now stands at 3,500 machines, while the company opted to… Read More »

PCI Compliance for Unattended Self-Service Kiosks Announcements

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 the launch of new initiatives in the PCI Compliance space for unattended self-service kiosks. Those initiatives include providing content for the PCI Perspectives Blog, creating a… Read More »

Patient Registration Kiosk – Advantage Series

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 – streamlining the check-in process and keeping employees healthy. Healthcare kiosks offer a high quality of care to patients and guests who walk through your… Read More »

Cloud Computing Shaping the Modern Workforce

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 computing platforms. After two decades of advances, cloud computing has now established itself as a core business tool for many of the world’s largest… Read More »

VXL appoints Feeder as its new French thin client software distributor

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 Feeder as its new French thin client & software distributor  Manchester, UK – VXL announce a new distribution agreement with leading French IT distributor, Feeder, to supply its… Read More »

Cloudflare Eating AWS’s Serverless Lunch

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 service engineers at his company Cloudflare have cooked up beats competing services by the three cloud giants – AWS, Azure, and Google… Read More »

KMA Adds Product Listings for COVID19

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 solutions in the COVID space. This includes the ultimate thin clients which enable touchless operation of computer stations. The mobile becomes the remote control proxy. Excerpt: WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS… Read More »

10ZiG® Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner

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 – Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud, is now partnering with 10ZiG Technology Thin & Zero Clients.… Read More »

Temperature Verification Kiosk

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 crisis and optimize a return to business as employees and guests return to work and entertainment venues. Olea Temperature Sensing Kiosk from Craig Keefner on Vimeo. Reference page on Olea Kiosks… Read More »

VXL Software offers 6-month licences to help organisations pivot easily to homeworking

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 current desktops and laptops – including home PCs – into secure corporate endpoints. VXL Software offers 6-month licences to help organisations pivot easily to homeworking VXL is… Read More »

New Smart City RFP Site

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 City, Digital Signage, POS aka Point-Of-Sale markets. These are important markets for Thin Clients which typically like to think the primary market is corporate America via Dell or… Read More »

CSUN 2020 Assistive Technology

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 CSUN Conference’s free Exhibit Hall to have the opportunity to directly interact with the providers who develop the technology, products and services designed to promote inclusion… Read More »

Kiosk Research – 2020 Mercator Self-Service QSR Kiosk Market Report

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 time). Example would be reference to McDonalds Times Square Flagship project (see CNBC writeup we published back in May 2019). That is Pyramid Computer out of Germany making those.… Read More »

Thin Client News – IGEL Heiko Gloge Passes CEO Torch To Jed Ayres

Excerpt From CRN Thin Client News – IGEL Founding Father Heiko Gloge Passes CEO Torch To Jed Ayres ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity focused on how the world is going to consume applications and Windows desktops,’ says new IGEL CEO Jed Ayres. ‘It’s a Cinderella moment in my career. It’s a great honor, but it’s also a huge… Read More »

Thin Client vs. Thick Client vs. Zero Client

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 writes on topics from education to the military, gender to fictional post-apocalyptic worldscapes. How thin can you go? New clients continue to be introduced, like HP’s unveiling of… Read More »

HP ZCentral Thin Client Computing – Office of the Future

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 specialized talent. And reduced IT budgets. LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18, 2019 — Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced HP ZCentral, a solution powering the next-gen of… Read More »

Rich Severson – New Employee Stratodesk Thin Client

New Employee Stratodesk Thin Client From Stratodesk August 7, 2019 Seasoned Thin Client industry veteran, Rich Severson, joins Stratodesk’s team as part of its explosive growth. Rich Severson is the latest addition to our Sales and Engineering team. As a Senior Solutions Engineer, he will play a key role in driving Stratodesk’s continued global growth. This includes expanding… Read More »

Patient Kiosk Website for Healthcare Kiosks

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 ambulatory settings by expediting the patient identification process, capturing patient insurance information and overall improving the patient experience. Patients can easily check-in and out, perform… Read More »

IGEL Launches a Fast, Cost-Effective and Secure Endpoint Device for the Future of Work

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 design ideal for space-constrained workplaces Reading, UK. May 16, 2019 – IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced the launch of the new IGEL… Read More »