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 the t310 G2 All-in-One Zero Client in January. With client types on the market ranging from traditional thick desktop computers to PC over IP zero clients and everything in between, IT decision-makers are left with tough questions as they try to parse out the differences and best uses of various client types.… Read More »

Thin Client – Intel’s Project Athena & Chromebooks

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 right in the middle of it they took a few minutes to talk about the progress that they’ve made on project Athena and then they made a surprising announcement to a lot of us and that is a partnership with Google surrounding this whole idea of project Athena laptops and then they went further and debuted a couple new Chromebooks the Samsung Galaxy  Chromebook in the Asus Chromebook as project Athena Chromebooks and all… Read More »

10ZiG to Demo BCR via Experimental CER Feature in Citrix Workspace App on Linux-Based Thin Client at Citrix Summit

10ZiG to Demo BCR via Experimental CER Feature in Citrix Workspace App on Linux-Based Thin Client at Citrix Summit 10ZiG Technology is demonstrating improved Browser Content Redirection using the Chromium Embedded Framework feature via the Citrix Workspace App on 10ZiG Linux-Based Thin Clients today at Citrix Summit 2020.   ORLANDO, FLORIDA – 10ZiG Technology® is conducting live demonstrations of the Citrix Workspace App’s Browser Content Redirection (BCR) using Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF), displaying its performance improvements, on 10ZiG Linux-Based Thin Clients at Citrix Summit booth #502. In the recent release of Citrix Workspace App for Linux Version 1912, Citrix added support to BCR utilizing the experimental CEF-based engine. This enriches the… Read More »

Thin Client Review 2020 Thinclient.org

Thinclient Review We start the year with a listing and review of thin client models from multiple manufacturers. Thin client computing has seen a big increase in RFPs being issued from local, city, state and federal agencies over 2019.  We monitor RFPs for this market. You can see list of them on our RFP page. Sorry Dell/Wyse but we have to begin with HP, from what we have seen over the last year they are “still” the leader and the one to catch. The main HP Thin Client website is here. HP Thin Client Brochure (pdf).                            … Read More »

2019 Chromebook of the year

From AboutChromeBooks My pick for 2019 Chromebook of the year  December 31, 2019  Kevin C. Tofel  5 Comments Chromebook Pixel 2015, Chromebooks, Clamshell, Google, Pixel Slate, Pixelbook, Pixelbook Go It’s been an exciting 2019 in the world of Chromebooks, which comes to an end today. And about two weeks ago on a podcast, I shared what my Chromebook of the year is. But I put off writing about it, mainly because I was finding it difficult to explain why I chose what I did. After much reflection and quiet time during the holiday season, I figured it out. But first, let me share my pick, which is certainly arguable: I think the best Chromebook for most people, and launched… Read More »

JAWS Kiosk Software for ADA Accessibility

New 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 for their employees. JAWS Kiosk by Vispero Vispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk. A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific brand (owned by Vispero), JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through the incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading screen reading software, JAWS®, or by utilizing TPG’s accessible design and technical implementation services. Beginning with the June 2019 release of JAWS, JAWS software… 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 computing with the world’s first single sourced remote workstation solution. ZCentral centralizes high-end computer power in a single location, liberating power-users who work on graphics-intensive applications, and enabling remote, mobile and fluid workstyles. ZCentral combines Z by HP racked high performance workstations, a new generation ZCentral Remote Boost software – formerly known… Read More »

$39 Android Thin Client – Now that is cheap…

From TechRadar Very Cheap Android Thin Client Writeup on TechRadar of very, and I mean very, cheap Android Thin Client. Some good advice too on buying Chinese online. OUR VERDICT The Magicsee N5 Nova is the cheapest Android device with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage so definitely one to consider if you want to experience Android on a big screen; as a thin client, things get a bit more complicated. FOR Very cheap Good performance Ample storage and system memory Recovery button AGAINST Annoying blue LED 100MBps Ethernet only No 802.11ac Only two USB ports Hardware At the heart of the Magicsee N5 Nova is the Rockchip RK3318,… Read More »

Why Thin Clients Must Die

Thin Clients Must Die Reference article Passport to Hell off Arstechnica Editors Note: Fellow grew up on SCO and amber terminals, and Wordperfect.  I remember those days as I had one of those terminals. Days I talked about the “elegant file system” of inodes.  I grew up on on an XT with an IRMA card working 3270 Mapics. Oh, and DEC220s and Decnet.  My intro to real email in 92. Much different today.  I just gave my HP Chromebook to my wife to take to the mountains so she could watch Downton Abby at the condo over WiFi.  I’m pretty particular about my browser these days as well (Brave as… Read More »

VMWorld Thin Client News – HP t740 thin client announced

HP t640 thin client In advance of VMworld 2019, HP is announcing HP t740 thin client, the t640 and also ThinPro PC Converter. These are new additions to its HP thin client portfolio to help businesses maximize their transition to Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and cloud environments. HP’s versatile thin client portfolio is purpose-built with ITDMs in mind, translating to solutions that are impeccably designed, versatile, secure and easy-to-deploy and manage when effortlessly transitioning to VDI and cloud computing. Encompassing the world’s most powerful thin client, the world’s first self-defending thin client, a redesigned manageability tool and software that enables businesses to convert legacy devices into efficient HP thin clients, these new solutions will enable… Read More »

Dell Unveils its Most Secure Mobile and All-in-One Thin Clients

Dell Thin Client News Reprinted from Dell Highlights: New Dell Wyse 5470 enables optimized mobility and productivity to collaborate and work confidently from the cloud New Dell Wyse 5470 All-in-One delivers optimized performance and trusted security on a 23.8-inch display New mobile and All-in-One thin clients are designed to enhance virtual workspaces with ultimate security and intelligent unified management At Dell Technologies, we are dedicated to providing our customers with technology that helps them become more productive, no matter when, where or how they work. Whether an accountant handling sensitive tax data or an administrator coordinating schedules and timelines, we understand that keeping data secure as you work is vital.… 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 core business and our growing workspace IoT offering. This is not the first time that Rich has played a pivotal part in transforming the future of a company. In his previous role at NComputing, he helped the Thin Client manufacturing leader and Stratodesk partner become the globally recognized brand that it is… Read More »

IGEL adds to executive team to leverage triple digit North American growth

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 event where they are in attendance this week, IGEL announced extremely strong triple digit growth over the past year. They are also emphasizing that they are capitalizing on this surge with the addition of multiple net-new additions to the executive team to further drive growth, especially around the major public clouds. “When I considered taking this job three years ago, people told me not to,” said Jed Ayres, who joined German-headquartered  IGEL in the spring of 2016 as… Read More »

VMware grabs the company who trademarked “desktop as a service”

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 mobile platforms to access Windows apps from non-Windows devices. At first glance, this is a little puzzling given that VMware already has its own technology for doing the same thing. Here’s what VMware is doing. Both VMware and Desktone play in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space. The idea is that instead of offering Windows apps in the traditional way — running locally on a user’s PC — a company will create a number of virtual Windows desktop configurations… Read More »

Minix NEO J50C thin client PC review

Excerpted from Tech Radar. Read full article A balanced, well designed and keenly priced micro workstation By Desire Athow 12 days agoPC & Mac Desktops  Image credit: TechRadar OUR VERDICT Had it not been for its ability to drive a pair of 4K monitors or being powered by a Type-C connector, our take on the J50C would have been lukewarm. But we like what we are seeing, especially at this price and with Windows 10 Pro. A solid buy if you can ignore the botched system disk setup. FOR Well designed Can be powered by Type-C connector Can work on as low as 1A Plenty of ports DisplayPort Fast Windows 10 Pro… Read More »

Global Thin Client System Market 2018 – Dell, HP, Ncomputing, Centerm, IGELTechnology, Fujitsu, VXLTechnology, NECCorporation

 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 gets to the details of competing structure of industries worldwide. Composed by using proficient standardized tools like S.W.O.T Analysis, the global Thin Client System market research report provides thorough judgment of the global Thin Client System market. The global Thin Client System market research report provides complete estimation of CAGR of the concerned period in percentages which will guide the users to take choice-based decisions over the predicted chart. The major players [Dell, HP, Ncomputing, Centerm, IGELTechnology, Fujitsu, VXLTechnology,… Read More »

HP Announces New EliteBooks & Mobile Thin Client

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 premium features to the mainstream line including 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen PRO processors with Radeon Vega graphics. Both new EliteBooks focus on power, security, and an ultra-slim design and feature a narrow border and ultra-bright display. HP’s new line-up is also highlighted by its protection against evolving malware threats with self-healing, hardware-enforced, and manageable security solutions including HP Sure Sense, HP Sure View Gen3, HP Privacy Camera, HP Sure Start for AMD, and HP Sure Click. Moreover, the HP EliteBook 735 G6 and HP EliteBook… Read More »

Patient Kiosk Website for Healthcare Kiosks Launched

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 payment transactions, confirm insurance information, electronically sign documents and get help with wayfinding through medical facilities.  In senior housing the check-in kiosk is used for educating patients on drug regimens as well as monitoring basic health conditions. Telemedicine kiosks are available. Healthcare Kiosk From check-in to payments to improving the patient experience,… 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 UD2. Part of IGEL’s family of Universal Desktop endpoint solutions, the compact IGEL UD2 is a fast, cost-effective and secure endpoint device designed to meet the needs of the “future of work” that includes more secure, more agile environments built on Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and other cloud-enabled technologies. “We are pleased to provide our customers… Read More »

10ZiG Recognized as One of the 10 Most Promising Citrix Solution Providers – 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 2019. LEICESTER, UK – Ongoing innovations and the increasing immensity of the Citrix Systems product suite and its partner network make it quite challenging to find service providers who can excel with related consultation, implementation, configuring, fine-tuning, and support. On a mission to find the best Citrix Solution providers, a panel of key CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, analysts, along with the CIOReview editorial board, put numerous companies to the test, selecting only the top ten best, including 10ZiG Technology. When asked… Read More »

Falkirk Council Introduces VDI and IGEL to Deliver Workplace Flexibility

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 whole office estate to make better use of its building assets. Falkirk Council Introduces VDI and IGEL to Deliver Workplace Flexibility and Mobility for Over 2,000 Staff …£250,000 per annum saved as a rolling desktop PC replacement programme isn’t required… Reading, UK. March 27, 2019 – IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimisation and control solutions for the secure enterprise, today announced that Falkirk Council has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to provide workplace flexibility and mobility for over 2,000 staff and to… Read More »

Thinclient RFP Varian

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 a Proposal for Thin Client Endpoints Supporting VMware Workspace One Horizon Platform. You’ll find further details outlining the proposed business scope in the attached RFI/RFP document. Schedule Please note, while we believe the above timeline is intentionally generous, it is expected all Bidders can meets date targets. further note, all communications are instructed to go through [email protected]  In the interest of complete fair play and equality, we request no communications are to go to Varian’s VIT-Infra team or any members… Read More »

Mobile Thin Clients – How existing laptops can be effectively utilized as thin client devices?

Organizations today looking at secure and efficient access to VDI environments both from on-prem as well as from mobile clients may be looking at a mixture of solutions and hardware devices that can solve the needs of VDI connectivity across the board. This can lead to a mix of solutions and management challenges. Lifecycle management of end user workstations is certainly one of the challenges faced by organizations with the tremendous capital outlay required to rotate out end user workstations. Workstations are replaced for a number of reasons including end of support contracts or a performance profile that is no longer adequate to power current end user applications. Businesses today… Read More »

A Comparison of 3 Cloud Strategies: Amazon, Microsoft, Google

(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of GOOGL and MSFT company.) The following excerpt is from Investopedia Feb 25, 2019 Cloud computing is a booming industry and is likely to continue growing as faster data speeds such as the fifth-generation of wireless technology (5G) allow companies to move more of their computing power to the cloud. It’s clear that the cloud is dominated by two big companies: Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT). What’s less clear is the status of another technology giant: Alphabet (GOOGL). Many estimate it to be a distant third. Each of these companies… Read More »

Optimized and secure management of branch offices with ThinMan Gateway

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 new innovative solution ThinMan Gateway. It has been developed to provide the optimized and secure management of branch offices: from the distribution of updates and policies on endpoints to the possibility of enabling the Wake On LAN. ThinMan Gateway eliminated the necessity of having a VPN connection between headquarters and offices. It creates a remote repository to optimize data traffic over the corporate WAN to make updates more secure, faster and more efficient. What does ThinMan Gateway offer? Complete remote… Read More »

ClearCube Thinclients Launched – New CD8801 and CD8826 Thin Clients at HIMSS19

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 their versatility in the healthcare, banking, government, and manufacturing industries at low prices of $199 and $520 and above respectively. Powered by Intel® Celeron® N2807 dual-core processors with Intel® DirectX 11 graphics, CD8801 facilitates multimedia capability and a familiar PC user experience for task and knowledge workers. Intel’s enhanced processing capacity offers workers quicker response, improved decoding, and clearer images. I/O ports include four USB 2.0 ports, audio input and output ports, one DVI-D connector, and one VGA connector. This is… Read More »

Georgia Health Care Turns to AI-Based Tools for Citrix Management

Full article on eWeek Despite the popularity and longevity of Citrix, the application can be very challenging to troubleshoot because the environment can be complex.  As an example, a WOW is typically connected over Wi-Fi, and when Citrix isn’t working, it’s difficult to distinguish between network and application issues. Once a problem been identified, how does one then understand which specific Citrix apps are performing poorly? Another task that’s difficult with legacy tools is getting alerted if the performance of critical applications hosted on Citrix is poor. These were some of the problems Northeast Georgia Health Systems (NGHS) was experiencing with its Citrix implementation. NGHS is a large health-care facility… Read More »

Thin Client Market 2019: In-Depth Analysis of Production Demand and Consumption Growth Ratio by 2028

Feb 15, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) — Thin client is a lightweight computer built for remote application services that relies majorly on server for processing, computational operations, and resources. The Objective of the “Global Thin Client Market” report is to depict the trends and upcoming for the Thin Client industry over the forecast years. Thin Client Market report data has been gathered from industry specialist/experts. Although the market size of the market is studied and predicted from 2019 to 2028 mulling over 2016 as the base year of the market study. Attentiveness for the market has increased in recent decades due to development and improvement in the innovation. Increasing demand for… Read More »

IGEL Cloud Workspace Endpoint Management with IGEL OS 11

IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimisation and control solutions for the secure enterprise, today launched the IGEL Workspace Edition. Powered by the IGEL OS 11 operating system, the IGEL Workspace Edition demonstrates, once again, that IGEL is leading the industry in its software-first approach and ability to standardise, manage and secure any complex end user computing ecosystem. IGEL Revolutionises Cloud Workspace Endpoint Management with IGEL OS 11  Flexible software licensing options de-couple the hardware from the software, making it easier and more cost-effective than ever to sell, manage, and support IGEL’s software-defined endpoint solutions Reading, UK. Jan. 24, 2019 – IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimisation and control… Read More »

ClearCube® Strengthens Partnership with Teradici, Announces PCoIP® Integration with Sentral Management Software

AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) December 04, 2018 — Sentral 6.10 CVDI Management Software and Connection Broker for PCoIP Hardware and Software Deployments to Offer Latest Features in Q1 2019.

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ClearCube Technology, a leading provider and pioneer in Centralized Computing Solutions, announced enhanced integration with Teradici Cloud Access Software, PCoIP Host Cards, and Zero Clients via its award-winning Sentral Management Software.

 

ClearCube Sentral 6.10 Centralized and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (CVDI) management software features PCoIP hardware management and powerful connection brokering capabilities that allow zero client and thin client users to connect via the PCoIP protocol to blade PCs and virtual machines with Teradici Cloud Access Software or PCoIP Host Cards. This capability allows a one-stop solution to organizations for their hardware and software centralization needs.