V1206-P Zero Client for PCoIP

The V1206-P is 10ZiG’s next-generation TERA2 PCoIP Zero Client. This device supports the efficiency and security of centralized computing and offers an uncompromised desktop experience. The V1206-P latest chip set (TERA2 PCoIP Portal Processor) delivers a powerful, secure and easy to manage PCoIP Zero Client. 

Source: www.10zig.com

The Zero Client eliminates the need for running, managing, maintaining or securing enterprise desktops while still delivering high end user elements. With six USB ports, rich multimedia playback, HD audio and multiple monitor support, the V1206-P is the perfect fit for any VMware VDI environment.

Teradici and CounterPath Introduce Unified Communications for PCoIP Zero Clients in VMware DaaS and VDI Deployments

Teradici® and CounterPath Corp. (NASDAQ:CPAH) (TSX:CCV), today introduced the industry’s first scalable voice unified communications (UC) solution for PCoIP® Zero Clients in VMware® desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments

Source: www.stockhouse.com

Voice communications increasing — Built for the cloud, PCoIP Zero Client end points displace traditional PCs at a fraction of the cost. In contrast to PC hardware, all user data and computing applications remain in the data center, with only pixels transmitted to the zero client end point, resulting in significant cost efficiencies and optimal security. Zero client end points have no operating system or browser, making them simple to manage and update, and centrally-hosted desktops enhance end user mobility, allowing users to move between devices while securely preserving their desktop environment.
Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/10/14/teradici-and-counterpath-introduce-unified-communications-for-pcoip-zero#4yZXQAgckm7LieVT.99

Lenovo announces new thin clients priced between $249 to $279

Lenovo today announced new thin clients, expanding its enterprise solutions portfolio with new thin clients. ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One modular display will be available during October, starting at approximately $279.

Source: www.infotechlead.com

On display this week at VMWorld in Barcelona, the new Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny and M53 Tiny combined with the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One will offer customers the freedom of a thin client and monitor setup with the compact benefits of an All-in-One form factor.

LiJun Su, executive director, Lenovo Desktop Marketing, said: “We think this design will change the way people buy and use thin client devices for the better.”

ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One has a 23-inch monitor. Tiny M73 and M53 thin clients, which will also be available separately, are attached to the back of the monitor unit through a hassle-free tool-less process allowing for easy and cost effective future upgrades without needing to replace the display.

IGEL responds to Shellshock Bug: Firmware updates for all versions of Linux released

IGEL responds to Shellshock Bug: Firmware updates for all versions of Linux released

Bremen October 2, 2014 – The middle of last week has become known vulnerability within the Unix shell bash relates to the different versions of the Thin and Zero Client OS IGEL Linux . For the elimination of the so -called ” Shellshock bug ” of the German thin client leader has released firmware updates today . The new versions for IGEL Linux v5 , IGEL Linux v4 , the ARM – based Linux firmware ( IGEL IZ1 ) and for the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 ( UDC2 ) are now available for free download at www.myigel.biz ready .


The firmware updates for all IGEL Linux versions are available free under www.myigel.biz ready for download.


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

die Mitte letzter Woche bekannt gewordene Sicherheitslücke innerhalb der Unix-Shell Bash betrifft auch die unterschiedlichen Versionen des Thin- und Zero Client-Betriebssystems IGEL Linux. Für die Behebung des so genannten “ShellShock-Bug” hat der deutsche Thin Client-Marktführer heute Firmware-Updates veröffentlicht.

Die neuen Versionen für IGEL Linux v5, IGEL Linux v4, die ARM-basierte Linux-Firmware (IGEL IZ1) und für den IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) stehen ab sofort zum kostenlosen Download unter www.myigel.biz bereit.


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Viele Grüße und ein schönes verlängertes Wochenende

Marian Weber

Süddeutscher Verlag onpact GmbH
Marian Weber
Hultschiner Straße 8
81677 München
Telefon: +49(0)89.21 83 – 7281
E-Mail: [email protected]
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Geschäftsführer: Christian Meitinger
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IGEL reagiert auf ShellShock-Bug: Firmware-Updates für alle Linux-Versionen veröffentlicht

Bremen 2. Oktober 2014 – Die Mitte letzter Woche bekannt gewordene Sicherheitslücke innerhalb der Unix-Shell Bash betrifft auch die unterschiedlichen Versionen des Thin- und Zero Client-Betriebssystems IGEL Linux. Für die Behebung des so genannten “ShellShock-Bug” hat der deutsche Thin Client-Marktführer heute Firmware-Updates veröffentlicht. Die neuen Versionen für IGEL Linux v5, IGEL Linux v4, die ARM-basierte Linux-Firmware (IGEL IZ1) und für den IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) stehen ab sofort zum kostenlosen Download unterwww.myigel.biz bereit.


Die Firmware-Updates für alle IGEL Linux-Versionen stehen kostenlos unter www.myigel.biz zum Download bereit. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 v. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet – Killer Tablets Face Off

The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet (16 GB, Wi-Fi) model is priced at US $299 (roughly translates to 341 AUD) and the SHIELD (32 GB, LTE) model can be purchased for US $399 (roughly translates to 455 AUD). Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S (16 GB, LTE variant) is priced at 669.95 AUD, whereas the Wi-Fi only variant with 16 GB storage can be purchased for 549.95 AUD.

Source: au.ibtimes.com

Matchstick and Mozilla Debut $25 Firefox OS Dongle

Matchstick and Mozilla today announced its open-source take on the Chromecast: a $25 Firefox OS-powered HDMI dongle. The streaming Internet and media stick will be available first through Kickstarter, in… Keep reading →

Source: thenextweb.com

Jack Chang, Matchstick General Manager in the US, described the device to Slashdot as “essentially an open Chromecast.” 

Because the Matchstick runs Firefox OS, Mozilla is playing a big role in its debut. It is part of the company’s plan to push the operating system onto more than just smartphones, namely tablets and TVs too.

Vendor Case Study – Security for Virtualized Environment & Citrix Xen

Virtualization provides organizations with many costs savings and significant business agility. Among the most effi cient datacenter operators are service providers, such as Cloud Service Providers (also known as infrastructure-as-a-service) and application-as-a-service providers.
Within traditional businesses, virtualization is powering a shift toward IT as a service. As an organization increases the level of virtualization and takes steps toward creating an internal (private) cloud, operating margins become a primary
focus of IT departments. Similarly, cost and operational effi ciency represent the primary driver for leveraging external
(public) clouds.
Many organizations use the Xen hypervisor, while service providers often use Linux operating systems as they provide attractive cost models and operational fl exibility. These organizations excel at increasing operational effi ciency through innovative use of virtualization since datacenters are not part of the business, but rather, datacenters are the business.
When creating a highly virtualized datacenter, organizations normally consider the impact on hardware, networking, storage, back-up, and so on. However, they must also consider the impact of endpoint security on the success of their cloud infrastructure projects.
This solution brief describes the often unanticipated impact of endpoint security on operating margins, which must be considered as organizations push virtualization usage toward cloud.
Virtualization security challenges
It is a well-known fact that antivirus software is quite simply a requirement today. Applications and operating systems running in physical, virtual or cloud-based environments are all susceptible to exploitation. Although traditional security
can be used in virtualized environments, it is neither built nor optimized for this type of infrastructures.
Using traditional antivirus solutions can result in specifi c challenges in a cloud environment such as:
● Low virtual machine consolidation ratios
● Boot latency
● AV storms
● Outdated AV on dormant virtual machines
● Administrative bottlenecks
Here is the full PDF

Vendor Case Study Healthcare – McKesson & Citrix XenApp

Equipped with ExtraHop, the McKesson application hosting team found that failed  DNS record lookups were adding significant latency to Citrix launch and load times.

Each failed DNS record lookup took approximately five seconds to resolve, and some application launches triggered more than five of these lookups. By removing bad records, McKesson saw average application launch times drop from 40 seconds to 12 seconds—nearly 75 percent faster.

• 90% reduction in mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR)
• 75% improvement in Citrix launch and load times
• Avoidance of SLA penalties
• More than $660,000 in annual cost savings
• Retirement of legacy infrastructure monitoring tools



Related Seattle Childrens Case Study


SMASH the Bash bug! Red Hat, Apple scramble for patch batches

‘Applying multiple security updates is extremely difficult’

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

A fresh dump of Shellshock patches were released on Friday night in the latest move to stamp out the Bash shell security vuln that has the potential to blight millions of Linux, Unix and Mac OS X machines.

Red Hat said in a blog post that the threat from Shellshock was receding now that patches had been issued for most operating systems affected by the bug.

Is Anyone Really ‘HIPAA Compliant’ In Healthcare?

The short answer is yes ‒ many health related organizations adhere faithfully to both the letter and spirit of the healthcare legislation known as HIPAA. The challenging answer is no ‒ many health related organizations who claim to be “HIPAA Compliant” simply aren’t. The confusing answer is that many organizations that claim to be […]

Source: www.forbes.com

Trend for known breaches is rising and no telling how many unknown. Focus point are those forms that HIPAA introduced for signatures which in fact do not prevent the real sharing of PHI that healthcare can do within the HIPAA framework.

NHS BYOD scheme restricted by Microsoft licensing costs – ComputerworldUK

NHS BYOD scheme restricted by Microsoft licensing costs
South Devon NHS Trust has had to scale back its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme due to onerous licensing costs, according to IT operations manager David Hayes.

Source: www.computerworlduk.com

It will initially launch for 60 users out of 10,000 members of staff.

However Hayes said: “The issue for us [with BYOD] is around licensing. We’re a Microsoft shop. And we have to ensure the user is correctly licensed for every device we bring into the organisation.

Desktop as a Service? All you want to know about Hosted Desktop | Cloud4 Computers

DaaS market share amongst SMEs and large businesses is becoming bigger and bigger. Learn why the number of hosted desktop adopters is growing so rapidly.

Source: www.cloud4computers.co.uk

There are 2 different types of virtual desktops – RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Citrix. The differences vary from bandwidth consumption, which could hinder the end user experience, to capabilities such as the amount of applications that can be ran at any one time. 

Billionaire-backed startup aims to be ‘the next Citrix’ – Upstart

Billionaire-backed startup aims to be ‘the next Citrix’
The UpTake: Business software firm Aplicor has a lineup of heavyweights driving its growth in South Florida, where it plans to double its workforce in the near future.

Source: upstart.bizjournals.com

The board of directors includes a former CEO of Citrix, a former Miami Dolphins owner, the president of the investors’ group New World Angels and a tech giant who sold his company for nearly $4 billion.

The Case for Cloud POS

It wasn’t all that long ago that when someone mentioned “the cloud” as an option for Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, those in the know would scoff and say, “It’s just not possible.” And quite frankly, the initial deployments of cloud POS systems were not very good. Yet with new iterations of […]

Source: www.ihlservices.com

Make no mistake, it is not for every retailer size and shape. But new hybrid deployments, together with the adoption by larger retailers, are making the potential use of the cloud for POS a worthy discussion. This is something most retailers would not even have considered 2 years ago.

Thin is in and desktops on diets, say Insurance industry IT Managers

UK Insurance industry IT managers plan to put their desktops on diets over the next 24 months as research shows thin and zero client adoption looks set to rise from 20% to 39%. The managers say increased flexibility, security and speed of deployment are the primary benefits of thin client.

Currently 78% of the Insurance companies surveyed run a centralized IT infrastructure, with 80% of organizations using some thin or zero client desktops. The average number of desktops that are thin or zero clients is 20%, with PC’s still dominating at 42%. 23% of users are also using notebooks and 19% tablets. But moving forward, IT managers believe that thin clients will be on 39% of desktops within the next two years as companies focus on the benefits of flexibility (56%), improved security (46%) and speed of deployment (44%). However, although thin and zero client use is set to almost double there are still mental obstacles to further implementation. The three top concerns with thin client deployment are: user dissatisfaction when the system goes down (42%), implementation costs (40%) and employee adoption (40%).


With almost all those surveyed (94%) saying an increase in the number of thin and zero clients on their desktops was likely or very likely, a third (32%) also confirmed that this increase could very likely in part come from converting existing hardware into centrally managed thin client-like devices.


The research, conducted by Dynamic Markets on a sample of 50 UK Insurance companies on behalf of IGEL Technology, also found little favoritism among the server-based computing providers with Citrix, VMware and Microsoft software all present in roughly half of all organizations with thin clients.


For an executive summary of the research go to: http://www.igel.com/ES_Insurance

VMworld 2014 – 14/10/2014 – int – Praim

Barcelona – October 14-16. Praim will be present at stand B103 with all the Thin & Zero Client solutions product range

Source: www.praim.com

In the Solutions Exchange area, it will be possible to observe and learn about the latest solutions of the sponsor exhibitors. Praim will be present at stand B103 with all the Thin & Zero Client solutions product range. 

In particular, the P Series Zero Clients represent the best available technology for VMware Horizon View architectures. Thanks to the P9002 and P9004 zero clients,  you can create high performance dual or quad monitor workstations at a very low cost. 

Google Offering $100,000 in Cloud Platform Credits for Startups

Google announced a program on Friday that offers $100,000 in cloud platform credits for one year in addition to 24/7 tech support for qualifying startups.

Source: mashable.com

Google Cloud Platform for Startups is designed to compete with Amazon Web Services that supports Netflix, Reddit, Expedia and other top sites. Microsoft also has a comparable program called BizSpark that offers startups $150 a month in credits for Azure, its cloud platform.

IGEL integriert Microsoft RDP Gateway in Linux Thin Clients

[English summary below] Dank des neuesten Firmware-Updates für IGEL Linux können Anwender ab sofort IGEL Thin Clientauch mit Linux-basierten Thin Clients über ein Microsoft Remote Desktop-Gateway auf ihre RDP-Umgebung zugreifen – ganz einfach und bequem über das Internet. Das verringert den Administrationsaufwand und erhöht gleichzeitig die Sicherheit.

Bremen 15. September 2014 – Mit dem kürzlich veröffentlichten Update von IGEL Linux baut der Bremer Thin und Zero Client-Spezialist die Funktionsbreite seines Betriebssystems weiter aus. Denn ab der neuesten Version 5.04.100 unterstützt die Firmware das Microsoft Remotedesktop-Gateway (RD-Gateway). Somit ist es ab sofort möglich, sich mit RDGateway_Beispiel_1 RDGateway_Beispiel_3 RDGateway_Beispiel_2Linux-basierten IGEL Thin Clients (x86) direkt über das Internet mit der RDP-Umgebung hinter einem RD-Gateway zu verbinden. Der Vorteil: Ein VPN-Tunnel ist in diesem Szenario nicht mehr erforderlich. Und auch unter Sicherheitsgesichtspunkten weiß das Feature zu überzeugen. Die Verbindung selbst läuft über HTTPS, was Administratoren in die Lage versetzt, den Traffic über vorgelagerte Firewalls zu kontrollieren und zum jeweiligen Ziel weiter zu leiten. Für Anwender bietet sich so eine sichere und einfache Möglichkeit, um beispielsweise Mitarbeitern in Außenstellen Zugriff auf die virtuelle Infrastruktur in der Zentrale zu ermöglichen. Unabhängig davon, ob es sich dabei um Terminal Services, virtuelle Desktops (VDI) oder Workstations handelt.

Neben der Integration von RD-Gateway beinhaltet das neue IGEL Linux Release auch Updates fast aller von IGEL unterstützten Clients wie Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, Fabultech und Quest. Des Weiteren wurde die neueste Version (1.4.103) des Citrix Lync 2010 Optimization Kit integriert, das unter anderem Webcam Redirection ermöglicht. Selbstverständlich verfügen auch alle Windows Embedded Standard 7 basierten Thin Clients von IGEL über die Microsofts RD-Gateway-Funktionalität.


Die IGEL Linux Version 5.04.100 steht ab sofort kostenlos zum Download unter www.myigel.biz bereit.

Über IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology ist einer der weltweit führenden Hersteller von Thin Clients, Zero Clients und Thin Client-Software. Als Marktführer in Deutschland entwickelt, produziert und vertreibt IGEL sowohl Linux- als auch Microsoft Windows-basierte Desktop-Thin Clients, in LCD-Bildschirme integrierte Geräte sowie Linux-basierte  Zero Clients der Reihe IGEL Zero. Die ebenfalls selbst entwickelte Thin Client-Software IGEL Universal Desktop Converter-Software 2 (UDC2) ermöglicht eine Standardisierung von PCs, Nettops, Notebooks und ausgewählter Thin Clients auf Betriebssystemebene und erlaubt deren Betrieb als fernadministrierbare Universal Desktop Thin Clients. Die zugrunde liegende Universal Desktop-Strategie (UD) gestattet IGEL-Kunden einen universellen Zugriff auf zentrale bzw. virtuelle IT-Infrastrukturen und folglich eine flexible Gestaltung ihrer serverseitigen Lösungen. Die leistungsfähige UD-Firmware beinhaltet dazu ein breites Spektrum an Softwareclients, -tools und lokalen Protokollen. Diese erlauben neben dem Zugriff auf das Server Based Computing unter Windows, Citrix und Linux auch den direkten Zugriff auf virtuelle Desktops (u.a. VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, RedHat), Legacy  Host-,SAP-, Java- oder Web-Applikationen sowie VoIP. Für größtmögliche Sicherheit sorgt eine konsequente VPN- und Smartcard-Unterstützung. Die zentrale Verwaltung sämtlicher IGEL Zero- und Universal Desktop-Thin Clients erfolgt einheitlich, komfortabel und kostengünstig mittels der im Lieferumfang enthaltenen Remote- Managementsoftware IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS). Kooperationen mit kompetenten Partnern und Branchenspezialisten gewährleisten die schnelle und flexible Bereitstellung maßgeschneiderter Lösungen vor Ort. IGEL Technology ist Teil der weltweit aktiven Melchers-Gruppe und Mitglied im BITKOM. Neben dem Hauptsitz und der Entwicklungsabteilung in Deutschland ist IGEL mit Tochterunternehmen in Großbritannien, Australien und Belgien sowie mit Niederlassungen in Frankreich, Schweden, der Schweiz, Österreich und den Niederlanden und Repräsentanzen in Hongkong, Singapur, Shanghai und Peking vertreten. Darüber hinaus ist IGEL mit Distributionspartnern und Authorized Partnern in den USA und über 50 weiteren Ländern vertreten.  Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Internet unter www.igel.com oder folgen Sie uns auf Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Tech_DACH bzw. twitter.com/IGEL_Technology. IGEL ist eine geschützte Marke der IGEL Technology GmbH. Alle Hardware- und Software-Namen sind Marken oder eingetragene Marken der jeweiligen Hersteller. Alle sonstigen genannten oder anders erkennbaren Marken, eingetragenen Waren- und/oder Dienstleistungsmarken sind das Eigentum ihrer jeweiligen Inhaber. Änderungen und Irrtümer vorbehalten.

Ansprechpartner für die Redaktion:

IGEL Technology GmbH

Dr. Frank Lampe

Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31

28199 Bremen

Tel. : 0421 / 52094 1300

E-Mail: [email protected]


Süddeutscher Verlag onpact GmbH

Marian Weber

Hultschiner Straße 8

81677 München

Tel.: 089 / 2183 7281

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.sv-onpact.de


The recently published update of IGEL Linux builds Bremer Thin and Zero Client specialist functional breadth of its operating system even further. Because from the latest version 5.04.100 firmware supports theMicrosoft Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway).Thus, it is now possible to connect to Linux-based IGEL thin clients (x86) directly over the Internet using the RDP environment behind an RD Gateway. The advantage: A VPN tunnel is no longer required in this scenario.And also from a safety viewpoint, convinces the feature. The connection itself runs over HTTPS, which enables administrators to control the traffic on upstream firewalls and lead to the target further.

For users has thus a safe and easy way to enable, for example, employees in remote offices access to the virtual infrastructure at headquarters. Regardless of whether they are to Terminal Services, virtual desktops (VDI) or workstations is.

IGEL UD3 nominated for German Design Award 2015

IGEL Thin Client

With his new cabinet, Germany’s best-selling thin client also in terms of product design standards. As a nominee in the category of Computer & Entertainment the UD3 occurs now at the German Design Award 2015, conferred by the Design Council for the fourth time.  

Bremen August 21, 2014 – It was not until earlier this year had the German thin client market leader IGEL UD3 presented his bestseller in a new guise. The completely redesigned outer shell convinces with its numerous design details that enable tangible improvements in the handling of thin clients and make it a perfect example of successful product design. With the nomination for the German Design Award 2015, the IGEL UD3 now belongs to a select group of products that want to win the international premium price. In the next step, a jury of renowned experts on the Gold Awards, Winner and Special Mentions will decide. The award ceremony will take place in February 2015 as part of the Ambiente consumer goods fair in Dusseldorf.

Launched by the design agency Pilot Fish (Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Taipei) designed housing of the IGEL UD3 shines above all by its pleasing design and fits perfectly in modern workplace environments. To exclude a potential wear or source of error, the power switch was designed touch-sensitive, so that he no longer needs to be physically pressed. A modesty panel for the front USB and audio ports is pressure sensitive and can be easily opened and closed thereby. In addition, the housing is made ​​of durable and completely unmixed plastic is made, which improves the recyclability significantly and thus also scores in terms of sustainability and environmental protection.

The German Design Award is awarded by the Design Council for the fourth time. The aim of the Awards is to discover unique design trends, showcase and reward. The jury in this case composed of design experts from various disciplines. These come from business, academia and the design industry and are recognized experts in their fields.

The nominated products and services are assessed by the jury, inter alia, by properties such as ergonomics, functionality and usability, design quality, degree of innovation, durability, ecological compatibility, product aesthetics and build quality.

Design Council


The Design Council is an independent, internationally operating organization that supports companies in design skills to communicate effectively and also seeks to strengthen the understanding of design to the general public. Founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag as a foundation, the Design Council begins with its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications for good design. The donors of the Council currently comprises 200 domestic and foreign companies, more than 2 million   Employ staff.

About IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of thin clients, zero clients and thin client software. As the market leader in Germany develops, manufactures and distributes IGEL both Linux and Microsoft Windows-based desktop thin clients, in LCD screens embedded devices, and Linux-based zero clients the IGEL Zero series. The well-developed thin client software IGEL Universal Desktop Converter Software 2 (UDC2) allows a standardization of PCs, nettops, notebooks and selected thin clients at the operating system level and allows their operation as fernadministrierbare Universal Desktop thin clients. The underlying Universal Desktop strategy (UD) allows IGEL customers universal access to centralized or virtual IT infrastructures and thus flexibly manage their server-side solutions. The high-performance UD-firmware includes to a wide range of software clients, tools and protocols. In addition to permitting access to Server Based Computing in Windows, Citrix and Linux also allow direct access to virtual desktops (including VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, RedHat etc.), legacy host, SAP, Java and web applications as well as VoIP. For greatest possible security, VPN and smartcard support ensures. The centralized management of all IGEL Universal Desktop zero and thin clients is carried out uniformly, comfortable and economical manner using the supplied remote management software IGEL Universal Management Suite IGEL Design(UMS). Cooperation with competent partners and industry specialists provide fast and flexible customized solutions right place.


IGEL Technology is a member of the global Melchers Group and a member of BITKOM. In addition to its headquarters and development department in Germany, IGEL is represented by subsidiaries in Great Britain, Australia and Belgium and subsidiaries in France, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands, and representative offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing. Beyond this, IGEL is represented through partner distributors and Authorized partners in the United States and more than 50 other countries.


More information can be found on the Internet at www.igel.com or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Tech_DACHor twitter.com/IGEL_Technology .


IGEL is a registered trademark of IGEL Technology GmbH. All hardware and software names used are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers. All other indicated or otherwise, brands, registered trademarks and / or service marks are the property of their respective owners. Changes and errors excepted.



Contact for further information:


IGEL Technology GmbHDr. Frank Lampe

Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31

28199 Bremen

Tel:. 0421/52094 1300

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.igel.com

Süddeutsche Verlag GmbH onpactMarian Weber

Hultschiner road 8

81677 Munich

Tel .: 089/2183 7281

E-mail: [email protected]

Web:   www.sv-onpact.de


CenturyLink Said to Seek to Acquire Rackspace Hosting

CenturyLink Inc., the Louisiana- based landline phone service provider, is seeking to acquire Rackspace Hosting Inc. to further expand into cloud-computing services, according to people familiar with the situation.

Source: www.bloomberg.com

Would be big news for Rackspace and the analysts like the possible move by CenturyLink.

Privacy filters – a Primer

Privacy filters, sometimes also known as light control film (LCF) such the 3M Vikuiti A-LCF and Optical Filters K-LCF consist of many thin louvers that function like a vertical window blind restricting the path of light through the filter. The display is clear and un-distorted to the user directly within the viewing axis, but to either side the image is blackened and un-readable.


There are a number of applications for displays where privacy for the viewer is required such as an outdoor privacy screen in an ATM, medical kiosk, in-flight entertainment screens and polling booths. Other applications are for contrast enhancement and light control such as pedestrian crossing units and head down avionics where the re-directed light limits the near field canopy reflections.

Privacy filters are offered either as standard plain or non-glare matte hard coated polycarbonate filters typically 0.5mm (0.021″) thick precision cut to final size, laminated into glass or plastic for thickness and extra ruggedisation, or integrated with a touch screen. Lamination with glass or plastic adds the options to have anti-reflection and anti-finger print coatings, chemically toughened glass and EMI shielding.

3M Vikuiti A-LCF is the established product replacing previous LCF-P and AG-LCF variations. Its continuous micro-replicated black embedded louvers is very high quality, but expensive:


Description 3M Vikuiti Advanced light control film
Louver angle sheets are 0° ±2°, typical bias to avoid display source interference +5° minimum
View angle 60° ±4° (30° either side of center)
Maximum sheet size 431.8 x 431.8mm (17 x 17″)
Thickness of film 0.53mm (0.021″)
Other thickness supplied by optical index match lamination
Finish Standard gloss (ABR0) or matt non-glare hard coating (ABR2)
Transmittance 70%
Operating Temperature -40 to +75°C (limitations of the lamination)

The K-LCF is a high value alternative to the 3M product. The privacy control is the same and the filters construction is similar to previous LCF-P types.

Description Optical Filters K-LCF
Louver angle + 15° ±3° standard bias to avoid display source interference +5° minimum
View angle 60° ±4° (30° either side of center)
Stock sheet size 17″ diagonal 270 x 340mm (louver parallel +15° to the 270mm side)
Larger sizes up to 1200 x 760mm (47 x 30″) to special order
Thickness of film 0.53mm (0.021″)
Other thickness supplied by optical index match lamination
Finish Standard plain or matt non-glare
Transmittance 75%
Operating Temperature -40 to +75°C (limitations of the lamination)

Alternative technologies

Blur film technology dispersed the incident light at particular angles and transmitting it at all other angles. The appearance therefore, changes from translucent to transparent depending on the angle from which it is viewed. This method was less effective when the distance of the filter to the display source was reduced and never become widely adopted. Production ended several years ago and it is no-longer available


CEE Thin-Client Market Forecast Revised Downward for 2014, in Spite of Impressive Q2 Growth in EMEA

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) thin-client market posted double-digit growth in Q2 2014 for the second quarter in a row

Source: www.idc.com

Thin-client shipments in EMEA increased by 15.3% year on year in Q2 2014, which corresponded to about 476,500 units. Shipment value also went up, by 22.2% year on year, to reach $169.65 million. Value has been growing faster than volume for the past six consecutive quarters, reflecting both stronger demand for more powerful hardware and an increasing demand for all-in-one (AIO) thin clients. The latter accounted for 4.5% volume share of total thin-client shipments in the region.

“It is worth noting that the influence of the migration from expired Windows XP, as a market driver for PC and thin-client renewals, will weaken by the end of 2014. As a result, thin-client growth will ease off as well,” says Oleg Sidorkin, senior research analyst at IDC. “In H1 2015, EMEA thin-client shipments could post a marginal decline, unless economic growth across Europe stabilizes sufficiently to become a strong market driver.”