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.)

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 has seen their total revenue soar in recent years.

Here’s a detailed look at the cloud strategies and growth outlook for these three companies.

Amazon Web Services, known as AWS, had the fastest growth in 2018, with total sales jumping almost 50% to approximately $26 billion. Meanwhile, Microsoft and its Intelligent Cloud unit saw its revenue rise by 18% to $32.2 billion. Alphabet, on the other hand, does not publicly disclose its cloud revenue. However, the company did give investors a hint during its January 2018 conference call that its cloud business was a billion-dollar-per-quarter business.

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 management of branch offices – ThinMan Gateway allows the application of all features of ThinMan Management Console to remote locations, thus an IT manager can easily and effortlessly control all subsidiaries.

Access to branch offices without VPN – after ThinMan Gateway installation in branch offices the IT administrator has complete access to remote devices, without a need of a VPN, simply by using the Internet connection.

Universal Wake On LAN – ThinMan Gateway allows remote Wake On LAN, provide remote assistance, distribute updates and polices across all remote networks. Thanks to the remote repository for the update packets, WAN traffic and update activities are reduced.

ThinMan Gateway is available in three versions:

  • Software
  • Virtual Appliance
  • Hardware Appliance

Three editions give customers the possibility to choose the version that best fits their needs and business requirements. All editions offer a complete data security and secure connection thanks to HTTPS protocol.

Gateway is the complete and innovative solution to optimize endpoint management in remote locations and make the most of all the features of your ThinMan console,” said Stefano Bonmassar, Chief Sales Officer at Praim.  “As nowadays, many companies have remote offices across the globe, it’s essential to have an overall control and remote management across all facilities.  ThinMan Gateway makes it possible for just one IT administrator to manage all offices, wherever they are. It can significantly improve companies efficiency, productivity and cut costs.

ThinMan Gateway is already available for purchase through the Praim resale channel. Also, its free trial is available to download at MyPraim area.

To learn more about ThinMan Gateway visit the page.

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

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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 ideal for users that do not require many USB ports to work with. CD8801 integrates an Intel Bay Trail N2807 Dual Core (2.16GHz) and 1 GB DDR3L SDRAM that offer performance with low power requirements in the latest remote PC and VDI solutions.

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

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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 with about 15,000 employees in three hospitals, each with its own Citrix environment powered by about 350 servers to deliver services to approximately 5,000 Citrix XenDesktops. Citrix XenApps is also used to provide applications to about 80 remote and specialty sites where workers can use a laptop, thin client, desktop or a local WOW.

Kristien Kramer, an NGHS network engineer and team lead, agreed to be interviewed about the problems they were facing and how Nyansa’s AI-infused Voyance IT management platform helped overcome them. He told eWEEK one of the factors that has added to the complexity of the environment is its process of migrating to wireless. Historically, most of the devices were connected via a wired connection, but now they are about 70/30 wired and wireless.

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 energy efficient devices from various business sectors is a key factor expected to drive growth of the global thin client market over the forecast period, owing to various benefits offered by thin client such as cost efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and increased productivity.

Detailed investigation of market beneficial in understanding the in-depth market vision and future plans. The information collected from various magazines, yearly reports, internet sources, and journals are confirmed by conducting face-to-face or telephonic interviews with the Thin Client industry specialist.

IGEL Cloud Workspace Endpoint Management with IGEL OS 11

IGEL Thin ClientIGEL, 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 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. Being unveiled today at the 2019 IGEL DISRUPT End User Computing Forum event in Munich, Germany, the IGEL Workspace de-couples the hardware from the software through new, flexible and transferable software licensing options that are designed to increase the value of endpoints while simplifying their acquisition, control and management.

“With the launch of the IGEL Workspace, we’ve made endpoint management and control even easier and more cost-effective than ever before,” said Simon Townsend, IGEL Chief Marketing Officer for EMEA. “First, we revolutionised endpoint management, bringing simplicity and uniformity to complex VDI ecosystems. Now we’re revolutionising endpoint acquisition, ownership, and support, a move that we believe is going to be very exciting for both our partners and customers, and one that will make a tremendous impact on their ability to secure, optimise and control the endpoint.”

Shifting Priorities Prompt Need to Redefine Endpoint Acquisition and Ownership

IGEL is the only full-offering software-defined endpoint management solution that supports the assignment and transfer of licences to any compatible x86 machine, regardless of manufacturer. By separating the software licence from hardware and pricing, IGEL is maximising flexibility for its partners and customers by making it easier to acquire and manage a diverse range of endpoints.

“We’ve always been a software-first company,” continued Townsend. “Now with the upswing in user mobility, BYOD, IoT and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), endpoint devices are proliferating and IT is moving toward software-defined, cloud, and ‘pay as you go’ subscription and consumption licences. Subscription-based is the modern way by which organisations buy software.”

 New Features Make Endpoints Simpler to Manage, Easier to Sell

With the IGEL Workspace, partners and customers will benefit from several features in the IGEL OS 11 that make endpoints simpler to manage. These include:

  • New, modern product structure simplifies endpoint acquisition, provides customers with more choice and flexibility, and offers greater value for the investment.
  • New cloud-based software licensing makes it easy for customers to manage all their endpoint licences, with complete insight.
  • Licence roaming supports the migration of software licences between any compatible x86 devices for greater flexibility and even more hardware cost containment
  • New support offerings fit the needs of any enterprise and complements the new product structure to give customers complete confidence in their end user computing environment.
  • New and modern IGEL OS device interface during boot up and for those who log directly into an IGEL OS 11 powered device.
  • Expanded partner ecosystem, now 80+ partners strong and growing, helps ensure effective IGEL-driven solutions support a vast range of IT and user environments.

Additionally, with the IGEL Workspace, partner organisations will receive transferable licensing and bundled value-added features that make it easier to sell. “Our new subscription licensing model complements the existing perpetual licensing model that our partners and customers are used to. This will also drive more transactions  to naturally cultivate recurring relationships with their customers,” said Simon Richards, Chief Sales Officer, IGEL.

Unique Licencing Model Drives Flexibility; Minimises Expenses

IGEL’s software-first approach makes it easy for IT organisations to acquire and manage endpoints, regardless of whether they have 10 or 10,000 users. With the IGEL Workspace, partners and customers can transfer both the perpetual and the subscription upgrade licensing to any new or existing x86 device.

“What was once very easy to operate and manage is now also very simple to purchase and own, while providing even greater value to our customers,” continued Richards. “Not only are we minimising hardware expenses for our customers and partners by providing them with the industry’s most powerful and most intuitive endpoint management platform, they can also enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that they will get constant updates from 80+ integrated technology partners. Ultimately, this enables them to maintain full-featured functionality with the broadest array of endpoint ecosystem partner offerings.”

With the IGEL Workspace, customers can also install or transfer both the perpetual licence and the subscription option. Some of the new features specific to IGEL OS 11 include a switching feature and profile support for IGEL Universal Desktop, IGEL UD Pocket and the IGEL UDC using the same firmware across all devices; enhanced display switching feature that supports complex configurations with more than two screens; and, auto-DPI for 4K displays.

The Enterprise Management Pack software subscription includes the IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG) and other value-added capabilities.  A suite of new enterprise class support offerings complements the new product capabilities.  Select, Priority, and Priority Plus support packages provide a good-better-best approach to support from which customers can choose the support package that works best for them.  The base Select support is included with software maintenance.

Availability

The new IGEL Workspace is available now, and IGEL OS 11 is now being offered to customers as a “tech preview” through a free, 30-day trial.

To learn more about the 2019 IGEL DISRUPT End User Computing Forum events in Munich, Germany and Silicon Valley, Calif visit https://disruptEUC.com. To learn more about IGEL’s growing portfolio of technology partners, visit https://www.igel.com/our-powerful-partnerships/.

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About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

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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.

Source: www.prweb.com

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.

10ZiG and ThinPrint enter into technology partnership for high-performance printing with virtual desktops

Virtual Desktop – 10ZiG and ThinPrint enter into technology partnership for high-performance printing with virtual desktops

10zig and ThinprintAn integrated ThinPrint Client and the ThinPrint Hub provide high-performance printing for 10ZiG Thin Clients in VDI & server-based computing environments – with or without a print server

LEICESTER, UK – 10ZiG Technology – a world leader in Thin and Zero Client endpoints for desktop virtualization, and ThinPrint, provider of the world’s leading print management software of the same name, have entered into an OEM partnership. As part of the cooperation, the ThinPrint Client has been integrated into 10ZiG Thin Clients for fast, high-performance printing. 10ZiG Zero Clients can also print plug and play securely and quickly with the ThinPrint Hub, even when using a print server.

The use of Thin Clients and Zero Clients has invaluable benefits for companies with Citrix, VMware, Parallels and Microsoft RDS environments. However, using print servers is difficult because they are often not able to send the data directly to the Thin and Zero Clients. Thanks to the integration of the ThinPrint Client, 10ZiG Thin Clients can now – even when using a print server – use ThinPrint functions for print data compression, tracking, and encryption. With the ThinPrint Hub’s plug and play capability, fast and secure zero-client printing to network printers is guaranteed. Print data can be transmitted compressed to the printer via a separate, encrypted secure tunnel. The management of the print infrastructure takes place centrally in a console.

“We are delighted to have renowned VDI endpoint manufacturer 10ZiG on board,” said Thorsten Hesse, CPO of ThinPrint GmbH. “10ZiG devices are an excellent fit with our philosophy of making productive work as easy and convenient as possible for IT admins and users. 10ZiG Thin and Zero Clients, as well as the ThinPrint Hub, can be started up with plug and play even by laypeople and then remotely managed by the experts in a convenient, centralized console. This opens up enormous optimization and savings potential.”

“Printing is still part of our customers’ daily work. This partnership with ThinPrint enables our customers to make both their network and their printing infrastructure efficient, high-performance, and cost-effective, leading to an even more complete end-to-end VDI solution” said Kevin Greenway, CTO of 10ZiG Technology.

About 10ZiG Technology®

10ZiG Technology is a world-market leader in Thin Client & Zero Client endpoint devices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 10ZiG provides leading Intel and AMD based Dual and Quad Core Thin Clients and Zero Clients for Citrix (HDX, HDX Premium, HDX 3D Pro), VMware PCoIP & Blast Extreme, and Microsoft environments, as well as the widest range of Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients on the market. 10ZiG offers free, no-obligation demo devices, Technical Support teams based in the U.S. and U.K., and provides “The 10ZiG Manager” endpoint management console with cloud capabilities completely free with unlimited user licenses supported. Get a free evaluation device today at www.10ZiG.com.

About ThinPrint

ThinPrint, with nearly 20 years of continuous development and internationally patented ThinPrint technology, is the leading provider of print management software and services for businesses. Whether printing from traditional PCs, mobile devices, thin clients, virtual desktops, or from the cloud, over 25,000 companies across all industries and of all sizes optimize their printing infrastructure and increase productivity thanks to ThinPrint. In addition, more than 100, and growing, Desktop-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service providers deliver reliable, high-performance printing from the cloud to their customers all due to ThinPrint. The investment in ThinPrint leads to a fast ROI because the easy-to-implement and manage print system reduces the burden on IT departments, results in significant performance improvements to the network while ensuring optimal, reliable print support at every workplace. ThinPrint technologies and components enable its use in almost any infrastructure and consider integration of branch and home offices as well as mobile employees. The solutions are developed and rigorously tested at ThinPrint’s headquarters in Berlin – software Made in Germany. Offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Japan and Brazil, as well as more than 350 channel partners around the world offer direct and on-site customer care. Thanks to numerous OEM partnerships, ThinPrint technology components are integrated in a variety of terminals, print boxes and thin client of leading hardware manufacturers. Special significance is placed on the strategic partnerships of the company with Citrix Systems, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Microsoft, OKI, Samsung and VMware.

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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.

By considering the particular strengths of thick clients vs. thin clients vs. zero clients around several key attributes, IT teams can implement the right solutions to meet the need of their businesses.

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What Is a Zero Client: The Security Benefits and Beyond

One of the signature strengths of zero clients is security. Because a zero client has no local operating system, the avenues of attack are radically reduced.

But, says David Johnson, a principal analyst at Forrester, even a zero client carries some degree of vulnerability.

“Zero clients have at least some firmware,” says Johnson. “Firmware is vulnerable to attack, or can be. But in general, it should be easier to secure a zero client. With an entire PC there are a lot of attack surfaces.”

He stresses that security is more than just a matter of device; it’s also a matter of the engineering of the system as a whole. And it’s important not to discount entire classes of products under the general labels of “thick,” “thin” or “zero.”

“You can also argue that something like an iPad can be used as a thick client because it has a pretty strong operating system on it, and it’s used for productivity in its own right,” says Johnson. “But they’re also extremely secure devices — incredibly secure devices, difficult to break and hack.”

He recommends thinking through security needs and selecting not necessarily the most secure setup, but rather an appropriately secure setup that won’t unnecessarily hinder productivity, and to consider opportunities to secure the system at the physical infrastructure level.

Consider an Ecosystem Approach to Client Performance

Performance is another key attribute of thick, thin and zero clients. Brian Madden, an end-user computing strategist for VMware, notes that traditionally, rich graphics and the virtual environments thin and zero clients rely on haven’t mixed.

But, says Madden, within the last half decade, that reality has changed.

“It’s certainly possible to make a virtual desktop environment that performs just as well,” says Madden. “It’s even possible to make one that performs better, because storage in the data center is higher-performance.”

He recommends IT teams look at the entire computing environment in order to determine less obvious elements of performance, like server loading and electrical use. A thin or thick client may be able to share the computing load with the data center and drive savings in server costs and power consumption.

“You have to look at the whole ecosystem,” says Madden. “Look at what server you’re using, what applications you’re using, what technologies are in place.”

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How Linux thin clients have improved

From TechTarget — Read full article

In the past, Linux thin clients had too many shortcomings to be a realistic option for users to access their virtual applications and desktops from, but times have changed.

Older Linux thin clients were cheap devices that really only worked for the simplest of tasks and couldn’t support many peripheral devices. Graphical performance was low and often only allowed for a single display with no dedicated graphics adapter. In addition, for users working with Windows apps and desktops, the Linux OS would often invade their experience. It might just be the Linux cursor replacing the Windows pointer, but in extreme cases, the whole Linux desktop would show up when users were expecting only Windows applications.

Fortunately, many of these issues are in the past, so Linux thin clients are no longer merely a budget option with limited capabilities. In fact, Linux thin clients from various vendors now include features to suit many demanding use cases.

What’s different?

Modern Linux thin clients are full-powered PCs with multicore, 64-bit CPUs and graphics processing units (GPUs). Typically, the Linux version will use a smaller flash disk for its operating system compared to a Windows thin client. In terms of graphical performance, some Linux thin clients use dedicated GPUs and can drive multiple monitors, including 4K screens, with excellent performance.

Linux can also support more in terms of peripheral devices. There are Linux thin clients that work with scanners, fingerprint readers and even Bluetooth bar code scanners.

They also support unified communications tools, such as Microsoft Skype for Business. The app can even come built into the thin client and integrated with the user’s virtual desktop.

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10ZiG Extends Thin Client & Zero Client Distribution Channel in the UK

10ZiG Extends Thin Client & Zero Client Distribution Channel in the UK

LEICESTER, UK – 10ZiG Technology® are pleased to have signed a distribution agreement with Prianto to extend distribution of their line of Thin & Zero Clients in the UK Channel. 10ZiG has a strong and existing distribution model with Northamber Plc and with the addition of Prianto aims at further widening the reach of 10ZiG product lines into new technology sectors.

“We are excited by the signing of Prianto. Their focus is on ‘Cloud Desktop Transformation’ via strong association to Amazon WorkSpaces and Droplet Computing, in addition to their historical links with Citrix and VMware. Prianto will open out new opportunities for 10ZiG,” said James Broughton, 10ZiG Technology Sales Director.

“Prianto has a wealth of expertise and established technology/vendor relationships in the UK market,” said Kevin Greenway, 10ZiG Technology CTO. “We look forward to extending our UK distribution model and further broadening our offering into modernised workspace offerings, to include Amazon WorkSpaces and Droplet Computing amongst others.”

Yuri Pasea, CEO of Prianto added, “We are continually looking for the right vendors to strengthen our ‘desktop transformation’ strategy. Until now, the missing piece of the puzzle was a Thin Client device. 10ZiG is exactly what we are looking for and their advanced management software and flexible range of devices was an important factor in choosing them.”

About 10ZiG Technology®

10ZiG Technology is a world-market leader in Thin & Zero Client endpoint devices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 10ZiG provides leading Intel and AMD based Dual and Quad Core Thin Clients and Zero Clients for VMware PCoIP & Blast Extreme, Citrix HDX, and Microsoft environments, in addition to the widest range of Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients on the market. 10ZiG offers free, no-obligation demo devices, Technical Support teams based in the UK and U.S. and provides “The 10ZiG Manager” console with cloud capabilities completely free with unlimited user licenses supported. Get a free evaluation device today at 10ZiG.com.

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Corporate Headquarters, US

10ZiG Technology Inc.

23309 N. 17th Drive #100

Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA

  1. (866) 865-5250 | Email:[email protected]| Web: www.10ZiG.com

EMEA Headquarters

10ZiG Technology Ltd.

Unit S2, Troon Way Business Centre

Humberstone Lane

Leicester LE4 9HA, UK

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Contact: Tom Dodds

10ZiG Technology Inc.

www.10ZiG.com

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Agile4Pi, the new Praim software that transforms Raspberry Pi endpoints into real Thin Clients

Management of endpoints in a single tool, simplicity and security for access to virtualized resources and creation of browser kiosks in seconds.  

Trento, 17 September 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, presents the new Agile4Pi software.

The Praim software solution, with Raspberry Pi 3 B and Pi 3 B+, allows a Full HD experience with client-side video rendering. Thanks to the complete integration of the Citrix Receiver, it guarantees total compatibility with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop systems (formerly XenApp and XenDesktop), offering a high performance workstation.

In addition to keeping the investment on endpoints low, Agile4Pi facilitates control and management. By connecting the Raspberry devices to the ThinMan management console, monitoring, configuring, deploying software and automating many operations will be faster and easier. ThinMan allows you to launch a remote assistance session with one click. Therefore, Raspberry devices can be managed in a complete way by a single management console.

The benefits are visible also to the user: Agile4Pi has a smart and controlled interface for accessing Citrix applications; locally customize video resolution, language, mouse and keyboard configurations, whereas changes to configurations are enabled only for the administrator.

Agile4Pi allows you to create browser kiosks in seconds. With 5 clicks you can create a customized full screen browser kiosk – says Michele Gasparoli, Channel Marketing Manager at Praim – from the info point to digital signage, with Agile4Pi you create and control the kiosk in a simple and automatic way. We have included this feature to ensure the security of each device and prevent the start of any other application.

Agile4Pi is compatible with the Citrix Secure Browser Standard Service.

Agile4Pi can be downloaded as a free demo version from the Praim website and is already available for purchase through Praim’s resale channel.

Fujitsu Launches a New Enterprise Thin Client Model

Fujitsu Launches a New Enterprise Thin Client Model

Fujitsu Thin ClientFujitsu has announced the release of a new thin model PC to the Fujitsu Thin Client Future lineup, the Futro S740/

The Futro S740 features an updated, ultra-small desktop chassis in a new compact design.

The size of the chassis for the S740 has been reduced by about 63% compared with the previous S720 model, while maintaining the same level of interface expandability, delivering support for features such as WiFi, USB and external displays.

With the addition of a custom made mount kit, it is now also possible to attach the client chassis directly to the VESA mount of an LCD display, allowing users to maximise their use of work station space.

Fujitsu devices include features that are designed to reduce security risks, including unauthorised access on account of third party identity fraud and data leaks resulting from USB memory stick connections or other external devices.

Personal authentication using fingerprints or palm veins prevents unauthorised access even in the case of leaked ID and passwords.

The Fujitsu Thin Client Futro S740 is available now from $598.

For more information, visit  http://www.fujitsu.com/au/products/computing/pc/thin-clients/futro-s740/index.html.

 

FUJITSU Thin Client FUTRO S740

The FUTRO S740 is an ultra-compact flexible Thin Client device for companies that need powerful end-points with an optimal mix of industry leading OS, Thin Client device management consoles and flexible hardware options helping you provide secure computing and full productivity options for your employees.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Easy Migration

  • eLux® RP 6 OS has a transparent licensing model designed to protect your IT investments in the long run
  • Enables you to convert existing IT equipment such as Desktop PCs into Thin Clients and transfer the same licence after they reach EOL at no extra cost to newly acquired Thin Clients
eLux® RP 6 Thin Client OS and Scout Enterprise Management Suite® 15

  • Unicon offers a flexible licensing model that includes the eLux OS and Scout Enterprise Management Suite with long term support for the latest updates
  • Enables you to save on costs upfront and keep your IT infrastructure secure and up-to-date with continuous security patch releases
Enterprise-grade Security

  • Centralised administration and granular access controls coupled with built-in BIOS Security, Write Filter Protection and Kensington lock support
  • Enables you to provide a secure end-point device that helps prevent unauthorised access to sensitive enterprise data
Full productivity

  • UC&C ready with multi-monitor support for up to two 4K displays and ideal mix of modern (Type-C) and legacy interfaces
  • Enables your workforce to be more productive with UC&C and multiple display options and multiple connectivity options that can get work done faster and more efficiently
Investment Protection

  • Scout Subscription helps provide perpetual updates and upgrades to eLux RP 6 and Scout Enterprise Management Suite 15
  • Helps you run your Thin Clients on the latest and most secure versions of the eLux RP and Scout Enterprise Management Suite
Lean IT ready

  • Small footprint, Fanless design, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) option and optimal Performance-to-Power ratio
  • Helps you modernise your workspaces by promoting a Lean IT, clean desk and ergonomic approach without compromising on performance

10ZiG 5910q Thin Client is verified as Citrix Ready with ground-breaking H.265 codec support

10ZiG 5910q Thin Client is verified as Citrix Ready with H.265

The 10ZiG 5910q Win 10 IoT Thin Client, qualified for HDX Ready, HDX Premium and HDX 3D Pro verification levels, is the first Citrix Ready verified endpoint to support the new H.265 video decoding ability on Citrix Receiver for Windows, setting a new industry standard which will enhance Citrix workspace solutions for its customers using 10ZiG endpoints.

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Leicester, UK – July 12, 2018 – 10ZiG Technology today announced that its 5910q Windows 10 IoT Thin Client is verified as Citrix Ready and becomes the first VDI endpoint provider to achieve the new Citrix H.265 encoding support.

Not long after the Citrix release of H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Technology, 10ZiG was quick to respond and support the revolutionary codec via its exceptional triple-monitor, 4K UHD, power class 5910q Windows 10 IoT Thin Client. Once HEVC was announced for Citrix XenDesktop7.16 and NVIDIA GPUs, 10ZiG left slower-moving endpoint providers behind by quickly becoming the first to achieve Citrix Ready for the H.265 codec.

Says Kevin Greenway, 10ZiG CTO, “As with any new release feature, 10ZiG is always ready to quickly get our cutting-edge, high-performing, hardware supportive as soon as possible. Our 5910q device for Windows 10 IoT is the perfect fit for H.265 codec support, as it really pushes the boundaries with its high-quality, 4K UHD, triple-monitor advantage. The combination of the exceptional hardware features with Citrix and H.265 HEVC, offers 3D graphics use cases with improved visuals and reduced bandwidth at up to 4K (UHD) resolutions.”

“10ZiG has been a great Citrix Ready program partner for years. Not only has their 5910q Thin Client passed all three levels of Citrix Ready verification, most notable is that this device supports the Citrix H.265 HEVC codec,” said John Panagulias, Director, Citrix Ready, Citrix. “Their responsiveness to adapt so quickly to the latest release feature is impressive, and we appreciate this milestone achievement as it allows Citrix to now deliver an end-to-end VDI solution more powerful and efficient than ever before.”

The 10ZiG 5900q Series Thin and Zero Client product line is one of the newest endpoints on the market today. It is based on the Intel Braswell Refresh CPU platform, which is one of the few that work with H.265 codec. Its 3-monitor support includes a 1x HDMI / 2x DisplayPort combination and other features include Touch Technology, Optional PoE, and more.

The H.265 codec is the new video compression standard improving coding efficiency. H.265 offers an average 20% reduction of bandwidth consumption with amazing display quality. Its algorithm uses efficient coding by encoding video at the lowest possible bit rate, while maintaining the highest image quality level possible. Both H.265 and H.264 compare and replace different parts of redundant video frames with short information describing the original pixels. Where H.265 differs is its ability to expand the size of these areas into smaller or bigger blocks. This range of capability is much greater in H.265. The end result for Citrix & 10ZiG users is better compression, lower bandwidth, and top-quality displays.

Please join 10ZiG & Citrix for a live webinar on July 25th, 2018 at 5pm BST/6PM CEST as they “Explore the Benefits of Citrix H.265 Encoding with the 10ZiG 5910q Thin Client.”

You can register for the webinar here: https://citrixready.citrix.com/program/webinar/10zig.html

 

About 10ZiG Technology®

10ZiG Technology is a world-market leader in Thin Client & Zero Client endpoint devices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 10ZiG provides leading Intel and AMD based Dual and Quad Core Thin Clients and Zero Clients for Citrix (HDX, HDX Premium, HDX 3D Pro), VMware PCoIP & Blast Extreme, and Microsoft environments, in addition to the widest range of Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients on the market. 10ZiG offers free, no-obligation demo devices, Technical Support teams based in the U.S. and U.K., and provides “The 10ZiG Manager” console with cloud capabilities completely free with unlimited user licenses supported. Get a free evaluation device today at 10ZiG.com.

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To learn more about cutting edge VDI technology from 10ZiG, or to arrange for a FREE Thin or Zero Client demonstration device, please contact 10ZiG below.

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Visonect and Mercury Innovation form strategic partnership to deliver the future of smart public transport interactivity

Visonect and Mercury Innovation form strategic partnership to deliver the future of smart public transport interactivity

Visionect and Mercury Innovation have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver better public transport solutions across the globe.

Source: www.visionect.com

The first of these products is the eStop, a solar-powered  bus information board that has been deployed in Sydney, Australia by Transport for NSW, creating excitement with the city’s ridership who have taken to Twitter to rave about the solutions’s design and technology.

Visionect and Mercury Innovation’s past collaboration also includes the world’s first installation of solar powered e-paper traffic signs in Sydney that have been running uninterrupted, come rain or shine, over the past 5 years.

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Giada’s Compact and Noiseless VM23 for Digital Signage and Thin Client Computing

thin client computingJune 19th, 2018 – Shenzhen, China – Giada, a leading player in digital signage PCs, is pleased to introduce the VM23, a versatile PC optimized for digital signage, desktop virtualization, and noise sensitive situations. The VM23 is available with two Intel Apollo Lake based options, depending on your processing needs. There is an Intel© Celeron N3350 based, dual-core version with 2GB Low-power DDR3 embedded, and an Intel© Celeron N3450 based version with 4GB of Low-power DDR3. Both models are supported by 32GB of on-board eMMC, with a full-size mSATA connector available for expanded storage options. The VM23 supports Windows 10 (64-bit) and Linux.

Signage supporting 4K image

Powered by Intel Apollo lake technology, the VM23 offers a maximum 4K / UHD resolution of 4096 x 2160 with flicker-free 60 Hz. With a Display Port 1.2 (Max. 4096 x [email protected]) and an HDMI 1.4b (Max. 3840 x [email protected]) port, both with digital audio support, the media player can support two monitors simultaneously.

Remote controlled digital signage

The VM23 benefits from its JAHC (JEHE Active Hardware Control) for remote control and unattended operation. This enabled both scheduled (RTC) and remote controlled power on/off cycles through (WOL) Wake on LAN or Infrared (IR) remote control. Additionally, the “Auto power on” function enables easy installation by guaranteeing the VM23 to boot as soon as power is connected.

Ideal support for DS solution

Supporting 4k image, VM23 is widely used to support digital storefront or menu board in retail sectors. Thanks to the incredible power efficiency of Intel’s Apollo lake architecture, the VM23 can perform in its many roles while remaining fanless. The fanless design makes the media player invaluable in some environments with dust or places that require the least noise possible, such as hospitals, banks and government offices, especially when using the additional VESA mount option to inconspicuously place the VM23 behind a monitor. Additionally, its compact size (116.6mm x 107.4mm x 30mm) and power usage characteristics make it an excellent option for use as a thin client for remote and cloud-based operations.

Other products based on Apollo Lake platform

Besides VM23, customers interested in complete solutions based on the Intel Apollo Lake platform should also take a look at other Giada Apollo Lake products, including AP23 and F105D. With a compact size of 100mm x 72mm, Giada AP23 is a pico-size motherboard based on Intel Apollo Lake platform. The board has two models: AP23-E3930 and AP23-N3350, respectively offering ideal outdoor and indoor support for solutions of industrial, retail and digital signage. F105D, powered by Intel Apollo Lake Celeron N3350/3450 processor, is an ultra-thin fanless Mini PC with three video outputs.

Discover the qualities of the VM23 at Giadatech.com

About Giada

Giada is a premium brand of Shenzhen JEHE Technology Development Co., Ltd. (JEHE), a leading manufacturer and supplier of embedded PCs, servers and motherboards in China. Giada enjoys a high reputation and stable market share in related industries in China, Western Europe, and North America. Giada is ranked as a top 5 server manufacturer in China, and was recently ranked in the top 10 in digital signage in the German-speaking region for a third consecutive year. Giada is a core ODM partner of Intel in China, and an Associate Member of Intel ISA (IoT Solution Alliance) http://www.giadatech.com/

 

https://www.digitalsignageconnection.com/giadas-compact-and-noiseless-vm23-for-digital-signage-and-thin-client-computing

Praim introduces ThinMan Smart Identity to ensure company resources’ secure access

 

“Speed and Security”, the keywords of the new add-on developed for ThinMan Platinum Edition which provides monitored and optimized users’ access through the use of a smart card.

Trento, 14 May 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, announces the release of ThinMan Smart Identity, a real answer for a fast and secure access to your company’s resources.

ThinMan Smart Identity is a new additional module for ThinMan Platinum Edition that allows users to access their workstations using a personal smart card. It provides a multi-factor authentication solution, which allows the management of user access, enforcing security. The authentication parameters will be determined by the administrator: from simply inserting a card into the reader to requesting a card, user login plus a password or a PIN.

The resources’ access sometimes does not require an extreme level of security, but might need high speed logon and the ability to log in from different workstations. The new add-on launched by Praim offers these features: a physical key that permits a faster authentication process on every device, “moving” their resources from one workstation to another in a simple and quick way. ThinMan Smart Identity works with many different smart cards (contact or contactless, using NFC technology) and the most common card readers.

Security, speed and simplified access, as well as the user’s management, are increasingly common needs among companies. These are just some of the motivations that spur us to keep constantly researching and that have allowed us to develop this new add-on for ThinMan Platinum Edition” says Michele Gasparoli, Channel Marketing Manager at Praim.

ThinMan Smart Identity lets the administrator to enable different types of access and security in a granular way, getting total control on both users who access the system and the authentication methods used. Also, the enrollment process is entirely under his control: he can decide which devices can enroll cards and the number of cards each user can enable, and lastly, he can also block unwanted smart cards and devices.

ThinMan Smart Identity is compatible with Agile4PC, the Praim solution for simplification and centralized control of PC, and with all Praim thin client devices (Windows and ThinOX). It is available as a user fee, which can be used on the ThinMan Platinum Edition endpoint management console. In addition to the software component, Praim offers certified NFC cards and readers to ensure perfect performances of the ThinMan Smart Identity solution in any usage context.

 

Read more on Praim website.

 

GDPR readiness Thinclient with Fusion UEM – VXL Software

Achieve GDPR readiness Thinclient with Fusion UEM – VXL Software

BYOD ManagementIn April 2016, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which was recently implemented on May 25th 2018, in all EU member states. GDPR makes employee privacy protection a legal requirement and a comprehensive and well-structured unified endpoint management (UEM) strategy will be an important component of an enterprise’s GDPR compliance framework.

Enabling enterprises to secure and control endpoint devices, including desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets in a connected, cohesive manner from a single console, VXL’s Fusion UEM software represents an effective solution to provide the privacy protection that is required by law.

Without an effective UEM program in place by the due date, an enterprise will need to justify to the authorities as to why it did not adopt state-of-the-art technical measures, as required by Article 32, to mitigate the risk of data loss.

“Mobile devices in the work place are proliferating at an exponential rate, introducing a new set of security and management challenges for companies”, said Frank Noon VP Worldwide Sales. “Employees can now access everything from emails to presentations on a device that they hold in their hand. Added to the fact that smartphones and tablets also come from many vendors and have different operating systems also lends itself to further management and security issues” he added.

So what does it mean for companies with hundreds or thousands of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets and even desktops to manage? In order to comply, organisations need to implement strong future-proofing privacy policies, procedures and processes to protect themselves. They face not only the risk of heavy fines but also damage to their brand reputation and potential loss of consumer confidence. With this in mind, VXL Software provides a complete GDPR Readiness service to help businesses to achieve compliancy through its leading Fusion UEM software solution.

VXL Software’s GDPR Readiness service includes:

For many organisations, device management has already moved from being merely useful to being absolutely essential. In the future, not managing devices in some way or another will be unthinkable and potentially catastrophic for all types of businesses. With smartphones and tablets being used by people all the time, both at home and work, and as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies become more widely adopted, the growing concerns for security and data privacy have become even more paramount.

VXL’s Fusion UEM provides a high level of control over both mobile devices and also desktop PCs, regardless of where they are located. Fusion UEM is a unified endpoint management software that provides powerful control of every aspect of an organisation’s BYOD policy including the management of both OS platforms, including Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows and hardware, including both desktop pcs and mobile devices.

Frank Noon VP Worldwide Sales further commented, “The ever increasing trend towards people adopting the latest smartphone and tablet technology is leading them to canvass their IT departments to allow usage of their own devices in the workplace”. “Fusion UEM provides the ideal solution between enterprise control and employee satisfaction by delivering class-leading management and security without compromising the user experience as well ensuring GDPR compliancy” he added.

To find out how Fusion UEM can help your company achieve GDPR readiness: Tel: +44 (0) 161 775 4755 or Email:[email protected]

For more information about Fusion UEM, please email: [email protected] or visit: http://vxlsoftware.com/software/fusion-uem

 About VXL Software

A global company, with regional offices in Asia, EMEA and the USA, VXL Software’s solutions includes; Illumineye Digital Signage (DS) Suite, Fusion UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) and CloudDesktop PC repurposing. VXL Software is a division of VXL Instruments. Established in 1976, VXL has locations in the USA, UK, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore. VXL Software’s Americas Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The European headquarters is in Manchester, UK. VXL Software’s development team, and the Asia Pacific headquarters, are based in Mumbai, India.

About VXL Technology

VXL Technology is a global leader and manufacturer of thin and zero clients – supplying a high quality range of high specification models which are made to the most exacting standards. With a choice of Windows Embedded and Linux operating systems, VXL thin clients are compatible with the latest industry protocols including Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Teradici. VXL Technology has locations in the USA, UK, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore. VXL’s Americas Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The European headquarters is in Manchester, UK.

Image Gallery: Citrix Synergy 2018 Featuring Dell, HP, Google

Citrix Synergy 2018

HP, Dell, Samsung, Liquidware, Igel, NComputing, Stratodesk, ThinScale, ViewSonic and 10Zig were among those showing off wares at Citrix Synergy 2018.

Source: www.channelpartnersonline.com

5 Things To Know About Dell’s New Wyse 5070 Thin Client – Page: 2

Dells Wyse 5070 Thin Client

Dell is launching the Wyse 5070 thin client with quad-core Intel processors and highly configurable port options. Page: 2

Source: www.crn.com

Good writeup on new Dell Wyse thin client

IGEL recognised as the fastest growing thin client provider in the U.S.

IGEL recognised as fastest growing thin client provider in U.S.

Leading Analyst Firm Reports on IGEL’s Rising Thin Client Hardware Market Position and Innovative Software Differentiation

Reading, UK, May 8, 2018 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has risen, in terms of market share, to the third-largest thin client provider in the U.S., according to the IDC Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker 2017Q4[1].

Data from the IDC Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker 2017Q4 was included in the recent IDC Topline report, “Thin Clients as Attractive Solutions for Cost-Effective, Secure Endpoint Management,” which was sponsored by IGEL[2]. The report, authored by IDC Research Analyst Michael Ceroici and released this week, outlines the opportunities and challenges for players in the thin client industry, pointing to the continued opportunity for “IGEL to grab market share through new service releases.”

“At a worldwide level, IGEL is the fourth-largest thin client vendor in terms of revenues, with $128 million in 2017. At a regional level, the company has made noticeable gains in both the U.S. and Europe, including its home region of Germany. With the introduction of new U.S. management in 2016 and a push toward establishing five customer support hubs across the U.S., IGEL has seen its market position rise from seventh in 2015 to third in 2017. This is solely in terms of hardware sales and does not account for over 55,000 software licenses also sold in the U.S. over the same period,” said Ceroici in the IDC Topline report.

“At IGEL we have doubled down on our innovative software; first to repurpose x86 devices, saving our customers millions, and second to offer a simple, smart and secure management platform for end user computing that today’s organisations require,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “This emphasis has driven remarkable growth for IGEL worldwide, with especially significant momentum in the U.S. The new IDC report shows that our focus has delivered extraordinary success and that the opportunities ahead for IGEL are exceptional.”

The IDC Topline report provides a comprehensive overview of the thin client market, including how security and regulatory requirements are driving growth for the industry in healthcare, retail, education and financial services sectors. IDC also identifies a number of reasons for stronger thin client market performance in 2017, including increasing security concerns, the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and growing mobile workforces. To support customers facing these challenges, the IDC Topline report also provides essential guidance including the key factors organisations looking to adopt thin client solutions should consider.

The full IDC Topline report is available for download here. https://www.igel.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/EMEA43768418-Web.pdf

IGEL will be showcasing its thin client and endpoint management software solutions during Citrix Synergy 2018 this week. Attendees of the event qualify for IGEL’s 2018 “IT Baller” giveaway of $120,000 as the company helps IT pros become IT Ballers by demonstrating how they can improve operations, save money and increase security when they leverage IGEL’s innovative, software-defined endpoint computing solutions. Up to December 19, there will be six opportunities to win $20,000. The first IT Baller giveaway winner will be selected on Thursday, May 10at Citrix Synergy 2018. To enter the IT Baller sweepstakes, participants must complete a short survey at www.igel.com/itballer-contest/

To experience the capabilities of the IGEL OS, Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), download herehttps://www.igel.com/download/, or request free evaluation hardware. To locate an IGEL partner, visit https://www.igel.com/find-a-solution-provider/.

[1] IDC, “IDC Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker 2017Q4,” January 2018

[2] IDC Topline, “Thin Clients as Attractive Solutions for Cost-Effective, Secure Endpoint Management,” Michael Ceroici. May 2018

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About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

IGEL Media Contact:

Tom Herbst

Tel: +44 (0)7768 145571

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HP Thin Client and Future of Cloud-Based Computing

HP Thin Client and Future of Cloud-Based Computing

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HP also introduced a new class of thin clients that will enable the next generation of virtualized computing and cloud-first application adoption across industries. The latest HP Thin Client innovations set new standards for customers seeking modern design, robust security, ease of management and attractive value.

“As the cloud continues to reshape the way information is created, maintained and shared, HP Thin Client devices are delivering modern workflows with superior security and low-touch maintenance,” said Joanne Bugos, vice president and general manager, Thin Clients, HP Inc. “Our newest thin client solutions provide customers with a convenient and secure option to deploy both virtual and cloud-based computing environments while delivering a great user experience, stylish design, and the versatility needed to support today’s workforce both in and out of the office.”

The new HP thin clients include:

HP ThinPro Datasheet

HP t430 Thin Client Datasheet

HP t430 Thin Client Datasheet HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client Datasheet

Praim renews the Neutrino family with the new N91xx model

New Intel Celeron Dual Core processor, 4K UHD video resolution, DisplayPort support and 5 USB ports.

Trento, April 10, 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, renews the Neutrino family with the new N91xx model.

As with the previous N90xx model, the new Neutrino confirms its characteristics of compactness, performance and versatility of use.

In detail, the platform is renewed with the new Intel Celeron N3060 chipset: a 1.6 GHz Dual Core SoC processor, with 2.48 GHz burst frequency and integrated Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU. N91xx models offer native support for dual monitors, with DisplayPort and DVI video outputs, ensuring resolution up to 3840×2160 (4K UHD). Five USB ports – four USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN connectivity, USB mouse and keyboard, audio in/out, integrated speaker. The optional Wi-Fi card with 802.11ac standard protocol allows connections up to 433 Mbps via wireless networks, thanks to the two adjustable external antennas. Among the options, it will be possible to order a model that offers a serial port, as an alternative to the DVI-D port.

Installation is simple: vertical or horizontal thanks to the new included support. With the appropriate optional VESA bracket it can easily be placed on the back of the monitor. Neutrino N91xx is designed to adapt to any installation condition, taking up a minimal amount of space.

As with the previous version, the new N91xx models are also available with the ThinOX operating system, Windows 10 IoT for thin client and Windows Embedded Standard 7, as well as the three ThinOX zero client versions dedicated to Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon environments.

The new N91xx models represent the perfect evolution within the Neutrino family. – declares Stefano Bonmassar, Praim’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – The new Intel platform guarantees excellent performance and improved video resolution, now 4K UHD. The great versatility of use and installation of Neutrino, combined with the excellent price, makes it one of the most appreciated models by our customers. This upgrade adds installation versatility and advanced video support.”

The new Neutrino models use Praim’s high added value software solutions, such as the ThinMan management console and Praim Agile, which allows you to implement a high standard of control, access and security, simplifying the system administrator’s activity.

The new Neutrino N91xx models are already available for purchase through the Praim resale channel.

Visit product page to learn more about the new Neutrino.

Praim announces the new Edge family: up to 3 monitors, 4K UHD and PoE option

The new device is the first in the Praim range to support up to 3 monitors. It offers high definition content, with resolutions up to 4K UHD and the option Power over Ethernet.

Trento, April 11, 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, is proud to present the new Edge family.

Edge models boast top-of-the-range features and have been created for users working in multi-monitor mode, they are in fact the first Praim models to support up to 3 displays, thanks to the HDMI video output and 2 DisplayPort outputs.

The new Edge devices are particularly suitable for environments where a high level of support for high definition content (such as 3D and video applications) is required, thanks to the resolution up to 4K UHD made possible by the Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics card and the Intel Celeron processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core N3160. The 7 USB ports of Edge (five USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0) allow users to connect all the necessary peripherals, while the new button with touch technology offers greater reliability and durability. With a power consumption of only 4.3 W, the models of the Edge family are an ecological solution for low energy costs. Moreover, thanks to the Power over Ethernet (PoE) option, devices can be used without external power supply, but just from the network Ethernet infrastructure.

Our customers rely on us because we have demonstrated the ability to offer next-generation solutions, always in step with the ever-changing technologies in today’s market. The debut of the new Edge series responds to the growing need among companies of support for activities involving graphic or multimedia intensive applications – declares Stefano Bonmassar, Praim’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – We are proud to be able to offer a highly technological product specifically created for those who need devices that respond with excellent performance“.

The Edge models are available for Praim ThinOX, Windows 10 IoT and Embedded Standard 7 operating system, and in the three zero client ThinOX versions dedicated to Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon environments.

The Edge models use Praim’s high added value software solutions, such as the ThinMan management console and Praim Agile, which allows you to implement a high standard of control, access and security, simplifying the system administrator’s activity.

The new Edge models are already available for purchase through the Praim resale channel.

 

Visit product page to learn more about the Edge.

Praim enriches the range with H Series: the thin client for industrial environments

New family of products specifically designed to withstand particularly extreme environmental factors, optimal for those who need reliability above average.

Trento, 12 April 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, announces the release of the new H Series family.

The devices distinguish themselves by the extreme robustness of the hardware, which guarantees performance in any field of use: Praim’s H Series can operate in environments with temperatures ranging from -5°C to + 50°C, offering a greater dissipation of the heat, compared to non-industrial thin clients. The certification for the IP40 standard against dust and foreign bodies and the aluminum chassis, make these devices perfect for critical environments such as industrial environments.

In detail, the Intel Atom E3845 platform on which the models are based, is a 1.91 GHz Dual Core SoC processor, with integrated Intel Gen7 Graphics Engine GPU. These models offer native support for dual monitors thanks to HDMI and VGA video outputs, four USB ports – three frontal USB 2.0 and one rear USB 3.0 -, two serial ports, audio in/out and dual network card. H Series models can be equipped with additional connectivity such as an 802.1ac Wi-Fi card or 3G, LTE and GPS modules, with support for up to three external antennas.

The new solutions are released to the market with Windows 10 IoT and Praim ThinOX operating system, with a RAM from 2 to 4 GB and a flash disk from 8 to 64 GB.

H Series is the first family Praim industrial thin clients. – declares Stefano Bonmassar, Praim’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer – It has been designed with a particular focus on the research of the best combination between performance and extreme hardware reliability, essential features for the adoption in critical projects and environments. These models are ideal for connecting other devices or industrial machines, are a good alternative to expensive industrial solutions and grant complete remote control.”

H Series models use Praim’s high added value software solutions, such as ThinMan management console and Praim Agile, which allow to implement a high standard of control, access and security, simplifying the system administrator’s activities.

The new H Series models are already available for purchase through Praim resale channel.

Visit product page to learn more about the H Series.

IGEL Expands Portfolio of Virtualisation-Optimised Endpoints

IGEL Expands Portfolio of Virtualisation-Optimised Endpoints

Featuring an advanced AMD processor, a high-end AMD Radeon™ graphics card and twice the memory capacity, the new UD7 Universal Desktop is also the only thin client solution to offer multi-monitor support for 4K displays at 60Hz

Reading, UK. April 18, 2018 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of virtualisation-optimised endpoints to include the new IGEL UD7. Part of IGEL’s family of Universal Desktop™software-defined thin clients, the IGEL UD7 is designed for end-user computing (EUC) environments where high-performance and access to multiple, high-quality displays is required, such as video production and CAD design suites, newsrooms, operations centers and hospital diagnostics centers.

“We are pleased to be extending our growing portfolio of simple, smart and secure endpoint solutions with the release of the IGEL UD7,” said Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL. “This virtualisation-optimised endpoint is now the most powerful thin client solution in our portfolio. With numerous use-cases ranging from healthcare to financial services to manufacturing, it is also the only thin client solution on the market to offer multi-monitor support for 4K displays at 60Hz. Further, through the IGEL OS, we are able to help IT organisations future-proof their investments in the UD7 through regular software upgrades to the IGEL OS that include hardware acceleration, while at the same time enhancing the security of their endpoints by preventing malware and other cyber threats with Secure Boot validation.”

High Performance End-User Computing Without Compromise

With the launch of the IGEL UD7, IGEL is setting a new standard for high-performance, multi-monitor end-user computing with its integrated AMD Radeon R5 graphics card, two 4K DisplayPort connectors at 60Hz and one 2K DisplayPort connector at 60Hz with expansion capabilities to include one additional 2K DisplayPort connector at 60Hz, and Secure Boot validation. Additionally, the IGEL UD7 features 4GB DDR4 RAM, effectively doubling the memory capacity when compared to that of IGEL’s other Universal Desktop solutions.

Ease of Management Drives Productivity

As with IGEL’s complete portfolio of virtualisation-optimised endpoints, the IGEL UD7 is managed through the IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS), which provides IT organisations with automated backend control of their IGEL endpoints, freeing them up to focus on more strategic initiatives. Purpose-built to simplify complex enterprise environments, the IGEL UMS supports a diverse array of devices and operating systems and enables IT organisations to add and remove endpoint devices, and perform software upgrades as needed or required.

The IGEL UD7 also comes pre-configured to support industry-leading virtualisation protocols including Citrix HDX, Microsoft RDP/Remote FX or VMware Horizon. Organisations can add or re-configure these supported virtualisation protocols leveraging the IGEL UMS to quickly transition between protocols, and make changes to their entire network of thin clients, or a specific endpoint.

Availability and Support

For more information, visit www.igel.com/synergy. To experience the capabilities of the IGEL OS, Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), download here www.igel.com/download, or request free evaluation hardware.

IGEL UD7 thin clients can be purchased through IGEL’s network of Platinum- and Gold-level Partners, Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) and resellers. Each IGEL UD7 comes standard with a free extended five-year hardware warranty and includes a software license that provides access to regular and frequent firmware updates. This enables IT organisations to preserve their hardware investment while taking advantage of new features and functionality as they become available.

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IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

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Fujitsu announces three new thin clients for enterprise use – NotebookCheck.net News

Fujitsu announces three new thin clients

A new desktop thin client and two new notebook thin clients from Fujitsu offer compact computing for businesses who use a centralized access server to protect company data and improve security. These thin clients run low-powered hardware but offer fast networking connections. The operating systems supported are eLux RP6 or Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

Source: www.notebookcheck.net

The notebook-based FUTRO MA576 and MU937 are expected to release around the end of April in Japan at retail prices of JP¥99,500 (US$930) and JP¥158,900 (US$1480) respectively. The desktop-based FUTRO S740 should release in late May at an MSRP of JP¥59,600 (US$555). While this initial release is for Japan only, Fujitsu devices often make it to Europe not long afterward and some models have started appearing in the United States now too.

IGEL OS 10 Announces Support for UEFI Secure Boot  | ReadItQuik

IGEL OS 10 Announces Support for UEFI Secure BootIGEL OS 10 Announces Support for UEFI Secure Boot

Enterprises leveraging the IGEL UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket to convert existing x86-based PCs, laptops, tablets and third-party thin clients into IGEL OS-powered endpoints now benefit from enhanced security capabilities

Source: www.readitquik.com

UEFI Secure Boot validated UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket solutions are available now, and are distinguished by a visual cue in the form of a lock icon that appears on the system’s boot splash providing an assurance that the endpoint is activated with UEFI Secure Boot.

Chromebooks still beat the iPad is one critical way

Chromebook beats ipadChromebook beats ipad

As much as Apple tries to convince us that the iPad is a better tool for schools that the Chromebook, the iPad has a key weakness that Apple hasn’t addressed.

Source: www.zdnet.com

Lincoln College Group converts to IGEL

Summary: The Lincoln College Group has switched its aging desktop PCs and laptops for IGEL thin client devices to transform the student computing experience, improve security and slash management time and costs.

Lincoln College Group converts to IGEL to transform student computing experience

 

igel thin clientReading, UK. March 28th, 2018 – The Lincoln College Group has switched its aging desktop PCs and laptops for IGEL thin client devices to transform the student computing experience, improve security and slash management time and costs.

The college group is one of the largest education, training and apprenticeship providers in the region, with around 9,000 students. The College is based over three sites, with its main campus in Lincoln City Centre and further campuses at Newark and Gainsborough. Lincoln College International also runs a highly successful female college and Riyadh Technical Trainers College in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Challenging management issues

With its dispersed international sites, 4000 desktop PCs and libraries equipped with laptops for student working, the college’s small infrastructure IT team of five people was struggling to maintain its existing hardware.

“There were three main challenges that drove us to look for a new approach – ageing Windows PCs and laptops, increasing security issues and the need for updates and the available resource to manage the devices,” explained Glen Harrison, IT Infrastructure Manager.

“Our desktop hardware was on a five-year replacement cycle but like all organisations our investment budgets were limited, meaning only some PCs were replaced each year as needed. This meant some of the older devices were running out of memory and failure rates were increasing year-on-year.”

The number of security and software updates was also increasing and becoming more time consuming to manage. With the high profile WannaCry cyber-attacks, the team realised the college was potentially exposed to these types of threat. Finally, the colleges’ two main libraries had stores of up to 80 laptops available for students to book and use by the hour. “These laptops were becoming difficult to manage and frustrating for students and the staff to use. Each time a laptop was switched on, it could take up to 30 minutes to update,” said Glen. “With our resources, it just wasn’t practical to update all these devices every week to minimise the downtime for staff and students.”

So, the college began to look for a new desktop and laptop solution. It had tried a small thin client deployment in the past but that technology was now outdated. Glen wanted to revisit this option because he had seen it working very successfully in other environments.

After trying thin client hardware from some of the leading manufacturers and being dissatisfied with the results, Glen and the team turned to IGEL technology, attracted by the availability of IGEL thin client hardware and its desktop conversion software.

IGEL provided the college with a demo IGEL UD3 thin client, 10 licences and its Universal Desktop Conversion 3 (UDC3) software for testing. “We took our oldest PCs and converted them to IGEL-like devices using the conversion software and they just worked,” said Glen. “It meant that we could have a mixture of old PCs and laptops running as IGEL devices and IGEL thin clients all operating in exactly same way.”

Repurpose existing hardware

With IGEL’s UDC3 software it’s simple to repurpose existing desktop hardware bringing an end to replacing outdated hardware or patching systems with ever-changing applications. The UDC converts any x86 device, regardless of manufacturer or form factor. It takes only minutes to turn old devices into a universally deployable IGEL Linux-based thin client. Converted devices are then instantly integrated into IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) for remote support, zero-touch deployment and easy central management.

Working with Circle IT, its trusted IT partner and an IGEL reseller, the college refreshed its IT infrastructure and created a Windows virtual environment. It has replaced its oldest PCs with new IGEL UD3 thin clients and converted a large number of the ageing Windows XP PCs and its library laptops to IGEL-like devices using the UDC3 conversion software.

The backend IT system is completely Microsoft Server 2016 with a Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 platform for all the virtual servers. The thin client platform is split between thin client infrastructure servers (virtualised servers and Dell blades) and end user servers with Office 2016 installed. Microsoft App-V is used to stream the applications across the network to the devices.

Using Microsoft Secure Gateway, staff and students can also enjoy the same simple computing experience wherever they log in from, using their own PC, laptop or thin client device. Students now always have the option of saving work to the college system, to their own allocated personal cloud storage or to their own device, eliminating the need for using the USB port and further eliminating security risks.

 

Benefits

“The IGEL deployment has been a huge success for the college”, concluded Glen. “It has been a complete game changer – just by moving to IGEL we have addressed so many problems.”

The college has seen multiple benefits from the new way of working. The new thin clients are significantly less expensive to buy than new PCs and use less electricity to operate, so there are financial savings every time an old device is replaced.

“The conversion of the library laptops to IGEL devices has also been incredibly successful,” said Glen. “The devices now boot in seconds and can be managed centrally and updated at the click of a button. You just make a change in the IGEL management software and it updates all devices at the same time – it just happens. The same couldn’t be said of Microsoft Systems Centre when managing the Windows PCs. The library staff were so impressed with the IGEL converted laptops that they volunteered money from their own budget to pay for more licences.”

And Glen says the support from IGEL has also been second to none. “We had one laptop where the wireless connectivity stopped working when we converted it to an IGEL device. IGEL asked us to send the device to their development team in Germany so they could update their solution. Within 4 weeks we had new firmware and drivers and the machine was working perfectly. Not only are we saving a lot of money and solving problems, but the support we have been getting from IGEL has been fantastic.”

Based on the positive feedback from the library, the team then converted all their Windows XP PCs to IGEL-like devices over the summer holidays. “Normally when you roll out a new technology project you spend the next few weeks solving problems but not with this IGEL project,” said Glen. “Everyone logged in when they came back from holidays and there were literally no problems.”

Lastly, the team spends much less time having to firefight and manage the devices, meaning they can spend that time more proactively, helping staff and the students at the college use technology to find smarter ways of working.

 

The future

Moving forward, the technology team is keen to continue to use IGEL to further increase the flexibility of its computing devices. “At the moment, we have lots of classrooms equipped with PCs and they are left unused for long periods. In the future, it would be great to replace these devices with a fewer number of IGEL converted laptops that could be moved from classroom to classroom as needed – maximising their use and cutting the number of devices required,” said Glen.

 

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About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visitwww.igel.com.

Media Contact:

Tom Herbst

Tel: +44 (0)7768 145571

Email: [email protected]

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