Skype for Business – VMware optimised solution

One of the innovations recently announced by VMware is the optimised solution for Skype for Business.

 

R&D department at Praim decided to test this new solution.

 

From an architectural point of view, the optimised VMware solution is not far from what other virtualization vendors have already proposed, it is about the client’s ability to create a point-to-point pointing connection without having to pass through the server.

 

Source: www.praim.com

New T310 Thin Client from HP – pictures, collateral and review

thin client HP t310Palo Alto, CA.  July 10, 2017 – The HP t310 is HP’s next generation zero client  with a new modern design, that provides the high-performance customers want, and the security they need. It now includes a built-in VESA mounting pattern1 creating a more efficient workspace for end users.

The HP t310 Zero Client makes deployment simple right out of the box for VMWare®2 and Amazon Workspaces3, plus Teradici Management tools4make updates and device monitoring easy.

“With no data stored on the HP t310 Zero Client, it reduces the risk of your data getting into the wrong hands,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president and global head product management and engineering, Thin Clients, HP Inc. “Users and IT professionals appreciate HP zero clients because they boot up very-fast, require minimal to no management or configuration and tend to be more efficient to maintain than traditional thin clients”

The new HP t310 Zero Client comes with an array of new features:

  • Impressive new sleek ID with built-in VESA mounting pattern1
  • Upgraded graphics option with one DisplayPort™ and one DVI port
  • Six USB ports
  • Upgraded firmware from 4.8 to 5.5

 

“We are delighted to add the new HP t310 to the PCoIP Teradici product family” says Brian Lowe, Global Vice President of OEM Partners at Teradici. “All the new features will have broad vertical market appeal from a trusted global vendor like HP Inc.”

Pricing and Availability

thin client t310 HP

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The HP t310 is scheduled to be available in July starting at $309.00 (USD).

 

Legal Disclaimers:

  1. Mounting hardware sold separately
  2. VMware is sold separately, subscription required.
  3. Amazon WorkSpaces requires subscription from Amazon. See http://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/ for complete details.  Amazon Workspaces requires Teradici firmware version 4.6 or higher.
  4. Teradici Management Console is sold separately, subscription required

 

VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.  Amazon WorkSpaces is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  DisplayPort™ and the DisplayPort™ logo are trademarks owned by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) in the United States and other countries.

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Italy’s favourite cake producers Bauli whips complexity with Citrix and Praim

Bauli, one of the most famous panettone producers in Italy, was founded in 1922; each year the company sells over 15 millions of its traditional Christmas panettones and pandoros, as well as its Easter colombas.

As the company has enlarged into four manufacturing sites and 27 distribution centres, the complexity and IT difficulties have risen. To solve the problems Bauli implemented Citrix solutions to virtualise all of its applications and deployed Praim thin clients and ThinMan console across its locations.

Read more: www.praim.com

The best of centralised management: Praim Agile – Your Smart Cloud Access

Praim, a global leader in providing a complete system to manage powerful software and hardware workstations has announced the launch of Agile – Your Smart Cloud Access, the latest addition to the Praim solution portfolio which offers users with a new interaction modality to create a totally safe zero client experience on Windows PCs and thin clients.

“Praim Agile is the perfect solution for businesses looking to provide their users with unified and simplified, yet flexible, smart and secure workspace”, said Stefano Bonmassar, Praim Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “It provides a new level of simplicity and security to organisations of all sizes.”

Read more: www.praim.com

Thin Client Market Embraces Raspberry Pi

Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client. In addition, ViewSonic announced a software upgrade for the Pi-based SC-T25 thin client that it announced last year.

Source: www.linux.com

PowerShell scripts: Windows vs Praim Agile. Which method will you choose?

On Windows 7 and later releases of the Operating System, it is possible to use PowerShell Remoting.

This service provides the user with PowerShell terminals and allows him to execute PS scripts on remote computers. Once the connection to the remote computer is established, all PS feature are available, like to mount network shares or installing software from the command line.

From now on, the machine which will issue the PowerShell commands will be called ‘Client’, while the one which will execute the commands will be called ‘Server’.

Read more

source: www.praim.com

HP Delivers Software to Accelerate Move to Cloud Computing

Today at Citrix Synergy, HP announced a software bundle to repurpose aging PCs for use as thin clients. Software bundle repurposes aging PCs for use as thin clients

HP Thin Client Conversion SuiteOrlando, FL. at Citrix Synergy, May 23, 2017 – A new HP software bundle is making it easier to accelerate a businesses’ transition from traditional local computing strategies to a new VDI or other cloud-centric solutions. The HP Thin Client Conversion Suite repurposes an aging PC into a thin client solution that supports a wide variety of backend systems while maintaining the existing OS, reducing risk, and lowering costs for training and hardware. The HP Thin Client portfolio is showcased in Booth #305.

“Our HP Thin Client Conversion Suite allows customers to move to the cloud even if they do not necessarily have the IT budget to purchase new thin client devices,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president and global head product management and engineering, Thin Clients, HP Inc. “Our simple software bundle allows customers to optimize PCs with all the benefits of a thin client, ensuring superb end-user experience and effortless device management.”

For IT administrators, the HP Thin Client Conversion Suite provides the peace-of-mind that comes with the ability to confidently secure and control devices. It allows administrators to customize the end-user experience, uses all existing management tools and has an identical management experience across all repurposed PCs and thin clients. The suite provides easy device management and can deploy configurations quickly to a large number of devices, at multiple locations, at the same time. The software used to convert the PCs limits local changes and prevents unauthorized software installations, decreasing malware exposure and overall cost of management.

For users, HP Thin Client Conversion Suite keeps them productive with an incredible suite of software solutions, network performance optimization, customizable interfaces and a familiar Windows® operating system experience. The suite delivers better connectivity and performance for remote workers or for those on poor networks.

HP Thin Client Conversion Suite includes:

  • HP Write Manager – an all-new design makes configuration changes and custom profile setups simple with minimal end-user interruptions that can increase performance and reliability both for repurposed PCs and all HP Thin Clients.
  • HP Device Manager – allows you to configure, manage, maintain and update your install base and security certificate assignments all from one interface.
  • HP Easy Shell – quick, simple and customizable and provides a clean streamlined experience for HP Thin Client Windows Embedded environments.
  • HP USB Port Manager – features the ability to block all USB devices, allow only certain USB devices, and set access to USB mass storage devices as read-only.
  • HP Velocity – optimizes the user experience and is especially suited to challenging network environments and improving the user experience for virtualized applications.

Pricing and Availability

The HP Thin Client Conversion Suite is scheduled to be available in June for $149.00 (USD).

About HP Thin Clients

Over the past four decades, HP has led the transition from the dumb terminals of the 1970s to today’s powerful thin clients. Today, HP Thin Clients are used to power everything from doctors’ offices and schools, to trading rooms and large online retailers. According to the IDC Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Tracker, HP was the global share leader in Thin Clients in 2016 with 26.5% percent annual market share. With a long history in the thin client industry, HP is trusted by well-known technology partners to provide customers with the best possible solution.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

Legal Disclaimers

  1. HP Easy Shell is only available with a Windows operating system.

Source: IDC Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker, 2016Q4

Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Citrix is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.

Notes:

  1. HP Thin Client Conversion Suite can be installed on any HP platform.
  2. HP Thin Client Conversion Suite is supported on Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit).

How to bring control and business continuity to your IT department?

Companies worldwide have used millions of distributed PCs as workplaces for their employees, often unmanaged and out of control by the IT department. As we know, especially in recent years of crisis, the IT budget is limited and companies are realising that without the renewal of digital processes their competitiveness is at risk.

What are the solutions? It is increasingly evident that, used in this context, the PC is no longer a suitable device, at least not as it has been used until today. We could equip employees with alternative devices such as thin clients, designed to ensure IT managers control and simple and secure access to cloud infrastructure, but companies still have many distributed PCs, more or less recent, which could still be used for a few years (by improving certain limits they have), allowing a reduction of the initial investment and a gradual replacement with new devices.

source: www.praim.com

Thin Clients, are they still a thing? – Techstringy podcast

How and why thin clients still have a place in modern IT infrastructure? Paul Stringfellow from Techstringy interviewed Praim UK Territory Manager, Tony Main in the newest episode of Tech Interviews.The interview talks about the history of thin clients and how from rather dumb low power endpoints they became modern high powered and flexible devices.The podcast is very timely due to “WannaCry” (WanaCrypt0r 2.0) ransomware outbreak as Tony explains why thin client devices can be essential parts in a data security plan.

source: www.praim.com

Iris Hatzenbichler’s new marketing director EMEA at IGEL Technology

Der Endpoint-Management-Spezialist setzt für seine europäischen Marketing-Aktivitäten auf die über 16-jährige Erfahrung von Iris Hatzenbichler, die zuvor bereits für namhafte Software-Unternehmen erfolgreich war.  

Bremen, 16. Mai 2017 – Iris Hatzenbichler ist neue Marketingdirektorin EMEA bei IGEL Technology. Ab sofort verantwortet sie in dieser Position die gesamten Marketing-Aktivitäten des Unternehmens für Europa. Auf Basis ihrer jahrelangen Erfahrung in der Kommunikation für Software-Unternehmen wird Hatzenbichler bei IGEL die Schärfung der Markenbotschaft ins Zentrum ihrer Tätigkeit rücken. Zuvor war sie für den Software-defined Storage-Anbieter Falconstor sowie für DataCore Software in leitenden Markting-Funktionen tätig.

Iris Igel thin clientIris Hatzenbichler ist seit über 16 Jahren in der IT tätig. Zuletzt leitete sie die EMEA Marketing-Aktivitäten von FalconStor Software. Dort konnte sie für das Unternehmen in nur einem Jahr 10 Awards erringen und legte durch die Thought Leadership Positionierung im Bereich Software-defined Storage wichtige Grundsteine für eine Neuorientierung. Davor war Hatzenbichler 14 Jahre bei DataCore Software tätig. Neben ihrer Zuständigkeit für den gesamten Marketingbereich baute die Marketing-Expertin sehr erfolgreich das europäische Operations-Team auf und hatte wesentlichen Anteil an der Entwicklung des Unternehmens vom Startup zu einem der führenden Anbieter von Software-defined Storage-Lösungen mit zweistelligen jährlichen Wachstumsraten in Europa.

„Nach mehr als 16 Jahren in der Speicherwelt habe ich viele Veränderung miterlebt und mitgestaltet. Der Wandel vom einfachen Speichermanagement zur Virtualisierung bis hin zu einem Software-defined Storage Ansatz war eine Herausforderung. Aber immer war es eine Vision, die meine Begeisterung aufs Neue entfach hat. Mit dem Wechsel zu IGEL bleibe ich meinem Software-Mantra treu. Ob Cloud, IoT, Connectivity oder Mobility – im besten Fall sollte Software immer ‘revolutionär einfach’ sein. Ich freue mich auf die neue Aufgabe, mit einem großartigen Team und der breitgefächerten Partnerlandschaft IGEL`s Vision umzusetzen“, kommentiert Iris Hatzenbichler.

„Wir sind hoch erfreut, mit Iris Hatzenbichler eine so erfahrene Marketingleiterin in unserem Team begrüßen zu dürfen“, ergänzt Heiko Gloge, Gründer und CEO von IGEL. „Ihre Kompetenz, die hervorragenden Erfolge in der Führung internationaler Teams sowie ihre umfassenden Branchenkenntnisse sind eine echte Bereicherung für IGEL. Mit ihrem Know-how werden wir IGELs Vision eines einfachen, kosteneffizienten und vor allem sicheren Endpoint-Managements noch breiter und effizienter kommunizieren.“

In ihrer neuen Funktion wird Iris Hatzenbichler auch auf der Citrix Synergy vom 22.-25. Mai in Orlando zu Gast sein, auf der IGEL sein gesamtes Lösungsportfolio präsentieren wird.

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The endpoint management specialist uses for its European marketing activities on over 16 years of experience of Iris Hatzenbichler that was previously already successfully for well-known software companies.

Bremen, May 16, 2017 – Iris Hatzenbichler’s new marketing director EMEA at IGEL Technology. As of now, she is responsible in this position, the overall marketing activities of the company in Europe. Based on their years of experience in communications for software companies Hatzenbichler is the sharpening of the brand message the heart of their work at IGEL. She previously worked for the software-defined storage vendor FalconStor and DataCore Software in conducting Marketing functions.

Iris Hatzenbichler operates in IT for over 16 years. Most recently, she led the EMEA marketing activities of FalconStor Software. There she was able to win 10 awards for the company in just one year and placed by the thought leadership position in software-defined storage important foundation stones for a new orientation. Before that Hatzenbichler spent 14 years at DataCore Software. In addition to its responsibility for the entire marketing area, the marketing expert built very successful European operations team and played a major role in the development of the company from startup to a leading provider of software-defined storage solutions double-digit annual growth rates in Europe.

“After more than 16 years in the storage world, I have witnessed many changes and shaped. The transformation from simple storage management for virtualization to a software-defined storage approach was a challenge. But it was always a vision that my enthusiasm anew entfach. With the switch to IGEL I stay true to my software mantra. Whether cloud IoT, connectivity and mobility – at best should always be software ‘revolutionary easy’. I look forward to the new task to implement with a great team and broad partner landscape IGEL`s vision, “said Iris Hatzenbichler.

“We are delighted to welcome you with Iris Hatzenbichler such an experienced Marketing Manager to our team,” adds Heiko Gloge, founder and CEO of IGEL. “Their expertise, the outstanding successes in managing international teams and their extensive knowledge of the industry are a real asset to IGEL. With its know-how we will communicate wider and more efficient IGEL vision of a simple, cost-efficient and above all secure endpoint management. ”

In her new role Iris Hatzenbichler is also on the Citrix Synergy of 22-25th May be in Orlando as a guest, will present at IGEL its complete solution portfolio.

Distributed thin client management: The remote site conundrum and the elephant in the room?

Why should remote management of thin clients be complex? The benefits of thin client have centred on simplicity and ease of deployment, these have long been touted as the salient points that make the technology so compelling, so where is the issue? This message has been the rallying cry for the thin clients since their initial release in the 1990’s, however, the reality is that these two strengths are today only part of the whole picture. Contemporary devices are now feature rich, complex devices that are geared to work in enterprise environments, and with the growth of hosted services are having to adapt to these requirements as well. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) now also provides more opportunity to use a “dumb” device, so using a thin client which can be remotely managed becomes a valuable add-on in these instances.

 

Source: www.praim.com

What are the main advantages of thin client strategy? – Praim interview with Sacha Thomet

– What are the main advantages of thin client strategy?

Like already said, to save money. Also, thin clients are easier to manage, easier to maintain and, not to forget, they have a lower power consumption. But I also say that a pure thin client strategy is not sufficient, you probably still have some employees who want to have the possibility to work offline. In my point of view, a Bring Your Own Device strategy (BYOD) is a good addition to a full thin client strategy.

Source: www.praim.com

UNC Health Care Leverages IGEL in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployment

IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that its Universal Desktop Converter™ , IGEL Universal Desktop™ UD3 thin clients and Universal Management Suite™ were selected by UNC Health Care to as part of the roll-out for the nationally-ranked health

Source: finance.yahoo.com

Additionally, the ease of integration between the IGEL UDC and IGEL UMS with Citrix XenDesktop and other solutions offered by Citrix Ecosystem partners, including Imprivata, has enabled secure access to the health care network’s Epic Systems’ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.

Dell Wyse 3040 Thin Client is basically a cheap, tiny, low power PC

A thin client is basically a computer that doesn’t need a lot of memory, storage, or processing power because it’s designed to let you access software that’s actually running on a server, often due to virtualization technology.So we typically see thin clients in business and enterprise environments. But Dell’s newest model actually looks like a pretty nice little PC in its own right… if you don’t need a lot of RAM or storage.The Dell Wyse 3040 Thin Client is a $329 system with an Intel Atom x5 Cherry Trail processor, support for dual displays, wired and wireless network support, and Dell’s ThinOS or ThinLinux operating system options.The only real catch? The Wyse 3040 has just 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. So if you were going to repurpose it as a full-fledged PC, you might want to either add storage, or find applications that don’t need much additional storage space (like using the system as a media streamer).Or if you actually are looking to use the system as a thin client, Dell says its Wyse ThinLinux operating system is based on SUSE Linux, but it features additional security hardening. And the system uses less than 5 watts of power.The Wyse 3040 includes Gigabit Ethernet, a USB 3.1 port, 3 USB 2,0 ports, a headset jack, and dual DisplayPort jacks with support for up to two 2560 x 1600 monitors with 60 Hz refresh rates.An 802.11ac WiFi card is also available as an option.The system measures 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.1 and weighs just over half a pound.press release

Source: liliputing.com

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10ZiG Technology Finalises Company Rebrand & Unveils Completely Redesigned, Fully Featured Website

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10Zig Thin client10ZiG, a world-market leader in Thin & Zero Client VDI Technology proudly announces the launch of its entirely redesigned, user-friendly, fully featured website.

Leicester, UK – 10ZiG, a world-market leader in Thin & Zero Client VDI Technology proudly announces the launch of its entirely redesigned, user-friendly, fully featured website, www.10ZiG.com. The new website launch is the final phase of a recent full-blown company rebrand involving an updated logo, fresh and modern branding colours and a new look-and-feel to their advertising and marketing tactics.

A few key features of the new website include a simplified, more intuitive layout, an attractive design and a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation capabilities.

It’s now easier to understand which 10ZiG Thin Client or Zero Client will meet a particular VDI Proof of Concept (POC) as device searches can now be performed with just one click. Options include flexible Software Zero Clients (NOS), certified HDX, PCoIP and Blast Extreme, Linux (PeakOS) Thin Clients, Windows Embedded 7 (WES7), Windows Embedded 8 (WE8S) and Windows 10 IoT (W10 IoT) devices along with PC Repurposing software. In addition, users can search based on VDI platform, such as VMware Horizon View or Citrix XenDesktop, via attribute-based, model-oriented categories and grids.

“10ZiG is excited to unveil the new www.10ZiG.com. We recognize the importance of being able to present our powerful line of Thin and Zero Clients in a way that is up to par with the performance and reliability of our units and that of our unsurpassed, UK based technical support team. The new website guides users across 10ZiG units in terms of power and capability – from endpoints supporting task-based workers, or more advanced units capable of supporting 3D, CAD and 4K resolution,” says Jamie Heinz, Director of Marketing, 10ZiG Technology.

“The overall company rebrand and website redesign 10ZiG has undergone is indicative to where we are headed in the industry. 10ZiG is now a major force in the Thin and Zero Client endpoint market compared to our competitors. The advantages in choosing 10ZiG for endpoint devices are clear, from the power and reliability of our units, the 10ZiG three-year advance exchange warranty, free 30-day demo program and our knowledgeable and responsive UK based technical support team to name a few,” says Andy Martin, General Manager, 10ZiG Technology.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the new website has been designed using the latest technology, making it compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices. 10ZiG is inviting visitors to explore the new website to learn more about advanced VDI technology through the informative products, blogs and news sections. The new website also features a free demo section where 10ZiG devices can be easily requested for testing in the local environment of the end user.

To learn more about cutting edge VDI technology from 10ZiG, or to arrange for a FREE Thin or Zero Client evaluation unit, please contact the relevant office below:

(Corporate Headquarters, US)

10ZiG Technology Inc.

23309 N. 17th Drive #100

Phoenix, AZ 85027

 

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

 

(EU Headquarters, UK)

10ZiG Technology Ltd.

Unit S2, Troon Way Business Centre

Humberstone Lane

Leicester LE4 9HA, United Kingdom

 

  1. +44 (0) 116 214 8660 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.10ZiG.com

About 10ZiG Technology

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

CONTACT: Tom Dodds

Marketing Executive

10ZiG Technology Ltd.

[email protected]

p: +44 (0) 116 214 8658