Skype for Business on IGEL Linux thin clients

By | March 21, 2016

Just a few weeks after the presentation by Citrix makes IGEL RealTime Media Engine version 2.0 of its Linux-based thin clients available. Another example of how quickly the thin client specialist on the demands of the market and its unified communications portfolio is constantly improving.

Bremen March 21, 2016 – Unified Communication is and will remain on the rise. And not just in markets like the US, China and Australia, where large distances promote the spread steadily. Companies around the world benefit from real-time communications, connecting multiple distributed locations seamlessly. Who here uses a VDI environment, is ideally equipped with thin clients from IGEL Technology, since the company attaches great importance to an extensive support of various unified communication solutions. In addition to the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) * and Microsoft Lync is his successor and Skype for Business support, and has been for more than three years. For Citrix users IGEL has the power spectrum of the solution is now further enhanced and makes the HDX RealTime Media Engine 2.0 (RTME) for its Linux-based thin clients available. Users can thus come to benefit from new features and HD video conferencing. The RTME package is part of the new IGEL Linux firmware 5.09.101, which is available free for immediate download.

The rapid implementation of RTME package resulting from the flexibility of IGEL Linux that can play as an open operating system its advantages over proprietary variants. This flexibility gives IGEL customers not only the future safety and competitiveness, but predestined IGEL Managed Workspaces as clever solution for Unified Communication solutions out-of-the-box, which are up to date always. At the same time, users benefit from the unique management depth of the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), easily rolled out with all clients, and remotely and can be updated.

The HDX RealTime Media Engine 2.0 enables high quality HD video conferencing, and Enterprise VoIP telephony via Microsoft Skype for Business. Furthermore decoupled Citrix with the release, the functionality of the used backend solution so that Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and Office 365 (Skype for Business Online) be supportive.

The HDX RealTime Media Engine 2.0 for Skype for Business is the IGEL Linux 5.09.101 fully integrated and available for all IGEL Linux Universal Desktop v5 and IGEL Zero models from now on. The firmware can under be downloaded for free.