Netvoyager PLC has embedded a thin client running Windows CE on a 1GHz Via Eden processor directly into a 17-inch LCD monitor. The company says that the Neterm CE-1040 offers video and application performance
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SafeDesk launches their Quick Start which allows schools to implement in less than an hour a 30-user standard configuration. They offer thin client hardware with no moving parts, also bootable NIC configurations to leverage legacy computers. Pretty nice.
From the wires:
Microsoft confirmed that it is developing a "lean" Windows XP client code-named "Eiger" for customers who want the security and management capabilities of Windows XP but who cannot afford new PCs.
(In other RDP news, Microsoft said Friday that Sun Microsystems now has the rights to use the RDP protocol. That means that in the future, Sun Ray devices will be able to access Windows terminal services. More details to follow)
Aimed at India residents with no PC experience, Novatium is developing the Nova NetPC, a thin client expected to cost just $100. The PC is now in beta-stage development and will reportedly be maintenance-free and appliance-like.
John Kish of Wyse says he see's the writing on the wall for thin-client hardware and is shifting into software. Also is expanding the "thin-client" application into cell/mobile/handhelds where it is only logical to do so. With hw sales forecast at less then 600M this year and $850M by 2008, I think he is right on the mark.
"Thin clients follow a fairly standard commoditization curve," he said, referring to ever-declining hardware prices. "One can fairly accurately predict where the margins are going to get fatal."
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(PRWEB) May 3, 2005 -- While primarily focused on providing end-to-end Linux thin-client solutions, SafeDesk has integrated Citrix connectivity in an effort to further bridge the gap between an organization's existing infrastructure and Linux. This bridge is becoming increasingly important for larger technology deployments within the federal government, insurance, and financial services industries.
While thin-client solutions based upon the Linux Terminal Services Project (LTSP) have historically been seen as competitive to Citrix, SafeDesk is now providing a complementary product that enables customers to leverage their Citrix assets in new and unique ways while also benefitting from the integration of Linux.
The latest version of SafeDesk Enterprise with Citrix ICA access allows organizations to:
- Seamlessly deploy Linux thin-clients in existing Citrix environments
- Securely integrate the majority of legacy DOS and Unix-based terminal applications
- Successfully scale a mixed environment of Linux and Microsoft-based applications
- Reduce management of individual destop PC's
- Increase functionality to traditional terminals.
Microsoft is set to debut two Windows XP thin clients, one for low-end PCs for task-oriented workers, and another for mobile workers, according to sources.
The vendor is developing the Windows XP-based thin clients, code-named Eiger and Monch, to make it easier for system builders and partners to deploy pre-packaged thin-client solutions instead of customizing software on their own or using ISVs, sources said.
Microsoft declined to comment on the upcoming thin clients. But sources said the thin clients are not low-end versions of Windows but rather alternative operating systems for customers that choose to use thin clients and a server-centric computing model rather than full PCs. Thin clients offer several benefits, including reduced management costs and enhanced security.
A group of not-for-profit developers, called Ndiyo (Swahili for "yes"), has announced an ultra-thin-client system which, it says, could make computing available to billions more people across the planet.
The Nivo (network in, video out) box is a sub-£100, ultra-ultra-thin client that can be networked along with several others to a central PC/server. It is cheaper, more accessible and more environmentally friendly than a PC, Ndiyo argues, needing much less in the way of raw materials to build, and consuming far less power. It is also based on non-proprietary standards and open source software.