Article on BusinessWeek posing question on thinclients replacing PCs. This focuses on the Redfly. No CPU, or anything else. TCO 1/10th of laptop.Extends your smartphone into a the desktop with keyboard. $200. Blackberry and Android in the works. Pretty cool!
July 2009 Archives
Thin Client installation at Jessops for providing in-store digital signage. For broadcast content which is constantly changing thin client media controller/players can play a big role.
DT Research wins installation in Beijing airport for digital signage running on thin clients. 82 and 108 inch displays. Picture included.
Article goes begins with explanation of types of VPN networks, moves next to understanding IPsec, then finishes with Encryption.
NEC LCD Technologies to Expand Lineup of LCD Modules Featuring White LED Backlight Systems for Industrial Applications. 15" LCDs as low as 11W is pretty cool stuff.
|HotHardware calls out new Futro from Fujitsu thin client. Low power consumption of 11 watts called out. VIA VX800 cpu. Completely solid-state. Linux eLux, VMware, Citrix and Windows CE.|
Wyse is proud to announce our newest software innovation, Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA). Wyse VDA is a software-based solution for Wyse thin clients and supported PCs. Wyse VDA delivers the best user experience for the network bandwidth allocated to users, neutralizes the effects of network delays (latencies) and errors (packet loss) for thin computing, making it suitable for more remote-site, branch, or field-based users. Wyse VDA is one more reason to choose Wyse thin-computing solutions over the competition. Our commitment and investment in making thin computing better for users of Wyse thin clients and PCs is a testament to our total solution focus and approach.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, July 16, 2009--Symbio Technologies (www.symbio-technologies.com), the leader in stateless thin client computing, has put its skills to work to help bankrupt schools in California bring new life to old computers. Using its expertise in LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), Symbio has helped schools re-use their existing workstations and finally find a use for the many outdated machines they receive as donations. The Linux Terminal Server Project is a free, open source add-on to Linux that allows people to access applications and data on a central server. Members of Symbio's team have been core developers of LTSP.
Wyse manages to speed up RDP and ICA by factor of 3. Ditches TCP layer for custom transport protocol. Writeup by Ars Technica and Jon Stokes.
Opinion piece on thin client and latest Google and MS announcements. The major MS announcement being that somehow they are going to make Office available for free via the web. Somehow I think that won't include Exchange but then who knows.
2X Software Named a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor -- Strong Virtual Computing Product Line and Clear-Cut Licensing Draws Praise from CRN Editorial Panel
Article on how the US Postal Service and others in government are beginning to embrace less costly open source software alternatives in an effort to trim costs. In one case it also involves migrating from Solaris to SUSE so not just the mainframes impacted.
Wyse gets boost from Cisco as demo platform for Ciscos UCS (Unified Computing Solution) during conference July 1.
No surprise here except sooner than expected. Google is after netbooks which can qualify as thin terminals. Already has Android for mobile. Would you rather develop an app for the net, or for Windows is the question that seals the fate of MS. Windows it seems has been ironically transformed into an OS/2 it seems :-)
InfoComm – Orlando, FL – June 18, 2009 - DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the release of the SA3000, a new signage appliance in the WebDT Signage System line, with full HD 1080p video quality performance. The SA3000 enables superior content delivery for a digital signage network.
Pretty cool from DTR. WebDT Multi Screen Appliance Powers up to 16 Displays and Provides Multi-Zone Management for Each Screen, Fully Integrated from One Manufacturer. [picture included in article]