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Bill Gerba analyzes what the true market size for digital screens in public. His conclusion is number of new screens deployed in the US will rise from 661,000 screens in 2010 to 1.17 million screens in 2013 (aka 2.8 Billion)
Google has partnered with Citrix and VMWare to provide business apps for Chromebooks and has tested the service with businesses like Jason’s Deli and the City of Orlando.
New patent by Apple hints at intent to provide network computers that boot via net.
Gizmag reviews Plug PC by Chip PC. Size of pack of cards, max load of 3W. Local mm acceleration for 1920x1200. 4 USB ports.
Kontron’s fanless panel PC, the Micro Client IIA is now available in five sizes up to 17 inches. The Micro Client IIA, with its IP65 protected front panel, is conceived as an application ready Human Machine Interface enabling faster time-to-market and reduced development costs for applications like the operation and monitoring of equipment, machines and plants.
Over the last 12-18 months Vardhaman has seen many large projects come its way. It helped SBI replace 2,000 desktops with thin clients operating on Windows XP. It supplied 1,500 thin client units to a company called Nivio, which offers virtual desktop computing services on the cloud. It deployed 3,000 PC-based kiosks for IL&FS’ education initiative called Gyan Community PC.
|HP Releases new All-In-One which is a 19" desktop PC to go along with the consumer TouchSmarts. The MS218 is priced at $700|
Turns out thin clients are on the official hardware list for Chromium from Google.
Nice article on Brian Madden site by Gabe Knuth on options to convert PCs into thin clients. Ends up with 8 different solutions.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization, today announced the findings of a ground-breaking, 30-day mobile VDI experiment. From June 1st through June 30th, Kovarus Senior Solutions Architect Alex Weeks shut down his Lenovo T500 and operated only a Wyse X90 Thin Client laptop. The entire experiment was chronicled through his daily blog at http://virtuallyalex.blogspot.com/.
The new Nvidia Ion Small Form-Factor PC is nano or picoITX and is latest generation of "little box + big performance". Watch the nice video out on viddler.com that has tradeshow guy doing demo/disassembly. Cool stuff. Could be the year of the pico, who knows...
New dedicated function and very inexpensive appliance PC announced by SIMpc.