Archive for the ‘Thin Client’ Category
VMware’s product manager ben Chong recently published an article on the VMware End User Computing Blogs to let people know that several Thin Client vendors have updated their “firmware” with the newest version of the VMware View Client for Linux (1.6) which has included some bug fixes and enhancements for usability. In Ben’s article HP, 10ZiG and Igel were mentioned. To get a full overview of compatible thin client for VMware View please visit the Thin Client compatibility list at the VMware website.
A few month ago we’ve published an article on a free repurposing PC solution for VMware View. Tinycore Builder is a website which helps you to generate a minimal size, bootable ISO image with a built-in VMware View client. (Link)
The solution is now available via a new web address. Please visit the following link.
Thanks ro @SimonLong_ for the tip on Twitter! DELL Wyse has a two new zero clients on their website – the P25 and the P45.
Both are Teradici Tera chip driven devices but they’re using different processor units. The P25 has a Teradici TERA2321 inside and the P45 a TERA2140. The other big difference between the two is the ability two connect four DVI displays to the P45 but only one to the P25.
Please feel free to download the fact sheet which includes the detailed information.
It’s fantastic to see that the P25 does use 8 Watt if one mouse, one keyboard and one monitor is connected. That’s really green.
Both clients are perfect for HD multimedia CAD/CAM and of course they’re both compatible with VMware View.
Image source: http://www.wyse.com/
Download the fact sheet: http://www.wyse.com/sites/default/files/products/spec_sheets_2012-08/Dell-Wyse-P-class-IA-220812.pdf
A few minutes ago DELL announced it’s intent to acquire Wyse Technology, a Thin Client and Zero Client vendor. Wyse’s client devices are compatible with VMware’s desktop virtualization solution View.
Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, to significantly extend its desktop virtualization offerings. The addition of Wyse will expand Dell’s desktop virtualization capabilities and provide new market opportunities for the full range of Dell’s enterprise solutions and services.
For more information please visit the DELL website: http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/acq-wyse.aspx
Unfortunately I found this artivle only in German language but it may worth to translate with Google or another translation solution. The article is about the new Wyse X-Class Thin Laptop Client which comes with an SSD hard disk now. It supports Linux, Windows Embedded and Windows 7. And guess what! With Windows 7 it supports VMware View Local Mode. Great news! Did anyone already try that?
eVGA has released a new zero client model for VMware View. The client comes with the same Tera1100 processor which is used in the Wyse P20 or the eVGA reference model. The difference is the form factor. The PD02 looks like a small cube and reminds me on a Pano Logic client. Please check the following website for more information: http://www.evga.com/articles/00611/
Kudos go to @skneuss for the information on www.viug.de.
I just got an email from Microsoft Connect saying that the Windows Thin PC Release Candidate is now available. Windows Thin PC is a smaller footprint version of Windows 7 that allows customers to repurpose existing PC hardware as thin clients. There is no need for a VDA license when using WinTPC. But be careful here! WinTPC will only be available for Software Assurance customers which is a bit of a customer lock in. As long as you are paying for the SA, you’re allowed to use the software. I think that software like Devon PC’s VDI blaster is better for repurposing old PC hardware.
Link: Microsoft Connect
Stuart Robinson, Manager of Systems Engineering at Teradici shows how well PCoIP performs over a WAN connection from Orlando to Canada. This video is from this years HIMSS2011 event in Florida.