Archive for the ‘Thin Client’ tag
Today Cisco has announced that the Cisco Jabber application, a all in one unified communication solution will be supported in VMware View desktop environments. Check this link for the announcement.
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 17, 2013 – As part of Cisco’s ongoing efforts to enable anytime, anywhere collaboration, Cisco today announced new software that extends the Cisco Jabber™ unified communications application to virtualized workspace environments. As part of a long-term software strategy for collaboration-enabling virtual desktops, this software, called the Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME), will be available initially on Cisco thin clients, followed by support for third-party devices, starting with Dell Wyse thin clients, and then Windows-based thin clients and Windows PCs.
To see the full article, please visit either the VMware EUC Blog, or the Cisco Newsroom.
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
Today Hewlett-Packard has published a new press release about a new zero client for VMware View. The HP t310 zero client features the Teradici Tera2 zero client processor which gives you up to five times the imaging performance of the Tera1 processor. The client will be available in North America in September and it starts at $369 and varies on the hardware options.
Great news for VMware View customers and prospects. The t310 is the second PCoIP client from HP next to the PD02 which is a eVGA OEM.
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?
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
This week I got a chance to work with the new Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablet PC. It has no keyboard, so only working with the onscreen keyboard, but it has a connector for a docking station. In my eyes this means that you could use it as a full Windows client in the future. Currently you can’t buy the tablet but it should come in this year. Anyway I had the chance to test it and of course I wanted to know if this is a good device for VDI. The first action after configuring the WLAN was installing the VMware View 4.6 Client for Windows. As the tablet is running a standard Windows 7 at the moment, there was no problem installing the software.
Installaling, connecting, that’s it! It work really well. On the local Windows instance there was already the onscreen keyboard but in the virtual desktop I had to open it first. But this was just cosmetic. A very cool solution! My virtual desktop is hosted at Terremark in Amsterdam and I wanted to know how the audio/video quality will be on the device. Please check the following video for results.
WinTPC (Windows Thin PC) is a small footprint version of Windows 7 which should help customers to repurpose old computer hardware as a thin client. With WinTCP there is no need for a VDA (Virtual Desktop Access) license for accessing VDI desktops as the Microsoft connect website states. (See screenshot below)
At the moment Windows TPC is available for everyone through the beta program but this will stops latest when WinTPC will be released. As of an article at silicon.de the WinTPC software will only be available for Software Assurance customers. But anyway it should be possible to run the VMware View Client for Windows on WinTPC to access your VMware View environment. This might help to lower the investment costs for a VDI project. In the first step customers can repurpose their old PC hardware and then start a step by step soft migration to proper Zero client hardware like the EVGA or Wyse P20.