Client Server Software turns old PCs into universal desktops.

Press Release Summary:

Universal Desktop Converter firmware features protocols and clients that convert Neoware e50, e90, and e140 devices, as well as various HP, Fujutisu, and Dell PCs and thin clients, into remotely managed universal desktops. Program is installed and booted automatically once USB token is inserted. It includes Universal Management Suite that allows businesses to remotely manage thin clients/converted PCs. Software pack options include entry, standard, or advanced.

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IGEL's Updated Universal Desktop Converter Software Now Able to Extend the Life of Even More Old PCs and Neoware Thin Clients

Businesses Can Now Convert Neoware Thin Client Hardware Into Universal Desktops Using a USB Stick

CINCINNATI, Ohio - IGEL Technology today announced its Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) has been updated with the latest Protocols and Clients to handle the conversion of the last generation of Neoware thin client models.

The IGEL UDC software, which converts old PCs and thin clients to a remotely managed IGEL Universal Desktop, can now transform Neoware e50, e90 and e140 devices. By installing the company's Universal Firmware onto the devices, customers can experience a smooth transition to an IGEL Universal Desktop or desktop virtualization environment without the expense of replacing the entire client hardware. This enables companies of all sizes to extend the lifecycle of their existing infrastructure and reduce the cost of investing in new hardware.

With the latest upgrade, the IGEL UDC can now not only convert the Neoware models but also the HP t5745 and Fujitsu Futro S100 in addition to the existing Dell Optiplex FX160, Acer Veriton N260G, Fujitsu S450, S500, S550 and HP 5545, t5735 models.

"By repurposing old hardware with IGEL's Universal Desktop Converter, businesses can stay up-to-date with their technology offerings and experience more long-term cost savings and flexibility," said Erhard Behnke, Director Sales at IGEL Technology. "For example, by upgrading these old thin clients to an IGEL Universal Desktop customers suddenly have the ability to connect to the latest Citrix, VMware and Quest clients to implement virtual desktops."

To upgrade third party hardware into IGEL Universal Desktops, customers simply plug in and boot from the USB token. The IGEL Universal Firmware is then installed automatically onto their system. The Universal Desktop Converter comes with three Software Pack options - Entry, Standard, or Advanced - so businesses only pay for what they need by selecting the software platform that best suits their requirements.

IGEL's Universal Management Suite is also included with the Universal Desktop Converter, allowing businesses to remotely manage thin clients and converted PCs and reduce the time and money spent on hardware support and administration.

Pricing for the Universal Desktop Converter starts at $36.50+tax. For more information about IGEL's Universal Desktop Converter and hardware requirements, please visit:

About IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology is the world's third largest client vendor by revenue and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2009 IDC). The company produces one of the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual desktops from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom® PowerTerm® terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, integrated LCD units and quad screens as well as the world's leading software for PC to TC conversion.
IGEL Thin Clients come bundled at no extra cost with a remote management suite called UMS that guarantees hassle free and secure remote configuration and administration of thin clients as well as migrated PCs.

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