HP Strengthens Thin Client Software Features to Improve Efficiency, Reduce Costs in Virtual Client Environments


PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3, 2009 - HP today announced it has improved the user
experience and simplified management of its industry-leading HP thin client portfolio with enhanced software choices included on every HP thin client.

HP Device Manager 4.0 delivers simple, yet sophisticated centralized administration
capabilities. HP TeemTalk terminal emulation software provides easier basic mainframe
connectivity and communications with applications in the data center.

"Our technology leadership in thin client software and hardware has made HP the
customer's first choice in thin computing," said Jeff Groudan, vice president, Desktop
Solutions Organization, HP. "The reliable performance, affordable security and simple
manageability of HP thin clients make them the ideal access devices to complete any
client virtualization solution."

Thin client management gets even easier

The enhanced HP Device Manager 4.0 is just one of four choices in HP's broad portfolio
of thin client management options, which also includes HP ThinState tools, HP Client
Automation and the Altiris Deployment solution. Available on every HP thin client at no
additional charge, HP Device Manager delivers simple deployment, flexible integration,
enhanced automation, network scalability and Microsoft® Active Directory support for
quick and easy integration into IT environments.

Key new features and enhancements of HP Device Manager include:

o Quick installation in less than five minutes, which enables administrators to easily
manage thin clients with the simple and intuitive interface.

o IT administrators can use the additional settings wizard to automatically apply settings to a thin client when a specific trigger is achieved - upon boot, on schedule or on demand. For example, automatic scheduling of device shut down/start up can
conserve energy and manage company costs.

o Enhanced operating system imaging capabilities that support a utility operating system to facilitate imaging. Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) imaging will continue to be supported for "bare metal" provisioning of thin clients.

o Virtual Network Computing (VNC) works in network address translated (NAT)
environments, allowing remote workers to communicate with a gateway - or system that controls access to another computer - to initiate shadow requests and ensure the strongest security and access authentications. Gateways are also scalable to maximize
local area network (LAN) bandwidth.

o Allows administrative access and remote login through an Active Directory/LDAP
structure for more flexibility. This increases the security offered by HP Device Manager and simplifies administrator management.

HP TeemTalk terminal emulator software, which is included on most HP thin clients,(1)
provides access to host systems in the data center, enabling access to applications
running on those systems. HP TeemTalk offers a consistent look and feel, making it easy
for customers to standardize on one terminal emulation product regardless of which
operating system is used.

HP Device Manager 4.0 and HP TeemTalk are now available for download at no
additional cost to HP thin client customers. Additional information about HP software
solution thin clients and client virtualization is available at http://www.hp.com/go/vce.

About HP

HP, the world's largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for
consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing,
software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is
available at http://www.hp.com/.

(1) HP TeemTalk is included on every HP thin client except ThinConnect.

Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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