IGEL Protects Customer Investment with Its Long-term Linux Thin Client OS Updates
Reading UK. – IGEL has updated the firmware of its Linux thin client operating system with the latest software clients for Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop, VMware Horizon and Microsoft RDS. The updates to the current IGEL Universal Desktop Linux v5 thin client operating system and its v4 predecessor allow customers to benefit from the latest features of a central IT or cloud environment and extend the operating life of older IGEL models.
“IGEL’s customer focus and quality German engineering is the reason businesses continue to choose us,” said Simon Richards, IGEL’s UK & Ireland Managing Director. “For thin clients to keep pace with the latest developments in the data center, they need up-to-date software clients and protocol standards. The earlier the firmware becomes obsolete, the more often the hardware has to be replaced. These long-term firmware updates are yet another example of our commitment to provide customers with continued access to the best desktop technology available.”
The update for the IGEL Linux v4 operating system (Version 4.14.100) features the Citrix Receiver (Versions 12 and 13). Citrix Receiver 13.1.2 offers support for Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.5 including Citrix StoreFront. The update also offers a range of new options such as straightforward and secure user authentication via smartcard and pass-through.
Additional management features
Various other client updates are included such as Version 3.2 of the VMware Horizon Client, IGEL’s own RDP Client including RemoteFX 8 for accessing Microsoft RemoteApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop. To make administration even easier, IGEL has also integrated a range of practical extra functions, for example the IGEL Quick Navigator that speeds up configuration procedures by referring directly to necessary and possible set-up settings.
“Customers buying IGEL thin clients back in 2009 would never have imagined the functionality that would become available with features such as Citrix Storefront and RemoteFX 8 and yet with these firmware updates, customers using these older IGEL thin clients can still take advantage of these features,” explained Simon.
Availability and useful information
You can read about or download details of all the other new features at edocs.igel.com under the heading Release Notes. You will also find a wide range of free operating manuals, FAQs and best practice documents in various languages.
IGEL Linux Version 4.14.100 is now available for downloading free of charge at www.myigel.biz for all Linux-based IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients.
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A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology