New support for VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and inclusion of Citrix ICA 10
Reading, UK, 2nd October 2007 - IGEL Technology today announced its latest CE firmware upgrade enhancing the most powerful range of thin clients on the market starting at just $289/249/£162 (+VAT).
The new firmware includes a Windows® XP-like desktop that allows users to easily switch between different sessions running in separate windows. Hence a user can switch between an ICA and a web session by simply clicking on a button on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. This provides users with an environment they are used to working with, enhancing functionality and ease of use whilst minimising training needs. Local terminal configuration is also made easier via the start menu if administrators permit it.
In addition, there is the inclusion of a VDI capable Leostream Client for accessing virtualised PCs running on VMware. Since Microsoft® Windows® CE has a full RDP client, the new IGEL firmware is ideal for customers looking to access their virtual machines with a Microsoft® RDP client.
Finally, the firmware includes the latest Citrix ICA 10 client with increased security levels and an improved user experience; including auto reconnect to all disconnected applications on re-login. This makes it ideal for users in an environment with an intermittent network connection such as wireless.
The inclusion of ICA 10 also allows customers to not only access applications hosted on Citrix Presentation Server, but also VMware hosted desktops via Citrix Desktop Server, since it is also DDI capable. This is an excellent choice for customers looking to combine the strengths of Citrix access infrastructure with the flexibility of a virtual PC environment.
"With this latest firmware release, IGEL continues to expand the functionality and ease of use of its thin client offering," said Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology. "The CE range is perfect for users who want Microsoft® compatibility at an affordable price tag."
The latest CE firmware upgrade is available from October 1st 2007 and will be available on all recent IGEL CE based thin clients. Existing IGEL customers will also be able to download, from www.igel.com, the latest version of the firmware and upgrade their IGEL CE thin clients free of charge.
About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is one of the world's top 5 thin client vendors and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2006 IDC). The company produces the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to the richest set of digital services through the very powerful, IGEL designed, firmware. Digital services include VDI compliance via the Leostream client, terminal emulation, Citrix ICA, NoMachine NX, VoIP, Java and native SAP. All IGEL thin clients come with the bundled, easy to use, IGEL Remote Management software, giving customers maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle.
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