Reading, UK, February 12th: IGEL Technology, the world's fastest growing major thin client vendor, today announced the enhanced Premium and Winestra product range. Containing the latest VIA C7(TM) processor and CN700 chipset with VIA V4 bus technology, the new Premium generation provides an average 30% performance improvement and is the world's most capable digital services thin client with a MSRP starting at EUR539/£329/$619 + tax.
The IGEL Premium series is designed for the most demanding environments requiring maximum performance, rich digital services, smartcard security and hardware expandability. The range is ideal for access to multiple services simultaneously, such as server-based Windows access, video streaming or native access to SAP.
Supporting Linux and Windows XPe operating systems, the IGEL Premium series includes a SIP VoIP client to access corporate VoIP-based telephone networks, a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to run Java applications locally, and a local native SAP client eliminating the need for a PC or server-based environment to host the SAP GUI.
In addition, the IGEL Premium series includes an integrated smart card reader/writer designed for shared desktop environments, enabling greater security, whilst giving users the freedom to roam between terminals. Display capabilities have also been improved with resolution up to 1920 x 1440 (DVI: 1600 x 1200) and dual monitor capability as standard. All versions of the IGEL Premium series come bundled with IGEL Remote Manager Suite to manage all IGEL clients remotely, saving time and money.
"The enhanced Premium range is the best example of a digital services capable thin client on the market," stated Stephen Yeo, Worldwide Strategic Marketing Director for IGEL Technology. "The Premium has been designed to accommodate the most demanding business needs into a single desktop device. The features found in the IGEL Premium series represent the future of thin client computing."
In addition to the Premium range, IGEL today announced the upgraded IGEL Winestra series supporting Linux, Windows XPe and CE operating systems. Carrying identical features to the Premium but without the integrated smart card reader and reduced processing power, the Winestra is available at a competitive MSRP of EUR429/£279/$479 + tax.
All the new products are available immediately from authorised IGEL Resellers.
 Available on the IGEL-5210 LX Premium and IGEL-5310 LX Premium
 Available on the IGEL-5310 LX Premium
About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world's 4th largest thin client vendor (H1 2006 IDC) and the fastest growing vendor in worldwide top 9 (H1 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. The hardware is supported by the IGEL Remote Management software, giving customers maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle.
IGEL is a founding member of the European Thin Client Forum (ETCF).
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