Notebook PC offers features of thin client terminal.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring Microsoft XPe, SafeBook(TM) thin client notebook provides security, data access, and mobility. As notebook does not have hard disk, applications are installed directly on company's servers which authorize users' remote access through Citrix ICA/Microsoft RDP protocols. Product operates using wireless, Ethernet, or 3G broadband connections, and includes battery that lasts for over 6 hr.

Original Press Release:

Security and Mobility Finally Meet - Devon IT Announces SafeBook, the First Low-Cost Thin Client Notebook

SafeBook has all the features of a thin client terminal combined with the portability and convenience of a notebook computer.

King of Prussia , PA , October 10, 2006 - Devon IT today announced the availability of SafeBook(TM), the thin client notebook. Devon IT's SafeBook has all the features businesses have come to expect from a thin client terminal, such as a low purchase price and total cost of ownership savings. SafeBook offers enterprise IT a device that is simple-to-manage, portable and provides the user the experience of a notebook PC.

"The business imperative for thin client computing has never been greater," explained Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. "Security, manageability and lower total cost of ownership are demonstrated benefits of implementing thin clients in an enterprise IT environment. But what has been missing until now is a cost-effective solution that offers thin client security combined with notebook-style mobility."

Devon IT's SafeBook, starting at $799, is a mobile thin client notebook which does not have a hard disk. So no data or applications are stored on the mobile thin client. Applications are installed directly on the company's servers which authorize users' remote access through Citrix ICA or Microsoft RDP protocols.

"Next Generation Clients provide more security, access, and ease of management than traditional PCs," said Dr. Tom Bradicich, IBM Fellow and CTO, System x and BladeCenter Servers. "Devon IT's SafeBook now adds mobility and portability, making desktop and laptop migration even more attractive."

"The Devon IT SafeBook is the next step for businesses looking for better enterprise security while still providing mobility," commented Chris Fleck, Vice President, Business Development, for Citrix Systems. "By using Citrix to access virtual desktops and applications through SafeBook, businesses don't need to trade-off high security for mobile productivity, they can have both." "Data security is a mandate in the healthcare industry," explained Ron Endo, MD.,Valley Pediatrics. "Health providers must be able to have access to patient data while ensuring that data is safe and secure. SafeBook offers the ideal combination of data access, portability and security for all types of healthcare organizations."

"Security concerns have been increasing each year and the Devon IT SafeBook will allow access to our full range of applications without sacrificing security," commented Roberto Hoffman, Technology Director, St. Andrew's Episcopal School. "Up to now we have allowed access by students only at school. Using SafeBook students can access the network off campus and we will be confident that security will not be compromised."

"The SafeBook offers a highly secure working environment away from the desktop, whether in meeting rooms, hospitals or far beyond," said Gaynor de Wit, Deputy Director of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "As the world's leading supplier of processors for the thin client market, we are delighted to work with key server-based solution innovators like DevonIT on the advanced application of client technologies."

"Devon IT's SafeBook will enable thin client computing to easily extend to mobile workers," said Bill Nemesi, Vice President, System x Sales, Mainline Information Systems, Inc. "We're excited to partner with Devon IT to deliver this leading-edge, mobile, secure, thin client notebook." SafeBook has all the features of a thin client terminal along with the portability and convenience of a notebook computer.

o No hard drive, no sensitive data can be lost
o No viruses, spyware or hijacks
o Microsoft XPe for true PC experience
o Runs anywhere, through wireless, Ethernet, or 3G Broadband connections
o Battery lasts for over 6 hours
o Super light, super fast

The Devon IT SafeBook runs Windows XP Embedded (XPe), especially adapted to the thin client/server architecture. This architecture allows the control of all types of management applications, ASP, Internet, and business applications.

"With SafeBook, corporate data remains ultra-secure, workers can stay mobile and flexible while IT departments retain control," noted Makoid. "SafeBook is where mobility meets security. Businesses and organizations that need flexibility and mobility but also need to secure corporate data - and that is all of them - need to evaluate the SafeBook."

For details about how to obtain the Devon IT SafeBook, email or call: 610-757-4110 or Toll-free Phone: 888-524-9382. More information about SafeBook is available at

About Devon IT
Devon IT is an information technology company that focuses on offering thin client terminals and ultra-secure remote access solutions that provide enterprise customers with greater security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT offers these secure server-based remote access and thin client solutions. Devon IT develops products which support IBM's Hosted Client Infrastructure and Blade Computing ecosystem and is a founding member of More information is available at

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