Press Release Summary:
Allowing IT Administrators to create their own update packages that can be inserted into IGEL device image, Windows XP Embedded firmware features partial update mechanism, hot desktop that allows users to roam between IGEL XPe devices, automatic active directory registration, and Citrix ICA Client v10. With ability to manage IGEL thin clients across WANs, Remote Manager Suite includes logging system, remote management support for widescreen video resolutions, and Microsoft Vista OS support.
Original Press Release:
IGEL Technology Reveals State of the Art Remote Management with its Latest Versions of Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded Firmware and IGEL Remote Management Suite
The latest Windows XP Embedded firmware from IGEL Technology liberates IT Administrators to create their own update packages that can be inserted into any IGEL device image with the minimum of disruption. The latest version of IGEL's Remote Manager Suite adds major enterprise features such as device activity logging, high availability and management support of high resolution, wide screen formats.
Edinburgh, UK, 4th June 2007: IGEL Technology today unveiled the latest upgrades to its Windows XP Embedded firmware and Remote Management Software setting the standard for thin client usability and management.
The Windows XP Embedded firmware includes:
o Partial Update Mechanism: Improving application installations and updates on thin clients by only updating the new or modified files - saving network bandwidth, reducing administration time and complexity.
o Hot Desktop: The Citrix Password Manager agent is included as standard with the latest version of IGEL's Windows XP Embedded firmware.
This feature allows users to roam between IGEL XPe devices using a Gemalto .Net smart card and have the IGEL devices boot all server-based and local applications within 10 seconds. This can reduce log-in times for roaming workers by over 90%, boosting the productivity of some workers such as nurses by more than 20%. The Citrix agent is fully integrated into the IGEL Remote Management Suite allowing out-of-the-box deployment and simple point-and-click management.
o Automatic Active Directory registration: Allows time efficient "unattended" roll-out of IGEL thin clients in Microsoft Active Directory environments.
o Citrix ICA Client 10: The latest Citrix ICA 10 client is included as standard.
Commenting on the firmware announcement, Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology, said: "IGEL has brought its outstanding technical expertise to the Windows environment, offering users and IT administrators the very best Windows XP Embedded thin client solutions available in the market today."
In addition to the Windows XP Embedded upgrade, IGEL also launched the latest version of its industry leading remote management software.
Designed to allow IT administrators to manage thousands of IGEL thin clients across wide area networks, the latest features include security, compliance and extended functionality improvements:
o Logging System: All IGEL device activities, such as configuration changes, boot, wake-on-LAN and shutdown are recorded by IGEL Remote Management Suite. This allows IT Administrators to monitor access to their IT infrastructure rather than the traditional access monitoring of the network.
o Extended remote management support for modern widescreen video resolutions, supported by modern IGEL devices. This allows organisations to roll out new widescreen monitors without having to visit devices and change their screen resolutions.
o Full support for the Microsoft Vista operating system.
o High availability of the IGEL management server using failover
clustering with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database.
"To reap the full benefits of thin client computing, remote management is essential. In fact, effective remote management is likely to double the Total Cost of Ownership savings for most thin client users." added Stephen Yeo. "This upgrade to the IGEL Remote Management Suite means the best thin client administration software on the market just got even better."
The Windows XP Embedded firmware and Remote Management Suite are available immediately.
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. 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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