Thin client reviews take a dive into features and functionality as well as thin client performance in an appropriate VDI scenario. High-end thin clients are reviewed in the StorageReview VDI lab, while midrange or below thin clients are typically reviewed while connecting to a vendor's environment over WAN.
by Adam Armstrong

IGEL Announces Linux Client Support For Windows Virtual Desktop

Today during their IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, Tennessee, IGEL announced the general availability of Linux client support for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop. IGEL states that they are the first company to offer a Linux-based client that is validated for use with Windows Virtual Desktop. This support should make it easier for customers to migrate Windows workspaces to Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

IGEL Enhances Security For UD7

Today at AWS re:Invent, IGEL announced that it has integrated the AMD Secure Processor on IGEL UD7 endpoints. The company states that this integration will effectively create a dedicated ‘chain of trust’ security system that further strengthens IGEL’s security posture. IGEL will be demoing the UD7 with the integrated AMD Secure Processor at AWS re:Invent, Booth #429 in Las Vegas. 

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by Tom Fenton

HP mt45 Mobile Thin Client Review

The HP mt45 client is geared towards mobile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users that need a very powerful laptop form factor VDI client. To give a brief overview of its specifications, the HP mt45 is a laptop format, thin client that has a 14” screen, with multiple ports, is powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU with integrated Radeon GPU that runs HP ThinPro or Windows 10 IoT enterprise operating system. It supports all major VDI environments as well as a HP RGA. It has a few features that we have not seen on other VID clients such as an outward facing third microphone, loud speakers and collaboration keys.

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by Tom Fenton

IGEL Workspace on an Intel NUC

After having a chance to work with and review WYSE Converter, which converts a PC running Windows 7 or 10 into a VDI clients, we thought we would see what it takes (and if it makes sense) to create a VDI client using VDI client software that comes with its own operation system (OS), rather than having to rely on a PC that already has an OS, such as  Windows already installed on it. We will be using the same low-priced small form factor computer for this review that we used for WYSE Converter, but we will be using IGEL VDI client software which comes with its own OS and install it on a bare metal system. This review, like our review on WYSE Converter, will be different than our other reviews as we will cover how to assemble a system to act as a VDI client software, and then we will review that system as a VDI client.

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by Adam Armstrong

IGEL Makes Several Announcements This Week

IGEL made a handful of announcements this week that got lost in the tsunami of news with Microsoft Ignite and VMware Europe we were covering. IGEL announced a Linux-based IGEL OS will support Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop customers. IGEL announced that it is working with Citrix and Ingram Micro to offer a bundle that combines best-in-breed products from the companies to simplify the delivery of high performance end user computing with “anywhere access” in the cloud. IGEL also made updated its IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) to version 6.03. 

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by Tom Fenton

ClearCube C3Pi+ VDI Client Review

The ClearCube C3Pi+ is a low-cost, and very small form-factor, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) client based on the Raspberry Pi B+ platform. ClearCube is positioning this product for use by state and local governments, medical organizations, kiosks, and other environments where a low-cost, single monitor VDI client is desirable.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Its Most Powerful Thin Client & Other VDI Solutions

Ahead of VMworld 2019 next week, HP announced today what it is referring to as the world’s most powerful thin client, the HP t740. The company is also announcing a self-defending thin client in the HP t640. For other VDI solutions the company is announcing HP ThinPro PC Converter and HP Device Manager 5.0. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMWare Horizon 7.9 & CART 5.1 Released

VMware released the latest version of its VDI software, VMware Horizon version 7.9. The new release comes with several new features and enhancements including enhancements to Horizon Connection Server and Horizon Agent. VMware also released the latest version of CART, version 5.1, its client software used to connect to a Horizon desktop or application.

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by Tom Fenton

Atrust mt188L Mobile VDI Client Review

The Atrust mt188L client is geared towards mobile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users that need a laptop form factor VDI client. To give a brief overview of its specifications, the Atrust mt188L is a laptop format, thin client that has a 15.6” screen, with multiple USB and video ports, is powered by an Intel CPU that runs a bespoken Linux operating system. It has 700mAh, 64.98Wh battery. It supports all the major VDI environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

New IGEL UD2 Desktop Solution Launched

Today IGEL announced the expansion of its Universal Desktop endpoint solutions with the release of the IGEL UD2. The new UD2 is compact and said to be fast, cost-effective, and secure while it meets current and future needs of work. The new solution is powered by IGEL OS11 and verified with IGEL Workspace Edition. 

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