Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thin Client Software Upgrades are Performed on the Server

A thin client is not a skinny computer. Thin client computers are client computers or client software within client server networks and they depend on the central server for all processing activities.

Diskless nodes (or computers acting as such) are sometimes known as network computers or hybrid clients. Hybrid client may either just mean diskless node, or it may be used in a more particular sense to mean a diskless node which runs some, but not all, applications remotely, as in the thin client computing architecture.

Wonderware Thin Client Computers are a cost-effective solution for client/server architectures with InTouch Terminal Services. They are compact, lightweight, robust and are available as an ACP ThinManager-ready client or as a Microsoft-based thin client.

Thin client software upgrades are performed on the server, resulting in greater protection from viruses, and tighter desktop control.

This software enables users to install the InTouch HMI on a central server once, and then execute the software multiple times. Client computers need only connect to an InTouch terminal session that resides on the server.

In addition, the Wonderware Thin Client Computer is compatible with ThinManager software from Automation Control Products (ACP), which provides centralized configuration and management of the thin-client network. The Thin Client Computer can be delivered with Microsoft Windows CE operating system pre-installed.

With thin client computing, an IT manager can continue providing end-users with access to such applications. But rather than deploy a personal computer on every desktop, the IT manager deploys a thin client device.

It's not a new computing idea, but thin clients are gaining greater interest and popularity in business settings of all sizes.

Grounded in a traditional server-based computing model, thin client terminals work by simply providing users with a connection to applications and data hosted on a server. The benefits of shifting the deployment, management, support and execution of applications from a desktop to central server farms are easier administration and lower TCO over the long haul.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Finding The Best Hp Thin Clients

HP announced that its entire line of thin clients is now certified for VMware ViewTM, making the products even easier for customers to deploy in VMware environments.

HP is among the first in the industry to offer customers Linux thin clients certified for VMware View Manager, an enterprise desktop management server that enables IT administrators to quickly provision and tightly control user access. Additionally, HP is currently the only vendor to receive View Manager certification for Windows CE.

'HP's thin client innovation and long-standing relationship with VMware has allowed us to meet growing customer demand by delivering a Linux option for VMware View Manager several months earlier than originally planned, Category Manager, Workstations and Thin Clients.

The new HP 2533t Mobile Thin Client (pictured) combines thin client and business notebook technologies to enhance data security and improve both ease of use and reliability.

Designed for mobile workers who have a well-defined set of tasks requiring a wide range of general-purpose software or unique business applications, the HP Compaq 6720t Mobile Thin Client is ideal for on-the-go professionals such as insurance claim processors, remote staff, warehouse and inventory managers and office administrators.

Windows-based HP thin clients certified for VMware View Manager, as well as HP ThinPro Linux products are available now at a starting price of $299.

In addition, HP announced a portfolio of Citrix-Ready thin clients and blade client products is now available with Citrix XenDesktop, as well as being certified by VMware Inc. for compatibility with its VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

HP Thin Clients Technology will help a variety of organizations across business sectors to archive higher performances as compared to the use of traditional PCs systems. Apart from the operating cost and IT investment reduction, HP Thin Clients accommodate business with ease of use, more secure, better space utilization, and also energy efficiency.

Why bank on HP? HP Thin Clients are used at each teller’s station to input information. With a diskless system, there is less risk of data theft or a virus attack.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Benefits Of Thin Client Terminal

Thin Clients are computer terminals used in central server computing networks. Thin Client computing works like a modern-day version of mainframe computing using dumb terminals and central servers for data storage. Thin Clients are powerful enough to run modern web, Windows and Linux and .Net software.

Thin client applications and data storage run on the server behind data center firewalls.

If desired, a thin client can be configured with zero local storage capacity, greatly reducing the chance of data theft or loss. Plus, transfer of all data can be encripted and secured by a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.
The thin client terminal according to claim 1, characterized in that the thin client terminal has a barcode reader that is configured to be explosion-protected or intrinsically safe and that is connected to the data processing device for purposes of inputting data.

In the event of a disaster, recovery is much more immediate, because data backups are handled on the central server. If a thin client terminal is damaged or destroyed, a new one can be configured automatically without the physical presence of IT assistance.

The thin client server system according to claim 3, wherein said connection destination control section further boots up the desired client and transmitting the client data of the desired client to said specific thin client terminal, and said specific thin client terminal connects to the desired client based on the client data of the desired client.

Data from different workstations or different locations is entered into or retrieved from a centralized database. There are no hard drives or floppy drives, so entered data can only be saved to the central server.

Using iNamics Thin Client computing solutions, you can access host based applications such as Windows Terminal Server, Citrix Presentation Server, VDI, Web applications and more.

According to another form, the present invention is a method for electronic mustering comprising the steps of: configuring site zones and muster zones, receiving at a server cardholder location data from ID readers and remotely monitoring the zones using at least one thin client terminal operatively connected to the server.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Linux Thin Client Tips & Guide

Established as the most important Open Source thin client project PXES Universal Linux Thin Client is standing out as a clear alternative to proprietary operating systems in the desktop. It's now approaching 100000 downloads, Based on a hardware platform from Sumo Technologies Ltd, the WML Linux Thin Client Provides SSH, X server and Nomachine NX connections and smart card support, in addition to a user friendly interface that gives the product the look and feel of a windows based thin client.

The Wyse X50L mobile Linux thin client comes with Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise, the industry’s only enterprise-quality Linux operating system that combines the security, flexibility, and market-leading usability of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell with Wyse’s thin computing optimizations in management and user experience.

Applications typically run on the server and accept input and display their output on the thin client display. LTSP is available as a set of packages that can be installed on any Linux system. It is also available as a part of complete distributions, such as K12Ltsp, SkoleLinux and EduLinux.

These two aspects of the Linux architecture significantly reduce the effort required to develop thin client solutions based on Linux. Let's take a look at some of the current solutions available.

Applied to the open source environment, Linux thin clients are designed to operate in a heterogeneous OS environment running multiple applications simultaneously. Linux thin clients can offer Windows, Linux, Java, text-based, or browser-based applications, delivering a manageable client unlike other desktop Linux configurations.

Since all the application being used in the thin client are actually running on the server, there shouldn't be compromise in the RAM. The LTSP documentation says that the project has successfully run 50 workstation from a machine with 4 GB RAM.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Windows Thin Client is A Well-Established Product

Thin Client Server deploys a small footprint Linux-based OS to old PCs, new low cost PCs and to popular thin client devices (HP, Neoware, Wyse, Maxspeed and more). Thin clients always boot the latest version of the OS from the ThinClientServer. The thin client OS is protected for maximum security.

Windows 2003 for thin clients now has high-color support, sound delivered to the desktop, data compression, and better printing support. Thin client technology has finally caught up with the vision.

Windows Thin Client is a well-established product. Although it does not have a clearly established specification, Windows Thin Client-capable hardware must be built with the minimum hardware resources to support Windows while having the necessary hardware to support CE.

In fact, we would likely benefit from its development as we could bundle it with our thin client devices," noting that Microsoft has created thin client products in the past, including a thin client version of Windows CE.

One popular use of Windows Terminal Server is running, say a centralized Windows accounting program, and using WTS to serve up decent performance at remote offices. This avoids having to start over with a new Unix based or Client Server accounting program when a business opens new branches.

A new thin-client device that is proving to be beneficial to many companies is a wireless tablet. Some thin-client manufacturers now sell wireless thin-client tablet displays so that existing full-screen inventory programs can be used directly on the tablet anywhere in the facility, eliminating the need to modify the inventory program.

All-in-One Thin Clients, Another growing trend is the use of "all-in-one" thin clients. These thin clients have the thin-client technology contained inside an LCD flat-panel monitor.

Biometric Security Features, The ability to secure access to thin clients with a biometric device is beginning to appear in thin-client applications.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Windows Thin Client Device - Remote Terminal Server

With over 20 years in the thin client and legacy terminal market, CLI has the experience and expertise it takes to make exceptional thin client terminals. CLI is continuing our leadership with server based computing and desktop virtualization along with partners such as vmware, Microsoft, IBM, Provision Networks and Citrix.

The Windows Thin Client device is a remote terminal that hosts client-side connections to a remote Terminal Server.

This is software that enables the thin client to access Windows-based applications on the Terminal Server. This software is derived from the Microsoft Terminal Services Client (MSTSC) found on Windows-based desktop systems.

With RDP and optional third-party emulators and presentation protocols you can create two-way communication between a Terminal Server and its related clients. Or, you can develop your own emulator or presentation protocol software for use with Windows-based Terminals.

One popular use of Windows Terminal Server is running, say a centralized Windows accounting program, and using WTS to serve up decent performance at remote offices. This avoids having to start over with a new Unix based or Client Server accounting program when a business opens new branches.

A far more comprehensive solution to this problem is Tarantella which can support Windows NT, Unix, Linux and S390 Mainframe servers and serve their applications to any client that supports a Java enabled Web browser. that includs just about everything from PCs to cell phones. Tarantella can also cost less than WTS/Citrix.

The RDP feature allows a thin client to execute Windows applications within a Windows graphical user interface (GUI) environment, even though they are actually being executed on the server. For information about the RDP modules and components, see Remote Desktop Protocol Overview.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Evo Thin Client T20 from Compaq

Thin clients are becoming more popular, despite a slow start when they first arrived on the computing scene. Such devices are essentially a return to the days of host-based computing, though it would be rather unfair to call thin clients "dumb terminals".

What's much smarter is that instead of glowing green text on a monochrome screen, users of thin clients can experience full-colour, multi-tasked Windows computing; so much so that they would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between using a thin client and a PC.

Thin clients appeal to companies running disparate computing environments, such as mainframes, Unix systems, and Windows NT servers, or those with employees doing simple repetitive tasks such as customer data entry.

One reason for their growing popularity of late has been the increasing sophistication of the third-party back-end tools designed to fully realise the promise of thin client computing, when only hype existed before.

Another big boost has been the introduction of terminal services in Windows NT and 2000, which allow for the sharing of server resources by connected clients. The de facto standard among host-based software tools is Metaframe and Winframe from Citrix, which runs on top of the server OS.

Also, in hardware terms, IT departments have more choice. They can choose client terminals with varying features, from manufacturers both big and small.
The Evo Thin Client T20 from Compaq is the latest entrant in the US firm's line of such devices.

One cannot help but be struck by its cutting-edge style, as befits a device aimed at firms willing to undertake a cutting-edge computing paradigm. The size of a cable modem or a paperback book, this is probably the best-looking desktop computing device around.

Like HP, Compaq is using a dual Windows CE and Linux approach. IBM, one of the first manufacturers backing thin clients with products, uses technology licensed from Citrix.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The HP Compaq t5520 Thin Client

The HP Compaq t5520 Thin Client with Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 delivers a great desktop experience for task-oriented workers using general office applications or your specific line of business software. his reliable client takes you to the next level of thin client computing with expanded options and preloaded software to help you do more.

Ideal for call centers, medical environments, financial services and other environments where access to centralized applications and a desktop-like experience is required, the t5700 brings industry-leading desktop features and performance to the thin client environment.

Citrix MetaFrame delivers a comprehensive server-based solution to the enterprise by extending Windows Terminal Server with additional client and server functionality - including support for heterogeneous computing environments, enterprise-scale management and seamless desktop integration.

This unit is the ideal choice for businesses featuring the AMD Geode NX processor. With a small, attractive chassis that can be set either vertically or horizontally, this client is at home on the desktop or mounted conveniently on the wall or under a desk.

HP Compaq business note book is a really product for future. Because it has platform technology, comming from intel company. I can not think about this product, as a note book or multimedia device.

A thin client Windows-based terminal only processes keyboard input and screen output, leaving all application processing and storage to the server. HP thin client solutions can allow companies to dramatically lower the costs associated with their client/server infrastructure.

Unlike a traditional PC with high-speed processors and data storage, these terminals are optimized to act solely as "windows" to the server where users' applications and data reside. Instead of applications running on individual PCs, all applications are run from a single server, greatly simplifying the administration and support needed to run an IT department.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thin Client System Comprising

A traditional network comprises of Servers and PC based workstations. The Servers are used to store centralised data and run server based application such as e-mail (Exchange, Groupwise), databases and Accounting software. The PC workstations run applications locally and via the network, access the necessary servers for the data they require.

This paper describes a load forecasting method for a large-scale VM-type thin client system. The purpose of this method is to deploy the client environment VMs for load balancing and energy-saving. For load forecasting, it is necessary to collect and analyze load data generated continuously and in large quantities, the so called? data stream.

A thin client system comprising: a thin client server comprising a plurality of execution sections respectively provided for tasks, a thin client terminal; and a session management server configured to assign said thin client terminal to a specific one of said plurality of execution sections.

The benefit of Thin Client connections is the amount of data required to go between the user and server is tiny compared to when the application runs locally. This means that anyone accessing the system remotely with limited bandwidth can work at almost the same speed as an office based user.

The thin client server system according to claim 3, wherein said connection destination control section further reboots up the desired client and transmitting the client data of the desired client to said specific thin client terminal, and specific thin client terminal connects to the desired client based on the client data of the desired client.

The thin client server according to claim 10, wherein each of said plurality of clients comprises:a status acquiring section configured to transmit a data indicating a change of a status of each of said plurality of clients.

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