IGEL today redefined the entry-level thin client market category with its latest smaller, more powerful and energy saving UD2 series. Previewed at IP Expo in Manchester ahead of its official release in June, the new UD2 is equipped with the latest Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and delivers hardware accelerated multimedia as well as an overall 30% performance increase with less energy consumption.
"The demands of the end-user have increased pressure on IT Departments to deliver multimedia, web access and social media capabilities as part of a standard user desktop," said Simon Richards, IGEL Technology Managing Director for UK & Ireland. "In response to this customer demand, IGEL has completely redesigned its entry level devices. Today's "entry level" is now quicker with more connectivity than the "power user thin client" from just a short time ago. The new UD2 is an accelerated thin client, capable of handling the tasks of the vast majority of today's office and knowledge-based workers, at an appealing entry-level price. Combined with our software approach of open architecture, ease of management, German design and environmental credentials, no other thin client desktop comes close."
Customers will also benefit from improved connectivity with two digital monitor outputs (DVI-I and DVI-D) for working with two displays. In addition to the three USB ports (2.0), a fourth USB 3.0 port has been built in to ensure even faster data transmission. The outstanding price/performance ratio makes the UD2 the perfect entry-level device for modern virtual desktop computing. Whether browser-based CRM and ERP systems, Microsoft Office/Office 365 or the smooth playback of full-HD videos, the IGEL UD2 is able to provide users with a superior experience in the entry-level category.
The slim thin client is supported by an Intel Atom processor (1.46 GHz single core), Intel HD Graphics (64 - 256 MB shared) and 2 GB RAM (DDR3L) and is also in a class of its own when looking at price performance.
Despite its performance characteristics the energy consumption levels of the UD2 are outstanding. It consumes just 5 watts in operation and when in stand-by mode less than 1 watt.
The new IGEL UD2 and the identically constructed IGEL Zero Client series (IZ2) are designed for dedicated access to virtualized desktops via Citrix HDX, Microsoft RemoteFX or VMware Horizon (PCoIP) and will be available from mid June, when UK pricing will be confirmed.
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