Cloud Computing with Wyse

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 June 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Cloud Computing involves using information technology as a service over the network.

  • Services with an API accessible over the Internet
  • Using compute and storage resources as a service
  • Built on the notion of efficiency above all
  • Using your own datacenter servers, or renting someone else’s in granular increments, or a combination

We at Wyse believe cloud computing has the potential to change how we invent, develop, deploy, scale, update, maintain, and pay for applications and the infrastructure on which they run.

Cloud Computing Benefits

Efficiency

Drives cost out of the delivery of services, eliminating capital expense in favor of more easily managed operating expense

Agility

Increases speed and agility in deploying services, adapting to seasonal or cyclical computing needs

Speed

Shortens implementation cycle time

Flexibility

With application deployment decoupled from server deployment, applications can be deployed and scaled rapidly, without having to procure physical servers

Ubiquity

Applications can be made available anywhere, any time

Cost avoidance

Minimizes the risk of deploying physical infrastructure, lowering the cost of entry, thin devices enable Green IT

Accelerated innovation

Reduces run time and response time, increasing the pace of innovation

Users

Task Workers

Call Centers addressing the trend to move employees off campus and into home
Challenge: PCs are virus prone, difficult to manage, and at risk of data being exposed or devices being stolen. Tried terminal services and dissatisfied with user experience
Require flexible seating, reduction in energy, and simplified management and deployment

Financial Services

Branch systems with varying classes of users across broad geographies attracted to client vitalization for security and compliance.
Challenges: VDI pilots proving difficult to scale, user experience across branch system is inconsistent, require higher levels of user functionality for banking peripherals.

Healthcare

Hospitals addressing the need for EMR and access to common databases and information
Challenge: Healthcare environment, ease of secure access to up to date EMR, access for field professionals. Risk of theft of traditional PC devices, and the liability of data loss and exposure, universal access throughout the primary and satellite facilities

Education

Schools need to provide common IT functionality to faculty, staff and students
Challenge: shrinking budgets, limited IT administrative support, ageing computing devices, providing lesson and status access to parents, teachers and students from home

Engineering

Technology companies needing to provide secure, access devices to on shore, off shore, and outsourced engineers and developers.
Challenge: Requirements to deliver productivity applications while addressing performance demands of engineers and developers

Simple EndPoint Benefits

Security/Privacy

No HDD prevents data from being stored on the client, improving data security. All data stays on the server / cloud, enhancing privacy enforcement. Devices can be virus proof, removing a security concern for the endpoint component of the environment.

Compliance

HIPPA in Healthcare, Basil-II in banking, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations all require data to be protected and centralized. Thin endpoints enforce this requirement, easing compliance.

Manageability

Lowest TCO is accomplished when all endpoints appear similarly to the server. TCs, TPCs, and Thin mobile devices (handheld and notebook size) are all centrally managed, and look the same to servers. Like the Southwest Airlines strategy – all 737-300s – easier to manage.

Reliability

Thin clients are far simpler in design than traditional PCs, and deliver far greater reliability. Measured in terms of MTBF (Mean time between failure), PCs offer 30 – 40K hours, but TCs deliver far better ratings at 80 – 375K hours.

Rapid Deployment

No imaging requirements on most thin devices make TCs deployable in minutes, not hours as with most PCs. TCs go from carton to desktop to productivity in minutes. No software to load, little configuration needed.

Power, Noise, Cooling

TCs use a fraction (less than 10 percent) of the energy needed by traditional PCs. No fans or moving parts in TCs eliminate noise, and reduce AC requirements in the work areas.

Wyse Xenith™ – The zero client built for Citrix

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Meet Wyse Xenith

Zero delays, Zero management, Zero security issues – Citrix HDX.

Outfit your cloud with the fastest, easiest to manage, and most secure Citrix client we’ve ever built – and that’s saying something.

From the company that invented the category and built more zero clients than anyone.

Yes, anyone.


 

Zero Delays

 

Go from 0 to productivity faster than a Ferrari.

Wyse Xenith is ready to work in six seconds because its dynamically delivered firmware is smaller than a single digital photograph. Its efficient design is three times faster than competing devices and sports gigabit LAN and wireless-n, so it’s ready for serious tasks whether you’re wired in or not. With an industry first media decoder in hardware, Wyse Xenith will be able to deliver HD video without taxing your server, network or patience.


 

Zero Management

 

That’s right, no management. It’s a zero configuration client.

Most thin clients require you to add software, tweak settings, or configure them in some way before you can use them. Not Wyse Xenith. Just take it out of the box and connect it to your network – your Citrix XenDesktop server configures it to your preferences.

Wyse Xenith is completely configurable, yet no management software is needed. So unlike some clients, when a hot new feature is released, you won’t need to buy new ones to get it.


 

Zero Security Issues

 

It’s one less thing to worry about.

Wyse Xenith is the only dynamically configurable zero client that is virus and malware immune.

Yes, immune.

There are no Windows or Linux APIs for viruses to latch on to, so even network and memory-borne viruses can’t attack. Unlike other HDX compatible clients, Wyse Xenith needs absolutely no local firewall or anti-virus protection.


 

Zero Energy Use (Almost)

 

Save $70 a year in energy versus a PC*

Wyse Xenith draws less than 7 watts of power – in full operation.

That’s less than every PC on the planet. And no multimedia rich client on the market today uses less energy.

When you hug a tree – it might hug back.


 

Zero Compromise User Experience

 

Wyse Xenith is built for Citrix environments.

XenApp, XenDesktop, it’s what Wyse Xenith lives for.
It’s quite simply the best Citrix HDX client this side of Win32.
With HDX support that goes beyond any non-windows device on the market today.

The desktop just got a lot easier.

Specs

Processor: VIA 1GHz
Chipset: VIA VX855
Memory: 128MB Flash / 512MB RAM DDR2
I/O peripheral support: One DVI-I port, DVI to VGA (DB-15) adapter included
Dual-video Support with optional DVI-I to DVI-D plus VGA-monitor splitter cable (sold separately)
Four USB 2.0 ports (2 on front, 2 on back)
Two PS/2 ports
One Mic In
One Line Out
Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard with Windows Keys (104 keys)
PS/2 Optical mouse included
Networking: 10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
Internal 802.11 b/g/n (optional) eliminates theft of external wireless adapters
Display: VESA monitor support with Display Data Control (DDC) for automatic setting of resolution and refresh rate
Dual monitor supported
Single: 1920×1200@60Hz, Color depth: 8, 15, 16, 24 or 32bpp,
Two independent full resolution frame buffers
Dual: 1920×1200@60Hz, Color Depth: 8, 15, 16, 24 or 32bpp
Audio: Output: 1/8-inch mini jack, full 16 bit stereo, 48KHz sample rate
Input: 1/8-inch mini jack, 8 bit stereo microphone
Physical characteristics: Height: 1.38 inches (34mm)
Width: 6.94 inches (177mm)
Depth: 4.75 inches (121mm)
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs. (2.7kg)
Mountings: Horizontal feet (optional vertical stand)
Optional VESA mounting bracket
Device Security: Built-in Kensington security slot (cable sold separately)
Power: Worldwide auto-sensing 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Energy Star V.5.0 compliant power supply
Average power usage with device connected to 1 keyboard with 1 PS/2 mouse and 1 monitor: Under 7 Watts
Temperature Range: Horizontal and Vertical positions: 50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)
Humidity: 20% to 80% condensing
10% to 95% non-condensing
Safety Certifications: German EKI-ITB 2000, ISO 9241-3/-8
cULus 60950, TÜV-GS, EN 60950
FCC Class B, CE, VCCI, C-Tick
WEEE, RoHS Compliant
Warranty: Three-year hardware warranty

Wyse Announces the First Zero Footprint Software Engine for Cloud Client Computing

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Today at Citrix Synergy 2010, the conference where virtualization, networking and cloud computing meet, Wyse Technology revealed the Wyse Zero™ engine. Wyse Zero™ is software that simplifies the development of cloud connected devices. Wyse Zero™, which connects users to cloud computing services and virtual desktops with efficient communications and protocol technology, is already in use in millions of devices, including thin clients, handheld smart devices, and zero clients. Specifically, the Wyse Zero™ engine is currently powering all devices that are utilizing Wyse ThinOS, all implementations of Wyse PocketCloud and — as of today — all Wyse Xenith™ devices.

“Wyse Zero™ addresses the limitations with current embedded options and is already powering the next generation of smart devices connecting to the cloud to provide virtual desktop access.”
.For current users of Wyse ThinOS, the highly optimized, management-free solution for Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Terminal Server and VMware View virtual desktop environments, Wyse Zero™ ensures that every Wyse thin client delivers flexible and secure user access, boots-up in seconds, updates itself automatically, and delivers IT managers with simple, scalable administration to suit their organization’s needs; all while featuring an unpublished API that delivers built-in protection from viruses and malware.

For the thousands of users of Wyse PocketCloud on Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Wyse Zero™ functionality expands the end user browsing capability to include Adobe Flash support, for example, by intelligently using cloud resources.

Announced today in conjunction with Citrix Synergy 2010, Wyse Xenith™ will also capitalize on the Wyse Zero™ engine. This technology foundation completely eliminates the management and security issues associated with traditional clients, while ensuring a high-definition HDX user experience. More information on Wyse Xenith™ is available at http://www.wyse.com/citrix.

“For cloud computing to continue to take hold in the enterprise, OEMs require a software ingredient that simplifies the development of cloud connected devices; one with a lightweight footprint that can perform at the speed of business,” according to Curt Schwebke, Chief Technical Officer at Wyse. “Wyse Zero™ addresses the limitations with current embedded options and is already powering the next generation of smart devices connecting to the cloud to provide virtual desktop access.”

The Wyse Zero™ engine delivers several benefits:

•Rich – includes networking, management, and protocol technology
•Fast – does not require an underlying operating system, starts instantly, and provides a fast user experience
•Secure – no attack surface, so no vulnerability to virus and malware threats
•Green – lowest carbon footprint, energy efficient
About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in cloud client computing, leveraging its industry-leading thin and zero client computing-based desktop virtualization software, hardware and services. Cloud Client Computing is the ultimate client computing solution for our time. It replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, un-green and expensive PC. It delivers the security, reliability, user experience with the lowest energy usage and total cost of ownership. It simply connects all the dots: Thin and zero client computing, unified communications, desktop virtualization and the web for users to reach the clouds – in a private, public, government or hybrid cloud. It is software. It is hardware. It is services. It is in business. It is at home. It is on the go. It is freedom – so users can focus on what is important. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including, Cisco, Citrix, CSC, IBM, Microsoft, and VMware. Wyse also partners with globally-recognized distribution and service partners along with its award-winning partner programs to service any customer, anywhere and anytime, in the world. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.

Source: Wyse via BusinessWire

Wyse – What is Thin Computing and Zero Client Computing?

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Thin Computing delivers the productivity people need, at a lower cost than traditional methods, all without compromising security or manageability. Thin Computing replaces the PC with a Thin or Zero Client, making it easier for IT to manage user desktops by moving their complexity to the datacenter. Analysts agree that this approach improves the reliability and security of information, dramatically lowers IT costs, reduces energy consumption, and is far better for the environment. Yet Thin Computing still provides the access to applications and data that people need in order to move the business forward. All while improving on the security, reliability, and availability of PCs.
People often make the mistake of thinking that Thin Computing is just another name for thin-client computing. Actually, Thin Computing includes hardware services and software that work with Thin Clients, Zero Clients, and PCs, as well as wireless devices and other systems. It gives everybody in the organization secure access to the information and the applications they need, without requiring the desktop systems to store them.


Why Thin Computing and Why Now?

Today, as much as 80 percent of IT’s budget is allocated to maintenance, making it very hard for any IT organization to add value to the business. Chief Information Officers have seen their titles evolve to Chief Infrastructure Officer, as they are totally consumed by the need to avoid regulatory problems and keep things running at the same time. Thin Computing not only reduces the cost to deliver desktop computing by as much as 40 percent or more, it also frees IT staff time to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Additionally, the increased availability of high-bandwidth network connections and the sophistication of datacenter architectures based on Microsoft Windows Terminal Services, Citrix Application Delivery, or VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, allow Thin Computing solutions to run at desktop speeds, and display rich multimedia like never before. This makes it easier and more acceptable for business professionals to use Thin Clients in mission-critical applications.

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What is Zero Client Computing?

The majority of today’s thin clients have a small OS in them that provides the functionality to securely connect to servers and display applications for workers. The small amount of software in these devices is why they’re called “thin” clients. Enterprises have successfully adopted this technology in the millions of units, and for some, there is an opportunity to make the desktop or mobile device even thinner – called a Zero Client. A Zero Client has no local OS pre-installed on the unit. This information is provisioned to the desktop (like a cell phone is provisioned when purchased) when it is powered up, based on the worker’s role in the organization. Zero Clients cost less, and don’t need to be managed, but require more network bandwidth than Thin Clients.

Why Wyse Thin Computing?

Wyse is the worldwide leader in Thin Computing, offering Thin and Zero Clients before anyone else. Wyse software makes it easy to provision, manage, update, and even service any Thin or Zero Client from one central location. After all, it’s much easier and more cost-effective to manage several servers than thousands of individual desktop PCs. And with no moving parts thanks to solid-state technology, Wyse Thin and Zero Clients deliver greater reliability, availability, and lower cost of ownership than other solutions.

Wyse Thin Computing solution includes:

Thin-Computing Hardware
Thin-Computing Software
Thin-Computing Services

This total solution allows Wyse to deliver improved:

Going forward, the world is only going to get thinner. And Wyse is already moving in that direction. Check back soon to see exactly how we’re getting thinner. Thin Computing delivers the productivity people need, at a lower cost than traditional methods, all without compromising security or manageability. Thin Computing replaces the PC with a Thin or Zero Client, making it easier for IT to manage user desktops by moving their complexity to the datacenter. Analysts agree that this approach improves the reliability and security of information, dramatically lowers IT costs, reduces energy consumption, and is far better for the environment. Yet Thin Computing still provides the access to applications and data that people need in order to move the business forward. All while improving on the security, reliability, and availability of PCs.
People often make the mistake of thinking that Thin Computing is just another name for thin-client computing. Actually, Thin Computing includes hardware services and software that work with Thin Clients, Zero Clients, and PCs, as well as wireless devices and other systems. It gives everybody in the organization secure access to the information and the applications they need, without requiring the desktop systems to store them.

Forbes – The Death of the PC??

2017-07-27T00:01:12+00:00 December 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|

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Great article about the dramatic swift from the traditional corporate PC to a “Virtual Workspace”………..

Throughout the computer industry companies of all sizes, from garage startups to Microsoft, are bracing for the possibility that their future will be in the hands of people like Sean Whetstone.

The head of computer operations for Reed Specialist Recruitment, an employment service with operations on three continents, Whetstone recently upgraded his company’s 6,000 desktop computers. Chief information officers order new Dells or HPs all the time. But the computers Whetstone brought in for his employees aren’t the traditional metal boxes that sit next to desks or under monitors. They are “virtual” computers. Each employee has a keyboard and a screen, but the processors making the calculations and deciding what color goes in each pixel are far away, inside a big computer at Reed’s main data center in London

In the science fiction staple of virtual reality, people live not in the real world but as ciphers inside a computer somewhere. That’s analogous to what happens with the virtual desktops at Reed. To the user, Microsoft Windows looks just as it does coming from a PC. But the electronic desktop doesn’t exactly reside on the desk. (more…)

Wyse Technology Extends its Leadership in Thin Computing-centric Client Virtualization with Advanced Solutions Ready for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

2017-07-27T00:01:12+00:00 October 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Wyse Windows 7Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced Day One support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft Windows which was made available today.

Wyse thin client hardware and virtualization software now supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.  This level of support allows users of Windows to immediately embrace Microsoft’s extended virtualization technologies from the datacenter to the desktop.

In fact, there are six compelling reasons for businesses to look to Wyse to deploy their virtual environments on Windows Server 2008 R2:

• VDI.  Wyse’s broad support for Microsoft’s virtualization platform make Wyse solutions the best test bed for virtualizing Windows 7 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  Wyse thin client hardware and virtualization software is immediately capable of integrating with Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and the new version 7 of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).  Wyse thin clients provide the perfect end-point for Microsoft VDI offering and complement the Microsoft VDI Suites.

• Energy and Power Efficiency. In support of Windows Server 2008 R2 improved power efficiency and management capabilities, Wyse delivers the broadest portfolio of Energy Star Windows 7 capable thin devices, including:
      o R class – The most powerful and flexible thin client in the market
      o V class – The most popular thin client in the industry
      o X class – Best in class mobile thin device
      o NEW! C class – The best performing and energy efficient thin client in the market

• Enhanced User Experience.  Wyse thin clients and virtual desktops will immediately deliver a superior Windows 7 end user experience in a virtual environment.  Wyse clients based on Windows Embedded Standard® can now run RDP 7 client immediately, while Wyse’s forthcoming award-winning TCX Suite 4 virtualization software assures that Windows 7 will perform better on existing and prior generations of the RDP client. 

• Streaming Capabilities.  Wyse WSM already powers Zero Clients and legacy desktops to become fully fledged diskless computers running Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Vista.  Now that support is extended to Windows 7 for streaming to a virtual machine, thin client or PC.  In addition, Wyse WSM is now supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.

• Global Reach.  Soon to be validated on Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS and on Windows 7 virtualized on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA) software accelerates Microsoft RDP by up to 20 times on networks subject to latency and packet loss.

• Mobile Computing.  Wyse’s innovative PocketCloud app, which delivers complete access to a PC or virtual machine from an iPhone or iPod Touch, will immediately support desktop access for clients running Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS or Windows 7 virtualized on Hyper-V.

“Businesses around the world are preparing for Windows 7, and that includes enterprises that have deployed or are preparing to deploy virtual desktops,” according to Charles King, President and Principal Analyst at Pund-IT.  “Wyse Technology is taking a leadership role in assuring that the end user experience is a superior one for individuals accessing Windows 7 via a thin client or repurposed PC.”

According to Manlio Vecchiet, director of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft, “Microsoft and Wyse offer enterprise customers considering VDI the software and hardware to support their needs and have been working closely together to improve the experience of VDI desktops.  Microsoft is excited about the prospects of Wyse bringing the benefits of thin computing to Windows Server 2008 R2.”

“The combination of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 R2, together with Hyper V and RDP7 deliver a very compelling offering for enterprises to embrace VDI,” said Ricardo Antuna, Senior Vice President, Product Management, at Wyse.  “Wyse’s portfolio of energy efficient devices and virtualization software provide the best solution to further the reduce the cost of deploying virtual desktops with Windows 7.”

Source: Wyse.com

Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator

2017-07-27T00:01:12+00:00 October 19th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Improves user experience for virtual desktop infrastructure, including public and private clouds

Wyse Virtual Desktop AcceleratorWyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA) is a software-only solution for Wyse thin clients and supported PCs. Wyse VDA delivers the best user experience for the network bandwidth allocated to users, neutralizes the effects of network delays (latencies) and errors (packet loss) for thin computing, making it suitable for more remote-site, branch, or field-based users.
Today, poor network performance for thin computing protocols can reduce user experience, forcing organizations to limit deployment scope, deploy additional datacenters, use higher cost networks, purchase expensive hardware accelerators and even fall back to costly legacy techniques (client-server). In addition, Public Cloud centers are sparsely distributed today, only providing low latency access in limited markets.
Wyse VDA means organizations can deploy thin computing to more remote users – while minimizing additional network costs, and avoiding the need for regional datacenters. Organizations that have already deployed thin computing using regional datacenters will be able to achieve significant cost-savings through datacenter consolidation.
Wyse VDA accelerates Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA protocols by up to 3 times on networks with up to 300ms latency and at least 768 kbps downstream bandwidth

  • Software-only acceleration of virtual desktops and applications
  • Accelerates Citrix ICA and Microsoft RDP protocols
  • Works on high bandwidth wide area networks (FLP – Fat Long Pipes)
  • Accelerates connections to Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View and Microsoft Terminal Server and Microsoft Hyper-V VDI
  • Enhances Wyse TCX software suite functionality across wide-area networks
  • Enhances Wyse Collaborative Processing Architecture performance
  • Enables per connection maximum bandwidth usage control
  • Leverages built-in security of underlying protocols (e.g. 128-bit encryption for RDP and ICA
  •  Remote offices and branch offices

    Centralizing data and installing only endpoints in branch or remote offices significantly reduces costs, and improves data security. When network performance limits experience, rather than installing servers, install Wyse VDA.

    Mobile workers

    Wyse thin computing addresses security and management issues for mobile workers by replacing PC laptops with thin laptops. Adding Wyse VDA improves performance for Wi-Fi connected users.

    Home workers

    Home working enables a more flexible workforce and can reduce HQ costs. Wyse VDA enables home workers connected over slow broadband connections to have improved experience.

    Offshore workers

    Increasingly organizations are using staff located all around the world. Management, security and intellectual property issues make centralized infrastructure and thin computing an ideal solution for remote sites. Wyse VDA improves desktop and application performance so local datacenters are not required.

    Cloud computing

    Cloud computing delivers cost-effective and flexible IT infrastructures. With Wyse VDA, sites with receive an enhanced user experience for cloud-hosted applications and desktops

    Source: Wyse.com

    Wyse Technology Improves Virtual Desktop Environments with New Flash Acceleration Technology

    2017-07-27T00:01:13+00:00 September 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|

    Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today officially announced its new acceleration solution for Adobe Flash, as part of its incredibly popular TCX virtualization software suite.  The new functionality improves the end user experience on virtual desktops by solving the Flash content quality challenge for VDI and Terminal Services environments.

    Wyse TCX Flash Acceleration“Every end user wants the performance of their thin client to be as good as or better than their PC,” according to Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.  “Wyse has been steadily deploying software as part of its TCX suite toward that end and the addition of Flash acceleration capabilities will help accelerate virtual desktop adoption.” 

    With Flash applications abundant in all industry verticals, especially financial services and education, customers are thrilled that the content acceleration challenge has been solved without compromising the end user experience. 

    Offered as part of the Wyse TCX virtualization software suite, the new Flash acceleration extends the capabilities of the Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA/HDX protocols for Flash Player 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 6 and 7.  Compatibility with VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop connection brokers, using Windows XP Pro, Vista or Windows 7 completes the solution. 

    “Wyse continues to innovate and stretch the capabilities of their thin clients to provide a rich virtual desktop experience,” said Sumit Dhawan, vice president, product marketing, XenDesktop product group at Citrix Systems.  “Wyse technologies perfectly complement and extend Citrix HDX technologies to deliver an excellent, high-definition user experience and expand the ability of IT to offer virtual desktops to a wide variety of users.”

    With Flash acceleration, end users’ animation, online training, YouTube, and video-rich Web sites are now seamlessly presented.

    “Thin client customers using sites like CNN.com and NYSE MarkeTRAC with Flash-based tickers, are significantly improved by Wyse’s new Flash content acceleration capabilities,” says Param Desai, Product Manager at Wyse Technology.  “Flash acceleration continues our efforts to make the thin client user experience even better than a PC.”

    Pricing and Availability
    Flash acceleration will be commercially available in October 2009, available on Wyse’s V class and R class thin clients with Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, or Wyse ThinOS operating systems, and supported PCs.  For more information on Flash acceleration and Wyse TCX, please visit http://www.wyse.com/products/software/tcx/

    About Wyse Technology

    Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing-based virtualization software and hardware solutions. Wyse and its strategic partners, including, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft®, Novell®, VMware®, and others deliver the innovative hardware, infrastructure software, and services that formulate the benefits of cloud computing, virtualization and Green IT. These thin computing solutions allow consumers, public and private enterprises to access the application information they need, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

    Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today officially announced its new acceleration solution for Adobe Flash, as part of its incredibly popular TCX virtualization software suite.  The new functionality improves the end user experience on virtual desktops by solving the Flash content quality challenge for VDI and Terminal Services environments.

    “Every end user wants the performance of their thin client to be as good as or better than their PC,” according to Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.  “Wyse has been steadily deploying software as part of its TCX suite toward that end and the addition of Flash acceleration capabilities will help accelerate virtual desktop adoption.” 

    With Flash applications abundant in all industry verticals, especially financial services and education, customers are thrilled that the content acceleration challenge has been solved without compromising the end user experience. 

    Offered as part of the Wyse TCX virtualization software suite, the new Flash acceleration extends the capabilities of the Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA/HDX protocols for Flash Player 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 6 and 7.  Compatibility with VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop connection brokers, using Windows XP Pro, Vista or Windows 7 completes the solution. 

    “Wyse continues to innovate and stretch the capabilities of their thin clients to provide a rich virtual desktop experience,” said Sumit Dhawan, vice president, product marketing, XenDesktop product group at Citrix Systems.  “Wyse technologies perfectly complement and extend Citrix HDX technologies to deliver an excellent, high-definition user experience and expand the ability of IT to offer virtual desktops to a wide variety of users.”

    With Flash acceleration, end users’ animation, online training, YouTube, and video-rich Web sites are now seamlessly presented.

    “Thin client customers using sites like CNN.com and NYSE MarkeTRAC with Flash-based tickers, are significantly improved by Wyse’s new Flash content acceleration capabilities,” says Param Desai, Product Manager at Wyse Technology.  “Flash acceleration continues our efforts to make the thin client user experience even better than a PC.”

    Pricing and Availability
    Flash acceleration will be commercially available in October 2009, available on Wyse’s V class and R class thin clients with Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, or Wyse ThinOS operating systems, and supported PCs.  For more information on Flash acceleration and Wyse TCX, please visit http://www.wyse.com/products/software/tcx/

    About Wyse Technology

    Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing-based virtualization software and hardware solutions. Wyse and its strategic partners, including, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft®, Novell®, VMware®, and others deliver the innovative hardware, infrastructure software, and services that formulate the benefits of cloud computing, virtualization and Green IT. These thin computing solutions allow consumers, public and private enterprises to access the application information they need, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

    Source: Wyse.com