IGEL Technology Enhances the Functionality of Software and Hardware Thin Clients
New update supports mobile broadband connectivity, management of up to four displays through the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC), and expands multimedia capabilities
Reading, UK. June 22, 2016 – IGEL Technology, a world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, today announced that it has enhanced the functionality of its Linux-based software and hardware thin clients with an update that supports mobile broadband connectivity and multi-display management, and expands multimedia capabilities.
Support for multi display
At IGEL Technology, we are always looking for ways to add new features and functionality that enhance the desktop computing experience for end-users, and make it easier for IT organizations to manage workspaces across the enterprise,” said Simon Richards, IGEL Managing Director for the UK & Ireland. “With the new high-performance computing and advanced multimedia capabilities now available through our latest Linux update, we are ensuring that our Linux-based software and hardware thin clients meet the requirements of our end-user customers today, and well into the future.”
Some of the new features and functionality now available with IGEL’s Linux-based software and hardware thin clients, include:
- Mobile Broadband Connectivity. Customer demand for the ability to connect IGEL thin clients to centralized IT infrastructure via a mobile broadband connection, instead of the traditional Ethernet network, drove the integration of a 4G wireless card. Now, end-users can simply and securely connect their IGEL software and hardware thin clients using a Huawei E3531 HSPA+ mobile broadband USB drive, which can be purchased separately.
- Multi-Display Management. Many users within vertical markets, including financial services and healthcare, are increasing their reliance on multiple desktop displays. To meet this growing customer demand for multi-display support, IGEL has integrated a Radeon R7 250 Eyefinity 4 graphics card into its Universal Desktop Converter (UDC 2) software. Now, up to four displays can be conveniently managed through the IGEL Universal Management Suite 5 (UMS 5) software.
- Expanded Multimedia Capabilities. Due to the growing use of HTML5 programming languages to develop websites, IGEL has added an optional multimedia codec pack that includes the latest version of the AAC audio code to ensure quick and easy playback of HTML5-based YouTube videos in MP4 format.
The new update also includes a trial of IGEL’s HDX 3D Pro hardware acceleration software. Designed for high-performance workstations operating within Citrix environments, HDX 3D Pro can easily be managed via the IGEL UMS.
Availability and Support
IGEL’s updated software for Linux-based software and hardware thin clients, along with the IGEL UMS software can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.myigel.com/. For more information, contact an Authorized IGEL Partner, or e-mail [email protected].
About IGEL Technology
A world leader in the delivery of powerful remote management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems.
IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing.
IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Shanghai, and Beijing and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.igel.co.uk/