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Compact thin client features Via Eden CPU, embedded Linux OS

Oct 13, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 25 views

IGEL Technology has released a new model in its IGEL Clever Clienting line. The new IGEL Compact features a 400MHz Via Eden CPU, up to 512MB main memory, improved graphics, and an internal smartcard reader, and it runs IGEL Embedded Linux as its internal software platform.

(Click for larger view of IGEL Compact)

IGEL says its Clever Client solution can put a managed, open source operating system – IGEL Linux – on computing devices acress the enterprise, including desktops, thin clients, mobile systems, handheld devices, and PDAs. It claims its thin clients are highly configurable and can offer customers manageability, simplicity, and reliability in an affordable, standards-based package.

IGEL lists the following features for the new Compact model:

  • 400 MHz Via Eden CPU
  • 64 to 512 Mb main memory
  • WiFi support (USB)
  • 122 key board support
  • Compact Flash storage
  • No moving parts
  • 1280 x 1024 true color (24 bit) maximum resolution
  • Internal smartcard reader - PC/SC protocol
  • 3 USB ports
  • PS/2 mouse and keyboard support
  • 10/100 BaseT Fast Ethernet
  • Speaker input/output
  • 1 serial and 1 parallel ports
  • Vesa standard monitor support
  • Dimensions: 9½ x 8½ x 1¾ inches
  • IGEL Embedded Linux v3.02
  • IGEL Remote Manager client
  • Remote session shadowing
  • ICA and RDP device mapping
  • ICA 7.0
  • Citrix Program Neighborhood
  • RDP 5.2
  • 5250 & 3270 emulation
  • XDM/X11

Steve Earle, President of US Operations for IGEL Technology, says IGEL Compact is “zero maintenance,” offers “plug 'n play” installation, and is centrally managed.”

IGEL is showcasing the new thin client this week at Citrix iForum in Orlando, Florida.

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