Tektronix boosted the performance of its second generation network computer yesterday, launching the NC400 Business Network Computer.
The US manufacturer says the NC400, the successor to the XP400 Series, offers twice the performance at a lower price of $1,700 and is targeted at the financial services, process control, telecommunications, manufacturing and engineering markets.
David Pinckard, vice president and general manager of the Network Displays division, said at the launch: " We want to protect our customers' investments and assure them that the Tektronix thin clients will meet their changing needs for years to come. Preserving desktop investment is an important consideration? and the NC400 is designed to provide the highest level of expandability and performance, while maintaining low total cost of ownership."
With dual monitors, improved resolution and expanded memory, the system provides access to data on PCs via an ICA client, and a software download provides a migration path to Windows CE for Windows-based terminals. The dual monitors enable users to display twice as many Windows, which is an important feature for call centre users, and digital video support delivers 30 frames-per-second MPEG-1 video. Users can play MPEG-1 files and have the ICA client window displayed within the browser. Running on a 165MHz R4310 processor, the NC400 comes with 8Mb to 72Mb of synchronous DRAM. It ships on 31 July.
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