Wyse Technology has introduced an ultra-mobile thin client designed to make it easier for mobile workers to securely access datacentre-hosted virtual desktops, as well as more traditional Citrix sessions and web-based enterprise applications.
Available immediately, the Wyse X90cw is a mobile thin client with an 11.6in wide-screen display, Intel Atom processor, and six-cell battery capable of providing up to eight hours of use while away from the office, according to Wyse.
Laptop-style thin clients have been around for several years, but this lightweight form factor is more convenient for mobile staff, Wyse said.
"The Wyse X90cw is the new wave of compact, lightweight, high-performance internet devices that assures the end user experience is as good as, or better than, a comparable PC, but the security of a virtual client means that it's now more dangerous to misplace a smartphone than it is a computer," said Wyse vice president of product management Ricardo Antuna.
Based on Windows Embedded Standard, the 1.4kg device has 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity, and supports 3G wireless adapters. It is optimised for environments running Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, Microsoft Terminal Server and Hyper-V, and is expected to be certified for VMware View within 30 days.
The Wyse X90cw costs $699 (£429).
Wyse also announced that its TCX technologies, which deliver a full PC-like experience in virtual desktop and thin client environments, are now available in a single package at $35 (£22) per seat.
TCX Suite 4.0 comprises Multimedia Acceleration, which streams media to the endpoint for playback, Flash Acceleration, multi-display, and Client USB Port V irtualisation, which makes USB devices connected to the terminal visible to virtual desktops.
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