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IGEL Expands Portfolio of Virtualization-Optimized Endpoints
IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of virtualization-optimized endpoints to include the new IGEL UD7. Part of IGEL's family of Universal Desktop software-defined thin clients, the IGEL UD7 is designed for end-user computing (EUC) environments where high-performance and access to multiple, high-quality displays is required, such as video production and CAD design suites, newsrooms, operations centers and hospital diagnostics centers. 

"We are pleased to be extending our growing portfolio of simple, smart and secure endpoint solutions with the release of the IGEL UD7," said Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL. "This virtualization-optimized endpoint is now the most powerful thin client solution in our portfolio. With numerous use-cases ranging from healthcare to financial services to manufacturing, it is also the only thin client solution on the market to offer multi-monitor support for 4K displays at 60Hz. Further, through the IGEL OS, we are able to help IT organizations future-proof their investments in the UD7 through regular software upgrades to the IGEL OS that include hardware acceleration, while at the same time enhancing the security of their endpoints by preventing malware and other cyber threats with Secure Boot validation."

High Performance End-User Computing Without Compromise

With the launch of the IGEL UD7, IGEL is setting a new standard for high-performance, multi-monitor end-user computing. Key features include:

  • AMD RX-216GD 1.6 GHz (Dual-Core) processor with up to 3.0 GHz (Boost Mode)
  • AMD Radeon R5 graphics card with 64MB to 512MB support
  • Realtek HD Audio card
  • H.264 hardware acceleration capabilities with future expansion to H.265 through IGEL OS upgrades
  • Two 4K DisplayPort connectors at 60Hz and one 2K DisplayPort connector at 60Hz with expansion capabilities to include one additional 2K DisplayPort connector at 60Hz
  • Two front-loading USB 3.0 ports for fast and easy connection to storage devices
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • Enhanced security and Wi-Fi capabilities through optional connectivity bars that include anti-theft parallel USB port, or a serial WLAN port (802.11 a/b/g/n and 2GHz, 4GHz and 5GHz WLAN)
  • Secure Boot validation

Additionally, the IGEL UD7 features 4GB DDR4 RAM, effectively doubling the memory capacity when compared to that of IGEL's other Universal Desktop solutions.

Ease of Management Drives Productivity

As with IGEL's complete portfolio of virtualization-optimized endpoints, the IGEL UD7 is managed through the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), which provides IT organizations with automated backend control of their IGEL endpoints, freeing them up to focus on more strategic initiatives. Purpose-built to simplify complex enterprise environments, the IGEL UMS supports a diverse array of devices and operating systems and enables IT organizations to add and remove endpoint devices, and perform software upgrades as needed or required.

The IGEL UD7 also comes pre-configured to support industry-leading virtualization protocols including Citrix HDX, Microsoft RDP/Remote FX or VMware Horizon. Organizations can add or re-configure these supported virtualization protocols leveraging the IGEL UMS to quickly transition between protocols, and make changes to their entire network of thin clients, or a specific endpoint. 

Availability and Support

IGEL will demonstrate the new IGEL UD7 at Citrix Synergy 2018. Attendees are invited to stop by Booth #202 to where IGEL will be showcasing its powerful software-defined endpoint managements solutions. For more information, visit To experience the capabilities of the IGEL OS, Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), download here, or request free evaluation hardware.

IGEL UD7 thin clients can be purchased through IGEL's network of Platinum- and Gold-level Partners, Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) and resellers. Each IGEL UD7 comes standard with a free extended five-year hardware warranty and includes a software license that provides access to regular and frequent firmware updates. This enables IT organizations to preserve their hardware investment while taking advantage of new features and functionality as they become available.

Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:27 AM by David Marshall
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