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IGEL's Latest Linux Firmware Upgrade Allows Customers to Access Virtual PCs Using an Open Hypervisor Strategy
IGEL Technology today announced the availability of its latest Linux firmware on the broadest and most powerful range of thin clients on the market, providing customers with an increased choice of hypervisors for virtual PCs.

IGEL Universal Desktops models powered by Linux have had their Ericom® functionality upgraded so they now have the complete Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect client integrated. This provides users with secure, local and remote access to applications and desktops running on Microsoft® Windows Terminal Services, Citrix® XenApp, Virtual Desktops (VDI), Blade PCs and legacy terminal emulation based systems. With support for 14 hypervisors, including VMware® ESX, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle® VM, Virtual Iron and others, Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect enables organizations to flexibly choose the VDI environment that best suits their needs.

The nine IGEL Universal Desktops supporting Linux include traditional desktops, quad screen units, LCD integrated units and the innovative PC upgrade card that allows a legacy PC to be converted for only $160 into a powerful, secure, virus immune, virtual infrastructure access device. All models come bundled, free of charge, with the powerful IGEL Remote Management Suite.

IGELs Universal Desktop strategy is all about providing our customers with choice, explained Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology. The inclusion of Ericoms PowerTerm® WebConnect client is an excellent addition to the Linux range because it gives our customers freedom of choice in hypervisor when designing their virtual PC infrastructures. This announcement means that all 17 IGEL Universal Desktops based on Linux and Windows XP Embedded now support Ericoms PowerTerm® WebConnect solution giving customers unparalleled choice when designing virtual desktop infrastructures.

The IGEL Linux firmware upgrade is immediately available, free of charge, for existing IGEL customers with compatible models at www.IGEL.com.

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:49 AM by David Marshall
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