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Wyse Debuts the Highest-Performing Thin Client for VDI-centric Cloud Computing Deployments

Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced the Wyse Z90 thin client, the highest-performing thin client based on Windows Embedded Standard 7.

As industries such as financial services, healthcare, retail, education and government make the move to VDI environments, they are all insisting that power and performance accompany the traditional thin client benefits such as better security and management. Wyse Z90 delivers a combination of performance, simplicity, and connectivity never seen before in a thin client. With available dual-core AMD G-series processors, the Wyse Z90 is the world's best-performing thin client. The Wyse Z90 is so fast, in fact, that it delivers 3D business graphics performance 187% better than the next closest leading competitor’s product, when compared head to head. The Wyse Z90 is even more powerful when compared to other competitive offerings.

At the heart of the Wyse Z90 lies an entirely new engine, one where all the major system elements – CPU cores, vector engines, and a unified video decoder for HD decoding tasks – live on the same piece of silicon. This design concept eliminates one of the fundamental constraints that limit performance.

Paired with updated processors and engines, Wyse’s use of Windows Embedded Standard 7 delivers the power and performance of Windows 7 to offer operating protections, helping to lessen vulnerabilities caused by virus and malware. The platform comes with strong default passwords, a secure locked-down default-user profile and monthly security updates to ensure customers receive the most secure and reliable service.

"The most important change to PC architectures over the last few years has been the integration of better graphics performance through higher-power GPUs," said Bob O'Donnell, Vice President at IDC. "Bringing those capabilities to thin clients will help ensure that those devices can meet the performance needs of today's users and today's applications."

"The goal at Wyse is to make our Windows Embedded offerings built with the Windows Embedded portfolio of platforms and technologies the best, easiest to use, and fastest clients on the planet," according to Ricardo Antuna, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Business Development and Alliances at Wyse Technology. "With the introduction of the Wyse Z90 we've done that; more than doubling the performance capabilities of competing top-of-the-line thin clients with similar energy requirements."

The Wyse Z90 includes the first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in a thin client, enabling the newest peripherals and speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Wyse Z90 includes two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, all under your control. With Wyse Z90, users have more display options than ever before including DisplayPort and DVI.

Wyse Z90 also co-exists with legacy devices, taking them in stride with optional parallel, PS/2 and dual serial port support. Wyse Z90 also includes advanced networking capabilities, with support for gigabit Ethernet, available integrated A/B/G/N dual band Wi-Fi, or FiberNIC.

For enterprises looking to also benefit from energy savings, the Wyse Z90 is compliant with ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Thin Client specification. The Wyse Z90 is capable of significant performance without having to rely on increasing power consumption.

Pricing and Availability

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Published Monday, January 31, 2011 6:12 PM by David Marshall
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