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IGEL Technology Enhances Performance of UD3/IZ3 Series Thin and Zero Clients

IGEL Technology, a world leader in the development of powerful workspace management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, today announced that it is improving the performance of its IGEL Universal Desktop 3 (UD3) and IZ3 series thin and zero clients with the addition of AMD’s Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SoC), formerly named “Steppe Eagle,” quad core processors.

Shipping soon on all IGEL UD3/IZ3 thin and zero clients, the AMD 1.2GHz Embedded G-Series SoC provides more efficient access to virtual desktops running Citrix, VMware and Microsoft virtual applications; is backed by 2GB of DDR3L RAM memory to support the high-performance computing and graphics requirements of today's multimedia workers.

"Today's end-users demand greater access to high-performance computing applications that support more intense graphics and multimedia functionality," said Simon Richards, Managing Director, IGEL North America. "At the same time, IT organizations are under pressure to provide centralized, efficient and secure access to end-user workspaces, which is driving the growing adoption of virtual desktop environments. By integrating AMD's Embedded G-Series SoC into our IGEL UD3/IZ3 series thin and zero clients, we are giving IT organizations a more powerful and efficient way to provide access to, and manage their modern workspace environments."

Slim Chassis Supports Enhanced Display Features and Improves Efficiencies

Housed in the same slim chassis as IGEL's existing UD3 devices, the enhanced IGEL UD3/IZ3 devices offer enhanced display features through a new integrated DisplayPort, and also includes a Dualview DVI port, which comes standard on all IGEL UD3/IZ3 thin and zero clients, to support the efficient use of two monitors. To support analog monitors, a DVI-VGA adapter is included.

For quicker, more convenient data transfer, the enhanced IGEL UD3/IZ3 thin and zero clients feature two USB 3.0 ports, and three USB 2.0 ports. And, with the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC power management capabilities, IT organizations can also experience a 50% reduction in power consumption, improving the cost-performance ratio of the devices.

"First introduced in 2009, the IGEL UD3 is an integral part of our universal desktop portfolio," said Gary Sharp, Sales Director for North America, IGEL Technology. "Over the years, we have continually updated the IGEL UD3 in order to meet the evolving demands of IT organizations and their end users, and we are proud to be able to further enhance the user experience, and offer our customers more features with the addition of the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC."

Simple and Secure Workspace Management

The IGEL Universal Management Suite 5 (UMS 5) software makes it possible for organizations to remotely manage any endpoint device, including UD3/IZ3 thin and zero clients, running the Microsoft Windows 7 or IGEL Linux operating system. With UMS 5, IT organizations can more efficiently manage their workspace environments, while reducing the cost, time and effort associated with remote endpoint management.

IT organizations can also leverage the IGEL Universal Management Agent (UMA), a subscription-based service which is an extension of the UMS 5, to manage desktops and notebooks running the Windows 7 operating system; thin clients running Windows Embedded Standard 7; and, IGEL thin clients and zero clients loaded with the IGEL Linux operating system, and used in conjunction with Windows 7 desktops.

Pricing and Availability

IGEL UD3/IZ3 thin clients and zero clients, and subscriptions to the IGEL UMA are available through Authorized IGEL Partners in North America. For more information on pricing, contact an Authorized IGEL Partner, or e-mail info@igel.com. IGEL UMS 5 software is available free of charge at www.myigel.com.

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:48 AM by David Marshall
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