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IGEL Technology Upgrades UD9 Series Thin 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 has enhanced the performance of its Universal Desktop 9 (UD9) series thin clients with the addition of an Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor. 

Offering up to 2.42GHz of processing power and backed by 2GB of DDR3L RAM memory, the Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor supports quick and easy access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, as well as multimedia and web-base applications, especially in environments where there is high demand for multitasking capabilities. 

"IGEL's high-performance UD9 series thin clients are uniquely designed to meet the requirements of enterprises where significant amounts of computing resources are needed to support complex applications such a graphic and multimedia design, and unified communications and collaboration," said Simon Richards, Managing Director, IGEL North America. "Now, powered by the Intel J1900 quad processor, the UD9 can effortlessly address the demands of today's modern workspace environments, while at the same time providing enough processing power to enable organizations to scale based on future requirements, and without having to invest in new hardware." 

IGEL Thin Client 

Compact Design Features High-Performance Display and Communication Capabilities

Housed in the same slim chassis as IGEL's existing UD9 devices and measuring 9.3 x 20.2 x 14.3 inches, the enhanced thin client offers a SATA SSD flash memory ranging from 2GB (IGEL Linux V5 model) to 8GB (Microsoft Windows® Embedded Standard 7 model) to support high-end graphics, 3D and multimedia applications.  

The IGEL UD9's 21.5-inch display offers full high-definition (HD) resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel, and it also comes with an integrated DisplayPort that includes a Dualview DVI port, and supports HD resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The IGEL UD9 display can also pivot 90-degrees offering added flexibility in a variety of applications and environments where space is limited including information kiosks; research terminals in libraries or schools; point-of-sale terminals including presentation, checkout and web-connected devices in retail outlets or restaurants; digital signage terminals; patient information terminals in doctors offices or clinics; and, banking terminals. 

Popular communications protocols supported by the IGEL UD9 thin clients include Citrix HDX, VMware Horizon and Microsoft RDP including RemoteFX. The IGEL UD9 thin clients also support IGEL Linux V5 and Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard operating systems. Additionally, an optional integrated smartcard reader available with the IGEL UD9 thin clients supports secure two-factor authentication for multiple users on a single workstation. Other key features include two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a P2/2 connection, and 1 Gbit Ethernet serial interface that features 802.11 a/b/g/n-standard WLAN capabilities. 

"With so many interfaces and capabilities, our channel partners here in North America will find that in addition to supporting high-end multimedia capabilities, the IGEL UD9 thin clients well-suited for a variety of applications across the public and private sectors including education, government, financial services, healthcare and retail," said Gary Sharp, Sales Director for North America, IGEL Technology.  

Simple and Secure Management of UD9 Thin Clients

The IGEL Universal Management Suite 5 (UMS 5) software is available to help IT organizations more efficiently manage their workspace environments, while reducing the cost, time and effort associated with the remote management of UD9 thin clients running the IGEL Linux or Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems.  

Availability and Support

IGEL UD9 thin clients are available through Authorized IGEL Partners in North America. For more information on pricing, contact an Authorized IGEL Partner, or e-mail IGEL UMS 5 software is available free of charge at

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016 8:55 AM by David Marshall
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