HP is rolling out the HP t510 and t610, two new thin clients, which offer dual-core CPUs, the option for zero-touch management and BIOS for added security.
Hewlett-Packard is rolling out two new thin-clients, the HP
t510 and HP t610. Each comes standard with dual-core CPUs, graphics cores that
offload computing from the server to the chipset, support for multiple monitors
and remote connections, and 2GB of RAM, which is double the minimum previously
shipped on HP thin clients.
highly security-conscious industries, such as health care and financial
services, each includes a number of security software options, as well as
hard-identification security. The t610 is the industry's first, says HP, to
feature both a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that protects access to networks
and BIOS (basic input, output system) that complies with National Institute of
Standards and Technology recommendations.
The HP t610
features a dual-core Advanced Micro Devices G-series processor with discrete
AMD Radeon graphics. At 1.65GHz, it's said to offer "ample power for the
most rigorous remote business graphics needs."
low-power CPU and discrete-level GPU are a single, integrated unit, capable of
supporting high-performance multimedia content and DirectX11 for 3D visuals and
accelerated graphics. Passively cooled, it also keeps quiet, while HP Active
Thermal Management software prevents the device from shutting down from
The t610 comes
in two configurations, Standard or Plusthe latter of which includes additional
legacy ports, quad-head display graphics capabilities and connectivity options
for supporting enterprise-grade wireless and fiber network interface cards.
software is supported, including Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard and HP's
ThinPro solution for Linux, and the t610 can be configured for zero-touch
management. It also meets Energy Star standards and uses more than 20 percent
post-consumer recycled plastic.
affordable t510 runs a Via Eden X2 U4200 1GHz dual-core CPU. Both versions can
be managed with Microsoft's Windows Embedded Device Manger and are compatible
with virtualization software, including Citrix Systems Xen App, Microsoft RDP 7
and VMWare View.
The HP t510
and t610 flexible series thin clients provide the performance and security
enterprise users are looking for along with increased manageability for the
system administrator, John Doyle, Microsoft's director of product management,
Windows Embedded, said in a statement. In particular, the plug-in for Windows
Embedded Device Manager 2011 enables IT professionals to manage embedded
devices in a similar manner to PCs and servers through a single integrated
solution, simplifying embedded-device integration and management.
clients will be available in the United States, and elsewhere, in April, after
a March rollout in Asia. The HPt510 starts at $259, while the t610 Flexible
Series starts at $399.
appealing pricing and energy efficiency, paired with a growing reliance on the
cloud, are making them increasingly attractive to enterprises. They're also
helping drive the adoption of virtual desktops, which Gartner has forecast will
reach 20 million by 2014.
thin clients, while slimmed down, are also giving way to "zero clients," which are
stripped of a local operating system, for even greater securityleaving little
to be attackedand further improved power consumption.
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.