HP is rolling out the software solution at the same time it introduces its latest thin client, the t140 Smart Zero Client.
Hewlett-Packard is unveiling a software
platform for its Smart
Zero Client thin clients
that will improve network performance, which is
particularly important for telecommuters or other employees working off-site,
or those using bandwidth-hungry applications.
HP officials announced the companys Velocity
software June 27, the same day they rolled out their latest thin client, the
t410 Smart Zero Client. The new thin client is powered by an ARM processor and
can support all three top virtualization platforms, according to the company.
The Velocity quality-of-service software
solution and the versatile t410 Smart Zero Client comes as bandwidth on
corporate networks becomes a larger concern, more employees work out of the
main office and virtualization use continues to grow in the enterprise.
Trends such as bring-your-own-device
and a more mobile workforce are putting more demands on networks. HP
officials said the Velocity software solution is designed to optimize thin-client
network performance and the experience for the end users, not only for those networks
within the enterprise but also for employees using mobile devices on network
connections that arent optimized.
According to HP, the Velocity software
corrects network packet-loss errors without the system having to resend the
packet, a move that will improve latency issues. At the same time, Velocity
eases network bottleneck issues in computing environments where a single
application runs on multiple networks at the same time.
Using Velocity, IT administrators can
instantly capture information in a log file, determine whats negatively
impacting the network or causing latency problems, and correct those issues.
The Velocity software will be preinstalled on
HP thin clients, including the HP t410, HP t510 and HP t610.
The t410 Smart Zero Client is designed to
offer users greater flexibility and a full PC experience, including in
virtualized and cloud environments. Through Digital Signal Processor
Acceleration and ARM Neon extensions, the t410 can support the virtualization
protocols from Microsoft, Citrix Systems and VMware, according to HP. The
systems thin-client installation wizard will automatically search for the
appropriate cloud desktop environment from among the three virtualization
vendors and create a secure connection.
The thin client is powered by Texas
Instruments ARM-based TMS320DM8148 and includes 1GB double data rate type 3 (DDR3)
synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM), 2GB embedded multimedia cards (eMMC) flash
memory and support for dual displays up to 1,920 by 1,080 pixels.
ARM-designed low-power chips dominate the
mobile device market, including smartphones and tablets. ARM and its
manufacturing partners also are looking to move them up
the ladder into PCs
and other such systems. The energy-efficiency
capabilities that the chips bring to such systems as the t410 thin clientas
well as the reliability and zero-management features of the system itselfare
ideal for such areas as call centers, health care, government and hospitality,
according to Jeff Groudan, director of marketing for thin clients at HP.
The t410 Smart Zero Client enables customers
to cost effectively offer workers the same computing experience as a full PC
environment without requiring on-device management, Jeff Groudan, director of
marketing for thin clients at HP, said in a statement.
The t410 Smart Zero Client is scheduled to
start shipping in August, starting at $269.