At the same time, HP also rolled out a new thin client, the t5700, which is powered by Transmeta Corp.s 1GHz TM5800 Crusoe chip. HP officials said the product is the first all-HP-engineered thin client, which features Microsoft Corp.s Windows XP Embedded operating system and Altiris Deployment Solution for Web-based remote management. It also comes with four USB ports. Pricing starts at $599. Officials with Transmeta, of Santa Clara, Calif., said the adoption by HP of the Crusoe chip in the thin client is a big step for the companys push into the embedded space. It also is important in that it continues the companys relationship with HP, which uses the chip in its Compaq Evo Tablet PC.Transmeta, whose chips are designed to run cooler and consume less energy than mobile processors from such companies as Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Inc., earlier this year introduced the Crusoe Special Embedded processors, designed for x86 embedded applications in such products as medical instrumentation, retail kiosks and point-of-sale terminals. The company also has made other moves. It has started building security features directly onto its chips, and in the third quarter will launch a new chip, the TM8000code-named Astrothat it hopes will be used in notebooks with 12- and 14-inch screens. Latest HP News:
"It really validates the embedded systems strategy we put in place," said Mike DeNeffe, director of marketing at Transmeta. "We realized there were a number of [embedded] systems that needed a high-performance, low-power processor, and we targeted thin clients as one of those."