Wyse Debuts Linux Thin Client
Wyse Technology debuted a compact yet powerful Linux-based thin-client at LinuxWorld and announced a 1,900-unit deployment by a European health insurance provider.Wyse Technology debuted a compact yet powerful Linux-based thin client at LinuxWorld on Tuesday and announced a 1,900 unit deployment of the device by a major European health insurance provider. The compact Winterm V50 boasts a 1GHz x86 processor and measures just 7.9 x 7.1 x 1.8 inches (201 x 180 x 46 mm). The V50 is based on a 1GHz Transmeta Crusoe processor running Wyses Linux V6 operating system (based on a 2.6 Linux kernel), and is equipped with 128MB flash and 256MB DDR RAM memory, resulting in a stable, powerful platform for accessing applications running on a server plus locally executing Linux and Java applications, according to the company. The V50 also features a Smart Card slot, CardBus/PCMCIA slot, and serial, parallel, and USB ports. Additionally, because it has no moving parts, the V50and all members of the V-class thin-client productsoperate silently and are maintenance free, Wyse said.
The V50s Linux-based embedded operating system enables connectivity to text-based legacy applications via a "rich" terminal emulation suite and X11, access to Web-based applications, and even to Windows applications via terminal services, Wyse added.