Wyse is aiming the new X90cw, powered by Intel's Atom processor, at mobile workers looking to take advantage of virtualization and cloud computing. Wyse officials said the X90cw offers a user experience as good as a traditional notebook. It also supports virtualization environments from Microsoft, Citrix Systems and VMware.
Wyse Technology is putting Intel's Atom
into mobile thin-client devices.
Wyse officials said the X90cw thin client is aimed at mobile workers looking
to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing.
Wyse, which announced the device Jan. 13, is demonstrating the X90cw at the
British Education and Training Technology show in London.
Also at the event, Wyse unveiled its TCX Suite 4.0, which offers features
designed to improve the end-user experience on virtual clients.
The X90cw brings the user experience of mobile virtual clients to the same
level as traditional laptops, according to Ricardo Antuna, vice president of
product management, business development and alliances at Wyse. It also offers
the same security as other thin clients, given that the data and other key
components reside on central servers, not the device itself.
"The Wyse X90cw is now the new wave of compact, lightweight,
high-performance Internet devices that assures [that] the end-user experience
is as good [as] or better than a comparable PC, but the security of a virtual
client means that it's now more dangerous to misplace a smartphone than it is a
computer," Antuna said in a statement.
The device weighs 3.2 pounds and offers an 11.6-inch widescreen display. It
runs Microsoft's Windows Embedded Standard 2009 operating system and is
optimized to work with such virtualization platforms as Citrix Systems' XenApp
and XenDesktop, Microsoft's Terminal Server and Hyper-V, and VMware's View.
It offers such options as a built-in Webcam, integrated wireless
capabilities, Bluetooth 2.1 and support for 3G cards.
The X90cw is available now starting at $699.
Wyse's TCX offerings are designed to heighten the end-user experience on
virtual PCs. Version 4.0 brings all existing TCX solutions into a single suite
of offerings, and is optimized to work in Terminal Services, XenApp and
XenDesktop, and View environments.
The suite also supports Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
With its Collaborative Processing Architecture, TCX Suite 4.0 also can
divide workloads between the server and client.