Maxspeed is making the thin-client environment mobile.
At Citrix Systems iForum conference this week in Orlando, Fla., Maxspeed is relaunching its MaxBook 810, a notebook-style, thin-client device that connects with back-end servers via a built-in wireless PCMCIA 802.11b or 802.11g card. The 2.9-pound MaxBook offers the same advantages—easier manageability and greater security—as desktop thin clients, company officials said.
The MaxBook runs Microsofts Windows XP Embedded software and is powered by a 1GHz chip from Via Technologies. It is available now, starting at $1,598.
The company is also rolling out the MaxTerm 8400, a lighter and more portable version of its 8300 thin client that features a removable CompactFlash card that enables it to quickly switch gears between Microsofts CE .Net, Windows XP Embedded and Linux operating systems, officials said.