Neoware Systems is rolling out technology that company officials said removes a major barrier to the broad adoption of thin-client architecture.
The thin-client vendor last week released Neoware Image Manager, which streams a single software image that contains the operating system, applications and hardware drivers from a central server to thin clients and PCs.
The technology gives those devices the performance and flexibility of a traditional PC while maintaining the manageability and security features of a thin-client environment.
The technology can also make thin clients less expensive to use. With Neoware Image Manager, users can run Microsofts Windows XP Embedded or Windows XP Professional on a thin client without tapping costly flash storage because the client can access storage on a server.
Neoware Image Manager will be bundled with Neoware thin clients or sold as a stand-alone product to be used with other thin clients and with PCs.