Wyse Technology is putting Intel’s Atom processor 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 environments.
With its Collaborative Processing Architecture, TCX Suite 4.0 also can divide workloads between the server and client.