IGEL Simplifies Firmware and Licensing for its Universal Desktop range of thin clients
Reading, UK. October 1st, 2013 – IGEL Technology has today simplified its firmware and licensing for its Universal Desktop range of thin clients. Moving forward, IGEL Linux 5, the newest version of IGEL firmware, will also be the software basis for all Linux thin clients and IGEL’s popular Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) migration software.
The new firmware concept and licensing model is designed to help partners and customers find a suitable solution more quickly. Instead of the previous three firmware packages (Entry, Standard, Advanced), IGEL will offer a single standardized firmware package for each operating system (Windows Embedded Standard 7 and IGEL Linux 5).
Greater transparency: new multi-protocol firmware
The new IGEL firmware offers a sector-leading range of security features, device drivers, software tools and protocols for accessing a wide range of VDI and cloud computing environments. It also includes the Ericom PowerTerm terminal emulation collection which can be enabled free-of-charge – either when you place an order or later via the IGEL website.
Optional feature packs for specific workstation scenarios
For workstations with special requirements, it will be possible to license three additional features for the IGEL Linux firmware: a codec pack for local multimedia decoding, the Shared WorkPlace software expansion for user-dependent thin client configuration and the Universal MultiDisplay software extension for cascading up to four UD thin clients with up to eight displays. The multimedia codecs are enabled as standard in the new firmware with Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7, while the Shared WorkPlace license is available as an optional extra.
Universal Desktop Converter 2
In the future, the new IGEL Linux 5 will be the software basis for all Linux-based thin clients. The same will apply to Version 2 of the popular IGEL Universal Desktop Converter migration software (UDC 2), which in combination with the new firmware concept will offer even better performance. It offers various features including support for a wider range of graphics cards, WiFi support and an expanded, updated range of migration-capable PCs and thin clients.
About IGEL Technology
A world leader in thin client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers a powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology