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IGEL Partner Days: Staying Ahead in the Thin Client Business

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IGEL Partner Days: Staying Ahead in the Thin Client Business




Reading, UK, January 18th, 2012. IGEL Technology today announced two key events for its thin client resellers in the UK as part of its re-certification and accreditation program. IGEL’s 2012 UK Partner Days in Reading and Manchester are designed to technically and commercially update current IGEL partners and to introduce new partners to the technology benefits of IGEL thin clients.




These latest partner events will help IGEL build on its record year in 2011 where the business saw strong organic growth in sales of its Universal Desktop thin clients and 570% growth in license sales for its Universal Desktop Conversion software, designed to convert old PCs and thin clients into easy to manage IGEL desktops.




At the forthcoming partner days, resellers will hear more about IGEL’s leading product roadmap for 2012 and marketing activities for the year, as well as hearing about the latest developments on Desktop Delivery from important technology partners, such as Thinkgrid, Centrix Software and Citrix.




“Thin clients are becoming an important desktop decision for many organizations, as they switch to cloud computing, VDI environments or conventional server-based computing,” said Michele Nicholson, IGEL’s Channel Sales Manager for the UK. “Our Partner Days will demonstrate that IGEL continues to be the clear technology choice for our partners and their customers.”




2012 IGEL UK Partner Days – Dates and Locations:


February, 2nd, 2012 Reading


February, 9th, 2012 Manchester




The workshops run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. For details and registration please go to:






Webinar dates and times for recertification of AIPs:


There is no charge to participate in the IGEL UK Partner Days. These events also provide AIP recertification, which is mandatory during the first quarter of each year for all Authorized IGEL Partners. As an alternative to attending the partner day, IGEL will offer three free webinars in March 2012 for the purpose of recertifying AIPs:




March 13  Tuesday  10:00 AM – 10:45 AM GMT


March 20  Tuesday  10:00 AM – 10:45 AM GMT


March 27  Tuesday  10:00 AM – 10:45 AM GMT





For details and registration please go to: http://www.igel.com/uk/how-to-buy/training-events-for-partners.html




About IGEL Technology


IGEL Technology is one of the world’s major manufacturers of thin client hardware and software and is the market leader in Germany. IGEL develops, makes and sells Linux-based and Microsoft Windows-based terminals in various designs, including conventional desktop thin clients and devices integrated into LCD monitors. When it comes to software, IGEL also offers its powerful, productive Universal Desktop Converter (UDC). The UDC software equips older PCs as well as thin clients and nettops from selected third party companies with the latest IGEL Universal Desktop firmware.

A typical feature of IGEL is the universal access to centralized IT infrastructures. This Universal Desktop strategy allows IGEL customers great flexibility in selecting a server-based solution. To implement this, IGEL has integrated a broad range of software clients, tools and protocols in its powerful firmware solution. In addition to permitting conventional forms of access to Server Based Computing in Windows, Citrix and Linux, these services also allow direct access to virtual desktops (VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, RedHat etc.), legacy host, SAP, Java and Web-based applications as well as VoIP. For the greatest possible security, all IGEL devices also support VPN and smartcard use.

All Universal Desktop models can be centrally administered in a convenient, standardized and economical manner using the IGEL Universal Management Suite, which comes standard with the management software included with each unit. Furthermore, IGEL’s collaboration with experienced, capable partners and IT-sector specialists allows it to supply fast and flexible customized solutions right on location whenever necessary.




IGEL Technology is a member of the global Melchers Group and a member of BITKOM. In addition to having its headquarters in Bremen, Germany and its R&D department in Augsburg, Germany, IGEL is represented through a subsidiary in Great Britain as well as by representative offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Peking. Beyond this, IGEL is also active through partner distributors and Authorized IGEL Partners in the United States and over 50 other countries.




Further information is available on the Internet at www.igel.com.




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