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Managing Thin Clients Efficiently: IGEL Starts Weekly Webinars

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Managing Thin Clients Efficiently: IGEL Starts Weekly Webinars


Practice-oriented and free: Every Thursday IGEL presents a new Webinar demonstrating best practice for thin client management


Reading, UK November 21, 2011 – IGEL Technology, the German-based, leading manufacturer of thin clients, will be supporting the free evaluation of its IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients with a weekly live webinar covering its remote management software. These webinars, at no charge to participants, will take place every Thursday from 2pm to 2.30pm. The focus of the online presentations will be the fundamentals of managing thin clients with the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), which is included free with IGEL devices. The webinars will also be used to answer frequently asked questions arising from the testing of IGEL evaluation units.


There is no charge to participants; all they need to do is complete a brief registration at: http://www.igel.com/en/service-support/ums-webinar.html. The webinars will be conducted live through an Internet browser.


“In these weekly webinars we want to answer the top FAQs arising from working with IGEL evaluation units,” stated Daniel Proetel, Team Leader PreSales, Consulting & Training. “In doing so, we will use live demonstrations and best-practice examples drawn from our own consulting work. In this way, we intend to communicate all the essential information to webinar participants in an efficient and effective way.”


Universal Thin Client Management – It Comes Standard with IGEL
The IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) discussed in these webinars comes standard with all IGEL Universal Desktop models and provides the basis for implementing standardized, flexible thin client management. The IGEL UMS can be used to manage both current and earlier IGEL models. In addition, it can be used to manage PCs and certain thin client models made by other manufacturers, after they have been converted to operate as logical, de facto IGEL thin clients by means of the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC), allowing their continued, now-integrated use with minimum management and support costs. With its profile-based device-management system and its platform-independent graphical management console, the IGEL UMS sets new standards for managing modern thin clients. What is more, the IGEL UMS even allows large thin client environments with a vast variety of possible configurations to also be quickly, easily and securely managed over WANs. In keeping with IGEL’s philosophy of promoting universal applicability, the IGEL UMS also works with a wide range of operating systems, databases and directory services such as Microsoft Active Directory, making it easy to integrate into any existing environment.


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 and Shanghai. Beyond this, IGEL is also active through partner distributors and Authorized IGEL Partners in the United States and over 45 other countries.


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


IGEL is a registered trademark of IGEL Technology GmbH. All hardware and software names are brand names or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers. All other herein named or otherwise recognizable brands and registered brand names for goods and services are the property of their respective owners. Errors and omissions excepted. Specifications subject to change without notice.


Editorial contacts:
IGEL Technology GmbH
Dr. Frank Lampe
Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31
Tel. : + 49 (0) 421 / 52094 1300
E-mail: lampe@igel.com
Web: www.igel.com


UK Press Contact
Paul Smith
The Amber Group
Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525
Email: Paul@ambergroup.net

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