IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients are now certified by Microsoft Corp. as being able to provide the required performance and user experience in centralized IT environments running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. IGEL can now display the Microsoft RemoteFX logo on different “LX” and “W7” devices in the model series UD3, UD5 and UD9.
Reading, UK February 9, 2012 – Effective immediately, IGEL Technology, Germany's leading manufacturer of thin clients, is allowed to affix the Microsoft RemoteFX logo to major portions of its model range. This recognition certifies that IGEL thin clients meet Microsoft’s standards for connectivity and a rich user experience. It also means that all IGEL devices in model series UD3, UD5 and UD9 running Linux (“LX”) as well as all IGEL devices in model series UD5 and UD9 running Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (“W7”) can now display the Microsoft RemoteFX logo. This certification applies to all three firmware options (Entry, Standard and Advanced) that IGEL offers with its devices.
During the certification process, IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients were tested with both Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) and Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RDVH). In addition to checking establishment and termination of connections, the testing process also examined the improved user experience that RemoteFX makes possible on a LAN. The user experience was verified by working with Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, as well as by playing videos by means of YouTube, Silverlight and Windows Media Player. In addition to the Bing Maps Internet map service, the ability to display and switch between program and task windows in Windows Flip 3D, which is part of the Windows 7 interface experience, were also successfully tested.
“By providing a RemoteFX client for its Linux-based thin clients, IGEL is giving customers a proven and trusted foundation for application and graphical content, including rich media and 3D graphics,” noted Dean Paron, principal group program manager, Remote Desktop and Virtualization, at Microsoft Corporation. “We’re pleased that users of Remote Desktop Services can take advantage of IGEL’s full, consistent support for the Microsoft RemoteFX functionalities in Windows Server 2008 R2.”
“We’re proud to have received Microsoft RemoteFX logo certification for our products, including our Linux-based thin clients,” declared Florian Spatz, Product Marketing Manager at IGEL. “This certification confirms the outstanding performance of our own internally developed RemoteFX client, which we introduced at CeBIT in 2011.”
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.
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