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IGEL Technology Announces Fast and Secure Access Solution for Roaming Mobile Workforce


Demonstration of multiple thin client devices running Citrix Password Manager’s Hot Desktop

Orlando, Fla., October 23, 2006: IGEL Technology today announced the technology demonstration of a fast, user-switching thin client solution with integrated Gemalto smartcard reader and single sign-on provided by Citrix Password Manager™ to solve the authentication and continual sign-on challenges of busy roaming workers. Powered by Citrix Password Manager’s Hot Desktop, authentication, secure desktop and application access can be provided in less than 10 seconds.

“With this technology integration, busy roaming workers will be able to open applications using the secure Gemalto smartcard with IGEL supporting the applications running locally on a IGEL device such as a Web browser or terminal emulator. This is in addition to applications running on Citrix Presentation Server.  In the future, roaming workers such as hospital workers will be able to access almost every application securely and in under 10 seconds,” said Stephen Yeo, IGEL Worldwide Strategic Marketing Director.

Users simply remove the smartcard from the thin client and their current profile is stored. When the card is inserted into a new device, the user is asked for their security pin and the desktop is replicated onto the new device without the need for a lengthy, traditional log-on.

“With log-in times reduced by up to 90%, we estimate doctors could save up to an hour a week - improving opportunities for patient care whilst saving time and money,” said Mr Yeo.

IGEL support for Citrix Password Manager’s Hot Desktop is available immediately with Hot Desktop licenses available through Citrix resellers.

About IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology is the fastest growing vendor of thin clients in the worldwide top 9 (H2 2006 IDC) and the worldwide #4 thin client vendor (Q2 2006 IDC). It is the #1 thin client vendor in its home country of Germany (H2 2006 IDC). The company produces the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to the richest set of digital services through the very powerful, IGEL designed, firmware. The hardware is supported by the IGEL Remote Management software, giving customers maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle. IGEL’s success is based on four key skills. Thin Clients and Management Software – IGEL Technology offers the widest range of thin clients in the world including traditional designs plus tablets, LCD integrated terminals and multi-screen units. The company puts security at the heart of its design principles and offers smartcard support across almost all of its range. All IGEL models come with   the powerful IGEL Remote Management software. Development – The company has a strong engineering team in Augsburg, Germany, and does not outsource this key activity. Services – Customers can have custom solutions built into their thin client firmware through our local systems engineering teams and German engineering centre. Solutions – We work with the best partners across different industry verticals and geographies to give our customers the best value added solutions.

IGEL is a founding member of the European Thin Client Forum (ETCF).

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