Wyse Technology announced secure high-speed Wi-Fi capabilities and smart card support for its entire V and S classes of thin clients as well as its new Wyse V class L product line. Now the company's entire product line offers users multiple modes of high-speed Wi-Fi and smart card support (either as a built-in or external add-on solution), bringing new levels of flexibility, mobility and security to today's businesses and enterprise users.
The new Wyse thin clients are fully compatible with Microsoft Terminal Services, Citrix Presentation Server, VMware VDI and Wyse Device Manager. These thin clients offer customers a broad range of deployment options including support for leading operating systems including Wyse Thin OS, Microsoft Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded (XPe) and Linux. Wyse also announced the availability of Wyse Thin OS 5.3, which includes support for wireless and smart card options on the V10L and S10 thin clients.
Customers are demanding more versatility and features out of their desktop computing environments. This is why all Wyse thin clients are tailored to operate in enterprise desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and terminal services environments while offering users the latest wireless capabilities and smart card support. The end result, customers get a complete "PC experience" on a thin computing device at a fraction of the price.
"Although wireless came somewhat late to the thin-client market, we expect it to have solid adoption over the next few years," said Bob O'Donnell, Program Vice President, Clients and Displays at IDC. "Desktop PC adoption of Wi-Fi is expected to reach just under 10 percent in 2010 and with enterprise Wi-Fi installations available in about 80 percent of major businesses around the world, we expect wireless thin clients to grow even faster than desktops."
The new wireless thin clients are easy to install-all that is needed is a power source to turn them on. The units can securely connect to any supported wireless network, without requiring driver installation or assembly.
"We've taken enterprise thin computing to an entirely different level,"
said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology. "The new wireless and smart card capabilities open up new applications for thin computing including kiosks, internet cafes, hospitals and school rooms. The simple, secure set-up of our Wyse wireless thin clients enables our customers to operate in places that can't be wired with traditional Ethernet."
The Wi-Fi enabled thin clients provide assurance of interoperability and authentication compatibility with support for WPA and WPA2, and for use with 802.1x authentication. The enhanced encryption and authentication mechanisms have been introduced to address enterprise WLAN security concerns. By combining Wyse Wi-Fi enabled thin clients and a centralized IT infrastructure, enterprises get a solution that meets the requirements of information access, security and manageability.
These Wyse thin clients provide users with secure sign-on access to hosted applications via an ICA/RDP session as well as meeting all relevant standards such as ISO 7816, Microsoft WHQL and PC/SC. Wyse V and S class thin clients with Wi-Fi capability and smart card support are available immediately, including the Wyse V10L, the company's fastest product line.