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Delivering a user-friendly, productive computing experience to people working with virtualised environments

Reading, UK – February 24, 2009 – IGEL today announced that Centrix Software’s WorkSpace 3.0 solution had been validated to work with IGEL Universal Desktops. Centrix WorkSpace is an application aggregation and publishing platform that enables businesses using a complex virtualised computing environment to provide more user-friendly IT services.

Today most organisations are relying on multiple vendors and technologies to provide a best-of-breed solution to virtualisation. Users are faced with a fragmented experience making it difficult to find, access and use applications and services that should be at their finger tips.

Using Centrix Workspace and IGEL Universal Desktops, IT teams can consolidate fragmented virtualised infrastructures into an easy-to-use, productive environment gaining all the virtualisation benefits of cost savings, security and manageability without negatively impacting on the user experience. End-users benefit from a web-based desktop that provides access to all their applications at a mouse-click, without the need for toggling between different sessions or applications.

“IGEL is committed to ensuring that our customers have access to the very best desktop virtualisation technologies and software on the market via their IGEL Universal Desktops. Validating Centrix Workspace ensures that IGEL customers can now take advantage of this excellent application aggregation and publishing platform,” said Simon Richards, General Manager, IGEL UK Limited.

Centrix WorkSpace 3.0 has been designed to work across multiple platforms and clouds simultaneously to federate an unlimited number of resources originating from otherwise fragmented infrastructures, vendors and technologies, including but not limited to; Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, thin apps, VDI as well as web applications. Open APIs are provided to extend WorkSpace to deliver proprietary systems and legacy applications.

Combining IGEL Universal Desktops and Centrix WorkSpace, IT departments can decouple back-end infrastructures from end-users experiences, accelerating virtualisation adoption, improving business agility and user productivity. The combined solution provides a better daily utility environment for users and better return on investment for IT decision-makers.

Lisa Hammond, Founder and CEO of Centrix Software, said: “We are delighted that a major thin client player such as IGEL has so quickly recognised the benefit of Centrix WorkSpace in desktop virtualisation. IGEL’s unique, customer-focused Universal Desktop approach to the market perfectly matches our user-centric philosophy. Together, users in virtualised environments will have the most effective and user friendly desktop solution.”

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IGEL Universal Desktop and Centrix WorkSpace:

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About IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology is the world’s third largest client vendor by revenue and is market leader in its home country of Germany (Q1-Q3 2008 IDC). The company produces the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual PCs from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom® PowerTerm® terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, integrated LCD units, quad screens and PC to thin client conversion cards. All IGEL thin clients come with the bundled, easy to use, IGEL Universal Management Suite, giving you maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle. All devices support smart cards for maximum security.

About Centrix Software

Centrix is a software solution vendor focused on optimising the business value of IT estates. Centrix solutions enable organisations to harness the power of today’s IT landscape, optimise its yield and manage the way IT infrastructures deliver applications and resources. Centrix works with leading FTSE 350/Fortune 500 companies in various business sectors including: banking and securities, insurance, telecommunication, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, energy and utilities, and organisations within the public sector. For more information please visit

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