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the new IGEL UD5 W7 with Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 delivers excellent user experience, flexibility and investment protection

Windows RemoteFX, Aero, Media Player 12 and 4 GB flash memory: the new IGEL UD5 W7 with Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 delivers excellent user experience, flexibility and investment protection.

Reading, UK. 20 October 2011 – The launch of the IGEL UD5 W7 adds a Windows Embedded Standard 7 (W7) solution to the product portfolio of leading German thin client manufacturer IGEL Technology. In addition to Windows Aero, Windows Media Player 12 and native support for Microsoft VDI through Windows RemoteFX, this powerful and extremely energy-efficient thin client is further characterized by its unrivalled versatility and flexibility. The 4GB flash memory provides ample scope for local software to implement offline-capable POS applications or integrate peripheral drivers.

The IGEL UD5 W7 is available exclusively with the Advanced firmware package, which offers IGEL customers an exceptionally wide range of deployment options. Alongside W7 with native RemoteFX client, it features many other software clients, tools and protocols for access to central IT environments. These include legacy host systems such as IBM Mainframe, Microsoft remote desktop services including RemoteApp, private clouds based on Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View or direct access to web services via the integrated Microsoft Internet Explorer. Like all IGEL thin clients, the UD5 W7 also comes the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) management software as standard. This allows device settings and software clients to be configured, administered and managed remotely on a profile basis, saving time and money.

The IGEL UD5 W7 firmware comes with the latest W7 service pack as standard. The current service pack 1 gives IT managers over 1 GB of free flash memory to use as they see fit.

A sound investment: 5-year guarantee for high-performance hardware
The IGEL UD5 W7 comes with an extended 5-year hardware guarantee as well as free firmware updates for a period of up to three years after the product has been discontinued. The high-performance IGEL UD5 W7 hardware with 1.3 GHz VIA Nano processor, VX900 chipset and fast DDR3 RAM facilitates high-level computing and video performance even for multiple, simultaneous applications or demanding multimedia applications. The power consumption of 11 and 1 W (idle / sleep) qualifies the thin client for an “Energy Star” certificate rating. The deployment versatility of the IGEL UD5 W7 is manifest in the numerous expansion options and ports, including a PCI Express (PCIe) slot for fiber optic cards, DVI-I, a display port, a serial interface and a USB interface. An integrated smartcard reader, connectivity feet with integrated parallel port, WLAN or an anti-theft USB port are all available as optional extras.

“The IGEL UD5 W7 combines our latest generation of powerful, efficient thin client hardware with maximum functionality and the user experience of Windows 7,” explained Florian Spatz, IGEL Product Marketing Manager. “We offer our customers products that are both future-proof and flexible and backed with an extended 5-year hardware guarantee.“

Prices and availability
The IGEL UD5-720 W7 is available exclusively with the Advanced firmware package at a cost of £445 (net retail price plus VAT).

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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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.

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