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IGEL will be the first thin client manufacturer to demonstrate a Microsoft RemoteFX-certified System on Chip multimedia thin client at Microsoft TechEd in Europe. With its ARM based technology and system on chip (SoC) design, including a Digital Signal Processor from Texas Instruments, this energy-efficient thin client offers exceptional multimedia performance.

Reading, UK. June 21st, 2012. IGEL Technology, Germany’s leading manufacturer of thin clients, will demonstrate its first Microsoft RemoteFX-certified SoC thin client at Microsoft TechEd in Amsterdam, Europe (June 26-29th). The IGEL multiprotocol SoC thin client is the first to be certified by Microsoft to give users the full benefits of its Multimedia RemoteFX technology.

Notable for its small size, low power consumption and exceptionally high multimedia performance, the IGEL device is expected to come to market by the end of Summer 2012. Among its features will be the ability to play full-screen HD videos. This new multiprotocol thin client is based on a system-on-chip (SoC) design and in addition to Microsoft RemoteFX will also support Citrix HDX and HDX 3D.

Already proven in mobile and embedded applications such as smartphones and tablet computers, ARM technology will now be used in IGEL thin clients to bring the same advantages of high performance, energy efficiency and small size. The new IGEL device is contained in IGEL’s smallest standard device housing. The device will become the new 4th generation UD2 model series. The integrated DSP from Texas Instruments accelerates the processing of protocols such as Microsoft RemoteFX and gives the new SoC device a level of multimedia performance comparable to that of the top models available in the thin client sector. This high performance includes the capability to display full-screen HD video as well as render complex graphical content such as Windows Aero effects and PowerPoint presentations, as well as rich media by means of Flash Player.

A Multiprotocol SoC Thin Client
In keeping with IGEL’s Universal Desktop strategy, the new SoC thin client is not limited to use with only one specific desktop virtualization solution. To ensure the greatest possible range of applications, it not only supports the Microsoft RemoteFX protocol but also Citrix ICA with HDX. Other standards will be integrated as they become available.

“The debut of this new SoC device reflects a lot of highly dedicated R&D work on our part,” stated Simon Richards, Managing Director at IGEL UK. “For our customers, this means getting better performance for lower acquisition and operating costs as well as safeguarding their investment. With this technology, we’re now expanding the IGEL Universal Desktop operating model by offering yet another thin client with an operating system that can be updated and that can be fully managed remotely with the included IGEL Universal Management Suite.”

“The result of our latest R&D work shows that IGEL is, as is so often the case, a step ahead of the competition,” adds Richards. “What’s more, the excellent cost benefit ratio and energy efficient device combines many of today’s latest technologies.”

About IGEL Technology
A world leader in thin client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers a powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk

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