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IGEL Technology Expands Unified Communications Capabilities with Support for Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine 2.0

Available now on all IGEL Linux Version 5.0 Universal Desktop endpoints and IZ HDX zero clients, new real-time communications capabilities include high-definition audio and video conferencing via Skype® for Business

New York, March 21, 2016 – IGEL Technology, a world leader in the development of powerful workspace management software, software-defined endpoints, and thin and zero client solutions, today announced that support for Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine (RTME) 2.0 is now available on all IGEL Linux V5 Universal Desktop (UD) endpoints and IZ HDX zero clients.

“Demand for unified communications continues to grow among businesses of all sizes, and IGEL is committed to meeting the needs of our end-users by supporting a wide range of communications and collaboration solutions that already include the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure and Skype for Business,” said Simon Richards, Managing Director, IGEL North America. “We are pleased to further extend our unified communications capabilities by making the Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine 2.0 available on our Linux-based thin and zero clients.”

First introduced by Citrix in December 2015, the HDX RTME 2.0 is a plug-in to Citrix Receiver that supports high-definition audio and video calls, and integrates with Microsoft Skype® for Business (Formerly Microsoft Lync). With this latest release of the RTME, Citrix has also decoupled its functionality from the backend solution in order to provide support for Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015, Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and Office 365 (Skype for Business Online).

Availability and Support

The Citrix HDX RTME 2.0 is available now for all IGEL Linux Version 5.0 Universal Desktop (UD) endpoints and IGEL IZ HDX zero clients, and can be immediately downloaded via with the IGEL Linux firmware 5.09.11. Due to the flexibility of the IGEL Linux platform, the Citrix HDX RTME 2.0 can be quickly integrated within the enterprise, and offers a number of benefits for IT organizations including ease of management via the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) software.

“IGEL workspace management solutions, including our UMS software are ideal for IT organizations that leverage today’s state-of-the-art unified communications solutions, such as Skype for Business, within their VDI environments,” said Gary Sharp, Sales Director for North America, IGEL Technology. “Supporting the convenient roll-out of the software across all IGEL-based endpoint devices, our UMS also makes it easy for IT administrators to remotely manage and make updates to the software as they become available.”

*Available for all Windows-based IGEL thin Clients

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