IGEL Technology America is one of the world's leading thin client vendors, one of America's fastest-growing thin client brands and Europe’s No. 1 in Linux-based thin clients (data according to IDC Thin Client Tracker 2013).
What are Thin Clients?
Thin clients are a cost efficient and energy saving alternative to PCs. Today thin clients are used to access all kinds of office applications and CRM tools, as well as demanding videos and multimedia presentations or digital dictation solutions, and more. They increase data security and compliance with laws and regulations like HIPAA, as sensitive data is not stored locally, and the use of USB-ports can be managed remotely by the administrator. Thin clients come without fans or rotating hard drives, which means they are much more reliable than PCs and increase the overall availability of IT while reducing downtime and licence costs. The low energy consumption reduces costs and CO2 emissions compared to PCs. Together with an efficient remote management of all local thin client settings, they offer a fast return on investment. The introduction and roll out of cloud computing or virtual desktops or classic server-based computing becomes economically favorable when cost-efficient thin clients replace PCs. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of the IT infrastructure is decreased sustainably.
The IGEL UD6 with quad core processor: High-performance computing with thin clients
The new IGEL UD6 expands the range of applications for thin client computing considerably and is aimed at the most demanding power users. With the appropriate server infrastructure in the background, the new high-end device easily provides the performance required for CAD applications, unified communication, film editing or big data visualization. With its Intel Celeron quad core processors offering speeds of up to 2.42 GHz the UD6 allow the use of Citrix HDX 3D Pro technology which was specially developed for accessing server-based 3D applications. The high performance enables entirely new usage options so that thin clients can now be used for workstations that previously required a particularly high-performance product.
Facelift for Germany's bestselling thin client
IGEL is now supplying its top-selling IGEL UD3 (flexible thin client) and IZ3 (specialized zero client) models in a new housing. This offers numerous advantages for customers, including an even more compact design which makes integrating the devices into the workplace even easier. In addition, the freely accessible VESA holes on the housing make it much easier to affix the device to the rear side of a monitor. IGEL now offers matching VESA fixings, too. A connectivity bar with two serial ports and either hidden USB or WLAN replaces the previous connectivity foot. The devices can now easily be attached to the rear side of a monitor with the help of a special VESA mount, even if the connectivity bar is attached. Designed specifically with recycling in mind, the robust housing also improves the devices' environmental credentials. The optimized on/off button is touch-sensitive and no longer needs to be pressed. The cover for the front ports has also been improved and now opens even more easily. A pull-out information tag on the rear of the housing is another new feature. It means that information about the device is also available when it is switched off and there is thus no need to place stickers on the exterior of the housing.
High-performance multimedia ace: the new IGEL UD5 thin client
As of now a brand new version of the IGEL UD5thin client is available – with improvements on the inside and the outside. The new model features not only a new chassis but also a faster dual-core processor based on Intel Bay Trail chipset technology and ample memory, making it the ideal unit for playing back demanding multimedia content in virtual IT environments. A further improved hardware framework featuring an Intel Celeron dual-core processor with up to 2.58 GHz allows users to enjoy all the cost and security benefits of thin clients while taking advantage of their great versatility. Visually, the new housing is reminiscent of the IGEL UD3 and offers the same advantages when it comes to connectivity, ease of use and environmental protection.
IGEL Zero: Zero Clients – The IGEL Way!
The new IGEL zero clients for Citrix HDX, Microsoft RDS/RemoteFX, or Vmware Horizon deliver a true zero-client experience at an affordable price, and avoid the limitations typically encountered in other zero-client brands. That means you receive free support for your devices, an easy upgrade to the Universal Desktop License should you wish to change your VDI infrastructure, and your devices boot quickly and directly into a VDI session – whether Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp, Vmware View, or Miscrosoft RDS. IGEL’s Universal Management Suite (UMS) device management sofware ships with your device at no extra cost and provides „zero touch deployment“ with „zero local management“ required.
IGEL UD10: the New All-in-One Thin Client. Extra Large, Extra Fast
With a 23.6“ widescreen display, integrated smartcard reader, numerous peripheral interfaces, touchscreen and WLAN, the new IGEL UD10 is a highly versatile, powerful device optimized for a wide range of work environments, including those with limited desk space. Ideal for point-of-sale (POS) or as a kiosk, the device does not require a mouse or keyboard and can be operated even by users wearing work gloves due to the optional infrared touchscreen. Thanks to the new Universal Desktop firmware and dual-core processor, the UD10 delivers high performance with all current computing infrastructures, and its energy usage is extraordinarily low: 31 Watts when in idle mode and less than 1 Watt in standy mode.
IGEL Thin Clients with Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7
Our Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) thin client software provides a highly effective alternative to traditional thin client hardware. The software is installed as the operating system on PCs, notebooks and select thin clients, and turns the hardware into a powerful software-based and universally deployable thin client allowing secure access to almost all centralized IT infrastructures.The list price of the UDC2 is US$74,- net per license. An optional multimedia CODEC pack, e.g. for local processing of multimedia streams is available at US$ 25,- net. There are no additional costs beyond the initial investment, and the price includes all firmware updates and the right to use the IGEL Universal Management System. Act now! Take the time to check out the UDC for yourself by ordering a free test license!
IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS)
Our license-free IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) remote management software, included with IGEL units, is the preferred tool for ensuring smooth, efficient and comprehensive management of IGEL’s technologically open, future-ready thin clients. With its support for a great variety of operating systems, databases and directory services, such as Microsoft Active Directory, the Universal Management Suite can be very easily integrated into any existing installation. The High Availability Extension offers the option of creating a redundant set of components, allowing both internal and external requirements as well as rules and regulations for failsafe operation of all systems to be met.
IGEL UD9: An Integrated Thin Client with an Intel Atom Processor
Our all-in-one IGEL UD9 thin client model series featuring a super-fast Intel Atom N270 processor is fully integrated within a 21.5” widescreen display. With its numerous interfaces and options, including a touch screen, WLAN capability and a smartcard reader, the IGEL UD9 offers many flexible options for a wide range of uses, making it the ideal solution for point-of-sale (POS) systems, educational institutions and libraries as well as government agencies, financial institutions, insurance companies, logistics services and hotels. All-in-one thin clients such as the IGEL UD9 are superior to Apple’s iMac and other, similar products because they can be remotely managed in a uniform, consistent manner, saving time and money in system support and management. They also use much less energy, creating far less environmental impact.