IGEL Technology announces Universal Desktop Converter 3 (UDC3) featuring the IGEL Linux 10 OS-- a means for customers of all sizes to convert PCs, laptops and thin clients into Linux 10-based thin clients.
The software enables organisations to securely administer all endpoint devices from a centralised management console, and eliminates the need to acquire new hardware to support virtualised infrastructures. Linux 10 supports the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), extending UDC3 target platforms to the latest end-user devices, with enhanced 64-bit OS compatibility allowing the addressing of over 4GB of RAM in next-gen devices.
Linux 10 allows hardware-accelerated multimedia content and protocol decoding in devices with supported chipsets, powering "spectacular" performance when using popular communications protocols such as Citrix HDX, VMware Blast and Microsoft RDX. Security is also catered for through regular firmware updates, endpoint tools such as DriveLock and support for two-factor authentication via integrated or external smart card readers or security tokens.
“IGEL’s Universal Desktop Converter software is ideal for businesses looking to take advantage of our industry-leading workspace management capabilities to reduce their operational costs,” the company says. “The UDC3 features the IGEL Linux 10 OS, which enables customers to access today’s most modern computing capabilities, while offering the performance and power they need to support accelerated workforce productivity, along with the security and control IT needs for simplified endpoint management.”
Minimum UDC3 hardware specifications include an x86-based 64-bit CPU, 2GB RAM and 2GB storage. The IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) is included, providing remote management of any endpoint device running the Linux 10 OS, and deployment promises to be both easy and quick.
UDC3 is available now from IGEL channel partners.