The new IGEL IZ range offers zero clients tailored to the three leading VDI solutions. Users benefit from convenient management, free updates, a three-year hardware warranty and the option of upgrading the zero client if required.
Reading, UK -- The new zero client range launched by IGEL Technology at IP Expo today promises to turn the zero to hero for many desktop managers. Deciding on the right end device will now be much easier with the new IZ range. Each IGEL zero client is optimized for one of the three leading virtualization solutions (Citrix HDX, Microsoft Remote Desktop Service (RDS)/RemoteFX and VMware Horizon View) but has none of the usual restrictions, e.g. the inability to update, inadequate management functions or insufficient support.
Customers can now take advantage of IGEL-quality specialized zero clients which offer full support for their particular server infrastructure and can be automatically remote-administered with "zero" effort. However, IGEL's new range also sets standards in terms of future-proofing. With an upgrade license, the IGEL zero client can be turned into an IGEL Universal Desktop, which is compatible with various VDI solutions.
Zero Clients - The IGEL Way!
Thanks to the Universal Management Suite (UMS), which comes supplied with each device, the new IGEL zero clients benefit from rules-based, automatic configuration during rollout as well as profile-based configuration management. This "zero touch deployment" means no ongoing management outlay and helps the devices live up to their "zero" name.
Three ranges of IGEL zero clients are available: IZ1, IZ2 and IZ3. Within each range, customers can choose their preferred virtualization solution and receive the appropriate client, e.g. IZ2 HDX, IZ2 RFX or IZ2 Horizon. Each model is optimally configured to the particular requirements and supports protocol-typical features and extensions. For users, IGEL zero clients allow quick, convenient and efficient access to virtual desktops. The Appliance Mode, in particular, ensures rapid booting and direct access to the relevant VDI session, such as Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon View.
Three hardware platforms to choose from
When it comes to hardware, IGEL has opted for proven components. The low-cost IZ1 entry-level range is a system on chip device, based on a 1.0 GHz Texas Instruments ARM Cortex A8 processor. The SoC also features an integrated digital signal processor (DSP). This speeds up protocols like Microsoft RemoteFX and Citrix HDX, making the zero client an attractive option for multimedia applications too. The IZ1 is available as IZ1 HDX and IZ1 RFX.
The IZ2 range comes in the same housing but with a 1.0 GHz VIA (Eden) ULV processor. With four USB ports, the IZ2 models allow the connection of all commonly used peripherals, making them ideal for numerous different areas of application. The IZ2 is available as IZ2 HDX, IZ2 RFX and IZ2 Horizon.