IGEL adds VDI Clients for Open-Source SPICE and VMware View 4.5 to its Linux
With the integration of the Linux-based SPICE client, IGEL provides yet another option for configuring virtual desktop (VDI) infrastructures
German thin client manufacturer, IGEL Technology, today became the first company in its sector to integrate the open-source software client SPICE into its Linux operating system for its Universal Desktop thin client range. With the SPICE client, IGEL customers who already use Linux at their server level can now provision high-performance virtual desktops with different guest systems. For instance, SPICE can be deployed within the Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops solution in order to virtualize Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional, Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
In addition to SPICE, IGEL’s latest update to its Linux operating system also includes the brand-new software client for VDI solutions VMware View™ 4.5, which in addition to being compatible with Windows® 7 also offers improved WAN performance as well as smartcard support in the PCoIP protocol. Furthermore, IGEL Universal Desktops now also support Kerberos, the popular single sign-on (SSO) and authentication solution.
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For multimedia in particular, the SPICE open-source protocol offers high-quality performance and a convenient, comfortable user experience because it does not require Codecs and optimally uses the graphics performance available in thin clients.
“Our first tests have shown that SPICE, especially when it comes to multimedia, is absolutely comparable to those protocols already established on the market,” states Florian Spatz, Product Marketing Manager at IGEL Technology. “We’re pleased to be able to provide our customers, in particular those who are running an open-source virtualization solution on their servers, yet another option for configuring their virtual desktop infrastructures.”
Price and Availability
The software clients for SPICE and VMware View™ 4.5 come standard in the IGEL Linux “Standard” and “Advanced” firmware along with Kerberos support. These latest versions are now available as free downloads from www.MyIGEL.com.
About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world’s third largest client vendor by revenue and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2009 IDC). The company produces a wide range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual desktops from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom® PowerTerm® terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, and integrated LCD units as well as the world’s leading software for PC to TC conversion. IGEL Thin Clients come bundled at no extra cost with a remote management suite called UMS that guarantees hassle free and secure remote configuration and administration of thin clients as well as migrated PCs.