The IGEL UD Pocket. At only 3.3 grams, the world’s smallest and lightest thin client
Being a member of various communities, the iGel Tech Insider program, in this case, has its perks from time to time. Just recently I received the (USB) iGel UD Pocket thin client (and ‘thin’ it is) for testing purposes. Don’t let its size fool you – it’s only 12.2 mm wide and 22.4 mm high, but comes with a ton of options. It is equipped with an 8 GB memory module.
The UD Pocket is a (very) small hardened, dual-boot USB device. It transforms your workstation, laptop (Mac included), etc. into a thin client in seconds, literally. It ships with iGel’s Universal Management Suite (UMS) from where all iGel devices, thin clients included can be remotely configured, managed and partly monitored (more on this in a bit). It supports a range of other operating systems, databases and directory services as well. But more on UMS shortly.
After sliding the UD Pocket into one of your USB ports, and configuring your machine to boot from USB, you’re good to go. The UD Pocket boots the IGEL Universal Desktop Linux Operating System. However, it will not make any changes to the operating system already installed on the hard disk, SSD or flash storage – the UD Pocket runs entirely from the USB stick, though interaction with underlying storage and such is configurable as well. After selecting it from my (PC) boot menu, it was ready for use within 15 seconds.
Read the entire article here, The iGel UD Pocket. At only 3.3 grams, the world’s smallest and lightest thin client
via Bas van Kaam at basvankaam.com