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Wyse Adds Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 to Its Market Leading Range of Desktop Virtualization Solutions

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Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and desktop virtualization, today announced its support of Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7, which delivers the power, familiarity and reliability of the Windows 7 operating system in a highly customizable and componentized form for a new family of Wyse thin clients.

"Our support of Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 takes the performance and energy efficiency of our clients to new levels and demonstrates our continuing innovation in addressing the embedded market," said Kiran Rao, Director of Product Management at Wyse. "As Wyse continues to deliver smart, green, cloud-oriented virtual clients, the addition of the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 will fit the needs of our most sophisticated customers and continue to enhance the functionality of virtual desktop solutions at Wyse."

Windows Embedded Standard 7 includes Windows Aero, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 7.0 to provide seamless connectivity to Windows Server 2008 R2 and virtual desktop infrastructure scenarios. The support for Domain Join and group policies through Active Directory, along with support for management infrastructures like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, help with management and integration of thin clients into existing desktop management infrastructures. The platform also features additional Windows technology innovations to drive rich, immersive user experiences, including Internet Explorer 8, and the ability to develop “green” solutions with smart power management APIs.

The Wyse-enhanced Windows Embedded Standard 7 platforms include additional features supporting the latest Citrix Online Plug-in and VMware View 4.0.1 making it an optimum OS for organizations wanting broad support for Cloud computing and desktop virtualization. Citrix Online Plug-in provides the HDX user experience and View 4.0.1 provides localization and Virtual Printing.

"End users want flexibility, security and reliability in their virtualization initiatives," according to Bob O’Donnell, Program VP, Clients and Displays at IDC. "Wyse’s support for Windows Embedded Standard 7 provides all three. Users are able to capitalize on the broad product line at Wyse and feel at ease with the security of a virtual client and the reputation of two companies of the stature of Wyse and Microsoft."

"Thin clients and specialized devices throughout the enterprise continue to demand rich user experiences and streamlined connectivity to enhance efficiency, support productivity and meet industry demands," said Ashwin Kulkarni, senior product manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. "We’re pleased to work with Wyse and our partners globally to deliver Microsoft’s latest technology innovations through Windows Embedded Standard 7 and the full Windows Embedded portfolio of platforms for thin clients and other specialized devices for the enterprise."

Availability

Windows Embedded Standard 7 will be available during calendar year, Q3 on selected Wyse thin client platforms. For more information, please visit, http://www.wyse.com/products/hardware/thinclients/ and http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/a8b481e2-a853-49d2-8a77-8a0a2a4966af

Windows Embedded Standard 2009

Wyse currently ships Windows Embedded Standard 2009 on the Wyse R, C, V and X class platforms, which now come with RDP 7.0*, IE 8, the latest Citrix Online Plug-in*, and VMware View 4.0.1*. *Add-ons are also available.

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in cloud client computing, leveraging its industry-leading thin and zero client computing-based desktop virtualization software, hardware and services. Cloud Client Computing is the ultimate client computing solution for our time. It replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, un-green and expensive PC. It delivers the security, reliability, user experience with the lowest energy usage and total cost of ownership. It simply connects all the dots: Thin and zero client computing, unified communications, desktop virtualization and the web for users to reach the clouds – in a private, public, government or hybrid cloud. It is software. It is hardware. It is services. It is in business. It is at home. It is on the go. It is freedom – so users can focus on what is important. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including, Cisco, Citrix, CSC, IBM, Microsoft, and VMware. Wyse also partners with globally-recognized distribution and service partners along with its award-winning partner programs to service any customer, anywhere and anytime, in the world. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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