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Windows 10 desktop on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing comes out $99 RX300 Computer
Official intro: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client will be available to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a handy PC that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (most of the time cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends very much on an additional computer (its server) to satisfy its computational jobs. This is unlike a conventional desktop PC (fat client), which is a computer made to take on these jobs without help. The specific roles assumed by the server are vastly different, from hosting a shared group of virtualized applications, a shared desktop stack or virtual desktop, to data processing and file storage on the client’s or user’s behalf.
NComputing has unveiled a Windows thin client built around the $35, card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer provides use of a selection of Windows desktops, which include Windows 10, which can be streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization program.
The software allows firms to provision a centrally operated Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology permits full-screen play-back of 1080p full HD local or web-based video on the clients, without the need for the central servers to possess a dedicated graphics processing unit. Even so, subscription to this vCast technology is only bundled for half a year after purchasing the RX300.
Each individual thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers to provide support for a huge selection of peripherals.
The $99 RX300, which is designed for educational facilities and SMEs, can be run as a thin client to gain access to a virtual Windows desktop computer or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating system.
NComputing claims the thin clients are meant to be rather simple to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely by itself.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, explained he made a decision to base the client upon the Raspberry Pi 3 because of board’s affordability and transportability.
Each and every RX300 is provided along with a free one year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year costing $49 a customer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 is able to stream a Windows desktop to one single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or Windows Server. To stream a desktop to different clients, vSpace Pro 10 needs to be running on Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2 U1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Multipoint Server 2011 or Windows Multipoint Server 2012-the corporation should also buy the appropriate Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be available in the market around the globe in late February via merchants.
The RX300 is not the first thin client to be introduced on top of the best-selling Raspberry Pi. During the past year Citrix and ViewSonic presented the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Benefits Datasheet