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Windows 10 desktop on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing launches $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 computer that is purpose-built for remote entry to a server (normally cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent considerably upon an additional computer (its server) in order to satisfy its computational jobs. This is distinctive from a normal desktop PC (fat client), which is a computer which is designed to tackle these roles by itself. The specific roles assumed by the server can vary greatly, 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 presented a Windows thin client built upon the $35, bank card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client gives access to a selection of Windows desktops, which include Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization program.
The software allows firms to provide a centrally operated Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology makes it possible for full-screen play-back of full HD local or on-line video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to get a dedicated graphics processing unit. Having said that, registration to this vCast technology is just provided for six months time after buying the RX300.
Every thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB redirection and server-side device drivers to offer you support for a wide array of peripherals.
The $99 RX300, which is designed for educational institutions and small middle enterprises, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows desktop or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating system.
NComputing suggests the thin clients are meant to be straight forward to manage and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers routinely.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, claimed he decided to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 mainly because of the board’s affordability and transferability.
Each RX300 is offered included with a free twelve months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 a consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can stream a Windows desktop to an individual client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or maybe Windows Server. To stream a desktop to different clients, vSpace Pro 10 ought 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 firm should also pay money for the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be obtainable throughout the world in late February via resellers.
The RX300 is not the first thin client to be launched based on the excellent Raspberry Pi. A year ago Citrix and ViewSonic unveiled the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet