Windows 10 personal computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing unveils $99 RX300 Computer
Official intro: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client will be offered to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a light and portable computer that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (usually cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It relies intensely upon another computer (its server) to fulfill its computational functions. This is distinct from a typical desktop computer (fat client), which is a computer intended to undertake these jobs without help. The specific roles assumed by the server can differ, 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 released a Windows OS thin client built around the $35, bank card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer brings entry to several Windows desktops, for instance, Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to offer a centrally controlled Windows desktop to 100s of RX300 clients.
NComputing claims its vCAST streaming technology makes it possible for full-screen video playback of 1080p full HD local or on-line video on the clients, without the necessity for the central servers to have a premium GPU. Yet, membership to this vCast technology is only incorporated for half a year after paying for the RX300.
Every single thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB redirection and server-end device drivers to offer you support for a wide range of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is made for schools and SMBs, can be run as a thin client to get into a virtual Windows computer or as a local Raspberry Pi Computer, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian OS.
NComputing states the thin clients are built to be effortless to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers routinely.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, claimed he decided to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 mainly because of the board’s value for money and mobility.
Each RX300 is available bundled with a cost-free twelve months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year priced at $49 a user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can stream a Windows desktop to one single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or Windows Server. To stream a desktop to multiple clients, vSpace Pro 10 should 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 will also need to buy the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be offered across the globe in late February via shops.
The RX300 isn’t the very first thin client to be launched on top of the best-selling Raspberry Pi. In 2016 Citrix and ViewSonic launched the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Functions Datasheet