Windows 10 desktop on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing releases $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client is going to be available to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a light and portable PC that is purpose-built for remote entry to a server (generally cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent greatly on another computer (its server) to meet its computational tasks. This is not the same as a typical desktop PC (fat client), which is a computer which is designed to take on these functions independently. The specific roles assumed by the server can differ, from hosting a shared set 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 introduced a Windows thin client built on the $35, mastercard-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 mini computer provides you with access to a selection of Windows desktops, like Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software program.
The software allows firms to provision a centrally operated Windows desktop to hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology allows full-screen video playback of 1080p full HD local or online video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to use a dedicated GPU. But, registration to this vCast technology is only included for six months time 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 make available support for a selection of peripherals.
The $99 RX300, which is intended for institutions and SMBs, 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 OS.
NComputing says the thin clients are intended to be effortless to manage and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers auto-magically.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, said he made a decision to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 on account of the board’s affordability and portability.
Each RX300 arrives along with a cost-free twelve months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 for each consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can easily stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or perhaps 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 also has to buy the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series is going to be available for purchase all around the world in late February through merchants.
The RX300 is not the very first thin client to be introduced based upon the best-selling Raspberry Pi. A year ago Citrix and ViewSonic presented the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Features Datasheet