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Windows 10 PC on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing releases $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client will be for sale to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a compact computer that is purpose-built for remote entry to a server (generally cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent intensely upon yet another computer (its server) to meet up with its computational jobs. This is distinct from a normal desktop computer (fat client), which is a computer created to take on these jobs on its own. The specific roles assumed by the server may vary, 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 introduced a Windows OS thin client built around the $35, mastercard-size Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer offers use of a wide range of Windows desktops, like Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to provision a centrally controlled Windows desktop to 100s of RX300 clients.
NComputing promises its vCAST streaming technology makes it possible for full-screen replay of 1080p FHD local or online video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to possess a dedicated graphics processing unit. But, subscription to this vCast technology is only provided for 6 months after paying for the RX300.
Each and every thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB redirection and server-side device drivers for the provision of support for a collection of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is aimed towards schools and SMBs, can be run as a thin client to get into a virtual Windows desktop computer or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating system.
NComputing states that the thin clients are made to be easy to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely by itself.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, stated he made a decision to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 because of board’s affordability and mobility.
Each RX300 is provided bundled with a cost-free one year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year costing $49 a consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 is able to stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or perhaps Windows Server. To stream a desktop to multiple 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 company also has to spend money on the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be available to buy around the world in late February via resellers.
The RX300 is not the first thin client to be introduced founded upon the best-selling Raspberry Pi. During the past year Citrix and ViewSonic unveiled the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet