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Windows 10 personal computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing introduces $99 RX300 Computer

Official introduction:

The RX300 thin client is going to be offered to firms from the end of this month.

A thin client is a lightweight desktop PC that is purpose-built for remote entry to a server (commonly cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent a great deal upon an additional computer (its server) in order to reach its computational jobs. This is distinctive from a regular desktop PC (fat client), which is a PC built to take on these roles independently. The specific roles assumed by the server can 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 presented a Windows thin client built around the $35, debit card-dimension Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

The RX300 thin client gives access to various Windows desktops, such as Windows 10, which can be 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 claims its vCAST streaming technology allows for full-screen play-back of 1080p full HD local or web based video on the clients, without needing the central servers to own a superior graphics processing unit. Still, subscription to this vCast technology is just incorporated for 6 months after paying for the RX300.

Every thin client has 4 USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-side device drivers for the provision of support for a range of peripheral devices.

The $99 RX300, which is designed for educational facilities and SMBs, can be run as a thin client to gain access to a virtual Windows computer or as a local Raspberry Pi Computer, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating system.

NComputing states that the thin clients are built to be simple to manage and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely by itself.

Young Song, NComputing CEO, said he made a decision to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 because of board’s cost-effectiveness and transportability.

Each individual RX300 arrives bundled with a cost-free 12 months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year priced at $49 every customer.

NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 has the power to stream a Windows desktop to one single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or even Windows Server. To stream a desktop to different clients, vSpace Pro 10 is required 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 will also need to purchase the correct Microsoft client access licenses.

The NComputing RX300 series is going to be for sale around the globe in late February thru merchants.

The RX300 is not the very first thin client to be launched based on the best-selling Raspberry Pi. A year ago Citrix and ViewSonic released the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.

RX300 Functions Datasheet



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