Windows 10 computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing comes out $99 RX300 Computer
Official intro: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client is going to be offered to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a easily portable computer that is purpose-built for remote access to a server (generally cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It relies a great deal upon yet another computer (its server) to fulfill its computational tasks. This is distinct from a normal desktop PC (fat client), which is a computer designed to undertake these tasks 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 introduced a Windows thin client built upon the $35, credit card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client brings access to a range of Windows desktops, like Windows 10, which can be streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to supply a centrally operated Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing claims its vCAST streaming technology permits full-screen play-back of 1080p FHD local or web-based video on the clients, without the requirement for the central servers to get a dedicated graphics processing unit. Having said that, membership to this vCast technology is just incorporated for six months time after purchasing the RX300.
Each individual thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers to offer support for a huge selection of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is intended for institutions and SMEs, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows computer or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating-system.
NComputing states the thin clients are meant to be quick to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely on its own.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, said he made a decision to base the client upon the Raspberry Pi 3 on account of the board’s value for money and transferability.
Each and every RX300 is provided bundled with a free one year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year priced at $49 per consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 is able to stream a Windows desktop to one single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or perhaps Windows Server. To stream a desktop to multiple clients, vSpace Pro 10 has 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 should also buy the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series is going to be available across the globe in late February via shops.
The RX300 isn’t the 1st thin client to be introduced based on the best-selling Raspberry Pi. Last year Citrix and ViewSonic unveiled the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet