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 offered to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a handy computer that is purpose-built for remote access to a server (typically cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends intensely upon an additional computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles. This is not the same as a conventional desktop PC (fat client), which is a computer intended to execute these roles alone. The specific roles assumed by the server could vary, 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 brought out a Windows thin client built around the $35, charge card-dimension Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client allows for entry to an assortment of Windows desktops, for instance, Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software program.
The software allows firms to offer a centrally manipulated Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing claims its vCAST streaming technology allows full-screen play-back of full HD local or web video on the clients, without the need for the central servers to possess a dedicated graphics processing unit. Yet, membership to this vCast technology is just provided for six months after buying the RX300.
Each and every thin client has 4 USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers to supply support for a wide array of peripheral devices.
The $99 RX300, which is meant for institutions and SMEs, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows computer or as a local Raspberry Pi Computer, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian OS.
NComputing claims the thin clients are designed to be very simple to manage and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers robotically.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, mentioned he opted to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 due to the board’s value for money and transportability.
Every single RX300 unfolds included with a cost-free one year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 every user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or maybe Windows Server. To stream a desktop to various 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 enterprise also has to pay for the appropriate Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be for sale internationally in late February via resellers.
The RX300 is not the first thin client to be introduced on top of the best rated Raspberry Pi. In 2016 Citrix and ViewSonic presented the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Functions Datasheet