Windows 10 computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing launches $99 RX300 Computer
Official intro: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client will be available to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a compact personal computer that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (usually cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends considerably on yet another computer (its server) in order to reach its computational tasks. This is not the same as a common desktop computer (fat client), which is a PC made to undertake 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 released a Windows OS thin client built around the $35, visa card-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 mini computer provides you with use of several different Windows desktops, including Windows 10, which can be streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to offer a centrally manipulated Windows desktop to 100s of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology makes it possible for full-screen replay of 1080p full HD local or web-based video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to own a top quality graphics processing unit. In spite of this, registration to this vCast technology is just provided for six months after buying the RX300.
Each individual thin client has 4 USB v 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-side device drivers to supply support for a spread of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is intended for institutions and SMBs, can be run as a thin client to get into a virtual Windows desktop or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating system.
NComputing suggests the thin clients are made to be simple to configure and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely by itself.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, explained he decided to base the client upon the Raspberry Pi 3 on account of the board’s value for money and portability.
Each and every RX300 is available along with a free twelve months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year priced at $49 per consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 has the capability 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 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 proper Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be available around the world in late February through resellers.
The RX300 isn’t the 1st thin client to be introduced founded on the best-selling Raspberry Pi. Not too long ago Citrix and ViewSonic released the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet