Windows 10 desktop on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing roll-outs $99 RX300 Computer
Official intro: 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 light-weight personal computer that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (commonly cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent considerably on another computer (its server) to satisfy its computational tasks. This is unlike a typical desktop computer (fat client), which is a computer created to handle these functions on its own. 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 unveiled a Windows thin client built around the $35, debit card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer presents entry to a selection of Windows desktops, for example, 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 managed Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing states its vCAST streaming technology allows for full-screen replay of full HD local or web-based video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to have a superior GPU. On the other hand, membership to this vCast technology is only provided for 6 months after buying the RX300.
Each and every thin client has 4 USB v 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-side device drivers to grant support for a collection of peripherals.
The $99 RX300, which is created for educational facilities and small middle enterprises, can be run as a thin client to gain access to a virtual Windows desktop or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian OS.
NComputing states the thin clients are made to be effortless to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers robotically.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, explained he chose to base the client on the Raspberry Pi 3 because of the board’s cost-effectiveness and portability.
Each RX300 comes along with a cost-free 1 year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year charging $49 for every user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can stream a Windows desktop to one single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or perhaps Windows Server. To stream a desktop to various clients, vSpace Pro 10 must 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 invest in the proper Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be for sale all over the globe in late February via resellers.
The RX300 isn’t the very first thin client to be introduced based upon the best-selling Raspberry Pi. Not too long ago Citrix and ViewSonic launched the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Functions Datasheet