Windows 10 desktop computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing launches $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: 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 and portable personal computer that is purpose-built for remote access to a server (typically cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends intensely upon another computer (its server) in order to satisfy its computational jobs. This is dissimilar to a traditional desktop computer (fat client), which is a PC created to tackle these jobs on its own. The specific roles assumed by the server could 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 unveiled a Windows OS thin client built upon the $35, bank card-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client presents use of several Windows desktops, for example, Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to provision a centrally manipulated Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology allows full-screen playback of 1080p FHD local or web based video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to get a first-rate GPU. On the other hand, registration to this vCast technology is just included for half a year after paying for the RX300.
Each and every thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers to give support for a variety of peripheral devices.
The $99 RX300, which is directed at schools and small middle businesses, 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 states the thin clients are created to be straight forward to configure and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers routinely.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, stated he opted to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 on account of the board’s affordability and flexibility.
Every RX300 is available bundled with a free one year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year charging $49 a user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or perhaps Windows Server. To stream a desktop to multiple 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 firm must also buy the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be available for purchase all over the world in late February thru shops.
The RX300 is not the very first thin client to be released founded on the recognized Raspberry Pi. During the past year Citrix and ViewSonic released the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet