The NComputing M300 is an entirely new virtual desktop device. The M300 delivers customers a 3-in-1 device that provides a rich PC experience to 3 users simultaneously at a third of the cost, using a third of the power and a third of the networking ports compared to PCs and other thin clients. Customers can now deploy more computing per budget dollar, spend less on power and facility upgrades, and manage with fewer IT resources. Available immediately worldwide and targeted at local workgroups from 3 to 45 users in environments like classrooms, labs, libraries, shared office workspaces, business centers and call centres, the M300 was built to be a simple, incredibly powerful, and highly affordable thin-client deployment option.
Windows 10 desktop 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 entry to a server (commonly cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It relies strongly on yet another computer (its server) to fulfill its computational jobs. This is not the same as a traditional desktop computer (fat client), which is a PC designed to undertake these functions without help. The specific roles assumed by the server are vastly different, 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 presented a Windows thin client built upon the $35, mastercard-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer gives you access to many different Windows desktops, which include Windows 10, which can be streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization program.
The software allows firms to provision a centrally controlled Windows desktop to hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing promises its vCAST streaming technology allows for full-screen play-back of 1080p full HD local or online video on the clients, without the need for the central servers to own a dedicated graphics processing unit. Yet, membership to this vCast technology is only provided for six months after paying for the RX300.
Each thin client has 4 USB v 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers to render support for a collection of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is aimed toward schools and small middle enterprises, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows desktop computer or as a local Raspberry Pi Computer, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating-system.
NComputing says the thin clients are made to be very simple to configure and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely on its own.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, explained he decided to base the client upon the Raspberry Pi 3 as a result of board’s affordability and mobility.
Every RX300 arrives bundled with a cost-free 1 year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 every consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 is able to stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or perhaps Windows Server. To stream a desktop to several 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 corporation will also need to buy the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series is going to be available for purchase all around the world in late February through resellers.
The RX300 is not the 1st thin client to be introduced on top of the best rated Raspberry Pi. During the past year Citrix and ViewSonic introduced the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet