Windows 10 personal computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing comes out $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client is going to be for sale to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a lightweight desktop PC that is purpose-built for remote entry to a server (typically cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent intensely on one more computer (its server) in order to reach its computational jobs. This is not the same as a regular desktop PC (fat client), which is a computer built to perform these roles alone. The specific roles assumed by the server may 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 presented a Windows thin client built around the $35, debit card-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client gives use of a variety of Windows desktops, such as Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to offer a centrally managed Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing promises its vCAST streaming technology enables full-screen playback of 1080p FHD local or web video on the clients, without the necessity for the central servers to possess a prime graphics processing unit. In spite of this, membership to this vCast technology is just included for half a year after paying for the RX300.
Every single thin client has 4 USB v 2.0 ports, with full USB redirection and server-side device drivers in order to supply support for a number of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is designed for schools and small middle businesses, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows desktop or as a local Raspberry Pi Computer, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating-system.
NComputing claims the thin clients are created to be straight forward to manage and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers automatically.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, stated he opted to base the client on the Raspberry Pi 3 as a result of board’s affordable price and mobility.
Each individual RX300 comes bundled with a free 1 year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 for every 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 various clients, vSpace Pro 10 ought 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 is going to be offered worldwide in late February thru resellers.
The RX300 isn’t the very first thin client to be released on top of the recognized Raspberry Pi. In 2016 Citrix and ViewSonic introduced the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
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