Windows 10 desktop computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing unveils $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: 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 PC that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (generally cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends strongly upon one more computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles. This is unlike a standard desktop computer (fat client), which is a computer made to undertake these jobs without help. The specific roles assumed by the server can vary greatly, 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 brought out a Windows OS thin client built around the $35, credit card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer gives use of many Windows desktops, like 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 controlled Windows desktop to 100s of RX300 clients.
NComputing claims its vCAST streaming technology enables full-screen video playback of 1080p full HD local or online video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to have a top quality graphics processing unit. Nonetheless, registration to this vCast technology is only included for six months after buying the RX300.
Each individual thin client has 4 USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers in order to provide support for a array of peripheral devices.
The $99 RX300, which is intended for schools and small middle enterprises, 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 Operating system.
NComputing suggests the thin clients are built to be straight forward to configure and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers automatically.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, explained he opted to base the client on the Raspberry Pi 3 because of board’s value for money and transferability.
Each RX300 unfolds along with a cost-free twelve months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 a consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 has the power to stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or possibly 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 proper Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be available to buy around the globe in late February through shops.
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 introduced the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
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