Windows 10 personal computer 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 for sale to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a compact computer that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (usually cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends strongly on an additional computer (its server) in order to meet its computational jobs. This is dissimilar to a conventional desktop computer (fat client), which is a computer built to handle these jobs 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 announced a Windows thin client built around the $35, charge card-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 tiny computer provides use of quite a few Windows desktops, like Windows 10, which can be streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software program.
The software allows firms to provision a centrally managed Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing declares its vCAST streaming technology allows full-screen video playback of 1080p FHD local or web-based video on the clients, without the need for the central servers to own a excellent GPU. Then again, registration to this vCast technology is just provided for half a year after buying the RX300.
Every thin client has four USB v 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-end device drivers to give support for a wide array of peripheral devices.
The $99 RX300, which is directed at educational facilities and SMBs, 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 OS.
NComputing states the thin clients are meant to be rather simple to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers routinely.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, stated he decided to base the client around the Raspberry Pi 3 due to the board’s low rate and transferability.
Each individual RX300 arrives included with a cost-free one year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year pricing $49 for every user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 has the ability to stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or maybe Windows Server. To stream a desktop to various clients, vSpace Pro 10 should 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 enterprise will also need to buy the appropriate Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series is going to be offered around the world in late February via resellers.
The RX300 is not the 1st thin client to be released founded on the highly rated Raspberry Pi. Last year Citrix and ViewSonic unveiled the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Features Datasheet