Windows 10 personal computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing launches $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client is going to be available to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a lightweight PC that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (in most cases cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It relies significantly upon one more computer (its server) in order to meet its computational tasks. This is unlike a conventional desktop PC (fat client), which is a PC intended to handle these tasks independently. The specific roles assumed by the server can vary greatly, 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 brought out a Windows thin client built on the $35, mastercard-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 mini computer gives access to a selection of Windows desktops, including Windows 10, which are streamed from a central machine by NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 desktop virtualization software.
The software allows firms to provide a centrally managed Windows desktop to hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing states its vCAST streaming technology allows full-screen video playback of 1080p full HD local or web-based video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to get a dedicated GPU. However, subscription to this vCast technology is only included for half a year after buying the RX300.
Every single thin client has 4 USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB redirection and server-end device drivers to provide support for a number of add-ons.
The $99 RX300, which is targeted at institutions and small middle businesses, can be run as a thin client to reach a virtual Windows computer or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian OS.
NComputing states the thin clients are intended to be straight forward to set up and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers auto-magically.
Young Song, NComputing CEO, mentioned he chose to base the client on the Raspberry Pi 3 as a consequence of board’s affordability and transferability.
Each and every RX300 is provided bundled with a free 12 months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year priced at $49 for each consumer.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can easily stream a Windows desktop to one single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or Windows Server. To stream a desktop to several clients, vSpace Pro 10 has 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 company must also buy the correct Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series is going to be for sale worldwide in late February via merchants.
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 presented the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
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