Windows 10 desktop computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing introduces $99 RX300 Computer
Official intro: 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 light-weight desktop PC that is purpose-built for remoting into a server (usually cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It is dependent intensely upon one more computer (its server) to meet its computational functions. This is distinct from a conventional desktop computer (fat client), which is a computer intended to conduct these roles on it’s own. The specific roles assumed by the server can 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 launched a Windows thin client built on the $35, charge card-scale Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client provides you with entry to a variety of Windows desktops, for instance, 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 managed Windows desktop to hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology permits full-screen replay of 1080p full HD local or web based video on the clients, without the demand for the central servers to have a dedicated GPU. Having said that, membership to this vCast technology is only included for half a year after buying the RX300.
Each individual thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB redirection and server-side device drivers in order to supply support for a selection of peripherals.
The $99 RX300, which is designed for educational institutions and SMBs, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows desktop or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating-system.
NComputing states that the thin clients are made to be basic to manage and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers on auto-pilot.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, stated he made a decision to base the client on the Raspberry Pi 3 simply because of the board’s very low cost and mobility.
Every RX300 unfolds bundled with a cost-free 1 year connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year priced at $49 per user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 is able to stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or Windows Server. To stream a desktop to multiple clients, vSpace Pro 10 must 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 firm must also put money into the suitable Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series will be available in the market all over the globe in late February thru resellers.
The RX300 is not the first thin client to be introduced founded on the reputable Raspberry Pi. Not too long ago Citrix and ViewSonic introduced the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Functions Datasheet