Windows 10 personal computer on the Raspberry Pi: NComputing roll-outs $99 RX300 Computer
Official introduction: https://www.ncomputing.com/en/products/rxseries
The RX300 thin client is going to be offered to firms from the end of this month.
A thin client is a easily portable desktop PC that is purpose-built for remote entry to a server (commonly cloud or desktop virtualization environments). It depends highly upon an additional computer (its server) in order to reach its computational jobs. This is unlike a common desktop computer (fat client), which is a PC which is designed to execute these roles alone. The specific roles assumed by the server can differ, 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 introduced a Windows thin client built upon the $35, charge card-size Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The RX300 thin client provides use of a range 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 provision a centrally manipulated Windows desktop to many hundreds of RX300 clients.
NComputing guarantees its vCAST streaming technology enables full-screen playback of 1080p full HD local or web video on the clients, without the need for the central servers to have a dedicated graphics processing unit. Still, registration to this vCast technology is only included for six months time after purchasing the RX300.
Each and every thin client has four USB version 2.0 ports, with full USB re-direction and server-side device drivers to make available support for a huge selection of peripherals.
The $99 RX300, which is designed for schools and SMBs, can be run as a thin client to access a virtual Windows desktop computer or as a local Raspberry Pi PC, running the Pi’s official Linux-based Raspbian Operating-system.
NComputing says the thin clients are built to be basic to configure and receive updates from vSpace Pro 10 servers completely on its own.
Young Song, NComputing chief executive officer, said he opted to base the client upon the Raspberry Pi 3 because of the board’s low rate and flexibility.
Each RX300 is offered along with a cost-free 12 months connection license to vSpace Pro 10, with each subsequent year costing $49 for every user.
NComputing’s vSpace Pro 10 can stream a Windows desktop to a single client from Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 or Windows Server. To stream a desktop to various 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 corporation should also put money into the appropriate Microsoft client access licenses.
The NComputing RX300 series is going to be available for purchase across the world in late February through resellers.
The RX300 is not the very first thin client to be introduced founded upon the best-selling Raspberry Pi. A year ago Citrix and ViewSonic unveiled the $119.99 SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 Thin Client.
RX300 Capabilities Datasheet