Zero Client Solution Centralizes Desktops with the Performance and Flexibility
Dell announced today the Dell FX100 zero client solution, ideal for both the Virtual Remote Desktop and the Dedicated Remote Workstation solutions that does not require a processor, operating system or corporate image to manage. And as a key component of Dell’s Flexible Computing Solution, the FX100 is a high-performance communication solution that uses PC-over-IP technology (PCoIP) to help businesses centralize client desktops while still delivering the performance and flexibility of a traditional PC. The FX100, previously only available as an access device for the Dell Precision R5400 rack workstation, is now shipping with new firmware that adds support for VMware View 4.0 with PCoIP.
Virtual PC computing over a network can be both a performance and bandwidth challenge but the FX100 uses PCoIP as an established methodology for providing high performance desktops over both LAN and WAN, further enabling key benefits of virtual remote desktops such as:
- Centralized client image management, storage, and processing in a secure location plus real-time secure access to corporate resources.
- Flexible access to virtualized client desktops from nearly any device as well as from high-performance FX100 clients.
- A true personal computing experience with support for all capabilities of a PC including optional support for host-based OpenGL graphics, USB, motion graphics and audio interactions at distances greater than traditional KVM limits.
- A near-zero footprint on account of the FX100’s fan-less, driverless and stateless form factor, which can eliminate the need to equip even remote users with a complex client device.
The starting price is $500 with customization options available.