HP fattens thin client portfolio
- By Trudy Walsh
- Apr 16, 2009
Hewlett-Packard today announced a series of additions to its thin client portfolio:
- HP gt7720 Performance Series, and HP t5730w and HP t5630w Flexible Series thin clients, designed to enhance the core features of Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard.
- Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Enhancements software, designed for easier multimedia and USB device redirection.
- Collaboration between HP and VMware to foster a rich VMware virtual desktop experience using HP Remote Graphics Software.
- HP Client Automation support for HP thin clients to help administrators set alerts for problems before they happen.
HP thin clients with Windows Embedded Standard are access devices for any remote client virtualization infrastructure, the company said.
To avoid frame skipping and audio or video synchronization problems, HP incorporated HP RDP Enhancements multimedia and USB redirection into the company’s Windows Embedded thin clients to boost users’ ability to run Web applications and video within a virtual desktop environment. HP RDP Enhancements download the processing directly to the thin client, lowering the load on the server and resulting in increased server scalability.
The new HP Thin Clients with Windows Embedded Standard go on sale in early May. The HP gt7720 Performance Series Thin Client starts at $799; the HP t5630w Flexible Series Thin Client sells for $499; and the HP t5730w Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $550.
More information: www.hp.com.
Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.