Itronix offers four new thin-client Tadpoles

Lightweight computers lack hard drives

General Dynamics Itronix has added four new ultra-thin client computers to its Tadpole line: the Tadpole M1000, Tadpole M1500, Tadpole Pulsar and Tadpole Pulsar Premium, following the April debut of the line.

“Core computing is moving from the end user to secure centralized servers,” said Mark Johnston, general manager for General Dynamics Itronix operations. The Tadpole line of thin clients is enabling this transition and helping IT departments save on security, administration and help desk costs, he said.

Ultra-thin clients look and act like normal PCs. But the Tadpole ultra-thin clients lack hard drives, memory and operating system or application software, making them practically immune to viruses or security problems, General Dynamics Itronix representatives said.

The Tadpole ultra thin clients also feature what the company calls “instant on” access to customized user environments from any thin client on networks, including 3G, LAN or WAN. The Tadpole series also consume 50 percent less power than a regular PC, the company said.

Each Tadpole targets different user needs:

  • The M1000 weighs three pounds and is designed for highly mobile users.
  • The M1500 supports high-definition video and 3D imaging and boasts a 15-inch LCD screen.
  • The Pulsar is a wireless desktop unit configured for dual displays, optical networking and imaging.
  • The Pulsar Premium is a wireless desktop unit designed for general purpose tasks.

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