Wyse launches thin-client "Winterm"

Wyse Technology has announced the release of a handheld, wireless version of its Winterm Windows terminal. The thin-client computer will remotely access Windows-based applications that are stored on a local server.

Wyse Technology, an early proponent of thin-client computing, has announced the release of a handheld, wireless version of its Winterm Windows terminal.

The thin-client computer will remotely access Windows-based applications that are stored on a local server.

With its portability, Wyse says it expects the device to be used by field professionals in vertical markets such as health care and manufacturing. Because the device is wireless, and because users can access secure company intranets and servers, sensitive information is inherently safe, according to Wyse Technology.

The Winterm 2930 uses Citrix Systems' ICA3 protocol and 2.4GHz spread-spectrum, frequency-hopping radio technology. The unit has an 8.5-inch backlit colour viewing area, and uses a touch-screen for mobile users. The 2930 is currently available and is priced at less than $US3000, according to Wyse.

The Winterm 2930 is Wyse's first wireless thin-client product. The company expanded its line of hard-wired thin-client devices with the release of four new models last year. Wyse has manufactured Winterm brand thin-client devices since November 1995.

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