IGEL's Latest Windows® CE-based Firmware Delivers Powerful Virtualization Support and Microsoft® Compatibility Starting at Just $247 (+Tax)

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Choose from 10 Hypervisors When Delivering Virtual PCs or Convert Your IGEL Universal Desktop to a Citrix® XenDesktop Appliance With Just a Mouse Click

With this latest firmware release, IGEL delivers the strongest virtual PC access capability in the market using a Windows CE-based platform

IGEL Technology , the world's third largest thin client vendor, today announced the availability of its latest Microsoft® Windows® CE firmware. The inclusion of the Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect client allows customers to choose from 10 hypervisors when delivering virtual PCs. The firmware upgrade also includes support for the Citrix XenDesktop™ Appliance standard. All Windows CE-based IGEL thin clients can be switched, with just one mouse click, from a traditional IGEL Universal Desktop to a tightly defined virtual PC using ICA to access Citrix XenDesktop. These features come in addition to the existing support for the Leostream connection broker that can connect to a VMware VDI infrastructure plus other digital services such as terminal emulation, web and media player.

Ericom delivers virtualization choice

IGEL's CE models have had their Ericom® functionality upgraded so they now have the complete Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect client integrated. This provides users with secure, local and remote access to applications and desktops running on Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Services, Virtual Desktops (VDI), Blade PCs and legacy terminal emulation based systems. With support for 10 hypervisors, including VMware® ESX, Citrix® XenServer, Microsoft® Hyper-V, Oracle® VM, Virtual Iron and others, Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect enables organizations to flexibly choose the VDI environment that best suits their needs.

"With this latest firmware release, IGEL delivers the strongest virtual PC access capability in the market using a Windows CE-based platform," said Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology. "IGEL's Windows CE range of Universal Desktops is perfect for users who want strong virtualization capabilities, Microsoft compatibility and an affordable price tag."

All IGEL Windows CE-based models starting on September 10th will ship with the new firmware. Existing IGEL customers with compatible models can download the latest firmware free of charge at http://www.IGEL.com.

About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world's number three thin client vendor and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2007 IDC). The company produces the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to the richest set of digital services through the very powerful, IGEL designed, firmware. Form factors include traditional desktops, mobile tablets, integrated LCD units, quad screens and PC to thin client conversion cards. All IGEL thin clients come with the bundled, easy to use, IGEL Remote Management software, giving you maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle. IGEL supports the broadest set of digital services including terminal emulation, web, ICA, RDP, Virtual Desktops (VDI), Java and native SAP. All devices support smart cards for maximum security and this includes integration with Citrix Password Manager's Hot Desktop allowing sub 10 second boot times for roaming workers.

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