IGEL's New Linux Universal Desktop Firmware Helps Customers Save Time, Money and Energy

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• New standby power management functionality eliminates long boot times • New firmware also adds important Linux multimedia and virtualization upgrades

IGEL Technology today launched its new Linux Universal Desktop firmware adding important new power management, multimedia and virtualization functionality to its Linux-based thin client range. New power management functionality allows Linux users to switch their IGEL thin clients into standby mode and back on in seconds, eliminating long boot times. Traditionally thin clients use 51% less power than traditional PCs and this functionality will help save customers even more on power costs and time. The new functionality also brings IGEL's Linux-based IGEL one, UD2 and UD3 thin clients in line with upcoming Energy Star certification for thin clients.

In addition to the power management functionality, IGEL has also included in its firmware integration of the VMware View 3.1 client, which can deliver IGEL Linux users a full virtualized desktop experience. The new VMware client adds support for multimedia acceleration and USB redirection and IGEL is one of the first thin client vendors to integrate the new client into its firmware and to receive VMware certification.

IGEL has also added support for multimedia acceleration and USB redirection to its Citrix ICA 11 client, ensuring IGEL Linux thin client customers using Citrix XenApp or Citrix XenDesktop can enjoy the full multimedia benefits of Citrix HDX technology.

Finally, the new Advanced Package of the Linux Universal Desktop firmware now includes a codec package, which enables playback of the most common video and audio formats, and is also required for the multimedia acceleration feature.

The latest Linux Universal Desktop firmware is available for download free of charge for existing customers at: http://www.igel.com

About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world's third largest client vendor by revenue and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2008 IDC). The company produces one of the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual PCs from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom® PowerTerm® terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, integrated LCD units, quad screens and PC to thin client conversion cards.

IGEL Technology
Dr. Frank Lampe
Tel.: +49 421 1769 1370
Mobile: +49 151 12178475
Email: lampe(at)IGEL.com

US Press Contact
Liz Boal
Greenough Communications
Tel : 617-275-6522
Email : lboal(at)greenoughcom.com


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