SOURCE: Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology

May 10, 2011 08:00 ET

Wyse Introduces Next-Generation Mobile Thin Client Delivering Secure Anywhere Access to Virtual Desktops for Extended Mobile Cloud Computing

Wyse X Class Mobile Thin Client Delivers Rich Media via High Performance Dual-Core Processing, Dual-Band Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 to Industry

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today introduced its next-generation 14" mobile thin client, bringing high performance, HD multimedia capabilities, and improved security to the mobile worker. The Wyse X90m7 continues the trend of providing businesses and institutions with higher security and reliability, in a mobile offering.

Mobile technology solutions come in many different forms, to reflect the distinct use cases of today's workforce. In some cases, a mobile worker is categorized as anyone working outside the office, regardless of how often they change locations. In other cases, it is an employee that is always on the go -- the traveling salesperson, for example. More often than not, however, workers are occasionally mobile and often within a single building or campus. Taking a laptop from an office to a conference room no doubt happens far more often than hopping on an airplane. Wyse X class mobile thin clients provide the benefits of traditional thin clients including the absence of hard drives, a vital benefit for mobile workers who regularly work with sensitive data in unsecure environments.

"Each and every year, thousands and thousands of laptops are stolen or misplaced," said Bob O'Donnell, Program VP, Clients and Displays at IDC. "For security reasons alone, delivering the benefits of cloud computing to the mobile worker is extraordinary. Combined with the benefits of high performance and energy-efficiency, this new class of mobile thin clients has great promise."

Features and Benefits
The Wyse X90m7 delivers a combination of performance, connectivity, and ease of use never before seen in a mobile thin client. The device is available with a dual core AMD G-T56N 1.6 GHz processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics. At the heart of the Wyse X90m7 lays a whole new engine, where all the major system elements -- CPU cores, vector engines, and a unified video decoder for HD decoding tasks -- live on the same piece of silicon. This design concept eliminates one of the fundamental constraints that limit performance.

The Wyse X90m7 also includes SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, enabling the newest peripherals and speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The Wyse X90m7 is based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system, and models based on Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and SUSE Linux Enterprise are planned. The Wyse X90m7 offers enterprises an advanced, highly reliable, and secure device that seamlessly connects to existing IT infrastructures and delivers access to the most advanced Web browser and media player capabilities in a virtual client. These devices are verified Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenApp™ and Citrix XenDesktop®. In addition, the devices are optimized and tested for Microsoft Terminal Server and VDI Suites, and VMware View environments.

The Wyse X90m7 is also optimized for the new version of Wyse Device Manager. WDM 4.8.5 represents the most sophisticated enterprise-class management tool for cloud clients. Its benefits include greater security, with encrypted communications between client and managing server -- even over WANs; improved flexibility, including support for FQDN, custom packages and scripts, more platforms and clients; and manageability, wherein all Wyse devices are managed from one software solution. WDM 4.8.5 is available immediately.

"Today's IT decision-makers are looking for virtualization and cloud solutions that address the needs of every user, from the task worker to the advanced knowledge worker, and from those at their desks as well as their mobile workforce," said Ricardo Antuna, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Business Development and Alliances at Wyse. "In combination with Wyse's cloud client computing offerings, today's announcement of the Wyse X90m7 offers yet another option for the mobile worker."

"Today's enterprise are looking for ways to simply, securely, and uniformly address the needs of the mobile worker without having to support a distinct mobile device," said Joe Keller, vice president, alliance and community marketing at Citrix. "The latest mobile thin client from Wyse addresses these needs, and because they are verified Citrix Ready to work with our desktop virtualization solutions, IT departments can deliver a complete Windows desktop experience using Citrix XenDesktop with HDX technology."

"Mobile computing is rapidly becoming a more modern, user-centric world focused on connecting users to the critical data and applications they need to work within the cloud," said Raj Mallempati, director of product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. "The introduction of the Wyse X90m7 offers another compelling reason for businesses to move toward this user-centric model that provides the on-demand, mobile computing resources user want, while lowering the cost required to acquire and maintain a traditional client infrastructure."

Availability
The Wyse X90m7 is available immediately and for more information, please visit, http://www.wyse.com/products/hardware/mobile/X90m7

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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