SOURCE: Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology

August 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Wyse Introduces World's Fastest Thin Client Family

Wyse Z Class, Optimized for Cloud Client Computing, Now Available

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - Today at VMworld® 2011, Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced that its fastest thin clients ever, the Wyse Z90D7 and Z90DW, are now shipping. In addition, Wyse today introduced two new Linux-based members of its Z class family -- the Wyse Z50S and Wyse Z50D. The Wyse Z50 is the high performance thin client family based on Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise, the industry's only enterprise-quality Linux operating system that combines the security, flexibility, and market-leading usability of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell, with Wyse's thin computing optimizations in management and user experience.

In connection with the availability of these breakthrough thin clients, Wyse also announced the results of independent testing, recently conducted by The Tolly Group, of the Wyse Z class versus the competition. Wyse made this announcement in connection with VMworld® 2011, the global conference for virtualization and cloud computing held in Las Vegas, August 29th through September 1st at The Venetian. As part of VMworld 2011, Wyse is demonstrating their award-winning virtualization, management, and cloud software and a wide range of thin, zero, mobile and cloud PC client hardware at Booth #1111.

At the heart of the Wyse Z class thin clients lies an entirely new engine, one 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 Z class delivers a combination of performance, simplicity, and connectivity never before seen in a thin client. With available dual-core AMD G-series Fusion accelerated processing units, the Wyse Z class is the world's best-performing thin client, able to support the most processing-intensive applications including 3D solids modeling, HD graphics simulation, and unified communications with ease. They also include the first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in a thin client, enabling the newest peripherals and speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. With Wyse Z class thin clients, users have more display options than ever before including DisplayPort and DVI.

The Wyse Z class also includes advanced networking capabilities, with support for gigabit Ethernet, and available integrated A/B/G/N dual band Wi-Fi. They are compliant with the ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Thin Client specification.

Independent testing by The Tolly Group recently confirmed the Z90D7s substantial leadership position in thin client performance compared to rival products. In support of rich video-based Web applications, for example, the Z90D7 boasted a clear advantage in video playback quality while using just a fraction of its processing and memory capability. That equates to a clearly superior user experience on a much more energy-efficient platform. In addition, the Z90D7 scored up to five times higher in industry-standard performance ratings (CPU Mark, 3D Graphics Mark, and PassMark ratings) than the competition. Among secure, cost-effective, yet powerful thin clients, these independent tests confirmed that the Wyse Z class is the clear winner.

"Being able to combine power and performance in such an easily-managed device is something we are extremely proud of," said Param Desai, Sr. Director, Product Management, with Wyse Technology. "With the availability of Wyse Z class we've more than doubled the performance capabilities of competing top-of-the-line thin clients with similar energy requirements."

Built on the same exact advanced single and dual core processor hardware platform as the Wyse Z90 thin clients, the upcoming Linux-based Wyse Z50 promises more of the same industry leading power and capability on an enterprise-class Linux operating system.

"We are very familiar with the performance of Wyse products having deployed several Z90 devices throughout our campus," according to Ryan Foster, Network Engineer at Montgomery County Community College in Southeast Pennsylvania. "We were particularly impressed with the improvements to our desktop security, and by the capabilities of these devices handling multimedia files such as audio, video and Flash."

Supporting Quotes

"The Wyse Z Class and VMware View™ combine to take advantage of PCoIP® in ways that will enhance the end-user experience," said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. "Better security, easier management and significant energy savings all combine in a high-performance thin client that will benefit both IT and end users."

"Wyse has made innovative use of the AMD G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit which combines a multi-core CPU, a discrete-class DirectX® 11 capable GPU and HD video decoding in one tiny piece of silicon," said Buddy Broeker, director of embedded solutions at Advanced Micro Devices. "The Wyse Z class takes full advantage of the processor's unprecedented level of graphics integration that delivers a unique combination of performance and efficiency."

For more information on Wyse Z90 including independent report results, please visit:

The Wyse Z50 will be available later this year.

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 or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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