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IGEL Supports Microsoft Windows 10 IoT

November 06, 2017

The IGEL Universal Desktop (UD) series UD3 thin clients now include support for the Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise platform.

“We chose to add Windows 10 IoT to the IGEL UD3 series thin clients to provide our customers with greater flexibility when it comes to supporting the needs of their end-users,” said Matthias Haas, Chief Technology Officer, IGEL. “Considered a small form factor thin client, the UD3 already packs a powerful punch in terms of high-performance multimedia functionality. By combining Windows 10 IoT Enterprise’s advanced security features with our industry-leading endpoint management software, we are providing businesses across the healthcare, manufacturing, retail and other sectors with a best-in-class end-user computing experience designed for today’s multimedia knowledge workers.”

A Powerful Thin Client for Multimedia Knowledge Workers

The new IGEL UD3 thin client features a AMD Embedded G-Series “Steppe Eagle” quad-core processor and comes standard with 4GB RAM and 32GB flash memory. In addition to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, the UD3 also supports IGEL OS™, a secure Linux-based operating system. Offering a modernized and customizable user interface (UI), IGEL OS enables the hardware-accelerated decoding of multimedia content and protocols with supported chipsets.

The IGEL UD3 thin clients also feature support for high-performance video and graphics capabilities, including HD video and 4K video streaming. “The wide-range of capabilities already available with the IGEL UD3, when combined with support for the Windows IoT Enterprise platform, enable organizations of all sizes to improve end-user productivity, while at the same time gaining greater security and control over their endpoints,” continued Haas.

Simple, Smart and Secure Endpoint Management

Through the IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS), a single endpoint management solution, IT organizations also benefit from automated backend control of their IGEL endpoints. “The IGEL UMS is purpose-built to simplify complex enterprise environments,” said Haas. “We are second to none in our ability to support a diverse array of devices and operating systems, including Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.”

The IGEL UD3 also comes pre-configured to support industry-leading virtualization protocols including Citrix HDX, Microsoft RDP/Remote FX or VMware Horizon. Organizations can add or re-configure these supported virtualization protocols leveraging the IGEL UMS to quickly transition between protocols, and make changes to their entire network of thin clients, or a specific endpoint. The IGEL UMS also enables IT organizations to add and remove endpoint devices, and perform software upgrades as needed or required.

Availability and Support

Each IGEL UD3 thin client comes standard with a free extended five-year hardware warranty, and includes a software license that provides access to regular and frequent firmware updates, enabling IT organizations to preserve their hardware investment while taking advantage of new features and functionality that become available.

IGEL UD3 thin clients featuring Windows 10 IoT Enterprise will be available starting on Oct. 26, 2017 and can be purchased through IGEL’s network of Platinum Partners, Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) and resellers.

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