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New Igel all-in-one thin client offers new markets for resellers
Wed, 20th Apr 2016
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Igel has released a new version of its UD9 all-in-one thin client, which offers resellers ‘a new point of entry to several markets'.

The upgrade, which has won the thumbs up from local distributor Connector Systems – now part of Ingram Micro – includes ‘a powerful hardware upgrade', with the 21.5-inch widescreen display hiding a quad-core processor to enable the UD9 to meet future requirements for modern, demanding thin client computing.

Igel says in the future, an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core processor with a speed of up to 2.42 GHz will be used.

The CPU will be backed up by 2 GB of main memory (DDR3L-RAM) for all operating systems, allowign demanding multitasking in all usage scenarios.

Ward Nash, Igel Technology ANZ vice president, says the new UD9 enhances the vendor's portfolio of machines, giving it a compact, ultra-modern and highly capable all-in-one device that will suit many market segments across ANZ.

“This really expands our offering to resellers, as it offers a new point of entry to several markets,” Nash says.

Igel says the UD9's use extends across a wide range of markets, including information and advice desks at point of sale in wholesaling and retail, through to environments where space is limited in the health and finance sectors, or even for digital signage or kiosk and research terminals in public institutions.

The high performance hardware will enable the UD9 to perform tasks requiring large amounts of computing resources, such as decoding multimedia content or in unified communications.

As standard, the all-in-one model offers a SATA SSD flash memory ranging from 2 GB to 8 GB.

Andrew Craze, Connector Systems Australia country manager, says demand for the UD9 has been consistently high since it was first launched, with that demand expected to continue with the new release.

“Our partners like that Igel offers a complete range of thin and zero clients, both hardware and software for their end users,” Craze says.

“Other VDI vendors simply don't offer such a broad portfolio of quality products, including all-in-one devices.

Craze says the new UD9 is part of Connector Systems' comprehensive evaluation programme and is available to partners and their end users.