HP Helps Customers Rethink The PC With New Thin Computing Solns

Expanding the application of thin clients in new computing environments, HP has introduced a variety of thin computing solutions that deliver simple computing experiences for business and education, as well as integrated client virtualisation solutions that extend the power of the data centre to the desktop.

Extending HP’s thin computing portfolio, the new solutions include:

* HP thin client platforms designed to optimise the end-user experience for client virtualisation
* HP client virtualisation solutions that provide increased scalability in a secure environment
* HP MultiSeat solution that can double computing seats without expanding IT budgets for smaller computing environments, with a simple set-up and low energy use.

In addition to HP MultiSeat, the company has introduced specifically tailored education solutions – HP TeachNow and HP SchoolCloud – that make it easier to teach with technology while reducing overall costs.

Features of the new thin computing platforms include:

* The new HP t5740 and HP t5745 Flexible Series Thin Clients deliver an enhanced computing experience for client virtualisation deployments. The t5740 Flexible Series Thin Clients feature Intel Atom N280 processors and an Intel GL40 chipset. HP Flexible Series Thin Clients can grow with a business, providing eight USB 2.0 ports and an optional PCI expansion module for easy upgrades. The HP Flexible Series also meets stringent ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Silver and Energy Using Products Directive (EuP) Lot 6 requirements.

* HP Flexible Series Thin Clients support rich multimedia for visual display solutions, including the new HP LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage Display. The HP LD4700 can run 24/7 in both bright and dim lighting while maintaining longevity, and can be set in either a horizontal or vertical position. In addition, with the new HP Digital Signage Display (DSD) Wall Mount, users can hang the display on a wall to showcase videos, graphics or text in a variety of commercial settings where an extra-large screen is desired.

* The HP t5325 Essential Series Thin Client comes with a new interface that simplifies set-up and deployment. It offers a combination of features and enables local Web access and basic multimedia support.

* All new HP Thin Clients now include intuitive set-up tools that streamline configuration and management into a short series of easy-to-follow steps. The ThinPro Setup Wizard for Linux and HP Easy Config for Microsoft Windows help customers quickly choose the right configurations for their virtual environment in just a few clicks. In addition, HP thin clients also include on-board utilities that automate deployment of new connections, properties, low-bandwidth add-ons and image updates from one centralised repository to several thin clients.

New client virtualisation solutions extend the power of the data centre to the desktop. They include:

* Three new client virtualisation architectures that combine Citrix XenDesktop 4, Citrix XenApp or VMware View with HP ProLiant servers, storage and thin clients to provide mid-size to large businesses with a range of scalable offerings that meet the performance needs of knowledge workers.

* HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Workstation Blade brings centralised, mission-critical security to workstation computing by delivering a user experience that also allows individuals or teams to work and collaborate remotely and securely. This solution meets the performance needs for high-end visualisation and handling of large model sizes demanded by enterprise segments such as engineering and oil and gas.

* HP Client Automation 7.8 allows customers to easily deploy and migrate to a virtual desktop infrastructure environment and manage it through the entire lifecycle. It manages traditional and virtual client environments – including all thin clients, virtual back-end infrastructure and traditional PCs – with a common methodology that reduces management costs and complexity.

Pricing and availability

* HP t5740 Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $429 and is currently available
* HP 5745 Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $399 and is currently available
* HP t5325 Essential Series Thin Clients starts at $199 and is expected to be available Dec 1 onwards
* HP LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage starts at $1,799 and is currently available
* HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Blade Workstation starts at $3,044 and is currently available

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:19:52 IST