Basically, server-based computing uses the resources of a centralized server to distribute applications to PCs or to Windows-based terminals
Powered by Microsoft Windows CE, the new additions to the Windows-based terminal
software suite connect to Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Citrix MetaFrame(R) or WinFrame(R), UNIX and legacy systems, enabling the unit to run multiple ICA and RDP sessions simultaneously.
With this acquisition Citrix now offers ICA clients for Windows-based terminals
, older PCs capable of running only DOS, PCs running any of the varieties of Windows, UNIX machines running X Windows, and even Macintosh computers.
Manufacturers are trying to encourage customers to replace their equipment sooner by weaning them off the DOS platform and getting them to buy Windows-based terminals
. One way they are doing that is with pricing.
Boundless Technologies Inc has expanded its Capio II line of thin-client computing devices with two new models - the 420 and 425 Windows-based terminals
The University of Utah Hospitals implemented a combination of Hewlett Packard G-series Windows-based terminals
and HP NetServer systems.
Since then demand for Internet access has moved beyond the PC to a variety of devices, such as set-top boxes, Windows-based terminals
, anad a "Web Pad".
Now TSE 4 offers built-in support for a wide range of client devices, including a broader range of Windows-based terminals
, Linux clients and Macintosh(R) computers to access applications on Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers via RDP.
Citrix says devices supporting ICA now range from Linux-based terminals, handheld devices, set-top boxes, point-of- sale devices, and over 40 types of Windows-based terminals
. Also at the Citrix event, IBM Corp's Lotus Development Corp said it would support access to Lotus Notes and Domino-based applications using Citrix application-server software.
Futuresoft has introduced NetPrint for Windows CE, which provides enterprise network printing functionality for handheld PCs and Windows-based Terminals
. Netprint is powered by the Windows CE operating system.
Once connected, users gain access to applications from existing desktop computers made powerful with thin-client software, or through truly "thin" devices such as Windows-based terminals
. More importantly, since 100% of the execution lives on the server, educators realize the same, or better performance than they would by upgrading.
The company produces x86 solutions that are also ideal for other x86-based systems such as Windows-based terminals
, Windows-CE platforms, and set-top boxes.