VMWare Certified Thin Clients
SALT LAKE CITY, January 18, 2011 – Administrators and School Boards are being hit from every side to use their budgets and resources wisely. IT expenditures for PC’s and Servers are often one of the largest targets when it comes time to tighten the budgets.
In addition to the View 4.5 certification, the ProEdge X16 (Windows XP Embedded) and the ProEdge L16 (Gentoo Linux) models are also listed as being certified with View 4.0 and compatible with View 3.1, View 3.0, VDM 2.1, and VDM 2.0.
“These certifications show our commitment to continually improving our ProEdge thin client product line,” says Matt Brady, President of I-O Corporation. “Being aligned with VMware is very important to our positioning in the enterprise thin client market. When companies large and small consider their desktop virtualization and cloud computing strategies, we want ProEdge thin clients to be a key part of their infrastructure.”
Based on the Intel-atom processor, the X16 and L16 ProEdge models represent the third generation in the ProEdge thin client family. I-O Corporation anticipates that its W716 thin client, based on the Windows 7 embedded platform, will also soon be certified by VMware.
Because of their fanless design and solid-state storage, the ProEdge thin clients can use 1/16th the power normally consumed by a regular desktop PC. Despite the economy, I-O Corporation has most recently seen success in the K-12 Education markets nationally because the schools have implemented energy-saving initiatives. “As we see schools and districts implement virtualized desktops in their computer labs, they immediately reduce their energy consumption,” says Brady. “They not only save money because of using less electricity, they also save money because the infrastructure lasts longer and it takes a smaller IT staff to manage that infrastructure.”
In addition to being a thin client developer and manufacturer, I-O’s Virtualization Technology Services division (ioVTS) has helped school districts and businesses transition from the traditional distributed computing model to a more central virtualized model – including server virtualization.
About I-O Corporation
For over 35 years, I-O has provided technical expertise to all sizes of organizations. I-O Corporation focuses on Server and Desktop Virtualization solutions for Education, SMB and Enterprise Markets. The server solutions are based on the world-class IBM hardware and software from VMWare, Microsoft, and Citrix. The desktop solutions are implemented via I-O’s ProEdge Thin Clients based on Intel and AMD processors and XPe, CE, and Linux Operating Systems.
In addition to the ProEdge thin clients, the IBM Server offerings, and the expertise to make it all work, I-O also provides internet video streaming solutions for lecture capture as well as host connectivity and printing solutions for IBM Midrange and Mainframe systems. Product designs include economically priced video encoders, video chassis systems, thin clients, host print software, print servers, and Xip Twinax Controllers. With more than 750,000 enterprise solutions installed in more than 30 countries, I-O Corporation's reputation for product reliability and customer support is recognized world-wide. For more information, please visit www.iocorp.com.
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