Wyse Debuts Linux-based Thin Client for Cloud Client Computing

Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced the Wyse T50 thin client. The Wyse T50, delivers excellent Web, Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware VDI user experience, all through an elegant and intuitive user interface. Wyse’s new thin client with business level performance is ideal for IT departments at small, medium and large organizations on a budget. You can find the T50 being demonstrated at Citrix Synergy 2011 on May 25-27, Wyse Booth #200.

Even on a small budget, the Wyse T50 delivers the best multimedia and management capabilities in its class. Wyse T50 is powered by Wyse-enhanced Linux, delivering a simpler user interface and a “plug and display” start-up of less than 20 seconds. The ENERGY STAR Version 5.0, and EPEAT-compliant Wyse T50 thin client also creates a rich user experience displaying vibrant multimedia and Flash in VDI and the local browser.

The Wyse T50 also includes the same automatic configuration and management used in Wyse’s premium thin and zero clients, eliminating the need for manual utilities and wizards. With Wyse T50, users have the DVI-I display option to connect to two monitors for optimum viewing versatility. Wyse T50 also includes advanced networking capabilities, with gigabit Ethernet and optional integrated B/G/N Wi-Fi. Wyse T50 also supports the RDP7 protocol and offers such advanced features as Wyse Collaborative Processing Architecture media redirection and bitmap compression.

At the heart of the Wyse T50 lies the Marvell ARMADA PXA 510 application processor, an ARMv7 CPU running at 1GHz frequency, delivering a 150 percent performance improvement compared to previous ARM based designs. Built to provide the optimal IT environment within your specifications, the Wyse-enhanced Linux firmware is verified Citrix Ready for Citrix Receiver with HDX, and features certification with VMware View Open Client, and support for Wyse TCX and VDA.

“Wyse’s T50 equipped with Marvell’s ARMADA PXA 510 processor delivers higher performance and lower power dissipation while providing full software compatibility to ARM-based applications,” said Jack Kang, Director of Mobile at Marvell. “Congratulations to Wyse on the debut of an efficient and affordable Linux-based Thin Client.”

“Every innovation moves along a trajectory where performance improves while price declines,” according to Bob O’Donnell, Vice President, Clients and Displays at IDC. “The Wyse T50 is a solid example of how we are beginning to see a high-value VDI solution; and one that will continue to grow the desktop virtualization market.”

“Performance on a budget is a key theme for companies deploying virtual desktops for task users in business today,” said Param Desai, Sr. Director, Product Management at Wyse Technology. “We’ve delivered greater value for this level of performance and capability, enabling more companies to take advantage of the business benefits of desktop virtualization.”

“The Wyse T50 with Wyse-enhanced Linux further builds momentum for desktop virtualization by providing customers with multiple options, lower TCO and a better user experience when deploying virtual desktops within their organizations,” said Joe Keller, vice president, community and alliance marketing at Citrix. “The Wyse T50 is verified as Citrix Ready, giving our mutual customers confidence that the T50 and Citrix XenDesktop work together and deliver the best user experience as part of a desktop virtualization infrastructure.”

“Our partnership with Wyse has been extended with the release of Wyse T50 with built-in support for VMware View™,” said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, end user computing products, VMware. “This release further helps lower the overall TCO of deploying virtual desktops without sacrificing performance or capabilities, which is a necessity as customers continue along the path toward delivering the Windows desktop as a managed service.”

The Wyse T50 is available immediately.