The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2008-11-18T14:00:00Z Wyse Introduces New Virtualization Software for Integrated Voice, Data and Video Delivery via Virtual Clients for Enterprise and Cloud Computing 2008-11-18T14:00:00Z wyse-introduces-new-virtualization-software-for-integrated-voice-data-and-video-delivery-via-virtual-clients-for-enterprise-and-cloud-computing Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced significant updates to the Wyse virtualization software suite. The new additions: TCX USB Virtualizer™ 2.0, TCX Multi-display™ 1.2, and TCX Rich Sound™ 1.0-– are all designed to enhance the end user experience while reducing the impact on datacenter servers for Wyse thin clients connected to virtual desktop environments from Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft. "As desktop virtualization and cloud computing continue to gain momentum, Wyse thin clients are setting the standard for end user experience at the desktop," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology. "However, this enhanced experience can come at a significant price – larger datacenters to process the richer data. Wyse saw this trend years ago, and developed collaborative processing architecture (CPA) that intelligently divides the workload between the server and client, reducing the need for larger servers, while delivering the best thin client experience yet. Today's enhancements further assure CIOs and IT administrators that end users can successfully access and run rich cloud-based applications at the highest fidelity and with the greatest experience – without forcing tons of additional infrastructure." CPA is built-in to the Wyse virtualization software suite that works with Wyse thin clients and the Citrix ICA and Microsoft RDP protocols to significantly improve user experience. Unlike protocols that replace ICA or RDP, Wyse’s approach adds functionality, but shifts the processing workload to the client CPU when appropriate. Competing thin clients with small or no client CPU either can’t handle multimedia, or often require a special protocol to deliver it, but typically use the datacenter CPU to render video or sound content. That architectural approach slows performance for all users, and requires the purchase of additional cloud server infrastructure to correct. The updated products include: Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer™ 2.0 is a simple yet revolutionary software solution that enables the discovery and use of local USB devices plugged into Wyse thin clients directly in a virtual desktop environment. USB Virtualizer 2.0 makes peripherals plugged into the user’s thin client appear as though they are connected at the cloud server, so peripherals and applications operate just as they might on a PC. End users are identified as much by peripherals they utilize everyday as they are by the applications they access. Any barriers to peripheral usage with thin clients are now eliminated; no dependencies exist for local drivers. Supported peripherals include an unprecedented range of USB printers, scanners, storage devices, Palm, BlackBerry, Pocket PC handhelds, Webcams and Audio Headsets. Wyse TCX Multi-display™ 1.2 instantly recognizes additional monitors attached to Wyse thin clients. The software provides multiple monitor awareness for virtual desktops and applications over ICA or RDP connections in VDI and terminal services environments using Wyse thin clients. Lack of multi-monitor awareness is particularly troubling in financial services or call centers. Instead of trying to view everything in a single monitor and having to minimize and resize windows, Wyse users can now easily open windows and applications side by side on up to four monitors with the same behavior they get with standard PCs. The end result is increased end user productivity and satisfaction. Wyse TCX Rich Sound™ 1.0 provides rich bi-directional audio capabilities for virtual desktops and applications on RDP connections, enabling deployment of applications capable of receiving and transmitting audio without compromise. Users can now use a USB headset directly attached to the Wyse thin client to input audio into an IP soft phone application running in a Windows XP Pro virtual desktop. This revolutionary technology broadens the reach of VDI deployments by enabling support for users requiring special audio input-output capabilities. Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0, TCX Multi-display 1.2, and TCX Rich Sound 1.0 join the recently announced Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0 and work with supported Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments. They are available as of December 16, 2008, and are licensed per Wyse thin client device. For more information on how TCX virtualization software is narrowing the gap between thin clients and traditional PCs, please visit http://www.wyse.com.au/products/software/tcx/index.asp. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse Web site at http://www.wyse.com.au or call 1300 88 WYSE * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Drives Future Client Virtualization Possibilities with New Line of High Performance Thin Clients for Knowledge Workers 2008-11-18T14:00:00Z wyse-drives-future-client-virtualization-possibilities-with-new-line-of-high-performance-thin-clients-for-knowledge-workers Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced a new line of high performance thin clients designed for virtualization environments targeting knowledge workers that require smaller datacenters to drive them. The new line includes models with support for high resolution, high definition (HD) video, dual digital display and future graphics protocols aimed at advanced client virtualization environments. These thin clients support the full array of streaming and virtualization datacenter technologies at the highest performances levels ever offered by Wyse. The new line of thin clients includes three levels of performance: the Wyse R50LE™ and Wyse R90LE™ which offer the highest processing power available today in a thin client; the Wyse R50L™ and Wyse R90L™ which add increased processing power, enhanced multimedia handling, and Bluetooth and integrated Wi-Fi options; and the Wyse V10L Dual DVI™ and mobile Wyse X50L™, which offer operating system efficiencies that provide a compelling user experience. Each includes support for Wyse Collaborative Processing Architecture, which intelligently leverages client processing power to reduce server load while displaying rich multimedia applications and content. The Wyse R50LE with Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise and R90LE with Wyse enhanced Windows XP Embedded offer the highest levels of performance and speed available. Offering PCI express expansion and support for Windows 7-level graphics for future proofing, this new line of thin clients is ideal for knowledge worker environments such as healthcare, financial trading and analysis, training and rich media. What sets these thin clients apart is their superior performance and the richest set of capabilities in the industry including: Dual digital monitor support at 2560 x 1600 for the best thin client display yet Designed for display of SD and HD video (720P) Advanced Bluetooth 2.0 for VoIP and Unified Communications applications Up to 2 GB RAM and 4 GB Flash memory for the most demanding applications Discrete graphics processing unit for advanced display performance and support for future graphics protocols PCI express expansion for fiber networking and additional display support (up to 6 total) Green IT support with standby states as low as 2W The Wyse R50L with SUSE Linux Enterprise and R90L with Wyse enhanced Windows XP Embedded offer high levels of performance in a more affordable package in applications where dual 2560 x 1600 resolution, PCIe expansion and HD video capabilities are not required. The Wyse V10L Dual DVI is the next generation of the hugely successful V10L thin client. With double the graphics capability of previous models this is the most powerful offering in the Wyse Thin OS product line and is ideal for advanced client virtualization environments. For mobile workers, Wyse is now shipping the Wyse X50L mobile Linux client, the first thin client based on the Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise, the next-generation of Linux* operating system designed for thin computing environments, announced in September. With a fast processor, powerful WXGA TFT LCD screen and flexible connectivity with four USB ports, the X50L supports collaborative processing for a superior multimedia experience. “We realized early on that the client virtualization market will only grow to its potential if knowledge workers requirements are met without requiring larger, more expensive datacenters. Our new thin clients deliver the best user experience ever using Wyse’s Collaborative Processing Architecture, in which the client itself reduces the load on the datacenter.” said Phil Underwood, Senior VP of Worldwide Operations at Wyse. “This latest line of thin clients enables a whole new set of applications in rich media, digital signage, healthcare and desktop virtualization, while reducing datacenter costs. Add to that our intelligent handling of multiple displays, USB peripherals and audio, and you get a thin client that is light years ahead of what the industry offered only 24 months ago.” Full product specifications can be found at www.wyse.com.au. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse Web site at http://www.wyse.com.au or call 1300 88 WYSEAll brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Continues Innovation of Enterprise-Ready Client Virtualization with Client Software Designed to Minimize Datacenter Impact 2008-11-18T14:00:00Z wyse-continues-innovation-of-enterprise-ready-client-virtualization-with-client-software-designed-to-minimize-datacenter-impact Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced the newest version of its flagship operating system, Wyse Thin OS™. Wyse Thin OS (WTOS) is the industry's most popular purpose-built thin client operating system - now with Wyse collaborative processing architecture (CPA), as well as increased security components, and compatibility with RDP 6. CPA reduces the impact of enhanced user content like multimedia on the datacenter within client virtualization environments. Wyse built CPA in response to customer feedback requesting ways to reduce the size of datacenters needed to support office workers. CPA intelligently shifts high intensity activity like multimedia decoding from the server CPU to the thin client, reducing the CPU utilization, energy and heat generated by the datacenter servers, yet maximizing the user experience. "These groundbreaking enhancements continue to make Wyse Thin OS the ideal choice for client virtualization. With Wyse Thin OS, users stay ahead of the curve on user experience, server scalability and security," says Ricardo Antuna, VP, Business Development & Product Management. "As our customers continue to push the envelope in the ways in which how they are deploying virtual clients, we’ll continue to innovate within standards to meet those needs." Wyse Thin OS is the smallest, fastest and most secure purpose-built operating system for thin computing. Optimized for thin client devices, Wyse Thin OS 6.3 delivers new features and functionality that help end users maximize their investment in popular virtual client environments from Citrix Systems, Inc., Microsoft and VMware. Specific new features of Wyse Thin OS 6.3 include: Microsoft Terminal Server 2008 connectivity Support for RDP connections with 32 Bit Color & Font Smoothing Enhanced 802.1x Wireless Support with More EAP Types, including GTC Government FIPS (140-2) Encryption Support Support for latest CPA components (Sound, USB, multi-display, and multimedia) And many more Wyse Thin OS 6.3 will be available in mid-December, 2008. For more information visit: http://www.wyse.com.au/products/software/os/ About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au or call 1300 88 WYSE All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Technology Raises the Bar on Virtual Desktop User Experience With Introduction of New Virtualization Software 2008-09-16T14:00:00Z wyse-technology-raises-the-bar-on-virtual-desktop-user-experience-with-introduction-of-new-virtualization-software Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced an updated Virtualization Software suite providing new USB peripheral and multimedia acceleration capabilities designed for Wyse thin clients connected to virtual desktop environments from Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft. The release of TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0 (Beta) and TCX Multimedia 3.0 software demonstrate the continuous innovation that drives the Wyse TCX Suite. These innovations are focused on vastly improving the end-user experience in a thin computing environment while also helping to reduce costs. Multimedia Acceleration Extends to Windows Vista VMThe new Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0 software expands the capabilities of the well-received earlier version of this software to now support Windows Vista virtual machines running on VMware VDI, as well as Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V. With Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0, IT administrators can offload the processing required to deliver multimedia content from the server onto the Wyse thin client for local rendering. This leads to a rich and smooth full screen, full frame-rate multimedia experience for the end user, while enabling as much as an 800 percent increase in server scalability. (See Wyse's whitepaper "Handling Multimedia under Desktop Virtualization for Knowledge Workers" for more details). USB Peripheral Virtualization Capabilities EnhancedToday's beta release of the Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0 software also expands the capabilities of the well-received earlier version of this software to now support Windows Vista virtual machines running on VMware VDI, as well as Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V. More importantly, this new release also provides the widely-anticipated support for isochronous devices. IT administrators managing virtual desktop environments can now selectively enable their end users to use a large variety of authorized USB devices, such as thumb drives, scanners, CD and DVD readers, Webcams and USB headsets. "Wyse continues to work toward eliminating the gap between a thin client and a PC," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology. "The release of TCX Multimedia 3.0 and introduction of TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0 emphasizes Wyse's commitment to continuously innovate and make virtual desktops deployments easier than ever." Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0 and TCX Virtualizer 2.0 work with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments and are available immediately, each priced at $25 per-client. For more information on how TCX Multimedia 3.0 and TCX Virtualizer 2.0 can enrich any thin computing environment visit http://www.wyse.com/products/software/tcx/index.asp. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse Web site at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. Wyse Press Contact: Tim SmithElement Public Relations415-350-3019tsmith@elementpr.com * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse and VMware Customers Champion Thin Clients as Ideal Desktop Virtualization Endpoint Based on Low TCO, Rich Multimedia Capabilities, Ease-of-Use and Security 2008-09-16T14:00:00Z wyse-and-vmware-customers-champion-thin-clients-as-ideal-desktop-virtualization-endpoint-based-on-low-tco-rich-multimedia-capabilities-ease-of-use-and-security Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, announced today that it heads into the end of 2008 with significant customer momentum including Fortune 1000 companies across a broad range of industries. Wyse enjoys significant customer traction in industries such as retail, banking, transportation, education, and more. What they all share in common is the desire to simplify their IT operations without sacrificing application performance. "Everyone knows that as much as 80 percent of IT's budget is allocated to maintenance, so the concept of thin computing has always been attractive," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer at Wyse Technology. "What's held this industry back, frankly, is that all of an organization's applications need to work on a virtual desktop, not just the majority of apps. As our customers can attest, practice has caught up with concept at Wyse." With the rise of multimedia-based content, and the increasing sophistication of computer users everywhere, it is critical that virtual desktops have the capability to support and deliver advanced application features such as audio and video content, USB peripheral usage, multi-display capabilities, multimedia redirection capabilities, and more. "VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure has the potential to transform how enterprises work, collaborate and compete, enabling them to take control of data and information assets like never before," said Jeff Jennings, Vice President of Desktop Products and Solutions, VMware. "Wyse understands the importance of delivering virtual clients with an ideal combination of rich user experience, energy savings, mobility and security, making Wyse thin clients a natural choice for VMware VDI customers." Historically, thin clients were used in task worker environments, but that's changing as enterprises demand client virtualization solutions that meet the needs of knowledge workers. Wyse's solution to the problem was not to attempt to replace the protocols that connect the server and desktop, but rather to extend them with a technology Wyse calls the TCX Suite. TCX is the cornerstone to provide customers with thin computing benefits without any compromises on the end-user experience. All Wyse TCX solutions are back-end agnostic, so customers can access this solution when they are connecting to any of the following datacenter solutions: VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Terminal Services and Hyper-V. Following are some of the Wyse customers that have benefitted from the Wyse TCX Suite: "The Regional Transportation District of Denver had one very significant goal: to simplify our PC operations," said Trent Ratcliff, IT Infrastructure Manager. "Thin client computing was an obvious candidate for us, but we had strict requirements with respect to USB usage and multi-display capabilities. At the end of the day, the Wyse V10L with TCX was the only solution that gave us all the benefits of thin client computing, while still meeting our needs on the application and multimedia side. It's a decision that is saving the District hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 3 to 6 years. And while TCX was a critical part of our decision, we’ve all been pleasantly surprised with the energy savings. Having thin clients that use 10 percent of the power of a PC and last more than twice as long has made RTD a significantly more energy-efficient operation." "We evaluated many different solutions in order to deploy thin clients as part of our virtual desktop strategy," said Lynn Chitwood, IT Server Systems Engineering Manager at Jewelry Television. "We found Wyse thin clients easier to deploy and easier to manage, but what truly made them stand out from other offerings was Wyse's multimedia redirection capabilities. For a company such as ours in the broadcast industry, we need our Wyse users accessing our broadcast stream. Wyse was the only offering that could handle our multimedia content requirements." "Wyse Thin OS-based thin clients have proven to be a reliable and functional foundation for our client-side connectivity to our VDI-based computing environments," said John Williams, Information Technologies at Qualcomm Incorporated. "The recent addition of TCX multimedia and TCX USB virtualizer technologies are a leap ahead in overcoming some of the traditional weaknesses of thin computing, and are a look forward into what's in store to make the thin computing experience look and feel more like the traditional desktop. The tightly integrated TCX support between the Wyse thin clients and the VDI backend has been a key factor in our overall selection process." "We use Wyse thin clients to support users all over the hospital - in admitting, for nursing stations, and in patient rooms," said Tony Wilburn, Network Specialist at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL. "While all of these users aren't making use of multimedia applications today, the ones that aren't will be in the future. Wyse was the only company that was able to help us support all of our applications, whether it is dual-monitor capabilities, USB integration or handling video content." "It's no easy matter to build your reputation at the intersection of advanced technology and absolute reliability, but that is precisely what we at The Aerospace Corporation have been able to accomplish," said Bill Williams, Senior Project Engineer at The Aerospace Corp. "It's no surprise that we require that same combination of skills from our partners, and why we are so pleased with the results of our Wyse thin client deployment. It was imperative to us that the replacement of our desktop PCs have little to no impact on our end users. With the V10L and its accompanying multimedia capabilities, our users are utilizing all the same applications that previously ran on their desktop PCs, but without the significant IT support that those PCs required." While multimedia application support is a significant factor in the popularity of Wyse solutions, the bread and butter of thin clients and desktop virtualization remain the same: better security, improved manageability, increased reliability, a lower TCO, and a significant reduction in energy consumption. Here are some additional customer reactions to their experience with Wyse thin clients: "Easy to maintain, easy to deploy and easy to administer. What more could we ask for," said Marc Driessen Vice President, Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. "In the course of implementing Wyse technologies at one of our recent clients, Weldco-Beales Manufacturing, we found the products to be exceptional. Not only do the V10L and S10 thin clients we implemented work to perfection, they are so easy to deploy that post implementation IT support isn't even required to add new devices to the network. Because we provide most of Weldco-Beales' IT support remotely, this level of simplicity is critical and very cost effective for them. In our experience, if someone can plug in a cable, then they can install a new Wyse thin client." "Wyse helped us to solve a unique challenge with our call center," said Dave Potter, Director, IT Infrastructure, at Casual Male Retail Group. "The retail industry requires a great deal of flexibility particularly around the ability to scale to handle extreme peaks. Our call center reflects that. By arming our call center representatives with Wyse thin clients instead of costly and bulky PCs, we gave ourselves the means to turn IT on a dime, and make our CSRs productive as soon as they hit the 'start' button." About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. Wyse PR Contact Tim Smith Element Public Relations 415-350-3019 tsmith@elementpr.com * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Announces Secure Management Software Suite – Enhances Security of Virtual Client Environments 2008-09-16T14:00:00Z wyse-announces-secure-management-software-suite-enhances-security-of-virtual-client-environments Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced Wyse Device Manager (WDM) 4.7, the new version of the company’s thin computing device management software that enables IT departments to centrally manage and control a host of intelligent devices with the protection of the most comprehensive security features in the industry. Wyse Device Manager 4.7 is scalable to fit the IT needs of both large and small companies with a no-hassle deployment, management tools for device administration and monitoring, and complete asset visibility. Wyse Device Manager 4.7 is a software management suite for thin clients providing the tools IT administrators need to track each hardware device and accompanying software in their organization- with support for up to 100,000 or more simultaneously connected units. With a simple-to-use central console containing remote diagnostic capabilities, Wyse Device Manager 4.7 increases productivity by reducing the amount of desktop visits for IT staff. Wyse has added significant new security features to Wyse Device Manager 4.7 to increase the protection of customers' IT infrastructures. Designed to meet the highest levels of security requirements for networks carrying financial transactions including the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Device Manager 4.7 is fully encrypted for network traffic and offers secure device management features including self-signed HTTPS Certificate Authentication, secure imaging through HTTPS, and imaging through HTTP/FTP. "With security at the forefront of our customers' requirements, Wyse Device Manager 4.7 leads the industry with the addition of powerful new security features," said Jeff McNaught, chief marketing officer for Wyse. "Not only is Wyse Device Manager 4.7 safer for IT departments, but it's easier to use and implement, simplifying their work, reducing the cost of ownership and improving ROI in any thin computing environment." Wyse Device Manager 4.7 will be available in both workgroup and enterprise editions. Both editions include database support, automated shutdown and wake-up, and remote execution and control. Wyse Device Manager 4.7 Enterprise Edition, for large organizations, also includes the following features: Secure device management Next generation/fast imaging Distributed architecture for scalability and security Improved network interoperability through non-pxe communications Comprehensive device configuration and policy management "As a leader in education innovation, we want to deploy future proof technology that will grow with the expansion of our services," said Benjamin Buecher, Technical Coordinator at University of Pacific. "By deploying Wyse thin clients with Wyse Device Manager throughout our facility, we have lowered the total cost of ownership by 40% and reduced maintenance costs by nearly 30%. In addition, it supports our commitment to the environment by reducing our carbon footprint." Wyse Device Manager 4.7 Workgroup and Enterprise software editions will be available on September 30, 2008. For more information on Wyse Device Manager 4.7 and the Wyse family of thin clients visit http://www.wyse.com/products. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. Wyse PR Contact: Cara Cassidy Big Sky Communications, Inc. 408-460-0241 cara@bigskypr.com * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse and Novell Announce First Enterprise-Class Linux Thin Client Optimized for Desktop Virtualization 2008-09-16T14:00:00Z wyse-and-novell-announce-first-enterprise-class-linux-thin-client-optimized-for-desktop-virtualization Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, and Novell today announced the joint delivery of Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise, the next-generation of Linux* operating system designed for thin computing environments and available only on Wyse desktop and mobile thin client devices. Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise is a powerful combination of Wyse's extensive experience in thin computing and the ease of use, flexibility and security of SUSE Linux Enterprise. Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise will be available pre-loaded on the Wyse thin client devices in Q4 2008. According to a 2008 IDC report (1), the Linux thin client market will grow from nearly 1 million units in 2008 to 1.8 million units in 2011. Linux will reach a 30.5 percent share of all operating system shipments on thin client devices by 2011. The ever-increasing market penetration of Linux-based thin clients is due to their ability to lower total cost of ownership, while helping enterprises gain a more secure and flexible computing environment. Additionally, in emerging areas such as desktop virtualization, the operating system used by client devices is becoming less relevant, as long as it is an enabler of virtualization technologies, and not the limiting factor. With Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise customers gain a host of benefits. End-users will be able to maximize productivity and minimize training costs due to the easy-to-use graphical user interface combined with the rich user experience provided only by Wyse, including cross-platform multimedia support, USB peripheral support and flexible hardware options. IT administrators will gain the flexibility of having their thin client devices automatically update and configured upon boot-up, or being able to use the enhanced scalable management capabilities of Wyse Device Manager, the industry-leading thin computing management software solution. "With the announcement of Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise pre-loaded on our platforms, we are providing more choices and more flexibility to users who wish to deploy Linux-based thin clients," said Ricardo Antuna, vice president of Product Management and Business Development at Wyse Technology, Inc. "Since we announced our intention to collaborate with Novell last year, we have worked towards creating a solution that will enable our customers to deploy Linux without the compromises on security, scalability and performance encountered with non-standard and proprietary thin Linux distributions. Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise doesn't disappoint." "We are pleased that Wyse has selected SUSE Linux Enterprise as the platform for their next generation Linux-based thin clients," said Carlos Montero-Luque, vice president of product management for Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "This is clear indication of the readiness of desktop Linux overall to meet the needs of enterprise customers, including lower costs, stronger security and improved manageability. All kinds of organizations are finding Linux thin client deployments to be a good fit for their hardware, security needs and budgets, and we are excited to partner with Wyse to deliver a market-leading solution." Integration with Microsoft* Active Directory* and unparalleled driver and software support will enable enterprises to easily deploy Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise thin clients in a Windows* environment. Finally, Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise includes built-in support for Wyse's suite of virtualization software, enabling enterprises to take advantage of third-party desktop virtualization solutions such as Citrix* XenDesktop* and VMware* VDI. "Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise further builds momentum for client virtualization by providing customers with multiple options when deploying desktop appliances within their organizations," said Raj Dhingra, group vice president and general manager, Desktop Delivery Group, Citrix Systems Inc. "The tight integration between Wyse’s suite of desktop appliances and Citrix client virtualization technologies, XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, provides a superior experience for the user and a cost-effective solution for desktop and application delivery." "The VMware-Wyse partnership has been extended with the release of Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise with built-in support for the VDM client. This release further helps lower the overall costs of deploying a VMware VDI solution by eliminating the need for expensive client-side hardware and operating systems," said Jerry Chen, VMware's senior director of Product Marketing for Enterprise Desktop Products. Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise includes the GNOME* desktop, Firefox* browser, a powerful terminal emulator, as well as pre-built technologies for connecting to thin computing architectures. These architectures include the VDM client from VMware, the ICA client from Citrix, and the RDP client from Microsoft. This flexibility and support makes Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise the ideal choice for organizations whether they wish to run server-based, Web-based, or local (including legacy) applications. Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise will be available in Q4 2008 pre-loaded Wyse X50L mobile thin client devices. For more information on Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise and the Wyse family of thin clients visit http://www.wyse.com/products. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. About Novell Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With its infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com. PR Contacts: Cara Cassidy, for Wyse Technology Big Sky Communications, Inc. (408) 460-0241 cara@bigskypr.com Charlotte Betterley Novell, Inc. (781) 464-8253 cbetterley@novell.com (1) IDC, Worldwide Enterprise Thin Client 2008-2012 Forecast and Analysis: QView, Doc # 212588, June 2008 SUSE is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Thin Clients Now Certified for VMware VDI and VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2008-09-16T14:00:00Z wyse-thin-clients-now-certified-for-vmware-vdi-and-vmware-virtual-desktop-manager Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that Wyse devices are certified for VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Virtual Desktop Manager. VMware Virtual Desktop Manager is a key component of VMware VDI, a comprehensive desktop virtualization solution, and allows end users to securely access their virtual desktops while providing IT administrators an easy and cost-effective way to manage the entire virtual desktop environment from the datacenter. VMware VDI lets businesses replace traditional PCs with cost-effective virtual machines, improving control of corporate assets and simplifying desktop management and administration. VMware VDI, combined with Wyse’s advanced line of thin clients, extends many benefits of virtualization to the desktop, including lower total cost of ownership, simplified maintenance, and a consistent experience for end users. "Wyse has long been synonymous with the term 'thin client,' so we are excited that Wyse's broad range of devices are now certified for VMware VDI and Virtual Desktop Manager," said Jeff Jennings, vice president of desktop products and solutions at VMware. "Through this certification, customers know they’ll have all the manageability and TCO benefits of VMware VDI as well as the rich end-user experience for which Wyse devices are known." "As organizations look to deploy virtualization from the datacenter to the desktop, the need for proven, certified solutions is more important than ever," said Ricardo Antuna, Vice President of Product Management and Business Development at Wyse Technology. "Every day, the need for old-fashioned PCs becomes less necessary, and the logic of thin client computing makes more sense." Certification was extended to the following Wyse devices: All Wyse devices running Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, including desktops and laptops that ship standard with VDM client software All Wyse devices utilizing the Wyse Thin OS, which include Wyse's implemented of a VDM client. This includes specific Wyse devices such as G90, S10, S90, V10L, V90, V90L, V90LE, X90, X90e, X90L, X90Le Further details on the devices certified for VMware Virtual Device Manager can be found on the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) found at http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/1053 About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. Wyse PR Contact Tim Smith Element Public Relations 415-350-3019 tsmith@elementpr.com * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse and Desktone Partner to Deliver Superior Multimedia Capabilities on Virtual Desktops 2008-09-16T14:00:00Z wyse-and-desktone-partner-to-deliver-superior-multimedia-capabilities-on-virtual-desktops Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, and Desktone, Inc., provider of the first solution that enables virtual desktops as an outsourced computing, and Desktone, Inc., provider of the first solution that enables virtual desktops as an outsourced announced at VMworld that they are integrating new Desktone dtFlash technology with Wyse TCX Multimedia, providing the first solution that enables enterprises to use Flash in virtual desktop environments. "Flash is pervasive in large organizations that rely on interactive, rich media technology. The lack of Flash support for thin clients has been an issue for these companies and has significantly delayed their adoption support for thin clients of virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI)," said Jan Jackman, vice president, IBM Global End User Services. "IBM leverages the joint Desktone/Wyse solution in our Virtual Infrastructure Access service, the leading client virtualization solution in the market today. Working with Desktone and Wyse we're able to deliver a solution that meet the needs of organizations of all sizes -- providing innovative and scalable provisioning and helping reduce desktop deployment complexity without compromising on security or user experience."Wyse created a robust foundation for rich multimedia environments on thin clients. We're extremely pleased to leverage their technology with dtFlash and, together, enable an unparalleled user experience that provides a much-needed solution for virtual desktops," said Clint Battersby, CTO, Desktone. "Desktone dtFlash is the latest of several Desktone innovations designed to overcome challenges associated with VDI, and enable companies to easily and quickly adopt virtual desktops as a service.""As the market leader in thin computing, Wyse is focused on providing solutions that simplify the computing environment," said Ricardo Antuna, Vice President of Product Management and Business Development at Wyse Technology. "Our TCX suite and virtualized audio technologies set the stage for rich multimedia, and we're excited to team with Desktone in providing extended multimedia—including Flash support—that addresses the growing desktops as a service (DaaS) market." Wyse TCX Multimedia, which was introduced last year, delivers rich PC-quality multimedia to virtual desktop users. It works with the RDP and ICA protocols (that connects the virtual machines on the server to the client), accelerating and balancing workload to display rich multimedia on the client, often offloading the task from the server entirely. The patent-pending Desktone dtFlash technology, which was introduced today, resides in the host virtual machine and acts as the interface between the Flash player and Wyse TCX. Together they enable a no-compromise approach to virtual computing by allowing users to run wide-ranging multimedia applications, including Flash, on their virtual desktops. These technologies extend the benefits of the Desktone Virtual-D Platform, which lets enterprises realize the full advantages of centralized virtual desktops without having to build the infrastructure themselves. Enterprises maintain ownership and control over their desktops, and thin clients, while outsourcing the physical data center infrastructure powering the virtual desktops to service providers.To see the joint Desktone/Wyse multimedia acceleration solution in action, visit Desktone's booth at VMworld: #655. Wyse can be found at Booth # 434. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. About Desktone Desktone, Inc. provides the only virtual desktop hosting platform that enables desktops to be delivered as an outsourced subscription service. The Desktone Virtual-D Platform integrates all enabling technologies into a single, automated, self-service platform. By offering desktops as a service, Desktone simplifies large-scale desktop provisioning and management, transforms virtual desktop infrastructure costs from CAPEX to OPEX, provides greater protection of physical resources and corporate information, and increases business agility—all of which reduces desktop total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.desktone.com. Wyse PR Contact: Tim SmithElement Public Relations415-350-3019tsmith@elementpr.com Desktone PR Contact: Janice Bedsole Bedsole & Company 781-789-6108 janice@bedsoleandcompany.com Wyse Thin Computing is integral to McKesson Asia-Pacific’s innovative work-at-home employment solution; McKesson@Home 2008-06-19T08:00:00Z wyse-thin-computing-is-integral-to-mckesson-asia-pacific-s-innovative-work-at-home-employment-solution-mckesson-home Wyse Thin Computing is integral to McKesson Asia-Pacific’s innovative work-at-home employment solution; McKesson@Home. Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that McKesson Asia-Pacific, the forerunner in high-quality telephone-based healthcare services, has bucked the nursing-shortage trend by allowing highly trained nurses the option to work from home anywhere in Australia and New Zealand using Wyse thin computing. “McKesson was looking for an innovative way to attract well qualified, experienced nurses to their industry leading call-centre team despite international trends that predicted nursing shortages,” explains Ward Nash, Wyse Sales Director for Asia Pacific. “With nursing shortages expected to impact hospitals, aged care, community care and mental health facilities, McKesson did not want to compete for nurses – they wanted to do things differently.” In 2004, McKesson began extending its virtual call centre, which gave nurses the option for a lifestyle change away from the enormous pressure of very long hours, physical strain and double-shifts. McKesson@Home allowed nurses to continue working from home without added workplace stress and without compromising other commitments, such as raising a young family. “The Wyse Thin Client solution was non-confronting and easy to self-install by McKesson@Home nurses who didn’t have an IT expert in their living room,” said Marise Hannaford, McKesson’s IT Director who has worked with Wyse on the project since August 2006. “At the same time, we required seamless functionality and central management at the Sydney head office.” Nash sums up McKesson’s challenge: “It would be a contradiction to dangle a ‘lower stress, more flexible working-at-home’ carrot in front of nurses, and then give them a complicated, high-maintenance IT solution to deal with. McKesson’s number one priority was a solution that worked at home as easily as in the IT lab and didn’t require an IT degree – nurses don’t have time to read a manual. They want to plug it in like a toaster and flick the ‘on’ button!” McKesson replaced 150-200 PCs in three physical call centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with a thin computing network comprising 200 Wyse Thin Clients (including S90, V90 and V90L running on a Microsoft Windows XPE Operating System). This thin computing solution simultaneously allowed McKesson to expand their growing McKesson@Home team and provided benefits they had not expected. “As we upgraded the call centres, we experienced a TCO return on our IT support staff rations as well as cost efficiencies in deployment, data security, centralised management and hardware reliability,” says Hannaford who believes the benefits multiply when applied to their growth area: McKesson@Home. The company also experienced ease and cost savings in couriering Wyse Thin Clients to McKesson@Home employees. They received fewer complaints of system downtime and achieved voluntary compliance to environmental benchmarks. With no moving parts, the Wyse Thin Client was well matched to the home office because it doesn’t break or disable if knocked by a child or pet; it generates no dust, noise or heat in a confined home office; and it ergonomically mounts off the desk and out of sight behind the monitor. “If we can offer our staff an easy, attractive, life-style employment option such as our virtual call centre McKesson@Home – and deliver on it – we are well on the way to bucking any trend that says it’s ‘virtually’ impossible!” Hannaford concludes. Wyse PR Contact Anna Soriano +61 409 315 012 asoriano@wyse.com About Wyse TechnologyWyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in Surry Hills, NSW. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au Wyse Extends its Desktop Virtualization Market Leadership with New Class of Desktop Appliance Solutions Designed for Citrix XenDesktop 2008-04-14T18:00:00Z wyse-extends-its-desktop-virtualization-market-leadership-with-new-class-of-desktop-appliance-solutions-designed-for-citrix-xendesktop Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that it will bring to market a new class of appliances, specifically designed for the new Citrix XenDesktop™ product line. By combining Wyse’s new appliances with the desktop delivery capabilities found in Citrix XenDesktop, enterprises will have a comprehensive solution for delivering desktops to office workers with the best user experience, simplest administration and lowest cost of ownership. These new devices from Wyse will greatly enhance end user acceptance of desktop virtualization with ease of use, high performance and sleek design. The Wyse Viance™ family of devices provide unique features beyond what’s currently available that deliver easy set-up time and management, fast performance, rich multimedia experience, broad USB peripheral compatibility, multi-display support, and quick access to online end-user support. In addition, these appliances only use between 13 to 19 watts of power making them a very “green” solution. “Wyse has partnered with Citrix in the past to sell thin clients for Terminal Services and Presentation Server, but now a new and bigger opportunity has emerged” said John Abbott, chief analyst of the 451 Group. “Desktop virtualization all but forces an appliance model onto the desktop – users typically aren't keen to control a virtual PC image with a physical PC. Citrix and Wyse are in a good position to capitalize on the fast growing VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) sector and push thin clients into the broader marketplace for the first time.” For the office knowledge worker, the Wyse Viance offers a complete PC experience in a virtual desktop environment through a low power, fanless, diskless desktop appliance. What makes the Wyse Viance unique is that users can power up in seconds and immediately connect to their virtual desktop while experiencing rich multimedia (smooth video and audio playback). With this desktop appliance users get a simple way to access the applications and information they need without compromising security or performance. For the mobile professional, Wyse offers the Viance Pro X which comes with 802.11 b/g/n wireless support, a 15.4 inch WXGA TFT LCD screen, full multimedia performance (supports WPF Enabled Apps) as well as Gigabit network connectivity for access to the fastest LAN connections. The Viance Pro X is ideal for on-the-go professionals such as insurance claim processors, medical staff (nurses and doctors), government workers and office administrators. Wyse Viance appliances handle multimedia and USB devices differently than PCs. Exceptional video quality is delivered because multimedia is decoded locally on the device using the local processing power while all drivers and USB ports are virtualized back at the server. This gives IT the granular control over what USB peripherals are allowed and no drivers are ever needed on these appliances. “Customers will benefit from the combined expertise of Wyse and Citrix in delivering a superior desktop experience for end users, and a cost-effective, secure and simple desktop delivery infrastructure for IT,” said Raj Dhingra, group vice president and general manager, Delivery Systems Division at Citrix Systems. “Wyse’s innovations across their desktop appliance products make the combined solution very compelling for our joint customers. The multimedia enhancements, advanced peripheral support and client performance features make excellent use of our end-to-end desktop delivery solution.” For IT organizations, the combined solution will streamline implementation and maintenance, and simplify the transition from traditional PCs to energy-saving desktop appliances. The new appliances help simplify network administration since everything is controlled and managed centrally while allowing users to be set-up and running minutes out of the box. The collaboration with Citrix further extends Wyse’s position in the desktop virtualization market by leveraging Citrix XenDesktop to deliver an end-to-end desktop virtualization solution. Citrix XenDesktop moves beyond the centralization of desktops to create an end-to-end desktop delivery solution that dynamically assembles a user’s desktop on-demand, while delivering an unparalleled user experience. XenDesktop dramatically simplifies lifecycle management, accelerating the ability to provision, manage and deliver desktops It provides stronger data protection and control, and ultimately reduces the cost of ownership of desktops by up to 40 percent. “All Wyse thin clients will be excellent desktops for Citrix XenDesktop, but we’re taking it to the next level. As the first vendor to announce enterprise-class desktop appliances for Citrix XenDesktop, Wyse continues to lead developments in desktop virtualization, offering users choice,” said Jeff McNaught, chief marketing officer for Wyse Technology. “We know that companies who choose to virtualize desktops in the datacenter, want an easy to manage appliance on the user desktop, not a PC that requires more energy, management and hassle. Our new Viance devices, working in tandem with Citrix XenDesktop, deliver new value and options to enterprises, providing the best user experience to date and the choice to work with a broad selection of leading server hardware partners." About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au Wyse PR Contact Anna Soriano + 61 409 315 012 asoriano@wyse.com *Citrix® and Citrix XenDesktop™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Technology Appoints Ward Nash to Director for APAC Region 2008-04-01T01:00:00Z wyse-technology-appoints-ward-nash-to-director-of-sales-for-apac-region SYDNEY, Australia – April 1, 2008 – Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that it has appointed Ward Nash to Director of Sales for the Asia Pacific Region. His new duties and responsibilities will include managing marquee accounts, building strong local partnerships with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, as well as overseeing overall sales in the region. “Over the past five years, Ward has become an integral part of the Wyse sales team spearheading our explosive growth in this region,” said Maryam Alexandrian, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Channels for Wyse Technology Inc. “Nash poses the skills, expertise and track record we’re looking for to help take Wyse to the next level. This will not only involve promoting the advantage of thin computing but outlining how our customers can leverage the latest developments in desktop virtualization.” Ward joined the Wyse Australia team in 2003 having previously worked for Wyse in their San Jose headquarters. Thin computing was attracting a lot of interest and Nash was quick to build on good foundations to help Australian companies make the transition from client server to thin computing. Maryam states that “Ward has taken thin computing to a new level in the region and he is right at the cusp of developments in virtual desktop computing. I know his consistent success is a result of a lot of hard work and a credit to the strong relationships he has built with our customers and business partners.” About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in Surry Hills, NSW. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au. Wyse Media Contact Anna Soriano 0409 315 012 asoriano@wyse.com VMware Desktop Virtualization Now Available on Wyse Thin Clients, Simplifying Desktop Delivery 2008-02-27T19:00:00Z vmware-desktop-virtualization-now-available-on-wyse-thin-clients-simplifying-desktop-delivery Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that its thin clients based on Microsoft Windows XP embedded, Wyse Thin OS and Linux will now ship with built-in support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2, a component of VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Now, customers can more easily deploy and manage Wyse thin clients to leverage VMware VDI. VMware VDI streamlines desktop management, reduces operational costs and provides business continuity to offer enterprise-class performance, reliability, security, manageability and seamless integration in a single desktop virtualization solution. As part of VMware VDI, VMware Desktop Manager 2 allows users to securely connect to their virtual desktops in the data center and gives IT administrators an easy and cost-effective way to manage virtual desktops. Combining Wyse thin clients with VMware Desktop Manager 2 enables IT personnel to more easily perform upgrades, patches and desktop maintenance, making thin clients become a more viable option to PCs. In addition, Wyse is also offering users “first day support” to more quickly get users up and running. “This announcement helps accelerate the shift away from desktop PCs to green, efficient and more flexible thin clients in a virtualized desktop environment,” said Ricardo Antuna, Vice President of Business Development for Wyse Technology. This announcement highlights how Wyse continues to work closely with VMware, including Wyse’s participation in the VMware Community Source program. Late last year, Wyse also announced that it was the first vendor to ship multimedia capabilities for thin clients running VMware VDI. This collaboration has resulted in Wyse software being selected for integration into VMware ESX Server, enabling thin clients to display rich multimedia content in a VMware VDI environment. “By offering thin clients with built-in support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager, users get a ‘plug and play’ desktop virtualization solution right out of the box,” said Jeff Jennings, Vice President of Desktop Products and Solutions at VMware. “This type of collaboration makes Wyse a leader in the thin client market.” For more information on how Wyse thin clients complement VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment visit www.wyse.com.au/solutions/vmware/index.asp. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in North Sydney, NSW. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au Wyse Media Contact Anna Soriano +61 409 315 012 asoriano@wyse.com * See www.wyse.com.au/green for further details on this comparison. All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Delivers Support for USB Devices with Groundbreaking Desktop Virtualization Software 2008-02-26T19:00:00Z wyse-delivers-support-for-usb-devices-with-groundbreaking-desktop-virtualization-software Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, announced today that its Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer™ software has been expanded to support desktops based on Microsoft® Windows XP Embedded at VMworld Europe 2008. Wyse thin computing users can access, deploy and manage USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices, in the same way as a PC, in a virtualized desktop environment. Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer works transparently to users enabling them to simply plug in their USB peripheral, and get to work on a Citrix® XenDesktop or VMware® Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) virtualized desktop environment. That’s all there is to it. Printers, scanners, CD and DVD readers, memory keys, audio players, and a whole host of other devices work just as they would on a traditional client/server PC. The user experience is the same, and IT controls which devices are allowed, and which are not. This eliminates a major challenge in deploying desktop virtualization across more demanding knowledge workers as well as task workers. With this software, users simply connect authorized USB based-peripherals to the thin client - no local driver required. The appropriate driver is installed at the server through the traditional wizard and manages the functionality of the peripheral. This gives users more simplicity, flexibility and options when rolling-out thin client implementations. “We’ve broadened the appeal of our Wyse TCX Virtualizer software by adding Microsoft Windows Embedded support,” said Curt Schwebke, Chief Technology Officer for Wyse Technology, Inc. “We’ve simplified the deployment and management of peripheral devices in virtual desktop environments, which just wasn’t possible in the past. Our customers are demanding this type of flexibility so they can work and access information more dynamically. This type of innovation also puts us at the forefront of not only developments in thin computing but desktop virtualization as well.” The range of peripherals supported by Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer is very comprehensive. Wyse thin client users running Microsoft Windows XP Embedded will be able to access hundreds of USB devices including printers, scanners, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or floppy disk peripherals, storage devices, Palm®, BlackBerry™, Apple®, and Microsoft® Pocket PC hand­helds, as easily as with a PC. “By using TCX USB Virtualizer we’re able to dramatically streamline and improve our IT procedures,” said William Lewkowski, Chief Information Officer at Metro Health Hospital. “The software gives our users a dynamic way of accessing information without it posing an administrative headache or compromising security. They now get a plug and play experience from their USB devices once connected directly to our virtualized PC without needing any manual configuration from the IT department. It really simplifies things and we definitely plan on using it moving forward.” Wyse TCX Virtualizer is available immediately priced at $36 per-seat. For more information on how Wyse TCX Virtualizer can enrich any thin computing environment visit http://www.wyse.com.au/products/software. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in North Sydney, NSW. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au Wyse Media Contact: Anna Soriano + 61 409 315 012 asoriano@wyse.com * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders. Wyse Technology Introduces Two New Mobile Devices For Virtualisation at VMworld Europe 08 2008-02-26T19:00:00Z wyse-technology-introduces-two-new-mobile-devices-for-virtualisation-at-vmworld-europe-08 Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced at VMworld Europe 2008, the commercial availability of two of the world’s most advanced mobile thin clients — the Wyse X90L and X90Le. Designed to be the most flexible user devices in a desktop virtualisation strategy, these mobile thin clients deliver a combination of superior performance, unmatched flexibility and the richest set of capabilities in the industry including; Gigabit Ethernet for access to the fastest corporate networks 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN connectivity and Cisco CCX compatibility for support for existing wireless infrastructure 15.4” widescreen WXGA TFT screen Digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) display ports Rich, multimedia support in virtualized desktop environments Express card slot for access to broadband wireless access Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 support to reach servers through existing Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and data plans SD card slot for additional storage and data sharing Integrated Smart card reader and Citrix Password Manager Client for 2 factor authentication support. Adding to Wyse’s recently introduced ultra-portable mobile units, these new models are based on Microsoft Windows® XP embedded, and address desktop replacement and display oriented applications with a large, bright 15.4-inch widescreen WXGA TFT display and come standard with 1G RAM/1G Flash to address demanding user and IT needs. Wyse mobile thin clients also deliver the benefits of being totally solid-state, by eliminating fans and spinning parts, while being more secure by eliminating local data storage. Wyse tailored its mobile thin clients to address the specific needs of industries such as healthcare, financial services and government where thin computing has always had a strong foothold but required a mobile solution. An insurance adjuster, for example, could communicate with head office and use the SD card slot to transfer photos to help expedite a claim. A doctor could access records right at the patient’s bed side without worrying about data security being breached. “Customers have told us that it makes no sense to access a virtualized PC in the datacenter with another PC on the desktop. They want a secure device that delivers a rich experience, and they want to enable users to take that experience with them from their office, to the conference room, even moving off campus to their home or other locations,” said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology. “We went well beyond the idea of stripping down a notebook PC, to deliver a thoughtful, future-proofed combination of performance, peripheral support, and connectivity, offering Wi-Fi b, g and even n and Bluetooth 2.0. I can access my desktop anywhere my phone works, even as a passenger in a moving car.” With a high-performance energy conserving Via C7M ULV 1.2 GHz processor, the Wyse X90L/X90Le mobile thin client gives the best power and flexibility for a mobile user. Like all Wyse mobile thin clients, users can easily leverage desktop virtualisation solutions such as Citrix Presentation Server™ and Citrix XenDesktop™, VMware® Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Microsoft® Windows Terminal Server environments as well as get access to existing back-end infrastructure using the Ericom - PowerTerm® Terminal Emulation. Mobility away from the office or Wi-Fi is accomplished by selecting an Express Card from local wireless network providers, or through the X90Le model, which adds integrated Bluetooth 2.0 for true mobility, enabling access to networked servers via existing mobile phone data connections, saving the need for additional hardware and additional data plans. The X90Le model also includes a built-in smart card reader with Citrix Password Manager™ pre-installed for convenient and effective two factor authentication security. And because these Wyse mobile thin clients are designed for access to applications that are fully managed in the data center, they are inherently more secure from theft, viruses and other malicious software attacks. The new Wyse mobile thin clients come in two configurations. The X90L retails for $1034 AUD RRP inclusive GST, while the X90Le with built-in Bluetooth and smart card support retails for $1133 AUD RRP inclusive GST. Volume shipments begin immediately. With this introduction, Wyse offers the most exciting family of mobile thin clients with four models to choose from with weight as low as 1.73kgs, all with support for rich multimedia, USB virtualisation for easy peripheral use, and multiple screen support. For more information on Wyse mobile thin clients solutions visit www.wyse.com.au/products/hardware/thinclients/. About Wyse Technology Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in North Sydney, NSW. . For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com.au Wyse PR Contact Anna Soriano +61 409 315 012 asoriano@wyse.com *Citrix®, Citrix Password Manager™, Citrix Presentation Server™ and Citrix XenDesktop™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.