IGEL releases Citrix XenDesktop Appliance Mode

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IGEL releases Citrix XenDesktop Appliance Mode
This new solution allows Windows XP Embedded users who are deploying virtual PCs with XenDesktop to get PC-like experience using IGEL thin clients.

To deploy a virtual PC, Citrix customers can plug a network cable into an IGEL device and log on to Windows.

Once users log in, their experience is identical to that of a traditional PC, with the desktop maximised on the user’s screen and the inability to end local applications and services on the thin client using Ctrl-Alt-Del.

Organisations can use the Citrix XenDesktop Appliance Mode for Windows XPe in conjunction with IGEL’s Digital Service Virtualisation (DSV) approach.

With DSV, when certain digital services are activated on the virtual desktop, the application call is “trapped” and a request is sent to the IGEL Universal Desktop.

The digital service then opens locally, integrated with the virtual PC desktop with no need for the user to “toggle” between digital service sessions and the virtual PC.

"From customers that are deploying desktop virtualisation to cloud computing, the goal of IGEL’s Universal Desktop Strategy is to provide our customers with more flexibility and choice,” said Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology.

“Our unique thin client architecture and design gives Citrix customers a fantastic user experience, including fast roll outs, easy remote management, bullet proof security and the ability to deliver applications to any location.”

The switch to the Citrix XenDesktop Appliance Mode can be implemented using the IGEL Remote Management Suite (RMS) software, which comes free with every IGEL thin client.
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