HP Expands Remote Client Offers - InformationWeek
Software // Enterprise Applications
08:05 PM

HP Expands Remote Client Offers

The company introduces two new thin clients and upgraded features for its blade PC architecture.

Hewlett-Packard is expanding its remote client offerings by unveiling a list of new products and upgrades next month.

The computer and printer maker company said it is coming out with two new thin clients, enhanced features for its blade PC architecture, and upgraded functionality for its recently announced blade workstation package. HP also announced it is expanding the global availability of its Consolidated Client Infrastructure (CCI) software package for blade servers and thin clients to Europe, Canada and China.

For the thin clients, the company is unveiling the HP Compaq t5135 Thin Client and the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client. When the entry-level HP Compaq t5135 is powered up, it's designed to find its settings automatically from the server. The settings are retained only for the duration of the session.

The t5530 model, which is based on Windows CE, is designed more for business use. The client comes with features such as a Web browser, media player, and terminal emulation.

As part of its CCI blade PC package, HP is adding application streaming technologies such as Softgrid from Microsoft and SVS (Software Virtualization Solution) from Altiris. The Altiris software provides both system deployment and software application virtualization, HP said. HP said its Session Allocation Manager, the manageability focal point of the CCI package for blade server allocation, will be updated in February to include new features. Among the changes are improved use of smart cards and the ability for customers to completely customize the look and feel of the client interface. Additionally, the management feature also will provide support for HP's Blade Workstation Solution to act as a single management and allocation tool between these two solutions.

The t5135 Thin Client will be available in the U.S. Feb. 1, with a starting list price of $199, while the t5530 Thin Client will be available March 1 worldwide with a starting price of $299.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
The DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Digital Transformation Myths & Truths
Transformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll