Dell has unveiled a major breakthrough in cloud computing today, revealing the industry's first ever quad core thin client powered by Windows Embedded 8 Standard. These new clients will feature a 64bit Windows Embedded operating system, quad core CPU from AMD, quad core graphics capabilities, and support for multi-touch and gestures.
"Today marks a major breakthrough in cloud client computing; Dell is now shipping the industry’s first quad core, Windows Embedded 8 Standard thin clients. The most powerful machines of their kind, the Dell Wyse D class and Z class thin client platforms combine the security, low power, and high performance of Dell Cloud Client Computing’s endpoints with the latest advances of the Windows Embedded 8 platform for a more robust virtual desktop environment," Dell stated in an official company blog post.
According to Dell, these new computers will change the game for healthcare, retail, and finance industries. Not only are these devices mobile friendly, but they are secure. Windows Embedded 8 Standard comes with a configurable version of Windows Defender to secure thin clients against malware or other malicious files. Not only that, industries can customize their Start screen, taskbar, and desktop shortcuts for greater control over what is accessed from the computer.
"Equally important, the D and Z class thin clients are equipped with Secure Boot, a security feature that protects corporate devices from malicious or rogue programs or drivers that have not been signed. This further enhances the performance and security value proposition the Dell Wyse thin clients brings to the enterprise," Dell explains.
Dell explains that in the healthcare industry, these thin clients can give healthcare providers the assurance that patient data remains HIPAA compliant but also deliver doctor and nurses the vivid graphics and touch capabilities they need to care for patients. "Financial services customers also benefit from the high-fidelity virtual desktop experience provided by Dell’s quad core thin clients and the multi-touch features offer the retail industry a secure, manageable and affordable option for point-of-service, digital signage and interactive kiosk applications," Dell adds.
Head over to the source link to read Dell's full blog post about the launch of these two new thin clients, powered by Microsoft's Windows Embedded 8 Standard.