IGEL Expands Its Thin Clients Portfolio with Three New Series

IGEL Technology expands its product range with three new series: the IGEL ProScribe thin client tablet for mobile applications, the IGEL Elegance thin client with integrated 17" TFT Display and the IGEL PanaVeo quad-display thin client. The expanded IGEL product range allows organizations, with almost any application and in any market, to provide manageable and secure digital access to their infrastructure.

In order to provide the greatest operational flexibility and security, all three new series come available with Windows XPe, with the PanaVeo and Elegance models also supporting IGEL's embedded Flash Linux. The new models all come with a broad set of digital services provided by the IGEL firmware including access using terminal emulation, Citrix ICA, RDP and Multimedia Streaming. A VoIP client is also provided as standard in the Linux version of the IGEL firmware. As with all IGEL thin clients, the new models also provide security services such as smart card and remote access using various VPN protocols. All devices allow easy central administration and configuration using IGEL Remote Manager.

The new IGEL ProScribe series combines all the characteristics of stationary thin clients into a secure, agile and high performance mobile tablet device. The ProScribe is powered by a fast VIA Eden 800 MHz CPU processor and includes integrated WiFi (802.11b/g) as well as a high resolution 12.1" XGA display with 1024 x 768 resolution. The device can be fitted with an optional, internal Smart Card reader. The IGEL ProScribe weighs only 1.85 kg (4.08 lbs), and has a Lithium Ion battery with a life of three hours. The IGEL ProScribe 8600 XP is available with Microsoft Windows XP Embedded. Typical application scenarios for the IGEL ProScribe series include mobile workers in logistics, retail, manufacturing and healthcare.

The new IGEL PanaVeo series combines the Intel Celeron M platform with the video capabilities of the Matrox EpicA graphics card series. The latter was developed especially for thin clients and consumes less than 11 watts of power with the simultaneous use of multiple digital or analog displays. The IGEL PanaVeo models IGEL-7302 LX and IGEL-7602 XP integrate a Matrox EpicA TC2 for use with up to two displays and the IGEL-7304 LX and IGEL-7604 XP use the Matrox EpicA TC4 with output for up to four displays. In addition, special formats, such as 16:9 widescreen or 2048 x 1536 (TC2, analog) high resolution are supported. Despite this remarkable graphical performance, the radical PanaVeo design remains totally fan-less. The PanaVeo series is especially suited to environments where large amounts of information are required in a limited space, such as financial trading floors, command centers and industrial control rooms.

The IGEL Elegance series is designed for customers requiring an attractive, space saving solution that combines a first class 17" TFT display with the latest IGEL Clever Client. The Elegance models, IGEL-9317 LX and IGEL-9617 XP are based upon a 1 GHz VIA Eden CPU with 256 MB of RAM and come standard with an internal smartcard reader and WiFi connectivity (802.11b/g). An optional touch screen enables interactive and intuitively designed solutions. Typical uses for the IGEL Elegance Series could be found in airports, retail banks, receptions, hospitals, retail stores and public authorities.

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