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IGEL Technology Signs Distribution Agreement with IQ Sys

IGEL Technology has announced a new distribution agreement with IQ Sys, a Citrix distributor. UK resellers and systems integrators involved in delivering desktop virtualisation now have access to the complete IGEL range of 20 different Universal Desktop models plus the most powerful remote management software in the industry. IGEL devices support 14 different hypervisors, four different virtualisation brokers, and support the Citrix XenDesktop Appliance standard. The standard, published by Citrix in Q1 2008, ensures that any compliant access device connected to Citrix XenDesktop behaves exactly like a normal PC. IGEL's latest firmware upgrade allows all IGEL thin clients to be switched, with just one mouse click, from a traditional IGEL Universal Desktop to a tightly defined virtual PC using ICA to access Citrix XenDesktop.

The IGEL Technology range includes traditional desktop designs, PC upgrade cards, 19" LCD integrated units and quad screen units. This wide variety of choice allows organisations of all types to deploy desktop virtualisation solutions to almost any part of the business, including office workers, space constrained point-of-sale areas and multi-screen environments such as dealing rooms.

IGEL's Universal Desktop design delivers additional benefits to IT administrators and end-users because organisations are not forced to host all applications on the virtual desktop and deliver it using one protocol. The flexibility of the IGEL approach allows organisations to pick and choose the best digital services to deliver a true PC experience, including web browser, Java, SAP GUI, PDF, terminal emulation and VoIP. This also provides desktop resilience if the virtual PC connection should be lost, for example, users can access email via the local web client or SAP via the native SAP GUI.

The final component of IGEL's solution is its Remote Management Suite. This software is bundled free with every IGEL Universal Desktop and allows the terminal to automatically connect to its infrastructure and be remotely managed over a WAN with no scripting and minimal network impact. This allows a desktop to be "drop shipped" to a user and set up within five minutes by simply connecting the power, network, monitor, mouse and keyboard. Everything else is automatic.



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