IGEL Intros New Desktop Appliance Supporting Citrix XenDesktop

IGEL Technology announces that it will demonstrate one of the first prototypes of a Citrix XenDesktop -tuned Appliance in a stylized form factor at Citrix Synergy, May 20-23, 2008 in Houston, TX. A Citrix partner for more than ten years, IGEL is also outfitting its entire product line with IGEL's One-Click-XenDesktop Appliance Feature, which means the company will offer the world's largest range of appliances that support Citrix XenDesktop with 22 models.

At Synergy, Citrix will release its Citrix Ready desktop appliance specification with the aim of defining a new class of devices specifically designed to deliver a full desktop experience when connecting to Citrix XenDesktop in a VDI environment. These devices are geared towards those customer scenarios which represent the main target market for XenDesktop, namely knowledge workers accessing a corporate desktop from a LAN-connected device. The specifications for a stylized device make the access of virtual PCs a more aesthetically appealing and "cool" experience, and include an integrated, widescreen, flat panel monitor with swivel and height adjustment features and a single cable connection. Citrix customers will be able to see the world's first public demonstration of IGEL's exciting new product in the IGEL booth #102 at Citrix Synergy, where the companies will be demonstrating a prototype of the IGEL 19" widescreen Elegance unit, which includes an embedded desktop receiver for XenDesktop.

In addition, IGEL is integrating a software switch into all of its products that allows customers to transform their thin client into a XenDesktop-tuned appliance with one simple click. "The integration of IGEL's One-Click-XenDesktop Appliance Feature into our standard firmware gives our customers the freedom of choice within every environment", said Dirk Doerdelmann, engineering director at IGEL. "Now users will be able to effortlessly switch any IGEL device into 'XenDesktop' mode and fully access their Citrix-hosted virtual PC."

The integration of this feature will begin with IGEL's upcoming Linux firmware release, scheduled for Q2 2008, and continue with the release of its Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and Microsoft Windows CE firmware shortly thereafter.

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