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Wyse Debuts Comprehensive Software Suite for Thin Computing Solutions

  • 25 October, 2006 09:55

<p>New Offerings Simplify the Management of Thin Computing Infrastructure</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – October 25, 2006 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced the general availability of Wyse Streaming Manager (WSM) 1.2 and Wyse Device Manager (WDM) 4.5, two essential components of its comprehensive thin computing infrastructure management and provisioning software suite designed to bring greater cost efficiency, reliability, manageability and security —in organisations of all sizes.</p>
<p>Wyse’s latest software solutions further extend the thin-computing value proposition. Wyse Streaming Manager provides the following key features:</p>
<p>• Built-in high availability – eliminate a single point of failure without requiring redundant hardware</p>
<p>• Increased flexibility for</p>
<p>o Application provisioning</p>
<p>o Active directory integration</p>
<p>o Streaming OS support (Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 professional or Windows XP Embedded)</p>
<p>o Streaming device support (PCs, Virtual Machines and other devices which meet the minimum requirements of a Wyse Streaming Manager client)</p>
<p>• Streamlined Processes</p>
<p>o Guided actions to direct the user through a task</p>
<p>o Simplified patching mechanism –for both operating systems and applications eliminating downtime and reducing network overheard</p>
<p>• Device control–to remotely control the device from a central console</p>
<p>Wyse Streaming Manager is used by business and educational institutions to automate the management of user desktops, enabling the use of the broadest array of PC-based business or educational software titles, including rich animation, multimedia sound and video, on simple, stateless, thin computers. Thin computers or PCs can be used on the desktop, so the user experience is identical to that on a PC, but with WSM, the experience is secure, controlled, and less costly.</p>
<p>“Wyse Streaming Manager is gaining a lot of traction in the thin computing market and the new features in the release satisfies a large number of customer requirements and makes the product more attractive to the broader market segment,” said Rick Ferguson, vice president of operations for Asia-Pacific, Wyse Technology.</p>
<p>Wyse Device Manager (WDM) is the leading thin computing device management system globally, with more licenses sold than that of any competitor.</p>
<p>WDM now offers the following features:</p>
<p>• Increased reliability – during device updates and the ability to retry failed updates</p>
<p>• Increased back-end infrastructure support</p>
<p>o Support for multiple databases (Oracle/SQL Server/MSDE)</p>
<p>o Support for Active directory–</p>
<p>• Delegated administration –ability to delegate device management responsibility to other administrators with granular control over what actions they can perform on authorised devices</p>
<p>• Enhanced reporting – Additional reports to get a better understanding of the thin computing environment</p>
<p>“The ease of use combined with greater flexibility, reliability, and security enables Wyse Device Manager to further simplify the management of the thin computing infrastructure,” said Ferguson.</p>
<p>About Wyse Technology</p>
<p>Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide and ANZ head office in North Sydney, NSW.</p>
<p>MEDIA CONTACT:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Anna Soriano
Wyse Technology
+61 (0) 409 315 012
asoriano@wyse.com</p>

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