Wyse Debuts New High-Speed Wireless Thin Clients

Built-in Wi-Fi Capability Offers More Flexibility and Security for Growing

Mobile Workforce

Oct 04, 2006, 01:00 ET from Wyse Technology

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global
 leader in thin computing, today announced the availability of the
 industry's first family of high-speed Wi-Fi enabled thin clients. This
 announcement is part of a wide range of wireless products that set the
 standard for thin computing, bringing much needed flexibility to today's
     The new family of wireless thin clients simplifies installation -- all
 that is needed is a power source to turn them on. The units automatically
 and securely connect to any supported wireless network, without requiring
 driver installation or assembly. Additionally the built-in Wi-Fi technology
 prevents loss of equipment since there are no removable parts.
     "We're excited that Wyse is offering the industry's first family of
 wireless thin clients," said Mark Hopkins, chief information officer,
 Academic and Community Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
 "With an increasing mobile workforce, these devices let us put secure data
 anywhere, letting our employees access critical data anywhere on our
 campus, increasing efficiency and productivity."
     The line is fully compatible with Microsoft Terminal Services, Citrix
 Presentation Server, VMware VDI and Wyse Device Manager. The new family
 includes models based on several of the leading embedded operating systems,
 including Microsoft Windows CE 5, Windows XP embedded and Linux, offering
 customers a broad choice of deployment options.
     "The factory installed wireless capability, with the software and
 hardware fully integrated, enables a variety of new applications for quick,
 secure deployment in hotel lobbies, airport kiosks, hospitals and school
 rooms," said Tarkan Maner, president of worldwide field operations, Wyse
 Technology. "The simple, secure set-up of a horizontal or vertical
 wall-mounted Wyse wireless product enables our customers to operate in
 places that haven't been able to be wired with traditional Ethernet."
     The Wi-Fi enabled product line provides assurance of interoperability
 and authentication compatibility with support for WPA and WPA2 for use with
 802.1x authentication. These protocols support WEP, EAP, RC4 and TKIP to
 address enterprise WLAN security concerns. Together with the Wyse
 centralized thin-computing infrastructure, the V-Class with Wi-Fi meets
 corporate IT requirements of information access, device reliability,
 scalability and manageability.
     The Wireless Thin Client family will be showcased at Wyse's Exhibition
 Booth #103 at the Citrix iForum Global 2006 event in Orlando, Florida. The
 new family is available immediately for purchase.
     About Wyse Technology
     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 partners closely with
 industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this
 objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices
 worldwide. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix,
 VMware and others to achieve this objective.
     For product photo and information, visit the Wyse website at
 http://www.wyse.com/pr/wireless or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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