SAN FRANCISCO, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced its newest and most powerful Linux-based thin-client, the V50. Combining a uniquely performance oriented form factor with the industry's most full-featured Linux-based thin client software, the V50 joins the low cost S50(TM) as part of Wyse Technology's Linux-based thin client product line which has experienced a 500% increase in year-over-year sales growth. As part of today's announcement, the V50 has been deployed by to handle the over 10,000 registrations at LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco. With attendance higher than ever this year, the conference organizers required a solution that was extremely scalable, and had the highest degree of reliability. Wyse Technology also announced a more than 1,900 seat deployment of the V50 by Swiss insurance company CSS (see separate release). Powered by version 2.6 of the Linux kernel, the most recent and powerful available, the new model V50 provides a solid platform for accessing applications running on a server, plus locally executing Linux and Java applications. In addition, the V50 enables connectivity to text-based legacy applications via a rich terminal emulation suite and X11, access to web-based applications, and even to Windows applications via terminal services. "Wyse's new Linux-based devices are an important advance in the thin-client market," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium of IT vendors and customers promoting the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. "As a member of OSDL's Desktop Linux Working Group, Wyse has demonstrated its commitment to Linux for thin-client solutions. They are making important contributions to the industry." The V50 delivers superior security with support for automatic log-on and -off via multifactor security techniques with an integrated smartcard reader, or through add-on fingerprint or retina scanning peripherals, each of which is managed by Rapport, Wyse's device management software. Other market-leading features of the V50 include: -- "Free Seating": Enables system administrators to manage an individual's desktop and applications using any device from anywhere on the network - all with complete data security. -- Powerful processing results in responsive performance: With a powerful 32-bit 1GHz microprocessor that is tightly coupled to a powerful 3D graphics processing unit, the V50 is one of the best performing Linux thin clients ever developed. -- Simple and straightforward connection selection: An integrated connection manager dashboard is provided that enables simple and fast server and application connection selection. "We are thrilled that so many customers are discovering the manageability, security and huge long-term savings that come from selecting Wyse open source- based thin clients," said Tarkan Maner, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, Wyse Technology. "In the ever-changing Linux market, Wyse is committed to working with the open source community to deploy Linux-based thin clients on the newest and most feature-rich kernels available." In addition to the registration areas, the V50 will be available for demonstrations at LinuxWorld booth #964. About Wyse Technology Wyse is the #1 vendor the world's largest businesses and institutions trust for scalable thin-client computing solutions. Wyse provides the hardware, software, and services that shift computing complexity to the network, reducing cost, liberating IT departments from unnecessary support and maintenance functions, empowering users to be more productive in their jobs, and protecting and improving access to critical information and business applications. Headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide, Wyse has been #1 in thin-client market share for the last eight years, enjoys a close partnership with Citrix Systems, and has been named Microsoft "Embedded Partner of the Year" for three years. Wyse customers include FedEx, Best Buy (Canada), Quaker Foods and Gold's Gym. For more information, visit the Wyse website at www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. NOTE: S50(TM), V50(TM) and Wyse are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wyse Technology in the United States and other countries. Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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