Wyse Technology Extends Thin Computing Leadership With New Linux Solution

Sleek New V50 to Power Over 10,000 LinuxWorld Registrations

Aug 09, 2005, 01:00 ET from Wyse Technology

    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
     -- 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
     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
     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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