IGEL updates their UD9 all-in-one thin client

The all new IGEL UD9 Thin Client

IGEL updates their UD9 all-in-one thin client. IGEL’s popular UD9 all-in-one model is now a compact powerhouse. From 18 April, the 21.5 inch widescreen display will hide a powerful quad-core processor which will enable the UD9 to effortlessly meet future requirements for modern, demanding thin client computing.

The German thin client market leader is giving its UD9 all-in-one thin client a powerful hardware upgrade, placing it among the top models in its portfolio. In the future, an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core processor with a speed of up to 2.42 GHz will be used. This will guarantee the performance needed for quick access to virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) as well as multimedia and web applications. The CPU will be backed up by 2 GB of main memory (DDR3L-RAM) for all operating systems. This will allow demanding multitasking in all usage scenarios. With numerous interfaces including USB 3.0 and a DisplayPort, as well as optional features such as a touchscreen (resistive) and WLAN, the IGEL UD9 can be used in a wide range of areas. From information and advice desks at the point of sale in wholesaling and retail to working environments where space is limited in the health or finance sector and even digital signage or kiosk and research terminals in public institutions. The new version of the UD9 will be available from 18 April and the price will remain the same.

With its new, high-performance hardware, the UD9 will come into its own when performing tasks requiring large amounts of computing resources, for example decoding multimedia content, unified communication and similarly complex applications. With spare computing power available too, the new UD9 offers investment security and is designed to cope with future requirements. As standard, the all-in-one model offers a SATA SSD flash memory ranging from 2 GB (LX model) to 8 GB (W7+ model). With this level of equipment, even demanding graphics, 3D or multimedia applications can be handled with ease.

The 21.5-inch widescreen display offers full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), while the DisplayPort output allows an additional monitor to be used for dualview operation (dualview resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels).

As a genuine Universal Desktop thin client, the UD9 supports all popular communication protocols including Citrix HDX, VMware Horizon and Microsoft RDP including RemoteFX. When it comes to operating systems, IGEL Linux and Windows Embedded Standard 7 are available.

Various interfaces and a smartcard reader

With its numerous interfaces and options, the IGEL UD9 is particularly suitable for point of sale use, e.g. as a presentation, checkout or web terminal. For even greater flexibility, the pivot function allows the display to be turned 90°. The standard connections include two fast USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports. On top of this, there is a PS/2 connection, a serial interface and a DisplayPort. To complement the 1 Gbit Ethernet interface, IGEL offers an 802.11 a/b/g/n-standard WLAN option for the UD9. An optional integrated smartcard reader also provides the basis for secure two-factor authentication solutions and multi-user scenarios with changing workstations.