ViewSonic Showcases VDI Innovations at CES 2014

ViewSonic unveils its newest Smart Client solutions for the virtualized desktop. By ChannelPro

ViewSonic unveiled its newest smart client solutions for the virtualized desktop at CES 2014. Its latest Zero and Thin Clients fortify the company's already established VDI product line. ViewSonic's Smart Client solutions enable users to access their desktop accounts from nearly anywhere via a centralized server, and helps a business fully transition to its VDI strategy.

The new zero client SC-Z56 is certified for VMware Horizon View, supports advanced 2D/3D applications, and can drive up to four simultaneous full HD displays. Based on the Teradici Tera 2140 chip platform, this new zero client is designed to be the fastest most efficient virtual desktop in a VMware View environment. The SC-Z56 is ideal for high-end workstations, investment traders, or any users requiring multiple displays, maximum workspaces, and higher productivity.

The SD-T225 and SD-T245 integrated thin client displays are designed for organizations requiring a secure and easy-to-manage solution for their virtual desktop implementations. The devices are optimized for all of the major remote networking protocols, including Microsoft RDP with RemoteFX, Citrix ICA/HDX, and PCoIP for VMware. The built-in 22-inch or 24-inch LED screen allows typical power consumption below 26 or 30 Watts, respectively, for a smaller ECO footprint. The SD-T225 and SD-T245 also provide feature-rich connectivity options, with four side-mounted USB ports for easy peripheral connection, and a DVI output for driving a dual monitor desktop.

The SC-Z56, SD-T225, and SD-T245 will be available for sampling in May. Product launches targeted for June, 2014 with prices of $599, $375, and $419, respectively.