IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, announced that it is building on its relationship with AMD by upgrading the IGEL UD3 software-defined thin clients to the second-generation AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-a-chip (SoC), the GX-424.
"AMD continues to be one of our top strategic partners," said Simon Clephan, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, IGEL. "We are proud to be teaming with them to disrupt the end-user computing experience by providing our customers with a powerful, rich multimedia computing experience and security that goes well beyond what they would typically expect from their endpoints."
Earlier this year, IGEL hosted its first annual IGEL DISRUPT North America event at the AMD Campus in Austin, Tex. "We are proud to have been a part of this inaugural event," said Stephen Turnbull, director of marketing, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Group, AMD. "The partnership with IGEL is a win-win for our mutual customers. Together, the AMD Embedded processors and the IGEL software-defined thin client make for an unstoppable combination as the performance, power, and efficiency of the IGEL UD3 is right in the sweet spot for our customers. Not only does the IGEL UD3 support an exceptional user experience, but it is secure and easy to manage."
Expanded AMD Endpoint Portfolio includes IGEL UD3 and UD7 Thin Clients
In April 2018, IGEL announced the integration of the AMD Embedded R-Series SoC with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics into its newly introduced IGEL UD7 thin client. Setting a new standard for high-performance, multi-monitor end-user computing, the IGEL UD7 features two 4K DisplayPort connectors at 60Hz and one 2K DisplayPort connector at 60Hz, with expansion capabilities to include one additional 2K DisplayPort connector at 60Hz, and Secure Boot validation. Similar to the IGEL UD7, the IGEL UD3 provides simple, smart and secure access to modern workspaces, and is designed for end-user computing (EUC) environments where there is demand for high-quality video streaming and multi-monitor support.
"The IGEL UD3 is the 'workhorse' in our portfolio," said Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL. "It remains our most popular model due to its high-performance, efficiency, robust feature-set and affordability. With the integration of the second-generation AMD Embedded G-Series processor along with multi-monitor support, we can now offer our customers the ability to further scale their IGEL deployments through an extended range of use-cases with the IGEL UD3 that go beyond typical office environments to include CAD design suites, hospital diagnostics centers and broadcasting facilities."
Multimedia Functionality Extends to Skype for Business
The IGEL UD3 with its integrated AMD Embedded G-Series SoC delivers a powerful, high-definition multimedia experience with one 4K DisplayPort connectors at 60Hz and one DVI-I connector for maximum flexibility.
Additionally, the IGEL UD3 features up to 4GB DDR4 RAM, offers support for Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine (RTME) 2.4, and has passed all Citrix Ready HDX certification levels including HDX Technology, HDX Premium and HDX 3D Pro. The UD3 is also certified by Citrix for Skype for Business video conferencing capabilities.
"With demand for unified communications capabilities on the rise, IGEL is committed to meeting the needs of our customers by supporting a wide range of communications and collaboration protocols including Skype for Business," continued Haas.
Smart, Simple and Secure Management with IGEL UMS
Through the IGEL OS, IT organizations can future-proof their investments in the IGEL UD3 through regular software upgrades that include hardware acceleration, while at the same time enhancing the security of their endpoints by preventing malware and other cyberthreats.
The IGEL UD3 is managed through the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), which provides IT organizations with automated backend control of their IGEL endpoints, freeing them up to focus on more strategic initiatives. Purpose-built to simplify complex enterprise environments, the IGEL UMS supports a diverse array of devices and operating systems and enables IT organizations to add and remove endpoint devices, and perform software upgrades as needed or required.
The IGEL UD3 also comes pre-configured to support industry-leading virtualization protocols including Citrix HDX, Microsoft RDP/Remote FX or VMware Horizon Blast Extreme. Organizations can add or re-configure these supported virtualization protocols leveraging the IGEL UMS to quickly transition between protocols, and make changes to their entire network of thin clients, or a specific endpoint.
Availability and Support
IGEL UD3 with the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC is available now and can be purchased through IGEL's network of Platinum- and Gold-level Partners, Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) and resellers. Each IGEL UD3 comes standard with a free extended five-year hardware warranty and includes a software license that provides access to regular and frequent firmware updates. This enables IT organizations to preserve their hardware investment while taking advantage of new features and functionality as they become available.