What is a IGEL thin client?

An IGEL thin client is a small-sized and usually fanless desktop terminal without a hard drive. All the features found on a desktop PC, like storage, computing power, applications, and more, are utilized in the data center when using a thin client.

What is thin client support?

A thin client (or lean client) is a virtual desktop computing model that runs on the resources stored on a central server instead of a computer’s resources. Thin clients work through connecting to a server-based computing environment. The server will normally store data like applications and memory.

Is Igel a VDI?

IGEL Technology (/ˈaɪdʒɛl/ EYE-jel) is a German multinational software company best known for their “Next generation edge operating system” which is purpose-built for secure access to cloud workspaces such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or Desktop as a Service.

What is Igel system?

IGEL OS is the next-generation edge OS, a Linux- based operating system optimized for secure, scalable delivery of virtual desktops and cloud workspaces. Referred to as “firmware”, IGEL OS replaces (permanent or temporary) an existing operating system.

Do thin clients have operating systems?

Thin clients run an operating system locally and carry flash memory rather than a hard disk. Since it has no hard drive or local storage, all applications and data are stored on a central server, but advanced thin client technologies help users still experience the same look and feel as on a PC.

How much does Igel cost?

PROS: The OS is cheap. ~$75/license. The hardware is powerful and reasonable priced. I was able to, using their documentation, setup an ISE DACL, Management Server, and configure end-points on my own in a matter of days.

Can I use a thin client at home?

Can I use my thin client at home? Yes, thin clients can be used at home just so long as you have a good internet connection to connect to your remote desktop and application sessions, although you could use them just for browsing. You will also need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

What is a thin client example?

A thin client is a type of client that can transmit information processing to a server, not using its computer capacity to implement them. One of the most widespread examples of this type of a client is PC with a preliminarily installed web browser that is used to work with web software.

Who owns Igel Technology?

C. Melchers GmbH & Co. KG
IGEL Technology/Parent organizations

What types of devices can be converted by the Igel OS converter?

Laptops, PCs and thin clients into an IGEL OS™ powered endpoint. UDC converts any compatible device, regardless of manufacturer into a universally deployable IGEL OS thin client.

Do thin clients need antivirus?

Thin clients are protected by a write filter that prevents from application-specific information writing to the flash. Therefore, antivirus software is not required on thin clients.

Can I use thin client at home?

Why do you need to know about Igel support?

IGEL exists to make the IT pro’s life easier. That’s why we offer a selection of support offers designed to fit the needs of any enterprise, large or small: Dear customers, our new customer support portal is now live.

What can you do with a thin client?

Thin clients are no longer just for task-based workers. They can support 4K monitors and multiple screens, run high end graphical applications like CAD, and most recently can support a wide variety of unified communications via offloading video and audio.

What kind of computer can I use with Igel OS?

WFH can be much easier going forward – for both your people and your IT team. IGEL OS can run on any compatible x86-64 thin client, PC, laptop, or tablet. The IGEL UD Pocket and the IGEL UD Pocket2 (IGEL OS on a tiny USB stick) can turn any user’s personal device into their business-managed endpoint by simply booting from a USB-A or USB-C port.

Why do we need WFH for thin clients?

With WFH, IT teams are stretched to try to protect a broader range of thin clients and other endpoint devices that may now be located almost anywhere. That’s a daunting endpoint security challenge.