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IGEL’s Latest Linux Firmware Upgrade Allows Customers to Access Virtual PCs Using an Open Hypervisor Strategy

The Inclusion of the Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect Client Allows Customers to Choose from 14 Hypervisors When Delivering Virtual PCs.

Reading, UK – June 23, 2008 – IGEL Technology today announced the availability of its latest Linux firmware on the broadest and most powerful range of thin clients on the market, providing customers with an increased choice of hypervisors for virtual PCs.

IGEL Universal Desktop models powered by Linux have had their Ericom® functionality upgraded so they now have the complete Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect client integrated. This provides users with secure, local and remote access to applications and desktops running on Microsoft® Windows Terminal Services, Citrix® XenApp, Virtual Desktops (VDI), Blade PCs and legacy terminal emulation based systems. With support for 14 hypervisors, including Vmware® ESX, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle® VM, Virtual Iron and others, Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect enables organisations to flexibly choose the VDI environment that best suits their needs.

The 9 IGEL Universal Desktops supporting Linux include traditional desktops, quad screen units, LCD integrated units and the innovative PC upgrade card that allows a legacy PC to be converted for only €139/£95/$160 into a powerful, secure, virus immune, virtual infrastructure access device. All models come bundled, free of charge, with the powerful IGEL Remote Management Suite.

“IGEL’s Universal Desktop strategy is all about providing our customers with choice,” explained Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology. “The inclusion of Ericom’s PowerTerm® WebConnect client is an excellent addition to the Linux range because it gives our customers freedom of choice in hypervisor when designing their virtual PC infrastructures. This announcement means that all 17 IGEL Universal Desktops based on Linux and Windows XP Embedded now support Ericom’s PowerTerm® WebConnect solution giving customers unparalleled choice when designing virtual desktop infrastructures.”

The IGEL Linux firmware upgrade is immediately available, free of charge, for existing IGEL customers with compatible models at www.IGEL.com.

About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world’s number three thin client vendor and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2007 IDC). The company produces the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to the richest set of digital services through the very powerful, IGEL designed, firmware. Form factors include traditional desktops, mobile tablets, integrated LCD units, quad screens and PC to thin client conversion cards. All IGEL thin clients come with the bundled, easy to use, IGEL Remote Management software, giving you maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle. IGEL supports the broadest set of digital services including terminal emulation, web, ICA, RDP, Virtual Desktops (VDI), Java and native SAP. All devices support smart cards for maximum security and this includes integration with Citrix Password Manager’s Hot Desktop allowing sub 10 second boot times for roaming workers.

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