Climate Change Will Drive Increased Demand for Low Energy Thin Client Computing

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New 2X ThinClientServer 5 makes business IT greener, more secure and cost efficient.

London, UK, 25th September 2007 – 2X Ltd, developer of thin client computing software, is pleased to announce the release of 2X ThinClientServer version 5. Building on the success of 2X ThinClientServer 4, this latest version includes important new features enhancing the performance and functionality of its popular thin client OS and management system. 2X envisages that thin clients are to become a vital component, as the demand for manageable, low energy consuming and affordable IT infrastructure explodes.

Thin clients consume up to 50 percent less electricity
According to researchers from Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, British businesses could save £78 million ($154 million U.S.) in electricity and cut CO2 emissions by 485,000 tons a year by choosing thin clients instead of PCs.

“Thin client computing is the only solution for effective IT energy, cost and administration management. With 2X ThinClientServer 5, companies can familiarize themselves with the technology and prepare for the deployment of thin clients,” says John Haskins, GM, 2X Software USA.

How 2X ThinClientServer works
2X ThinClientServer deploys a small footprint Linux-based OS to popular thin client devices (VXL, HP, Neoware, Wyse, Maxspeed and more) and to old or new low energy PCs. Thin clients always boot the latest version of the OS from the ThinClientServer. Hardware & connection settings (including resolution, logging and more) are retrieved from the server when the client logs on, making thin clients easy to manage.

2X ThinClientServer 5:new features and improvements.

  • Full redundancy of configuration and settings
  • Load balancing and high availability for PXE booting
  • 2X ThinClientOS USB disk boot and installer
  • Improved support for 2X ApplicationServer 5
  • Lower memory requirements
  • Sound software emulation support
  • Screensaver and locking support
  • Jet Direct print server support

Pricing & Availability
Pricing starts from as little as $595 for managing up to 25 thin clients; $ 1195 for 50 thin clients and $3695 for 250 thin clients. More information and a free trial version of the product are available at http://www.2x.com/thinclientserver/.

About 2X

2X Software Ltd – 2X – is a company developing software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company’s product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer Enterprise and PXES editions, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services, and 2X TerminalServer for Linux. 2X is a privately held company with offices in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner. For more information visit: www.2x.com, www.2xsoftware.de, www.2xsoftware.it, www.2xsoftware.fr, www.2xsoftware.es.

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.