Samsung Unveils Thin- and Zero-Client Cloud Displays for Seamless Access to the Business Cloud via Desktop Virtualization
Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced its next-generation TC191W and TC241W thin-client and NC191 and NC241 zero-client cloud displays. The latest lines combine VDI and desktop virtualization for simple and highly secure access to a business cloud, which customers are increasingly depending on for essential information.
"We are seeing that a growing amount of IT capability will be based in a variety of business clouds during the next few years," according to Robert Mahowald, research VP at IDC. "Our recent NA CloudTrack survey (summer 2012, n=801) data show that by mid-2014, businesses expect to devote nearly 34% of their IT resources to hosted cloud solutions, public and private, and 21% to building private clouds in their datacenters, while spending less (33%, a decrease of 12% in spending over 2012-2014) on traditional datacenter-based IT deployments. Clearly customers are moving their key assets to cloud architectures of various types, and business users will depend on secure and reliable access."
Olympic Medical Center is one such organization that has built a virtual environment with Samsung's NC-Series zero-client cloud displays to support fast and secure electronics health record adoption by its physicians. "Transitioning to Samsung's cloud displays enabled us to centralize essential applications while maintaining patient data security," said Sean Johnson, information systems manager at Olympic Medical Center. "The new workflow is significantly faster for our physicians and has cut dictation and chart completion time while providing a slim clutter-free solution."
Both the TC-and NC-Series cloud displays provide integrated connectivity to business clouds via desktop virtualization technology, therefore eliminating the need for a bulky PC with excessive IT administration costs. As sensitive information is centralized and secured in a business cloud, the user environment is easier to deploy, maintain and manage while minimizing exposure to security risks.
The NC-Series allows organizations to easily migrate to a VDI cloud, increasing productivity, strengthening protection of sensitive data and streamlining IT costs. Certified for optimal use with VMware View, the NC Series displays have built-in access technology using the latest Teradici Tera2 chipset technology. The NC-Series also features SoC (System-on-Chip) technology, which reduces the desktop attack surface while nearly completely eliminating the need for client-side administration.
The TC-Series cloud displays are flexible thin clients with a wide range of desktop virtualization access components built-in, allowing users to connect to a variety of hosted cloud environments. From a familiar Windows interface, users can toggle between published Citrix applications, access a virtual desktop from their VMware server, or login to a corporate HR site from the local IE web browser. With Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES 7) pre-installed, users get the simplicity of a thin client with PC-like utility.