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Samsung Unveils Next-Generation 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.”

Seamless Virtualization

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.

Functionality is expanded by allowing administrators to add local software requisites to drive peripherals like web cams or printers, and to install local utilities needed for unified communications. With all of this flexibility users can still retain the simplicity and security of a traditional thin client. Since the primary purpose of TC-Series display is cloud access, the software image has been streamlined to reduce client-side administration. And the advanced write filtering software can secure endpoints in a read-only state with just a click of a button.

Streamlined Workspace

Available in 19- and 23.6-inch models, both the TC- and NC-Series cloud displays are designed to eliminate bulky PCs from the workspace and seamlessly blend into an office interior. By integrating hardware and cabling into the display, this sleek design minimizes clutter. This clean design is convenient for attaching a second display to the digital video output to improve productivity or plug a notebook into the video-input for temporary use as a monitor.

A wide, 170-degree viewing angle and Samsung’s Magic Angle technology allows for easy viewing of the screen - no matter the vantage point - and the 150mm height-adjustable stand enables users to comfortably place the display at a height and tilt suited to their computing needs. A 90-degree pivot function and wall-mounting capability make them ideal for specialized workplace environments like healthcare, education, government and financial institutions.

For a superior visual experience, both cloud displays have advanced encoding and decoding for processing multimedia content and high quality images practical for graphic design (CAD) and 3D rendering.

Tactile selection and function buttons are also incorporated into the design, making it easy to adjust settings and power the display on and off. A single button press can power off the display and server connection, making energy conservation a simple and easy process.

Price and Availability

The new TC-Series thin-client (TC191W and TC241W) and NC-Series zero-client cloud access displays (NC191 and NC241) can be ordered today starting around $477 (actual prices may vary). All Samsung displays can be found at select Samsung resellers and channel partners. Local availability can be determined by calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or by visiting www.samsung.com/business. Follow us on [email protected]

Key Specs:

Thin Client Cloud Displays
Model TC191W TC241W
Features
Processor

AMD Ontario 1.0GHz

Dual

AMD Ontario 1.0GHz

Dual

Graphics AMD Radeon HD6290 AMD Radeon HD6290
Audio Realtek ALC262 Realtek ALC262
Networking

Marvell 88E8055

Gigabit LAN

Marvell 88E8055

Gigabit LAN

Memory (Socket)

DDR3 2GB(WES7),

1ea.

DDR3 2GB(WES7),

1ea.

Flash SSD 8GB SSD 8GB
Software

[OS] Windows

Embedded Standard 7,

Service Pack 1 – 32Bit -

(WES 7 SP1 32 Bit)

 

[Client Side Software]

Microsoft RDP/

RemoteFX7, Citrix

ICA/HDX 12.3, VMware

View 5.11, Enhanced

Write Filter (EWF), File

Based Write Filer

(FBWF), Internet

Explorer 8, Media

Player 12

 

[OS] Windows

Embedded Standard 7,

Service Pack 1 – 32Bit

(WES 7 SP1 32 Bit)

 

[Client Side Software]

Microsoft RDP/

RemoteFX 7, Citrix

ICA/HDX 12.3, VMware

View 5.11, Enhanced

Write Filter (EWF), File

Based Writer Filer

(FBWF), Internet

Explorer 8, Media

Player 12

 

Panel Size/Viewable 19" 23.6"
Panel type a-Si TFT active matrix a-Si TFT active matrix
Aspect ratio 5 : 4 16 : 9
Brightness (typical) 250 cd/sq.m 300 cd/sq.m
Contrast ratio (typical) 1000:1 1000:1
Viewing angle (H/V) 170 / 160 deg (CR≥10) 170 / 160 deg (CR≥10)
178 / 170 deg (CR≥5)
Response time

(gray to gray)

5 ms 5 ms(White to White)
Input/Output

VGA-In (15 pin D Sub

In), LAN (RJ45, Giga),

USB (2.0 x 4EA),

Headphone Out, Audio

In, MIC In, Serial Port-

RS 232C (9 pin D-Sub),

DVI-I Out

VGA-In (15 pin D-Sub

In), LAN (RJ45, Giga),

USB (2.0 x 4EA),

Headphone Out, Audio

In, MIC In, Serial Port –

RS 232C (9 pin D-Sub),

DVI-I Out

Power on (max) 43W 49W
Power on (typical) 27W 32W
Standby Less than 1.3W Less than 1.3W
Wall mount bracket VESA 100 x 100 VESA 100 x 100
Zero Client Cloud Displays
Model NC191W NC241W
Features
Processor Teradici Tera2321 Teradici Tera2321
Panel Size/Viewable 19" 23.6"
Panel type a-Si TFT active matrix a-Si TFT active matrix
Aspect ratio 5 : 4 16 : 9
Brightness (typical) 250 cd/sq.m 300 cd/sq.m
Contrast ratio (typical) 1000:1 1000:1
Viewing angle (H/V) 170 / 160 deg (CR≥10) 170 / 160 deg (CR≥10)
178 / 170 deg (CR≥5)
Response time

(gray to gray)

5 ms 5 ms (white to white)
Frequency (horizontal) 31~80 kHz 31~80 kHz
Frequency (vertical) 56~75 Hz 56~75 Hz
Max. Resolution (H x V)

(Dual Screen)

1280 x 1024
(1920 x 1200)
1920 x 1080
(1920 x 1200)
Bandwidth 135 MHz 148.5 MHz
Colors supported 16.7 million 16.7 million
Sync Type Separate H/V

Sync On Green

Separate H/V

Sync On Green

Input/Output

VGA-IN (15 pin D-SUB

In), LAN (RJ45, Giga),

USB (2.0 x 4 ea.),

Headphone Out, Audio

In, MIC In, Serial Port –

RS 232C (9 pin D-Sub),

DVI-I Out

VGA-IN (15 pin D-SUB

In), LAN (RJ45, Giga),

USB (2.0 x 4 ea.),

Headphone Out, Audio

In, MIC In, Serial Port –

RS 232C (9 pin D-Sub),

DVI-I Out

Power on (max) 40W 46W
Power on (typical) 17W 23W
Standby Less than 1.0W Less than 1.0W

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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