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VXL launches new thin client virtualization solutions for Citrix and VMware environments

Manchester, UK - Worldwide thin client and cloud connection device manufacturer, VXL, unveils a new range of desktop devices for North America and Western Europe including two System-on-Chip (SoC) models, the Citrix ready, Xtona J12-z zero client & Gio-Linux J54 desktop together with VMware ready, Vtona V200, PCoIP® zero client with dual DVI.

Xtona J12-z, SoC, Citrix Ready™ Zero Client
Designed for the Citrix environment, the System-on-Chip J12-z incorporates the latest HDX™ Hardware Acceleration, a TI ARM 1.0GHz processor and an ultra-slim, compact desktop footprint. An environmentally friendly device, with a low power consumption of only 8.7 watts, the J12-z incorporates 4GB Flash / 1GB RAM onboard and a comprehensive feature set including four USBs, DVI-I / DV-D ports and Gigabit networking.

J54 Gio Linux, SoC, Desktop
The J54 System-on-Chip desktop also incorporates the latest TI ARM 1.0GHz processor and utilises VXL's Gio Linux operating system making it suitable for either VMware or Citrix user environments. Sharing the same ultra-slim design and low power consumption as the J12-z, the J54 also boasts the same impressive feature list including 4GB Flash / 1GB RAM onboard, four USBs, DVI-I / DV-D ports and Gigabit networking.

Vtona V200 VMware PCoIP® Zero Client
The perfect solution for VMware Horizon View™ users, the Vtona V200 Zero Client incorporates the Teradici 2321 PCoIP® processor for a superior performance for all Cloud, Virtualisation and Remote Desktop environments. Ensuring a rich multi-media performance including 3D graphics, CAD / CAM, video and more, the latest V200 also supports up to two displays with up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Classified as a 'true' zero client, the Vtona V200 has no operating system, no device drivers, no fan, no noise and comes complete with class-leading specification including 512MB memory, four USBs and a three year warranty as standard.

Frank Noon, VXL's VP Worldwide Sales commented "Our leadership position in the thin and cloud connection space reflects our ongoing strategy of developing innovative product solutions that meet our customer needs. These competitively priced models stay true to that concept, providing VMware or Citrix users with high performance, low power devices with excellent green credentials" he added.

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Contact Ian Cope, Marketing Manager, VXL Instruments Ltd. Email: [email protected]

About VXL
Established in 1976, VXL is a global leader in thin client, cloud computing devices and has been manufacturing world-class thin client devices for over three decades providing a high quality range of high-specification models that are made to the most exacting standards.

This single-minded focus on thin clients and commitment to product quality is at the core of what VXL represents today together with a passion to support companies around the world to successfully build efficient IT infrastructures that are flexible, secure, manageable and affordable.

VXL's world-renowned 'Itona' brand of thin clients continues to go from strength to strength and includes its latest SoC (System-on-Chip) and dual / quad core high-performance desktops plus Xtona and Vtona zero clients, Lenovo Thin ThinkPad notebooks and leading software solutions including Fusion™ device manager and GioPC™ repurposing software.

VXL's corporate HQ and manufacturing is based in Bangalore, India's 'Silicon Valley', with the Americas Group HQ based in Houston, Texas and the European HQ in Manchester, UK. Dedicated Sales and Support offices are also based in key strategic markets including Germany, France and Singapore.

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Teradici and PCoIP are trademarks of Teradici Corporation and may be registered in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

VMware and VMware Horizon View are registered trademarks or trademarks (The "Marks") of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.

Citrix, Citrix Ready, HDX, XenApp and XenDesktop are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and / or one or more of its subsidiaries in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

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