HP has introduced an affordable new mobile thin client, as well as hardware and software portfolio enhancements to its thin client portfolio, to help companies improve security and productivity while reducing resource consumption.
The company also announced HP desktop thin clients that meet the new version 5.0 Energy Star specifications – an industry first. Select HP thin clients include the HP t5145, HP t5540, HP t5545, HP t5630 and HP t5630w models and offer customers a range of performance options and choice of Windows CE, Windows Embedded Standard and Linux operating systems.
The newly designed HP 4410t Mobile Thin Client provides enhanced security access to server-based computing and reduces IT workloads while still providing the mobility of a reliable notebook.
"We're offering businesses a highly secure, manageable and easy-to-deploy virtualisation solution that combines HP's industry-leading thin client and notebook technologies," says Charl Snyman, vice president: Personal Personal Systems Group at HP EMEA.
"The new HP 4410t Mobile Thin Client leverages HP engineering and design expertise to deliver true notebook performance that customers can deploy in the office or in the field."
Since data is never stored locally, the HP 4410t Mobile Thin Client eliminates the risk of sensitive information getting into the wrong hands if the device is lost or stolen.
This added security is critical for a variety of highly regulated industries, including distribution, education, finance, government, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing.
Additionally, Microsoft's latest embedded operating system, Windows Embedded Standard with Remote Desktop Protocol 6.1, enables devices to take advantage of the latest security and enterprise management technologies from Windows Server 2008.
HP is the only vendor offering a choice of File Based Write Filter (FBWF) or Enhanced Write Filter (EWF), both of which are preloaded on the HP 4410t Mobile Thin Client.
These features provide IT managers more options for enhanced security and increased productivity. FBWF adds flexibility by providing the same data protection benefits of EWF, while allowing administrators to save specific files, folders and configuration settings.
The new HP Privacy Filter accessory offers business professionals added security by narrowing the viewing angle of the display screen, so onlookers see only a dark, blank screen. Additionally, the HP 4410t Mobile Thin Client includes Wi-Fi certified WLAN that provides enterprise-grade security.
Unlike other mobile thin client vendors, HP includes a wide variety of free, preloaded remote management tools that ease the headaches associated with supporting a mobile workforce.
HP Device Manager and HP Client Automation join HP ThinState tools and a full license of Altiris Deployment Solution on the latest mobile thin client. These tools enable IT managers to easily deploy, configure and manage software, reducing technical support costs.
The HP 4410t Mobile Thin Client delivers an optimized user experience while increasing productivity with the HP Virtual Client Essentials software portfolio.
This full line of multimedia and brokering solutions includes HP Remote Desktop Protocol Enhancements, HP Remote Graphics Software display protocols and HP Session Allocation Manager network broker.