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thin client

n
(Computer Science) computing a computer on a network where most functions are carried out on a central server. See thick client
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What is thin client and why is it important to association management software (AMS)?
Devon IT, the information technology products subsidiary of the Devon Group has announced the availability of two new thin client terminals, the NTAVO Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) Boot thin client terminal and the integrated All-In-One model that integrates a thin client terminal with built-in flat panel display, keyboard and mouse.
Because the thin client issue was still up in the air, we had decided to install SAM on the old PCs, then make the transition to thin clients over the next month, assuming all details were worked out.
Maxspeed Corporation, Palo Alto, Calif., a technology leader in thin client computing solutions, has released MaxDefense, a firewall designed to prevent virus/worm attacks for its line of MaxTerm and MaxBook thin client products running Microsoft Windows XP Embedded.
Thin client specialists Wyse Technology Inc and Neoware Systems Inc have boosted the profile of Linux running on thin client desktops, with Wyse enhancing its Linux-based thin client portfolio, and Neoware migrating a long-term customer to the Linux platform.
"Thin client computing brings new meaning to the phrase less is more," quips Christine Williams, director of engineering at Michigan Technical University.
The idea behind server-centric computing is simple: centralize computing power, storage, applications and data on servers, as well as provide users with a simple desktop device called a thin client that is easy to install and requires no hands-on maintenance.
At each workstation in these systems, there is only a monitor and a small box - the thin client, which is merely a conduit to relay the information located at the server, not a piece of substantial hardware itself- into which an employee can put her network card.
CKS Holdings Limited, specialist HMI solutions provider, recently launched a new thin client to add to its range of rugged computers.
The next step will be to replace older computers with optimized thin client devices to expand access and reduce costs.
"Thin client" is a commonly used and commonly abused phrase.
recently unveiled its thin client interface to complement its existing browser-based customer interaction software, ContactPro.