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Wyse Extend Wireless, Smart Card Support

Wyse Technology announced secure high-speed WiFi capabilities and smart card support for its entire V and S classes of thin clients

TWYFORD, U.K. -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced secure high-speed Wi-Fi capabilities and smart card support for its entire V and S classes of thin clients as well as its new Wyse V class L product line. Now the company's entire product line offers users multiple modes of high-speed Wi-Fi and smart card support (either as a built-in or external add-on solution), bringing new levels of flexibility, mobility and security to today's businesses and enterprise users.

The new Wyse thin clients are fully compatible with Microsoft Terminal Services, Citrix Presentation Server, VMware VDI and Wyse Device Manager. These thin clients offer customers a broad range of deployment options including support for leading operating systems including Wyse Thin OS, Microsoft Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded (XPe) and Linux. Wyse also announced the availability of Wyse Thin OS 5.3, which includes support for wireless and smart card options on the V10L and S10 thin clients.

Customers are demanding more versatility and features out of their desktop computing environments. This is why all Wyse thin clients are tailored to operate in enterprise desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and terminal services environments while offering users the latest wireless capabilities and smart card support. The end result, customers get a complete "PC experience" on a thin computing device at a fraction of the price.

"Although wireless came somewhat late to the thin-client market, we expect it to have solid adoption over the next few years," said Bob O'Donnell, Program Vice President, Clients and Displays at IDC. "Desktop PC adoption of Wi-Fi is expected to reach just under 10 percent in 2010 and with enterprise Wi-Fi installations available in about 80 percent of major businesses around the world, we expect wireless thin clients to grow even faster than desktops."

Wyse Technology

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