Product • 04.11.2008
IGEL’s Universal Management Suite 3.0 makes thin client management more graphical and intuitive than ever
IGEL Universal Management Suite 3.0 is a pillar of the IGEL Universal Desktop strategy that gives a great user experience and the lowest deployment costs by being able to deliver many different server-based applications using their native access protocols or software clients and tools. It does this by allowing each different software client and tool in a Universal Desktop to be remotely controlled using IGEL Universal Management Suite 3.0. These changes can be made individually to a Universal Desktop or deployed to many thousands of desktops with drag and drop simplicity using profiles. There is no need to create different scripts or firmware images for each terminal and this is what makes IGEL UMS 3.0 so powerful and able to deploy subtle individual changes to users, even in large thin client environments.
New software clients and tools that can now be remotely controlled by IGEL UMS 3.0 include VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2.1, Citrix XenDesktop Appliance mode, Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect client, the native SAP GUI and the Firefox web browser. This is in addition to the existing ability to control ICA/RDP, VoIP and terminal emulation.
IGEL’s Universal Management Suite 3.0 includes a completely new GUI making the centralised management of IGEL Universal Desktops an intuitive, point-and-click experience. The latest software, which is delivered free of charge with every IGEL Universal Desktop, comes with an installation wizard and an integrated database allowing administrators to get it up and running within minutes.
In addition to the new features, all the existing benefits of the IGEL Universal Management Suite remain. Roll-outs can be fully automated by predefining and assigning profiles for the new devices. Thus, new settings will be assigned as soon as the new thin clients touch the network. Scalable to many thousands of thin clients, the software remains easy to use, without the need for scripting, open, bandwidth-friendly and secure. The support for redundant third party databases like Microsoft® SQL Server enables failsafe capability and high availability for the large and complex organisations.
IGEL Universal Management Suite 3.0 offers organisations deploying customised Universal Desktops the ability to access Virtual PCs and Cloud Computing. Users can have a customised access device with a great user experience while IT Managers can easily deploy and manage thousands of thin clients without ever having to visit them during the roll-out or production phase. There is nothing else like it in the market.