Wyse Technology Previews Next Generation of Mobile Thin Clients at Citrix Summit 08

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Wyse Extends Market Leadership with Addition of Two New Mobile Thin Clients for Virtualized Desktops with the Richest Set of Functionality in the

     Industry

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28 // -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, announced today that it is extending its leadership position in the mobile thin client market by showing two new models -- Wyse X90L and X90Le, at the Citrix Solutions Summit in Orlando, Florida. These new models will be added to the company's current mobile thin client product line making it the leading mobile thin client portfolio in the industry in terms of choice, functionality and performance.

    These new models add to Wyse's current ultraportable mobile thin clients, the X90 and X90e, which feature 12.1-inch screens and sub-4 lb weight. Like the current units, the new models are based on Microsoft Windows(R) XP embedded, and address desktop replacement and display oriented applications with a large, bright 15.4-inch widescreen WXGA TFT display.

    The X90L and X90Le deliver the benefits of being totally solid-state, by eliminating fans and spinning parts, and more secure by eliminating a local HDD. Wyse now provides the richest set of capabilities in the industry with its unmatched portfolio of mobile thin clients:


    -- Rich, multimedia support in virtualized environments

    -- Gigabit Ethernet

    -- VGA and DVI display outputs

    -- SD card slot for additional storage

    -- Bluetooth(TM) 2.0 for True mobility

    -- Integrated Smart card reader and Citrix Password Manager Client for 2

     factor security

    With a high-performance energy conserving Via C7M ULV 1.2 GHz processor, the Wyse X90L/X90Le mobile thin client gives the best power and flexibility for a mobile user. Like all Wyse mobile thin clients, users can easily leverage desktop virtualization solutions such as Citrix Presentation Server(TM) and Citrix XenDesktop(TM), VMware(R) Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Microsoft(R) Windows Terminal Server environments as well as get access to existing back-end infrastructure using the Ericom - PowerTerm(R) Terminal Emulation.

    "Wyse continues to be a key partner of ours for desktop delivery solutions," said Scott Herren, Group Vice President and General Manager, Application Virtualization Group, for Citrix Systems. "Wyse's new desktop appliances deliver a strong value proposition to office workers. Combined with Citrix XenDesktop as a complete VDI solution, Citrix and Wyse can deliver virtual desktops at a low total cost of ownership and best user experience."

    Both the Wyse X90L and X90Le offer mobile professionals advanced functionality such as multimedia video playback, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and USB 2.0 support. These are also the first mobile thin clients to offer Gigabit network connectivity for access to the fastest LAN connections. Insurance adjusters can access customer files from the office or field, taking pictures and sending them to the office via the integrated SD card reader.

    Mobility away from the office or Wi-Fi is accomplished by selecting an Express Card from local wireless network providers, or through the X90Le, which adds integrated Bluetooth 2.0 for true mobility, enabling access to networked servers via mobile phone data connections, saving the need for additional hardware and data plan.

    The X90Le model also includes a built-in smart card reader with Citrix Password Manager(TM) pre-installed for convenient and effective two factor security. And because these Wyse mobile thin clients are designed for access to applications that are fully managed in the data center, they are inherently more secure from theft, viruses and other malicious software attacks.

    "These mobile thin clients were designed from the ground up to deliver all the benefits of thin computing without compromising performance, features or flexibility," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology. "These are not traditional PC laptops that have been gutted or retro-fitted to work in the thin computing environment. With the Wyse X90L and X90Le, users get the flexibility of a mobile form factor, while being able to take advantage of the hallmarks of thin computing -- a secure, reliable and easy to manage operating environment."

    "Given the shift and preference users have towards notebooks, it's critical for thin client vendors to come up with a solid mobile product offering," said Bob O'Donnell, Vice President at IDC. "Mobile thin client shipments are poised for strong growth and represent 2.5 percent of the market. Over time we expect that percentage will increase."

    Ideal for road warriors, both models are easy to carry at just over 5 Lbs with battery and include external VGA and DVI outputs for connecting to projectors or external monitors. The Wyse X90L and X90LE mobile thin clients will ship in volume this quarter. For more information on Wyse mobile thin clients solutions visit http://www.wyse.com/products/hardware/thinclients/.

    About Wyse Technology

    Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

    For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

    *Citrix(R), Citrix Password Manager(TM), Citrix Presentation Server(TM) and Citrix XenDesktop(TM) are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.
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