Hot on the heels of the public announcement that SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is here, IGEL (the 3rd Thin Client vendor in the world) has announced that all their Linux models will be able to use RemoteFX.
IGEL announces its upcoming support for Microsoft RemoteFX on all Linux-based Universal Desktop thin clients. This means that almost any content can now be displayed remotely on a Linux-based thin client, providing a high quality user experience, without the need for any locally installed codecs or multimedia redirection. To use the new RemoteFX functionality, a thin client must support RDP 7.1. This capability is now offered in the IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients UD3, UD5 and UD9, and also by the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) software. With its UDC software, IGEL offers an immediate and affordable initial step for migrating to a Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment. UDC allows PCs and thin clients from other manufacturers to be functionally standardized and converted into an IGEL Universal Desktops device for powerful, efficient VDI access. Furthermore, all Universal Desktop solutions can be remotely managed with the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) management solution, which comes standard with all IGEL devices. The RemoteFX extension is included in all feature packs (Entry, Standard and Advanced) of the IGEL Linux operating system, available for all IGEL Universal Desktop models from UD3 on and the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) software. The new release of the IGEL Linux firmware will be released on April 2nd 2011.