Thin client performance benchmarks

Devon IT and Wyse Technologies both started the year with announcements of thin clients that have been awarded Microsoft RemoteFX logo certification. Last week, it was IGEL Technologies turn, and now today HP is joining the RemoteFX certification club with the launch of its new t510 and t610 thin clients.  So what does Microsoft RemoteFX Logo Certification mean? And does it really matter?

While Microsoft is ready to certify hardware, release of the certification criteria has been caught up in an internal re-org. I’ve been promised full details of the certification specification ASAP and I’ll share them as soon as I can. Until then the only information that it has shared relates to the specification and testing criteria of server-side components, something that has not changed since RemoteFX was first released. If you are desperate to uncover more information about the certification process the best source of information on RemoteFX certification requirements come from IGEL’s press release:

In addition to checking establishment and termination of connections, the testing process also examined the improved user experience that RemoteFX makes possible on a LAN. The user experience was verified by working with Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer, as well as by playing videos with YouTube, Silverlight and Windows Media Player. In addition to the Bing Maps Internet map service, the ability to display and switch between program and task windows in Windows Flip 3D, which is part of the Windows 7 interface experience, were also successfully tested.

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