thin client


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A ‘stripped’ personal computer designed specifically to be a client in a client/server network—which holds minimal software and data locally, and obtains software and data as needed from servers

thin client

A computer linked to others within a network that does not have its own disc drive and relies heavily for its function on a central server.
See: fat client
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Each server has four processors, so that's 16 processors for 150 thin clients. We had figured about 40 thin clients per server.
Maxspeed Corporation, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif, meets customer's thin client needs by providing customized hardware and software solutions that replace legacy 'green' screens and desktop & mobile PC's.
Neoware thin clients are being used for all the City of Kenosha's software applications and public service programs.
These vendors share the philosophy that when customers buy into thin client computing, they're buying the concept, and not a particular technology.
The district saved $50,000 on furniture and equipment costs alone because thin clients can sit on smaller, lighter and less expensive desks.
Combined with other computing devices and connected to central servers, thin clients offer colleges a way to leverage desktop power.
Unlike the dumb terminals of old, however, the thin client provides a rich graphical interface, such as the handy little buttons and icons that users click on to start applications and find files.
A complete VARmint Reseller Program registration form, product information and the Thin Client White Paper can be located at www.visara.com.
Dell continues to provide organizations with the most virus-resistant, thin client operating system with Wyse ThinOS 8.3.
With OPC Unified Architecture (UA) which can be implemented with Java, Microsoft .NET or C, AISs family of Industrial Thin Clients, Box PCs and DIN Rail PCs help combine the functionality of existing OPC interfaces with new technologies such as XML and Web Services to deliver higher level MES and ERP support.
The thin client market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the market growth.