thin client

(redirected from ultra-thin client)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to ultra-thin client: thin client computing
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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Dany Briard, director of Information Technology for the Cascade Tissue Division, sums up the company's experience by saying, "Ultra-thin client computers improve company productivity and efficiency as users can pull a Tadpole device off a storage shelf, enter their identification card and connect to the company network instantly."
Enabling that transition, the Tadpole line of ultra-thin clients, with enterprise class features and capabilities, allow IT teams to work on server-based capabilities and business process efficiencies, while saving costs on IT security, administration, help-desk and other expenses."
Ultra-thin clients look like a typical PC and act like one when connected to a server.
- Simple plug-and-play set up or replacement for one, or one thousand ultra-thin clients;
Highlights of the four new Tadpole ultra-thin clients include:
Sun worked with us to show that a Sun Ray ultra-thin client based solution would enable MECIT to roll out the Windows based environment students needed extremely quickly and easily maintain them over time."
Sun Ray ultra-thin clients were deployed for users' desktops and backend Sun Ray servers and Windows Terminal Servers were deployed on Sun's x64 servers.
"The combination of Fortress' government-certified security technology and Tadpole's ultra-thin client opens up a new world of possibilities for the use of wireless across state, local and federal government agencies," said Shawn Hughes, CEO, Fortress Technologies.
Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and clinics, in particular stand to gain by using Tadpole's FIPS-compliant Comet Sun Ray ultra-thin clients for delivering highly secure and mobile access to patient records.

Full browser ?