Zero Client

What is a zero client?

  • The vCloudPoint zero client (also called ultra thin client) contains no moving parts but only the necessary hardware & firmware to initialize a conversation with the network, begin network protocol processes, and display desktop output. It centralizes all software, processing, and management to just what is running on the host, leaving little more than a keyboard, mouse, and monitor at a user’s desk. As a result, it requires no driver to install, no patch management, and no local operating system licensing fees or updates. The device consumes very little power and is tamper-resistant and completely incapable of storing any data locally, providing a more secure endpoint.

Benefits By Replacing PCs With Zero Clients

  • Reduce purchase costs

    The initial acquisition costs are saved when replacing PCs with vCloudPoint zero clients which cost less than half the price of entry-level PCs.

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  • Greater Energy Saving

    The vCloudPoint zero clients consume only 5 watts and produce much less heat, providing at least an 80% savings in energy consumption and air conditioning over PCs.

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  • Longer refresh cycles

    The obsolescence-free feature of zero clients proves longer desktop refresh cycles, saving both refresh budgets and cutting refresh time from weeks to hours.

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  • Central management

    There is nothing for IT to configure, manage, or update at the endpoint. All installations, patches & updates are done on a single host. One IT staff can handle 5 times as many devices and users compared to PCs.

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  • Quick desktop delivery

    vCloudPoint zero clients are essentially plug-and-play devices. Out of the box, they require only minutes to set up and seconds to boot. After a keyboard, mouse, and monitor are connected, the zero client workstation is ready to be utilized.

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  • Remote support

    IT and support staff can provide support or fix problems right from their desks, eliminating the costs and delays of having to travel to remote user locations.

  • Reduce downtime

    With no failure-prone parts and desktop-related problems unplanned endpoint downtime is greatly reduced. Even when turn faulty, the zero client can be placed, helping the user back to work in seconds.

  • Desktop roaming

    No time is wasted on moving a heavy laptop or rebooting the system. With a simple log-off and then log-in from any zero client, the user’s back at his desktop with all open applications and files still in place.

  • File sharing

    With some disks configured visible to all, users can share and store files easily on these public disks without the need to copy or transfer between desktops.

  • Eliminate virus infection

    With no resident OS or storage capable of running software, the zero client provides a completely secure endpoint that is immune to viruses and other malware.

  • Security policies

    IT staff can apply security policies, monitor, and disable end users from logging in or lock-down locally connected USB peripherals, preventing users from copying confidential data to removable storage.

  • No risk of data lost

    Since the vCloudPoint zero clients cannot store any data locally, users are free of worrying about data loss stemming from hardware failure or laptop/PC theft.

  • Free desktop footprint

    The vCloudPoint zero client is only a cellphone size and can be mounted on the back of the monitor to save valuable space on the desktop.

  • No Noise on working

    Without any storage and fan, the vCloudPoint zero client makes no noise when running, making a peaceful working environment.

  • Less heat and e-waste

    Consuming much less energy meaning the vCloudPoint zero client produces much less heat and e-waste when compared to standard PCs.