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CustomTech brings advanced IGEL Thin Client Technology to Australia

  • 14 December, 2005 16:29

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Custom Technology is delivering advanced Linux and Windows based
Thin Clients from Europe's leading Thin Client manufacturer IGEL
Technology.<br/>
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SYDNEY, Australia -- 14 December 2005 -- Custom Technology today
announced
a partnership with German based IGEL Technology GmbH to bring IGEL's
advanced Linux and Windows based Thin Clients to the
Australian market.
<p>"Thin Clients allow businesses to reduce total cost of ownership and
improve security", said Gordon Hubbard,
Managing Director, Custom Technology. "Business managers are
increasingly frustrated with rising costs due to the intrinsic
vulnerability of
the commonly deployed PC architecture to viruses, trojans, spyware and
other security problems. Server based computing with thin clients
equipped with a robust read-only operating system is a natural solution
to these problems."</p>
<p>IGEL Thin Clients provide access to applications served by any
combination of Windows Terminal Server, Citrix, Solaris, AIX or Linux
application servers by supporting a broad range of protocols including
ICA (Citrix), RDP (Microsoft), NX (NoMachine), X (UNIX/Linux) and
"green screen" terminal emulation.<br/></p>
<p>Integrated SmartCard readers can be used to provide high levels of
security and personalisation. IGEL Thin Clients can also be centrally
managed via the IGEL Remote Management Suite. The Remote Management
Suite runs on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and most common Linux
distributions. Features include remote manipulation of client settings
and configuration, remote shutdown, wakeup, reboot, client grouping and
scheduling, and shadowing through the integrated VNC client.<br/></p>
<p>IGEL also eases the
transition to reliable Thin Client based workstations with the
innovative
"TC Card" migration tools. Within just a few minutes an old PC
workstation can be turned into
an efficient and cost-effective Linux based IGEL Clever Client that can
be remotely
managed along with fully fledged IGEL Thin Clients.<br/></p>
<p>In comparison with the common "fat client" architecture, server
based computing with
thin clients is:</p>
<p>    * More secure<br/>
    * More reliable<br/>
    * Lower TCO<br/>
    * More manageable<br/>
    * Reduced desktop obsolescence<br/>
    * Environmentally friendly - silent operation and
lower power consumption.<br/></p>
<p>Please visit our web site <a href="http://www.customtech.com.au/">http://www.customtech.com.au</a>
for more detail.<br/></p>
<p><b>Availability</b></p>
<p>Custom Technology is shipping IGEL Thin Clients now. Evaluation
units are available to approved applicants. For small quantities the
IGEL Clever Clients start at A$454 with Thin Client Cards starting at
A$269 with discounts for volume. <br/></p>
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<b>About Custom Technology Australia</b>
<p>Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd provides value added product
distribution,
technical support, integration and development services for <i>Open
Systems</i>
including Linux and UNIX. Our vision is to deliver <i>Open Systems</i>
that provide real competitive advantage to our business partners.
Custom
Technology is the Scalix distributor for Australia, SmoothWall
Distributor for ANZ, SugarCRM distributor for ANZ, an IBM
Business Partner and a Sun iForce
Partner. Visit Custom Technology at <a href="http://www.customtech.com.au">http://www.customtech.com.au</a></p>
<p><b>About IGEL Technology GmbH</b></p>
<p>IGEL Technology GmbH produces and markets the entire spectrum of
Linux and Windows based terminals and Thin Clients. IGEL has a
top-ranking position in this technological field, and is one of the
leading producers. IGEL’s success is based on four key skills. Thin
Clients – the broad, platform-independent range of products, together
with the enormously versatile functionality of the innovative firmware,
can easily be integrated with existing IT structures and facilitates
the ongoing optimization of the productivity and efficiency of the
entire IT infrastructure of a company. Development – based on the
company’s outstanding expertise in dealing with terminals and Thin
Clients, benefits to the customer include not just excellent hardware
but also individually adapted solutions based on the customer’s
specific requirements. Services – a carefully developed support network
ensures that customer needs can be speedily met, and guarantees
business continuity. Solutions – with the special solutions they offer,
IGEL Clever Clients have proved their value worldwide in many
industrial sectors. IGEL is a founding member of the European Thin
Client Forum (ETCF).<br/></p>
<p><b>Press Contact</b></p>
<p>Gordon Hubbard
<br/>
Managing Director
<br/>
gordon@customtech.com.au
<br/>
Tel: 02 9659 9590
<br/>
Fax: 02 9659 9510</p>
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