Viewsonic releases VDI device with VMware

Display vendor ViewSonic Corp. unveiled its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) products at VMworld, including its first all-in-one zero client the SD-Z245.

Jeff Volpe, president, ViewSonic Americas, said virtualization technology is being adopted by organizations of all sizes. IT departments are embracing VDI solutions due to the myriad of benefits including improved user experience, increased security and dramatically lower total-cost-of-ownership.

ViewSonic’s VDI devices offer a way to virtual desktop management in any virtualization environment with scalability, security, up to 80 per cent reduced energy consumption and a three-year standard warranties.

The latest addition to ViewSonic’s VDI portfolio, the 23.6-inch SD-Z245 zero client is an all-in-one desktop display with an integrated Tera2321 CPU with accelerated PCoIP from virtualization technology vendor Teradici. Engineered for VMware Horizon View, the SD-Z245 is optimized for VMWare-based networks.

The SD-Z245 supports 2D and 3D graphics intensive applications and a rich multimedia experience at full frame rates over gigabit Ethernet. The DVI-I video output accommodates dual display configurations.

The SD-Z245 zero client monitor will ship in Canada and the rest of the Americas during fourth quarter priced at $549, while a 22-inch model (SD-Z225) is currently available at $499. For those looking to transform an existing display into a zero client solution, the SC-Z55, also based on Teradici’s Tera2321 processor, is available for $299.

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