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Wyse Announces First Thin Computing Reference Platform for Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

NEC First Partner to Support New Wyse Co-development Initiative

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced the availability of the first in a series of Thin Computing Reference Platforms designed for major industry players looking to incorporate thin-computing technology into their product portfolios. The first Thin Computing Reference Platform from Wyse is targeted at supporting VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), called The Wyse Reference Platform for Enterprise Desktop Virtualization. Wyse also announced that NEC will be the first co-development partner leveraging this new reference platform. In a related announcement, NEC is introducing the NEC US100 desktop terminal powered by Wyse Thin OS.

At the heart of the Wyse Reference Platform is the Wyse Thin OS, the smallest, fastest and most secure operating system for thin computing. With a boot time of less than 5 seconds and built-in support for Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix Presentation Server and VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Wyse Thin OS leads the industry in performance and deployment flexibility. At less than 2 megabytes in size and with blazing fast performance on even a low-cost processor, Wyse Thin OS gives hardware manufacturers the ability to create lightweight and high-performance thin-computing solutions for a variety of new markets.

To accelerate hardware platform deployment, Wyse has partnered with ServerEngines LLC, a co-developer of next generation system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions with NEC. The NetClient(TM) SoC enables PC functionality and provides local processing of graphics, video, audio, and security functions. Together these technologies deliver a reference for thin computing that can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively by hardware manufacturers seeking to expand their portfolios, while taking advantage of the security and manageability of thin computing.

In addition to all the features of Wyse Thin OS, which has powered industry-leading products such as the Wyse 1125SE, 1200LE and S10 thin clients, Wyse is providing enhancements for Enterprise Desktop Virtualization. Enhancements will include advanced desktop features such as video streaming, Voice over IP, and peripheral virtualization. The Wyse Reference Platform will include server-side technologies, developed by Wyse, to optimize the connection between the server and Wyse Thin OS based devices. Also included are Wyse infrastructure management technologies for simplifying and automating device management operations.

"This announcement really showcases the strength and versatility of our Wyse Thin OS and infrastructure management software," said John Kish, CEO, Wyse. "Our ability to partner with global strategic partners will further advance the adoption of thin computing solutions both in mainstream business applications and in key vertical markets like healthcare and education."

"NEC is pleased to partner with Wyse in the creation of the NEC US100," stated Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Executive Vice President & member of the board, NEC Corporation. "As the leader in thin computing, Wyse has created an innovative Wyse Thin O/S, to deliver a robust computing environment that fits NEC's requirements for delivering a comprehensive and innovative thin computing solution to our customers."

"VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure enables customers to control their desktops from the data center and deliver improved security and manageability. The Wyse Reference Design Platform for Desktop Virtualization is a great example of the open collaboration and partner enablement we have been investing in under the VDI Alliance," said Diane Greene, VMware President. "We are excited that the Wyse Reference Design will enable the rapid introduction of hardware solutions based on VMware's VDI Platform and demonstrates the growing momentum and adoption of VDI across enterprise customers."

"We partnered with Wyse because they are at the forefront of making innovations in thin computing," said Raju Vegesna President and CEO, ServerEngines. "This reference platform will give ServerEngines an opportunity to break into new markets. Our SoC combined with Wyse Thin OS will enable a new generation of Thinner Clients with embedded security and multimedia processing capabilities."

The Wyse Reference Platform will be demonstrated at the VMworld show in LA, in booth # 540.

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

For information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com/pr/platform or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

Wyse Technology

CONTACT: Andre Fuochi of OutCast Communications, +1-415-345-4768, or
[email protected], for Wyse Technology

Web site: http://www.wyse.com/

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