PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 16, 2009 —
Expanding the application of thin clients in new computing environments,
HPQ) today introduced a variety of thin computing solutions
that deliver affordable, simple computing experiences for business and
education, as well as integrated client virtualization solutions that
extend the power of the data center to the desktop.
Extending HP’s industry-leading thin computing portfolio, the new
thin client platforms designed to optimize the end-user experience
for client virtualization by delivering higher performance and
remarkable ease of use.
client virtualization solutions that provide a high-quality user
experience and increased scalability and reliability in a secure
environment at a breakthrough price.
MultiSeat solution that can double computing seats without
expanding IT budgets for smaller computing environments, with simple
set up and low energy use.
In addition to HP MultiSeat, HP
specifically tailored, easy-to-manage education solutions –
TeachNow and HP SchoolCloud – that make it easier to teach with
technology while reducing overall costs.
“Businesses and educational institutions are looking for alternatives to
traditional personal computing, such as client virtualization or
multiseat computing, to centralize management and increase security,
while reducing their total cost of ownership,” said Robert Moctezuma,
vice president, Desktop Solutions Organization, Personal Systems Group,
HP. “Customers recognize HP is the only provider that can design, deploy
and manage complete thin computing and client virtualization solutions –
from the desktop to the data center – that meet IT and user needs.”
Customers cut costs and increase efficiencies with HP
New York-based JetBlue Airways needed a way to cut long-term costs for
airport-based technology and improve security. The airline installed
nearly 1,400 HP thin clients, which were supported by JetBlue’s central
data center and backed by 25 HP ProLiant server blades. Today, more than
12,000 JetBlue crew members use the HP thin clients at curbside
check-in, ticket counters, and gate and back office locations at
“In terms of maintenance and cost-effectiveness, the ‘thick client’
model simply wasn’t sustainable for us. We realized it was critical to
increase efficiency and manageability to drive down costs,” said Pat
Thompson, director, IT Operations, JetBlue Airways. “Our decision to
deploy HP Thin Clients is expected to save nearly $5 million over five
years, while improving customer satisfaction.”
Thin computing platforms deliver new levels of performance and value
t5745 Flexible Series Thin Clients deliver a superb computing
experience for client virtualization deployments. The t5740 Flexible
Series Thin Clients feature Intel® Atom N280 processors and an Intel
GL40 chipset, enabling a power-efficient and rich PC experience
delivered with the dependability of a thin client. HP Flexible Series
Thin Clients can grow with a business, providing eight USB 2.0 ports
and an optional PCI expansion module for easy upgrades. The HP
Flexible Series also meets stringent ENERGY STAR®, EPEAT® Silver and
Energy Using Products Directive (EuP) Lot 6 requirements.
HP Flexible Series Thin Clients support rich multimedia for visual
display solutions, including the new
LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage Display. The HP
LD4700 can run 24/7 in both bright and dim lighting while maintaining
longevity, and can be set in either a horizontal or vertical position.
In addition, with the new
Digital Signage Display (DSD) Wall Mount, users can hang the
display on a wall to showcase videos, graphics or text in a variety of
commercial settings where an extra-large screen is desired.
t5325 Essential Series Thin Client is an affordable,
power-efficient thin client with a new interface that simplifies setup
and deployment. It offers a combination of features unique in its
class and enables local web access and basic multimedia support.
All new HP Thin Clients now include intuitive setup tools that
streamline configuration and management into a short series of
easy-to-follow steps. The ThinPro Setup Wizard for Linux and HP Easy
Config for Microsoft Windows® help customers quickly choose the right
configurations for their virtual environment in just a few clicks. In
addition, HP thin clients also include on-board utilities that
automate deployment of new connections, properties, low-bandwidth
add-ons and image updates from one centralized repository to thousands
of thin clients.