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* Posts by Dr Stephen Hogg

3 posts • joined 22 Jun 2007

Wyse strips down thin client computers

Dr Stephen Hogg

I think a lot of folk

are missing the point of thin client. I've just installed 50 into a teaching area. Mostly they'll be used for office and presentation work not high-end computing. Space saving is enormous and there are far less maintenance and troubleshooting issues. My ISS department does all the management remotely.

I'm not much convinced by these Wyse jobs though. I looked at these among others and went for JackPCs.

http://www.jadeintegration.com/jackpc.php

These fit into the same size space as a 13 amp socket. In fact I've got 6 fitted into short vertical power poles on each of 8 island benches. As for power, they pull about 5 watts max which does kind of put the 13 watts for the Wyse numbers to shame, and they get their power over the ethernet.

Not saying these are perfect or even the best, but they seem to be doing everything I wanted and they certainly look cool. Most folk look and ask where the PCs are.

Steve

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Mr and Mrs Renault cannot name daughter Megane

Dr Stephen Hogg

I've just started reading

this so thanks to all for starting my day off so well. I know it's late and there's been so much good stuff but I just have to let you know that I went to school with Peter Knight.

Steve

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US car thieves floored by manual gearbox

Dr Stephen Hogg

Noone

Hey Rachel,

Went to school with Noone

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