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$99 HDMI Thin Client Device Launching This Month

The HDMI-based and WiFi-enabled Devon IT Ceptor runs on a dual-core, 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor.
The HDMI-based and WiFi-enabled Devon IT Ceptor runs on a dual-core, 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor.

Devon IT is shipping a new $99 thin client this month that plugs into a display's HDMI port and provides cloud-based desktop functionality for Citrix, RDP, and VMware environments.

The Devon IT Ceptor runs on Devon IT's DeTOS embedded, Linux-based thin client OS and is managed using the Echo thin client management platform. The compact device, which includes a dual-core, 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, resembles an oversized USB flash drive. It plugs into a monitor's HDMI port, turning it into a virtual desktop, and connects to the network using built-in WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz). It also includes:

  • Bluetooth connectivity (2.1+EDR) for keyboard and mouse;
  • A USB-B micro port;
  • 512 MB or 1 GB system memory;
  • 1080p output.

Supported client connections currently include VMware Horizon View, PCoIP, Citrix ICA/Citrix HDX, and RDP 7, according to pre-release specs published by Devon IT.

The Devon IT Ceptor is expected to ship Aug. 31. Preorders are available now. Additional details can be found on Devon IT's site.

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