Fujitsu and Pano Logic Launch Display-Only Client
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Fujitsu has introduced a new line of "Zero Client" devices that need only LAN and power connections to provide computing services to users. The first model, the D602, described by the company as an "intelligent display," has a 22-inch LCD screen. The company said it expects to introduce additional models later in the year that support power over Ethernet and will therefore be useable with only the LAN cable.
The Zero Client requires no operating system, applications, local storage, processors, memory, fan, or moving parts. Embedded in the monitor is virtual desktop technology from Pano Logic that connects users to applications that are centralized on a server.
"In light of the advances Pano Logic has made in simplifying desktop virtualization, many of our customers around the world are considering overhauling their IT in order to reduce cost and complexity," said Rajat Kakar, vice president of Clients Group for Fujitsu Technology Solutions. "Our customers are seeking next-generation technologies that provide them access to computing over internal, private clouds and ultimately over public clouds and, together with Pano Logic, we have built a solution to address these changing needs."
"By incorporating the Pano Logic zero client technology into monitors and fully centralizing desktop computing, Fujitsu is providing IT managers with a simple virtual desktop solution that significantly lowers overall total cost of ownership," said John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic. "We welcome others to use our open reference technology to expand customer choice in computing solutions, and eliminate the need for costly PC infrastructures."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.