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Wyse E02 Zero Client for Education Provides Ethernet Connection to MultiPoint Server
Wyse has announced the Wyse E02 zero client for education, which is designed to work with Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 to provide a shared Windows 7 desktop experience to students in the classroom.
Windows MultiPoint Server enables multiple students to share the same computer at the same time. The Wyse E02 devices sit on student desks with an attached monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and an Ethernet cable connects them to the Windows MultiPoint Server, which provides each student with a Windows 7 desktop environment. According to Wyse, the E02 is easy for teachers to set up and use in the classroom.
The earlier model, the Wyse E01 zero client, required a USB connection to the Windows MultiPoint Server, which limited the distance between the client and server to five meters. The E02 introduces Ethernet connectivity, which extends the connection range to a maximum of 100 meters from the server.
Like the Wyse E01, the E02 is part of Microsoft's Shape the Future program, which has provided technology and access to more than 10 million students around the world over the last five years. Through this program, more than 30,000 students in Serbia have access to the latest learning technologies using Windows SharePoint Server 2011 with the Wyse E01.
Key features of the Wyse E02 zero client include:
- Small footprint (less than 4 inches wide and 1 inch deep);
- Less than 3 watts of power consumption;
- One VGA display port supporting up to 1,680 x 1,050 or 1,600 x 1,200 32-bit resolution;
- Two USB 2.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, webcam, USB flash drives, or other USB peripherals;
- One minijack mic in port;
- One minijack line out port; and
- One 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet networking port.
The Wyse E02 zero client will be available to education customers worldwide in February 2012. Pricing for United States customers starts at $99. Pricing for international customers has not yet been announced. Further information is available on the Wyse site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].