2X Unites Application, Desktop Virtualization with Thin-Client Management

2X VirtualDesktopServer Version 8 eases remote virtual application and desktop delivery to thin clients and PCs

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2X Software has released version 8 of its 2X ApplicationServer and 2X VirtualDesktopServer products. Version 8 includes the ability to publish applications and virtual desktops and enables management of user thin-client configurations from within the application console, creating an all-in-one application for remote publishing and device management.

The new release reduces IT administration hassles by allowing centralized control of both device groups and published resources.

“Version 8 of the 2X VirtualDesktopServer and 2X ApplicationServer allows administrators, for the first time, to deploy and manage VDI sessions and thin clients using a single management source,” explained Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X Software.

2X VirtualDesktopServer

2X VirtualDesktopServer v. 8 publishes any Windows application or virtual desktop to remote devices, including thin clients and Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, without the need to install applications or desktops to local machines. The 2X VirtualDesktopServer also serves as a connection broker for the Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Parallels Containers, and Windows Terminal Server virtualization platforms, offering significant administration and support savings.

2X VirtualDesktopServer is designed to be cost-effective immediately after implementation, with pricing based upon the number of agents (servers) installed, not the number of concurrent users.

New features for version 8 include:

  • Managing Client Settings: Administrators can control user settings directly from the management console

  • Zero-Management Thin Clients: Includes all components necessary to convert any device to a thin client

  • Management of 2X SecureClientGateways: Allows administrators to remotely install and manage multiple 2X SecureClientGateways

  • Windows CE Clients: Ensures that Windows CE clients will have the same functionality as standard XP and Vista clients

  • Scanner (TWAIN) Redirection: TWAIN redirection, similar to the 2X Universal Printing feature, allows all devices using TWAIN technology to use hardware connected to client devices, including scanners and digital cameras

The product is easy to set up and manage, providing simple step-by-step wizards. For end users, it has a clear, easily-navigable Windows-style client.

Pricing starts from as little as $1190 (900 EUR) for the 2X VirtualDesktopServer Small Business Edition, managing a single terminal server without user or connection limitations.

More product information and a free trial version of the product are available at: www.2x.com/virtualdesktop.

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