Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DisplayLink low-cost virtual graphics powers Acer zero-client solution kit

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, TAIPEI, TAIWAN: DisplayLink announced a technology partnership to support Acer’s introduction of a new low-cost computing solution that includes zero-client workstations. The zero-client devices in this ready-to-go shared computing system capitalize on virtual graphics and USB connectivity from DisplayLink, to bring security, easy deployment, and cost efficiencies to education, commercial and SOHO markets.

“Acer is a global leader and well positioned to drive zero-client technology solutions as part of their product portfolio,” said Dennis Crespo, DisplayLink executive vice president of marketing and business development. “We look forward to seeing the impact of the new zero-client computing kit from Acer across the several markets they serve.”

Acer has built a plug & play, highly economical zero-client shared computing solution based on the Acer AC100 Ultra-micro Server and virtual graphics with USB 2.0 connectivity, running Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. The Acer AC100 PC Server has a very small form factor and is optimized for zero-client computing. Environmental conscientious, Acer’s zero-client devices enable users to lower their power consumption and reduce their carbon footprint by reducing energy consumed by up to 80 percent (10 watts per user for both desktop and zero-client devices) and environmental heat and noise by up to 90 percent as compared to traditional PC environments.

Acer’s zero-client offering will be distributed worldwide, with an initial focus on the market for low-cost shared computing in selected countries. For more details see them at the Computex 2011 at TWTC Nangang in booth L1017.

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