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Press Release

IGEL Increases Multimedia Performance with Latest Versions of Citrix ICA,
VMware View Client and Microsoft RemoteFX

IGEL is improving thin client performance with
Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View 5 and
Microsoft VDI.

Cincinnati, OH, February 23, 2012

IGEL Technology, Germany’s leading manufacturer of
thin clients, has added the latest protocols, software clients and protocol extensions for
accessing centralized IT a
nd cloud infrastructures to its full range of Universal Desktop
thin clients. Effective immediately, all three operating systems available from IGEL (IGEL
Linux, Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Microsoft Windows Embedded
Standard 2009) now have t
he latest version of Citrix ICA Receiver and the newest VMware
View Client. The Microsoft RemoteFX client for IGEL Linux now also supports USB
redirection. With this enhancement, IGEL has once again increased the multimedia
performance of its devices.

IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients now have the latest protocol versions for accessing
virtualized applications and desktops running in Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop: ICA 12 for
Linux and ICA 13 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded S
tandard 2009.
Among other things, this means that IGEL customers now have a new decoder available for
rendering HDX 3D Pro graphics. This improvement allows rich, high
fidelity professional
3D graphics to be streamed and delivered from a central work
station, even over low
networks. Beyond this, the latest ICA protocol versions also offer enhanced support of multiview
setups, streaming of Flash content (HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection), optimized video
transmission from webcams (HDX RealTim
e Webcam Video Compression) as well as
for a new


(Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) Subsystem Support).
The specific improvements in ICA 13 (Windows only) include support for Microsoft RemoteFX
and Windows Aero.

Caching: VMware View 5 Client for Windows

From the end of 2011, all Windows
based IGEL models have had the software client for VMware
View 5, which also allows 3D effects and Windows Aero visual effects to be delivered over a
WAN. The efficiency and perfor
mance for playing multimedia content has been improved by
support for client
side caching, which allows graphics data to be locally cached on a thin client.
In addition, VMware has announced that a Linux client for VMware View 5 will be available in the
cond quarter of 2012. Shortly after this client version becomes available, IGEL will also
integrate it into its Linux firmware.

Microsoft RemoteFX for IGEL Linux: USB and Multimedia Redirection

In addition to multimedia redirection, IGEL’s Linux
based solu
tions now offer USB redirection,
which permits functionalities such as synchronization of smartphones or operation of audio
devices, headsets and smartcard readers locally at a thin client. Furthermore, IGEL has
announced plans to provide support for isoch
ronous USB devices such as webcams or
document scanners in a later release of its device firmware.

IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients with Windows Embedded Standard 7 have a native client for
Microsoft RemoteFX, whereas Windows Embedded Standard 2009 doe
s not support

“Our latest firmware updates allow even better utilization of the hardware capabilities available in
our thin clients,” explains Florian Spatz, Product Marketing Manager at IGEL. “We’re very
pleased to be able to offer our customers

an even better user experience and greater efficiency
with thin client computing.”

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and
security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of
thin clients, based on

Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access to a broad spectrum of server
based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers a powerful and intuitive management software for easy
deployment and administration of thin clients throughout

size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like
Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up
date technology and trustworthy
security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research,

Public Sector, Financial, Insurance,
Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong,
Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn mo
re, visit

Editorial contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH

Dr. Frank Lampe


28199 Bremen

+49 (0)421 52094 1300

+49 (0)421
52094 1399


IGEL Technology America LLC

Becky Osinski

2106 Florence Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45206

Direct: 513

Tollfree: 877.GET.IGEL (877.438.4435)