I bought TC-Net M PXE because it’s inexpensive.
The TC-M Net PXE is more affordable because it does have an operating system. To use TC-Net PXE, it needs an environment in which it has a configured system boot via PXE.
Remember that the TC-M Net Win with PXE boot came with the WTware software to create this PXE boot environment.
Do I use WTware with PXE Boot or Boot for Flash?
Depending on the amount of thin clients installed.
For a small number of terminals*, a Boot Flash will work. It’s simpler configuration, and the terminals are nearby.
*(one to five thin client terminals).
For large quantities, the PXE Boot WTware is a better choice because we can centralize the server settings for all thin clients.
WTware launched a new version, and we need to update all of the thin clients.
For a Boot Flash, update the WTware software in each of the thin clients. For a PXE Boot, just update WTware software installed on the server. The next time you turn on your thin clients, it loads the WTware software already updated on the server.
If my server has problems, will all the thin clients stop working?
ThinGlobal’s thin clients, together with the XPUnlimited, have a feature called Farm. Where you can put multiple servers running at the same time, for fault tolerance and load balancing. This feature is important as it prevents the failure of all the thin clients even if one of the servers is defective.
The cost of implementing this type of solution is almost equal to that of ordinary PCs. Why should I use a Thin Client?
Assess the cost as a whole, account for software licensing costs, maintenance costs, upgrades costs, hardware upgrade purchases, energy consumption, etc.
The new Weeclient uses 7 watts of energy while an ordinary PC consumes 200 to 300 watts.
The constant software and hardware maintenance makes a conventional PC have a short life span. Updating and having a well-performing structure is frequently necessary investments and very expensive. A thin client does not have this problem because all processing is done on the server. In a case of an update or upgrade the investment is made only on the server and not on all workstations.
What is a Multi-terminal?
Multiterminal or multi-station is a software program that allows simultaneous access by multiple users to a single computer which provides an economy of physical space plus savings of cost and maintenance for companies. By adding a monitor, keyboard, and mouse with each additional station, the user will have a custom workspace, their password, and independently use their program applications.
For identification of suitable hardware, it is necessary to do a thorough check of all that will be available to the user station.
Which operating system and what are my hardware requirements?
Determine the number of intended users in this solution. Then, one can identify the appropriate OS* and its hardware requirements.
The OS*must support RDP protocol. Check the video card, makes sure it has drivers for your operating system of choice.
Identify the working software, the amount of memory and processing that allocates at same when it is running. These measures will add to the total hardware. So, the same function will require support for a multisession.
How many USB devices does it support?
The number of USB devices is relevant to the choice of the motherboard. Some low-quality plates can not cope with large amounts of USB devices.
The minimum recommendation is a Pentium IV 2.8 GHz processor. In the case of AMD processors, should have equivalent requirements to a Pentium.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, the minimum requirement for two users is 512MB of RAM.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), the minimum requirement for two users is 1 Gigabytes of RAM.
512 MB of RAM or more recommended for each additional station, depending on the applications the user will run.
It is recommended to use homologated and ThinGlobal proprietary cards for thin client stations. Each user requires a video card. It should be taken into account the operating system that is used and its hardware devices. The motherboard must be of high quality as well as the devices connected to it, so there are no future problems.
Approved configuration for computer courses where video lessons run in every season; the atmosphere is composed of 1 Host 4 seasons.
Motherboard: ASUS – P5KPL-AM
Processor: Quad Core Q8400 (4M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Memory: 2 GB