THINCLIENTS SOLUTIONS

Thin Clients Solutions

Why Thin Clients are better than normal desktop PCs (Fat Clients)?

Lower blocking of working capital in fixed assets:
Since Thin Clients are units with lower processing capabilities, their cost is much lower than the cost of a regular desktop at any point of time. A typical desktop with a Core 2 Duo processor could cost as much as Rs. 25,000/- whereas a Thin Client would cost about Rs. 11,000/-.( 15’’ LCD + Keyboard & Mouse +Unit) That’s translates to about 55% lower than a desktop.

Instant savings due to lower expenditure  on the base operating system:
A Windows XPP license costs about Rs. 7,500/- whereas a Windows 2003 server costs Rs. 30,000/-. 4 licenses of Windows XPP equal one license of Windows 2003 Server. Thereafter, Windows  XPP still costs Rs. 7,500/-, while Thin Clients only require CALs and TS-CALs  which amount  to Rs. 3,200/- approximately per user/device, not considering that along with Windows 2003 Server, 5 copies of CALs are free.

Savings in time and resources:
All applications, programs and software including anti virus need to be installed only once i.e. on the server  (instead of so many PCs individually) and all user access the same. An organization can have hundreds of Thin Clients up and running in a matter of few hours (assuming the networking is in place). This results in substantial time savings of the I.T. personnel which can be put to more productive purposes.

Low downtime and high productivity:
A frequent complaint of computer users is that their hard disk drive has crashed or the operating system has corrupted files an consequently is not booting up.
With Thin Clients users cannot install, uninstall or delete any system, software or files other than those in their own “My Documents” folder. Only the Administrator can do so. As a result, there is near zero down time and high levels of productivity.

Increased profits through cash savings:
Since there is no hard disk drive and operating system on the Thin Clients, there is nothing to maintain. At an average of Rs. 2,000/- per PC towards Annual Maintenance Contract, for a medium sized organization with an installation of 50 units, the resultant savings are Rs. 100,000/- per year.

More cash savings – low cost of hardware:
- There is no need to upgrade old PC systems to the currently available high configuration systems. Either   simply convert these old PCs to  Thin Clients at a maximum cost of Rs. 2,000/- or go for new Thin Clients   that cost less than of half of a normal desktop PC.
– No need to install UPS on all client machines. Simply install one on the server.

Still more savings (in future also):
In future there is no need to install or even upgrade to new PCs…simply upgrade the server and all client machines get upgraded automatically. This results in substantial cost savings to an organization as replacing old PCs with new ones or even upgrading to new ones can be a costly exercise amounting to more than Rs. 20,000/- per unit.

Incidental savings in unnoticed areas:
A normal desktop PC consumes 250-400 watts of energy while a new thin client node, only 40 watts. Substantial savings in electricity bills. Close to Rs. 600/- per month per unit. It pays for itself in under a year, thereafter actually saving money to the organization and increasing the profits.

Tight security:
Until the server is switched on, no user can access any files, even from his own “My documents” folder. It will be trying to access information from a PC that is off. Even a pen drive will not work, which otherwise renders a desktop PC extremely vulnerable to data theft.

Mobility:
With a normal desktop PC, a user cannot access it if he is away from his workstation. In case of Thin Clients a user is not restricted to being at his designated workstation. He can make any workstation his own. For instance, if a user’s workstation is on floor 1 and he has to go to floor 3, all he needs to do is imply sit down at any workstation there and log in using his user name and password and his entire session and screen gets logged out from the workstation on floor 1 and transferred to that particular workstation on floor 3 with the cursor and mouse exactly where he left it.

No loss of data:
In case of power failure, all desktop PCs lose data (unless expenditure has been incurred for a UPS on each PC individually).
In case of thin clients, if the client machines switch off, there is no such problem. The server switches over to the single UPS and the data can be safely backed up or saved. When power is restored, the user returns to the same spot he was working on without any loss of data.

 

Other benefits:
- Centralized operations and controls.
– No need to take up backup from many different PCs. Simply take backup from one place i.e.    the server.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF HOST:

No of Thin Client User:

1-3

4-6

7-10

11-20

21-30

Host PC CPU

>2.4GHz DC

>2.8GHz C2D

>3.0GHz C2D

>3.2GHz i5

>3.2GHz XEON

Host PC RAM

1GB

2-3GB

4-8GB

4-8GB

8-16GB

Recommended system requirements vary according to the specific applications.
Please note: The maximum number of users can vary depending on the configuration of the host PC, the type of OS, and administrative privileges. To achieve 30 users from one PC, you must use Microsoft’s 2003 Server OS. Windows 2000 and XP only allow for up to 10 users.

 General  Features of   THIN CLIENT  P.C.

 1.Savings to the total cost of ownership

Compared with the total cost of ownership for individual computers, the total cost of ownership for each device is minimal. Purchasing one host computer and multiple Thin Client Nodes as needed, would allow for 11 individual users access for a small price.

2. Hassle-free Maintenance:

Since there is no CPU, Memory, or HDD, no additional hardware or software maintenance would be required. The host PC is the only device that requires additional maintenance.

3. Compatibility:

 Most programs that currently run on windows will run on the THIN CLIENT solution without compatibility issues. (3D games and certain programs may not run on the THIN CLIENT)

 4. Simultaneous User Operation

Both the Host PC and the THIN CLIENT can run independently and execute the same applications independently. (Additional Software licenses may be required)

 5. Small sleek design

The space saving design creates more room for your office or desk area.

6. Energy efficient

Consuming 5watts or lower compared to a personal computer’s over 250 watts can amount to a significant savings in the long term.

 7. Supports High resolutions

640×480, 812×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024 16bit (65,536 colors).

8. Environmental-friendly

The THIN CLIENT creates a quiet and cool environment due to the lack of a cooling fan or moving parts.

 9. High level of security and improved speed

THIN CLIENTs proprietary terminal protocol and 128bit encryption provides you with maximum security, and enhances the speed of computing through image caching and improved protocol performance.

 10. Total Solution

The THIN CLIENT provides an all-in-one solution with a Network Terminal and Enterprise Terminal Server Software developed in-house.

Advantages at a Glance:

 

Computer

THIN CLIENT

Cost

-          One computer for one user-          Min 250  watt power consumption for 1 PC-          Replacement/upgrades of   part of or the whole PC  systems in use every 2 to 3 Yrs -          Max. 10 of Thin Client can be   connect to a computer(max 30  on Windows 2003 server OS)-          5 watt power consumption-          Just upgrading the host computer will   essentially improve performance for   all users.

Security

- Exposure to illegal data   leakage Exposure to Virus   and computer hacking - THIN CLIENT doesn’t utilize external   storage.

Service /
Maintenance

- Have to control each   individual computers - Controlling just host computers highly   effective centralized control (program   installation, deletion, and   maintenance)

Environment

-  Heat and noises from CPU,   VGA, PowerSupply Fan,   HDD.-  Smaller elbow room - No noise and pleasant working   environment.

Portability

-  Not available - Portable ultra light terminal that can be   connected to the host computer   anywhere internet is ready