Which Tablet OS works best as a thin client
Posted on 2013-01-11
I have a production environment, we currently use windows CE thin clients and touchscreens for our production systems. I wish to start taking advantage of the latest tablet forms to improve the appearance of stations, and reduce cost.
IOS, Android and Windows 8 tablets are all over the place. I wish to accomplish the following goal (Which is basically to make an unmanned kiosk):
Have the tablet start and run an RDP Session. Thats it. The trick is providing an environment where when the tablet starts up, it automatically starts RDP, and if the RDP session is closed, or interrupted it automatically restarts RDP. The rest of the tablet environment needs to be secure from the user by password. So, even if they cut power, and manage to start it back up, it will only connect to the RDP session.
Further to that, the RDP settings cannot be modified without a password.
So, with IOS, Android and now Windows 8 can anyone tell me if they have accomplished this, or have an idea how to accomplish this?
IOS guided access is one item that I have explored, except it doesnt launch the app automatically on a power fail reboot. Or at least I cant figure out how.
Any advice is appreciated.