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Thin Clients For Workshops

Posted on 2013-02-01
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Hi

I need to get a solution for the guys in workshops to access a browser and just book their leave on it. These guys dont have computers so the plan is to install thin clients / dumb terninals.

The problem is the site they will be accessing contains Java and Adobe flash on it. Currently iam using the HP T5325 unit for testing but Java and flash wont work.

does anyone know of any thin client out there that does support these protocols and that can be locked down to only web browser.
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I have run into this problem as well using Flash-based online courseware. I looked at Windows TS, VNC, and other free remote desktop utilities, but all were either too complex and heavyweight to set up --- requiring too many Windows desktop licenses for example -- or they just performed poorly.

I finally solved the problem by employing Citrix XenApp to deliver the course instances running on VMs in a single server to whatever client the students have available -- notebook, chromebook, tablet. It's fast, and lightweight - the resources usage is minimal using the 64-bit XenApp.

We worked with a reseller to get us a good license price, and got the cost down to about $150/seat for a few dozen seats. We have tested several thin client hardware platforms, to purchase for students that don't have a device of their own. Any thin client supporting XenApp has worked well, so we're primarily shopping price and physical attributes (such as the ability to chain the things to a desk ;)
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Thanks for the suggestion will definitely look at it.
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