En lille Android-baseret lomme-klient, som kan sættes i en ekstern monitor via en USB-port. Batterier skal du ikke tænke på, strømmen kommer fra monitoren.
Det er grundtanken bag Dells nye ‘Project Ophelia’, der er en lille klient, hvor du kan få adgang til alt dit arbejdsmateriale blot ved at sætte klienten i en USB-port. Selve klienten selv fylder det samme som et lettere buttet USB-stick.
Det skriver Dell i en pressemeddelelse.
Den lille Dell-byggede klient kører på Android 4.0, har indbygget wifi og Bluetooth, kan køre forskellige arbejds-apps og forbindes til Windows-maskiner.
Grunden til, at man skal investere i den nye Dell USB-klient er, ifølge Dell selv, at rigtig mange virksomhedsprogrammer ikke kan køre på eksempelvis tablets.
De problemer skulle man angiveligt være ovre, når man bruger lomme-klienten til at tilgå sit cloud-baserede materiale eller lignende.
Betyder Dells nye lomme-klient døden for den bærbare pc? Deltag i debatten.
Dell today unveiled a solution that extends the value of cloud client computing to the next level, enabling people to manage the increasing convergence of their work lives and personal lives by using a compact, portable device to access not only secured professional assets, but also personal content via the cloud. The ultra-compact multimedia-capable device, called Dell Wyse “Project Ophelia,” is slightly larger than a USB memory stick and enables users to convert any capable TV or monitor into a functioning interactive personal display device without using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Today, people are increasingly looking to take and securely access their personal and professional content wherever they go. Despite rapid advances in mobile technology, however, they still face challenges when it comes to securely accessing desired information when they are away from the office. There is no easy way, for example, to access photos, music or video from a personal cloud or entertainment subscription when away from a PC, smartphone or tablet. Equally, professionals find it difficult to securely access and share work applications, presentations and content if they are away from their usual devices, or worse, if their mobile devices are misplaced or fail during travel. It is also difficult for IT organizations to enable and manage access to enterprise apps and content for highly mobile users, especially those who may be without their preferred laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Built on Dell Wyse software technology already used on millions of devices, Project Ophelia transforms ordinary displays into a window to entertainment, communications and a person’s own personal cloud. The device also allows business users to instantly turn a display into a flexible, securely managed, communications-enabled thin client for work, demos or presentations. These capabilities are packed into a device barely larger than a USB stick that is self-powered through a monitor and easily fits inside your pocket.
The product addresses a variety of uses being fueled by the growing need to access cloud-based apps and resources at any time, or whenever a larger screen high definition digital display provides a superb user experience. Examples include: Consumers who desire in-the-moment access to cloud-based games or content but do not have their laptop or tablet in their possession; On-line gamers wishing to take advantage of a much larger display for an improved interactive experience; Highly mobile professionals who may not have a large display capable device with them; and Cloud access providers wishing to provide an attractively priced device included with carrier internet/wireless services Key benefits of Project Ophelia:
Enables instant and secure access to your personal cloud, entertainment, work content and applications wherever there is an available capable display (using a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse), including a wide variety of Dell flat-panel displays. Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth facilitates access and communication. Built on the Android 4 OS to support Web browsing, social networking, media playback and Android Apps with a possibility to extend to other services. Securely connects to Windows desktops and applications running on back-end systems from all leading infrastructure providers including Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Flexibly powered zero-battery device gets power from the attached display monitor via its MHL interface to the monitor’s MHL port, or separately via its own USB interface. No batteries to charge or change. Remembers settings for each individual to enhance usability. Compatible with many existing Dell Wyse thin clients and software products. Managed by Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager software-as-a-service (SaaS) which can ensure the device is being used by the appropriate person with the right permissions and access to apps and content based on role, department, and location.