Nyt Dell-påhit: Android-klient på USB-stick

Et TV eller en skærm med USB-port - så er der adgang til alt dit arbejdsmateriale. Dell lancerer en Android-baseret lomme-klient på størrelse med en USB-stick.
Dells 'Ophelia'-projekt. En lomme-klient i USB-stiks-størrelse. Illustration: Dell

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.

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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.

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Martin Bøgelund

Der er vist nærmere tale om en trend end et "nyt påhit".

"The Pocket TV is a thumb-size micro-computer that connects to the HDMI port of any TV and converts it into an Android Smart TV"

"Oops, Always Innovating has innovated again! The HDMI Dongle is a revolutionary new product: plug it into the back of any HDTV and you will transform your dumb TV into an Internet-connected device."

"GameStick brings a new Android game console to your TV, fits inside its own controller"

Nu står der godt nok at Dells stick skal i USB-porten - jeg tror den følger trenden, og skal i HDMI-porten, men får strøm fra USB-porten. Opklaring, tak.

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Simon Bjørnes

Hvordan kan det nogensinde blive til Nyt Dell-påhit?? Det kræver at Dell har opfundet det. Den type enheder har været fremme næsten lige så længe som Android.

Det eneste jeg kan finde om prisen på den er "Less than 100$" Jeg skyder på 99$ 99$ er 556,43kr med dagens kurs plus 25% 695,53Kr plus 150kr fordi vi er i Danmark Jeg vil skyde på en dansk pris omkring 850-900kr

Hvad kan den som de eksisterende enheder ikke kan? F.eks den ekstrem populære MK802 IIIS til 649kr

Eller det store udvalg af kina modeller som trods prisen er helt fine enheder. Har selv 2 som virker helt fint. http://m.miniinthebox.com/da/index.php?main_page=mobile_advanced_search_...

Svar til Martin Bøgelund Det skal Dells også.. De har et HDMI stik og 1 til 3 usb porte. HDMI i tv'et også strøm fra USB

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Lars Tørnes Hansen

Om den afløser en Raspberry eller ej kommer an på hvad du vil bruge den til.

I mit tilfælde har jeg brug for RasPi's hardware I/O og at jeg selv kan køre mine egne programmer der er oversat fra C / C++ kildekode.

Jeg kunne måske godt finde på at bruge en Android mini-pc-stick som en Android hardware emulator til at debugge Android Apps fra.

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Casper Bang

Pudsigt, jeg (og kolleger) har netop lige bestilt MK808-IIIS fra Kina for 54$ via alibaba. Kan ikke helt se ideen i RaspberyPi når wifi shield osv. kommer langt over, og man samtidig får dual-core 1.6GHz A9, USB-host, bluetooth osv.

Man har kunne købet MK808'ere i et par år, så nej, det er langt fra at være et Dell påhit!

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