Tuesday, April 15th 2014

ViewSonic Smart Display Virtualization Products First to Earn Citrix Ready–HDX

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces that its SD-A225 and SD-A245 Virtualization Smart Displays are the first Android-based displays to earn Citrix Ready-HDX Verified status from Citrix Systems, Inc. These award-winning, next-generation ViewSonic multi-touch smart displays come with the Citrix XenMobile enterprise mobility management solution pre-installed, to allow administrators to remotely configure and manage the Smart Displays.

ViewSonic has one of the most diverse lines of VDI products, and is a pioneer of VDI-enabled smart displays. With Citrix bestowing its Citrix Ready-HDX Verified status to the ViewSonic SD-A225 and SD-A245 Smart Display Clients, it indicates that these products have set the bar for multimedia capabilities from Android-based devices in a VDI environment. The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments.
The SD-A225 and SD-A245 are currently Citrix Ready, which ensures that they provide the scalability, security and reliability needed to be easily deployed and installed in a variety of VDI settings. With the addition of the Citrix Ready-HDX Verified status, these two smart display clients set the tone for performance. ViewSonic's virtual desktop products allow a straightforward way to deliver apps and data, as well as conveniently and remotely secure and access a new class of devices.

"As our relationship with Citrix continues to grow, ViewSonic is honored that our work together on the SD-A225 and SD-A245 has led to being the first smart display clients to receive the Citrix Ready-HDX Verified status," said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. "ViewSonic strives to bring inventive and technology forward products to the market, and complete solutions for the VDI market. Our work has led ViewSonic into fostering new and innovative devices that can help boost VDI growth and development for virtual desktop systems and thin client computing."

"We're pleased to have ViewSonic join us in the Citrix Ready program, and obtaining the HDX Verified status," said Greg Fox, director of Citrix Ready. "Having innovative products, such as the Smart Displays that are Citrix Ready, make it easier for customers to select the most suitable virtualization infrastructure products for their needs. By taking part in our program, ViewSonic has enabled its customers to obtain the highest quality user experience available today, and the simplest means for making an informed product purchasing selection."

The SD-A245 is an award-winning, 24-inch HD LED Smart Display Client. A touch-based, multi-media ready display, the SD-A245 comes with a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7GHz processor and is pre-installed with Citrix XenMobile to run on an Android 4.2 operating system. It is a completely locked-down, secured and manageable device, with the ability to use a single software tool to seamlessly manage mobile and desktop devices. The SD-A245 is currently available with an ESP of $549.00(USD).

A 22-inch HD Smart Display Client, the SD-A225 features HD resolution and a Dual Core OMAP processor from Texas Instruments. It runs on an Android 4.1 operating system with Citrix XenMobile pre-installed. The SD-A225 is a locked-down and secure device that can be easily managed and deployed. Control and operate access to information from the SD-A225 and leverage mobile and cloud-based tools through this thin client. The SD-A225 is available now for an ESP of $449.00(USD).
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Citrix isn't deployed in as many sites as VMWare or Hyper-v though.
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