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Windows XP end-of-life is rapidly approaching and the time to choose a solution is now.

CINCINNATI, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Windows XP support will end April 8 and many organizations have not yet decided how to address the problem. IGEL Technology recommends a painless and highly cost-effective solution: the IGEL UDC2 software thin client.

The IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) software turns PCs, laptops, and the thin clients of other manufacturers into IGEL Linux thin clients allowing all of these devices to come under user-friendly, central management. Rather than investing IT budget in new hardware, companies can set up a virtual infrastructure and use the UDC2 to standardize their existing hardware. The UDC2 will install IGEL's Linux 5 operating system on almost any PC hardware, including desktop and mobile PC's. Additionally, the UDC2 can be installed as a Live USB stick to run IGEL Linux 5 on a temporary basis and still provide access to a Windows operating system.

Significant cost reduction

The low cost of the UDC2 represents significant savings for organizations seeking a solution to replace Windows XP. The software comes with IGEL's Universal Management Suite (UMS), the industry's leading device management platform, which enables user-friendly, centralized deployment and administration of an organization's thin client inventory. With total device management in one location, the administrative cost of maintaining end points falls markedly. Extending the life of existing hardware also frees IT budget to be invested in other projects.

"IGEL's software thin client has become increasingly popular," notes Jeff Kalberg, General Manager of IGEL Technology America. "Many organizations still have a large number of PC's running Windows XP, and they are looking for a way to move away from the unsupported Windows XP platform while minimizing the drain on their budgets a forklift upgrade would mean. Our software thin client really is the ideal solution. Not only does the UDC2 equate to lower capital expenditure, which in many cases could be classified as an operating expense, but the time and effort saved by standardizing the operating system on a wide variety of existing PC hardware, as well as bringing everything under a truly enterprise-class, centralized, remote management system, is tremendous. No more support calls dealing with individual PC's. All administration happens remotely. For IT support staff, the prospect is huge!"

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers a powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.com

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