Enterprise Network Thin Clients

Enterprise Network Thin Client (ENTC) is a minimal, centrally managed hardware that has no hard drive. ENTC is used as a personal computer replacement technology to aid customers in promptly accessing virtualized applications. Clients provide businesses with a way of creating server-based computing (SBC) or a virtual-desktop infrastructure (VDI).

What are the benefits of using ENTC?

There are many benefits that come with using ENTC for different enterprises. The IT infrastructure of the ENTC focuses on centralizing a business through virtual-desktop technologies. Benefits of doing this include:

  • Management: Thin clients depend on network connections to central servers. The centralization brought about by thin clients allows enterprises to upgrade their software and hardware components and make software changes in the data centre.
  • Productivity: ENTC technology allows for virtual pre-configuration of systems and operations, client virtualization, and cloud computing.
  • Security: The security that comes with thin clients protects the client from the introduction of viruses. Centralized processing gives the ability to monitor and manage the system. In addition, data cannot be saved to any other location another than the server.
  • User experience: ENTC addresses common network bottlenecks such as latency and Wi-Fi-congestion.
What is desktop virtualization offered by the ENTC?

Desktop virtualization involves separating the logical interface of the user's device from its physical location. You interact with the virtual machine the same way you would with a physical desktop. ENTC lets users remotely log in and have access to their desktop from many locations, including a laptop.

What are the different types of ENTC?
  • Basic ENTC: These have a proprietary operating system that delivers server-based activities on a thin-client device. The server carries out all processing activities, including web browsing.
  • Browser ENTC: Here, applications are processed in the web browser. Browser ENTC makes use of PCs that are connected to the internet and features all competencies of a basic thin client but with more power and functionality.
  • Flexible ENTC: This type of ENTC runs on Windows XP Embedded OS. It has all features that come with the browser ENTC but has the more local processing power.
What software can run on the ENTC?

An ENTC has the capability of running web browsers as well as desktop applications such as Citrix, XenApp, or Microsoft Terminal app. Therefore, you are able to see the desktop environment or browser that you are used to using while taking advantage of the centralized network.