LG Electronics today unveiled its new T-Series zero client, available as either a monitor (CAT42K) or a standalone box (CBT42) to connect to an existing screen.
Running independently, both versions employ the Citrix HDX technology and a Texas Instruments (TI) system on a chip (SoC).
The announcement was made in Barcelona at Citrix Synergy, a global conference focusing on cloud computing, virtualization and networking.
"With the LG Cloud T-Series, we?re expanding our reach into the zero client market while widening its range of VDI offerings," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company. "Citrix HDX Ready verified LG Cloud T-Series will be of great value to any sized enterprise as it reduces the workload of IT management and overall cost while providing full HDX capabilities for outstanding performance."
The monitor type T-Series (CAT42K) extends LG?s range of zero client computing devices. Citrix HDX technology promises to offer a high-definition user experience of virtual desktops over any network while the marriage of TI?s DM8148 1GHz SoC with Citrix HDX technology enables the T-series to serve as a high-performance zero client. Additionally, Cisco?s UPoE together reduces the maintenance workload for IT managers and overall operational costs through fewer hardware purchases and reduced power consumption.
The T-Series monitor type also includes a Full HD IPS display. Compared to conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, IPS boosts color consistency and offers a wide viewing angle (178 degrees).
The external design of the monitor consists of a matte black finish on the frame and a slim height, swivel and tilt adjustment. The T-Series monitor type will be available in two sizes, 23-inches (16:9 aspect ratio) and 19-inches (16:10 aspect ratio).
Independent from any monitor, the box type T-Series (CBT42) includes Citrix HDX technology and the next generation TI SoC that will offer similar high-end graphics performance for any connected monitor. Additionally, the T-Series box type can stand vertically with a cradle or it can attach to the backside of a monitor.
The LG Cloud T-Series offers six USB ports and a DVI port for a clone display. The six USB 2.0 ports enable accessories such as keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, card readers and cameras to attach to the T-Series zero client for enhanced functionality.
The T-Series monitor type will be available starting next month in Europe and the United States and the T-Series box type will follow in early 2013.