LG Electronics unveiled its P Series of cloud monitors, allowing companies to do away with desktops and laptops altogether.
The new VMware-based Zero Client monitors can be networked to create a virtual computing system and come packaged with Cisco's Universal Power over Ethernet (UPoE) technology, enabling centralized resources, greater system security and reduced costs.
The P Series is a server-based model and offers a range of benefits. First, because the software is managed from a centralized network, there?s greater security from hacking, viruses and spyware by allowing the data flow to be more easily monitored and blocked if necessary.
LG's Zero Client Cloud Computing technology also consolidates servers and thus requires less hardware. In fact, each station requires only a LAN cable, a keyboard and a mouse. There is no CPU, no memory and no storage. Employees don't need to install operating systems or software. Booting speeds are faster than traditional desktops, and the entire system is in line with eco-friendly green computing standards.
The P Series uses the VMware platform, which oversees server integration. VMware is an automated virtual infrastructure that helps companies further reduce costs by managing the network and ensuring system efficiency. Because the platform is automated, the delivery of IT services to each work station is faster and compliance to system specifications is guaranteed. The software also schedules secure backups and interruption-free system updates.
Cisco's UPoE technology delivers power over LAN cabling to networked devices and with the EnergyWise program, UPoE can track power consumption and make adjustments in real-time. UPoE technology also eliminates cables and connectors.