IGEL is a German vendor, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thin and zero clients. Thin clients are a cost-efficient and energy-saving alternative to PCs. Data is stored in a central location, making a thin client cheaper to buy and run, as well as providing benefits such as improved security, lower environmental impact and better reliability. Thin clients are a rapidly growing alternative to PCs as server-based computing and virtualisation become industry standards.
More reliable than PCs
Since thin clients are manufactured without fans or rotating hard drives, they tend to be much more reliable than PCs. Fewer moving parts means less equipment that is prone to falling apart. Therefore, thin clients increase the overall availability of IT.
No internal moving parts, no fans and no on-board storage means thin clients have lower energy consumption, which helps to reduce running costs as well as CO2 emissions.
Thin clients increase data security and compliance with laws and regulations like HIPPA, as sensitive data is not stored locally and the use of USB-ports can be managed remotely by the administrator.
Management and administration
IGEL produces a remote management suite which comes standard with all IGEL devices. Thin clients reduce the complexity of an operating environment, which reduces the TCO as well as freeing up time and resources to focus on other areas of a business.