THIN CLIENT SUPPORT
The Office of Information Technology is proud to announce the availability of a new type of desktop. We have engineered a desktop computing solution that has these benefits:
- Lower cost than a traditional PC—approximately $300 without a display
- Takes very little space on your desktop—about the size of a paperback book
- Uses under 7 watts of electrical power, more than 10 times less than a typical desktop computer
- Totally silent in operation, no fans, no spinning hard drives
- Super-fast startup and shutdown—ready to work in less than 15 seconds
- No moving parts mean a longer expected working life—5-Year Warranty, 7-year expected working life
- Runs Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office for a productive and compatible computing experience
- Your documents are stored securely on ITS servers and are backed-up automatically
We recommend the thin client only for information workers that don’t need access to specialty software or multi-media intensive applications.
The Thin Client will work best if you keep the following in mind:
- It requires wired access to the TSU network
- Green PC thin clients support no more than two side-by-side displays
- We support workflows that require access to standard, widely supported applications. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, Lync and web-browser-based applications are included at no charge.
- The software available on the Thin Client is fixed; you cannot add or remove applications yourself.
- If you access an application through a Web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) without running an installer, it should work fine on a Thin Client. If you need to run an installer before you first use the application, it will not.
- You can access MyTSU, Banner, Blackboard, and many more.
- The Thin client has no floppy or optical (CD – DVD) drive. Your documents can be easily emailed as attachments if you need to transport them between computers.
- You will be happier with a thin client if you have modest needs for video. The Thin Client can play most Internet video but will not perform well with high resolution video or in full-screen.
- No multimedia accessory support. – Thin clients do not support Enterprise Voice, web-cams, USB microphones or other accessories that require multimedia input or custom driver installation. A Thin Client can participate in web conferences but would not be a good choice as a host for one.
- If printing is required, your department must have a nearby networked printer. Thin clients do not support locally attached printer.