IGEL redefines the entry-level thin client as a powerful desktop access device with its new UD2 series

IGEL redefines the entry-level thin client as a powerful desktop access device with its new UD2 series
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IGEL UD2 thin client

IGEL UD2 thin client

The Intel Atom Bay Trail processor delivers 30% extra performance using less energy. Customers also benefit from improved connection options and a broader range of multimedia applications.

Manchester, UK. May 20th, 2015 – IGEL today redefined the entry-level thin client market category with its latest smaller, more powerful and energy saving UD2 series. Previewed at IP Expo in Manchester ahead of its official release in June, the new UD2 is equipped with the latest Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and delivers hardware accelerated multimedia as well as an overall 30% performance increase with less energy consumption.

“The demands of the end user have increased pressure on IT Departments to deliver multimedia, web access and social media capabilities as part of a standard user desktop,” said Simon Richards, IGEL Technology Managing Director for UK & Ireland. “In response to this customer demand, IGEL has completely redesigned its entry level devices. Today’s “entry level” is now quicker with more connectivity than the “power user thin client” from just a short time ago. The new UD2 is an accelerated thin client, capable of handling the tasks of the vast majority of today’s office and knowledge-based workers, at an appealing entry-level price. Combined with our software approach of open architecture, ease of management, German design and environmental credentials, no other thin client desktop comes close.”

Customers will also benefit from improved connectivity with two digital monitor outputs (DVI-I and DVI-D) for working with two displays. In addition to the three USB ports (2.0), a fourth USB 3.0 port has been built in to ensure even faster data transmission. The outstanding price/performance ratio makes the UD2 the perfect entry-level device for modern virtual desktop computing. Whether browser-based CRM and ERP systems, Microsoft Office/Office 365 or the smooth playback of full-HD videos, the IGEL UD2 is able to provide users with a superior experience in the entry-level category.

The slim thin client is supported by an Intel Atom processor (1.46 GHz single core), Intel HD Graphics (64 – 256 MB shared) and 2 GB RAM (DDR3L) and is also in a class of its own when looking at price performance.

Despite its performance characteristics the energy consumption levels of the UD2 are outstanding. It consumes just 5 watts in operation and when in stand-by mode less than 1 watt.


The new IGEL UD2 and the identically constructed IGEL Zero Client series (IZ2) are designed for dedicated access to virtualized desktops via Citrix HDX, Microsoft RemoteFX or VMware Horizon (PCoIP) and will be available from mid June, when UK pricing will be confirmed.

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter:

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