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Wyse Technology Raises the Bar on Virtual Desktop User Experience With Introduction of New Virtualization Software

September 16, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced an updated virtualization software suite providing new USB peripheral and multimedia acceleration capabilities designed for Wyse thin clients connected to virtual desktop environments from Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft.

The release of TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0 (Beta) and TCX Multimedia 3.0 software demonstrate the continuous innovation that drives the Wyse TCX Suite. These innovations are focused on vastly improving the end-user experience in a thin computing environment while also helping to reduce costs.

Multimedia Acceleration Extends to Windows Vista VM

The new Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0 software expands the capabilities of the well-received earlier version of this software to now support Windows Vista virtual machines running on VMware VDI, as well as Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V. With Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0, IT administrators can offload the processing required to deliver multimedia content from the server onto the Wyse thin client for local rendering. This leads to a rich and smooth full screen, full frame-rate multimedia experience for the end user, while enabling as much as an 800 percent increase in server scalability. (See Wyse’s whitepaper “Handling Multimedia under Desktop Virtualization for Knowledge Workers” for more details).

USB Peripheral Virtualization Capabilities Enhanced

Today’s beta release of the Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0 software also expands the capabilities of the well-received earlier version of this software to now support Windows Vista virtual machines running on VMware VDI, as well as Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Hyper-V. More importantly, this new release also provides the widely-anticipated support for isochronous devices. IT administrators managing virtual desktop environments can now selectively enable their end users to use a large variety of authorized USB devices, such as thumb drives, scanners, CD and DVD readers, Webcams and USB headsets.

“Wyse continues to work toward eliminating the gap between a thin client and a PC,” said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology. “The release of TCX Multimedia 3.0 and introduction of TCX USB Virtualizer 2.0 emphasizes Wyse’s commitment to continuously innovate and make virtual desktops deployments easier than ever.”

Wyse TCX Multimedia 3.0 and TCX Virtualizer 2.0 work with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments and are available immediately, each priced at $25 per-client.

For more information on how TCX Multimedia 3.0 and TCX Virtualizer 2.0 can enrich any thin computing environment visit http://www.wyse.com/products/software/tcx/.

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse Web site at http://www.wyse.com/ or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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