Flexible Thin Client Terminals
Flexible Thin Client Terminals run Windows XP Embedded (XPe), Microsoft’s
most powerful embedded OS. All of the features of the browser Thin
Clients are featured in the Flexible Thin Client along with even more
power for local processing, a local Java Virtual Machine (JVM), the
option to embed local applications, top-line graphics and colors, and
full Win32 API application support.
A Flexible Thin Client Terminal also supports the full catalog of Windows
peripherals and management tools, which gives the user PC-like flexibility
and easy integration into Windows environments. Flexible Thin Clients
can be custom configured to meet the exact needs of any application,
and are a great solution for users in businesses like package delivery
services, retail operations and airlines. It is the only Windows thin
client that can still operate if the network goes down, making it suitable
for cash drawers and other business-critical terminals.
The Flexible Thin Client has often been selected for use with multimedia
stations for training purposes, and almost any job that requires PC-like
flexibility. Expansion options are available such as multiple USB ports,
CD-ROM drives, a PCI slot and internal expansion slots. It is important
to note that these flexible models, while offering more flexibility and
power, are less secure systems, due to the fact that the XPe operating
system shares the same kernel with Windows XP on the PC.