PC Repurposing

Reduce costs, centralize device management and increase security by repurposing existing devices into software-defined thin clients

Why Organizations Choose ThinKiosk

ThinKiosk converts existing Windows-based PCs, laptops and thin clients into secure, centrally-managed, ThinKiosk thin clients.

Not only does ThinKiosk reduce costs in the ongoing management of your client device estate, including the procurement and deployment of devices, it also adds an unparalleled set of security features to protect end users and corporates alike.

Why Organizations Choose ThinKiosk

Why Repurpose Windows PCs with ThinKiosk?

When any organization embarks on an end user computing project, having already selected the most appropriate vendors, established an infrastructure, and decided between virtual desktop or remote application solutions, often the next step of the project is to review how the end users are going to connect to this new remote environment.

This is where they will typically start to evaluate thin clients as a means to connect—deciding which clients are the best option depending on their choice of remote solution. Maybe zero clients for a VMware PCoIP environment would be considered, or a Linux-based device due to their low price point and perceived security.

Rarely in this conversation does the operating system that the thin client is running become a discussion point. Why? Because the perception is that it doesn’t matter what the thin client runs. It’s just a dumb terminal!

Reuse or Dispose Existing Windows PCs?

Another point that gets overlooked, for whatever reason, is the fact that the end users will already have some form of PC or laptop in place that they are already using today. So now IT are looking at replacing, what are typically perfectly useable devices, for some form of thin client device—increasing the overall cost of the project. But it’s not just the cost of deploying thin clients that’s the problem.

There are additional, sometimes hidden or forgotten costs, in removing the currently deployed PCs and laptops. Ethical and secure disposal is one of these, requiring professionally certified companies in order to be carried out—which again adds to the project costs.

You could, of course, just give these old devices away to charitable organizations, but that’s not straightforward either. What about the confidential and highly sensitive corporate data that is sitting on that local hard drive? Again, that’s another cost to ensure that the data is securely wiped.

Turn existing PCs into New Thin Clients

So, the question is, why not continue using these devices and convert them into thin clients? That’s where ThinScale and ThinKiosk come in.

ThinKiosk is a software defined solution that converts your existing Windows PCs, laptops, and thin clients into secure, centrally managed Windows-based thin clients with a familiar Windows-based end user experience.

ThinKiosk does this via a lightweight and intuitive user interface that provides end users with secure access to their remote desktop and application environments—such as Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, and Microsoft RDS.

ThinKiosk is vendor agnostic, allowing it to be used with any remote environment. It is also not tied to any specific hardware​ vendor, avoiding vendor lock-in and allowing for deployment to different vendors’ hardware.

Why Repurpose Windows PCs with ThinKiosk?

Why Repurpose Windows PCs with ThinKiosk?

When any organization embarks on an end user computing project, having already selected the most appropriate vendors, established an infrastructure, and decided between virtual desktop or remote application solutions, often the next step of the project is to review how the end users are going to connect to this new remote environment.

This is where they will typically start to evaluate thin clients as a means to connect—deciding which clients are the best option depending on their choice of remote solution. Maybe zero clients for a VMware PCoIP environment would be considered, or a Linux-based device due to their low price point and perceived security.

Rarely in this conversation does the operating system that the thin client is running become a discussion point. Why? Because the perception is that it doesn’t matter what the thin client runs. It’s just a dumb terminal!

Reuse or Dispose Existing Windows PCs?

Reuse or Dispose Existing Windows PCs?

Another point that gets overlooked, for whatever reason, is the fact that the end users will already have some form of PC or laptop in place that they are already using today. So now IT are looking at replacing, what are typically perfectly useable devices, for some form of thin client device—increasing the overall cost of the project. But it’s not just the cost of deploying thin clients that’s the problem.

There are additional, sometimes hidden or forgotten costs, in removing the currently deployed PCs and laptops. Ethical and secure disposal is one of these, requiring professionally certified companies in order to be carried out—which again adds to the project costs.

You could, of course, just give these old devices away to charitable organizations, but that’s not straightforward either. What about the confidential and highly sensitive corporate data that is sitting on that local hard drive? Again, that’s another cost to ensure that the data is securely wiped.

Turn existing PCs into New Thin Clients

Turn existing PCs into New Thin Clients

So, the question is, why not continue using these devices and convert them into thin clients? That’s where ThinScale and ThinKiosk come in.

ThinKiosk is a software defined solution that converts your existing Windows PCs, laptops, and thin clients into secure, centrally managed Windows-based thin clients with a familiar Windows-based end user experience.

ThinKiosk does this via a lightweight and intuitive user interface that provides end users with secure access to their remote desktop and application environments—such as Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, and Microsoft RDS.

ThinKiosk is vendor agnostic, allowing it to be used with any remote environment. It is also not tied to any specific hardware​ vendor, avoiding vendor lock-in and allowing for deployment to different vendors’ hardware.

ThinScale's PC Conversion Solution

Repurposing PCs with ThinKiosk

ThinKiosk is a Windows-based, software-defined, enterprise-ready PC to thin client conversion solution that delivers a unified thin client user experience on all Windows endpoints. It turns your existing Windows PCs into secure, centrally managed Windows-based thin clients, dramatically reducing hardware and management costs, while enhancing the end user experience.

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“Our school district had to find a way to extend the functional lifespan of our 16,000 Windows computers. ThinKiosk has been a lifesaver allowing IT to quickly and economically convert computers”

Brent Goerner, Director of Technology Operations, Allen School District

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10 Reasons to Convert Existing PCs into Thin Clients

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Deploying software-defined thin clients on existing hardware is a great alternative to buying new hardware. Download our guide below.