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Frequently Asked Questions about ThinKiosk

What is ThinKiosk?

ThinKiosk is a secure, lightweight and user friendly interface that you install on your current PC’s to convert them into Thin Clients.

From ThinKiosk you can deploy to your users access to the Virtual Desktops, websites and local applications while maintaining a secure environment, away from the default Windows desktop. ThinKiosk was built from the ground up by Virtual Desktop experts, facing the same decision you are, to deliver a really simple alternative to the clunky, featureless and difficult to implement products our competitors deploy. Built with Virtual Desktop access in mind, ThinKiosk is extremely intuitive. ThinKiosk is aware of the best practices in a virtual desktop environment and will automatically configure itself with a best in class user experience.

Why use ThinKiosk?

By using ThinKiosk on your current PC’s, you can further leverage your investment in the hardware on user’s desks removing the need for a large initial purchase of Thin Clients.

Out of box, ThinKiosk will: Extended the devices life. Add power saving features. Decrease start-up times. Secure the device for virtual desktop access or internet kiosk workloads. Provide a ‘simple to manage’ Thin Client platform for your users to access their business needs.

Can I use ThinKiosk on thin client hardware?

Absolutely! Thin Kiosk’s interface is so intuitive and secure, many people also opt to use ThinKiosk on top of their current Thin Client devices to provide a user friendly access point for your users. With ThinKiosk you can carry your current licenses from retired assets or deploy to new thin clients delivering an identical user experience across all platforms.

Can I use ThinKiosk on thin client hardware?

Absolutely! Thin Kiosk’s interface is so intuitive and secure, many people also opt to use ThinKiosk on top of their current Thin Client devices to provide a user friendly access point for your users. With ThinKiosk you can carry your current licenses from retired assets or deploy to new thin clients delivering an identical user experience across all platforms.

Can I use ThinKiosk on thin client hardware?

If you are using ThinKiosk instead of purchasing Thin Clients, you will immediately save 90% of the initial purchase cost of Thin Clients by deploying ThinKiosk to your current PC’s. This allows you to replace the current computers with Thin Clients or newer desktops over time and as needed, rather than upfront and in a “big bang” approach.

Deploying ThinKiosk to existing desktops also reduces large OPEX costs by eliminating a large scale desk to desk visit replacing perfectly good and working hardware with Thin Clients. If you deploy ThinKiosk on a PC covered by Microsoft SA, you will not need a CDL or VDA license for this device. If the device is a Thin Client not covered by SA, this could cost you up to $100 per year and per device! Using ThinKiosk’s power settings, you can configure your pc’s to power down after use or during periods of quiet, saving you further money on power and cooling.

How is ThinKiosk licensed?

ThinKiosk is available in 3 editions: Community Edition, Enterprise Edition, Enterprise Plus Edition.

For more information of their features and benefits, review the licensing page.

What features are in the different editions ?

To view all the features and benefits of the different ThinKiosk editions, click here to visit our licensing page.

What license do I get when I install the ThinKiosk?

By default when you install ThinKiosk you will receive a 30 day trial license for ThinKiosk Enterprise. To apply your community license, apply for one here then update the profile to reflect your license. On next startup ThinKiosk will commit your license.

If my computer asset expires, can I move my ThinKiosk license to a new device?

Absolutely, once you buy a ThinKiosk license you are free to use it as you see fit. Think of it as registered to a device until that device is decommissioned. At which point you are free to use it on your new device (so long as you are licensed for all active desktops).

To free up the license in the management server, simply delete the old machine.

Why not use a Thin Client?

If your desktops have been refreshed in the last 7 years, the chances are good you have more RAM and CPU power in your current desktops than will be provided with a new ‘mid range’ Thin Client. Throwing this hardware in the bin is extremely wasteful as it’s currently a working asset.

ThinKiosk will address the additional benefits Thin Clients have over PC’s such as power saving, central management, secure interface, etc. and provide these benefits at a fraction of the cost to your current PC estate.

What is MagicFilter ?

With ThinKiosk’s MagicFilter, you can immediately negate the largest complaint you will receive running windows Thin Clients, ‘Why doesn’t Ctrl alt Delete work?’,

ThinKiosk’s MagicFilter is the only Thin Client capable of blocking windows SAS (secure action sequence) keys such as [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] and [Windows] + [L] and seamlessly redirecting them to the virtual desktop. This allows for a seamless user experience with no limitations. ThinKiosk’s MagicFilter, is driverless and runs in the users session for the greatest security, compatibility and stability. MagicFilter works with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware* Virtual desktops.

How do I request a Community Edition license ?

To request your Community Edition license, click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ThreadLocker

What is ThreadLocker?

ThreadLocker allows IT to intelligently manage CPU resources to ensure that individual users and applications don’t consume all the available resources and impact other users.

How is ThreadLocker Licensed?

ThreadLocker is available in two different licensed editions. The free Community Edition, or the Enterprise Edition. For more information on licensing, please visit the ThreadLocker licensing page.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ThinIO

What operating system is ThinIO supported on?

ThinIO is currently support on the following operating systems:

Windows 7 x64 Windows 8 x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2

Why use ThinKiosk?

By using ThinKiosk on your current PC’s, you can further leverage your investment in the hardware on user’s desks removing the need for a large initial purchase of Thin Clients.

Out of box, ThinKiosk will: Extended the devices life. Add power saving features. Decrease start-up times. Secure the device for virtual desktop access or internet kiosk workloads. Provide a ‘simple to manage’ Thin Client platform for your users to access their business needs.

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