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Fujitsu introduces new 'Zero Client' device

Zero Client offers most simple client device for connection to desktop virtual machines

Fujitsu's Zero Client device has no moving parts and requires only one cable for power and data combined.
Fujitsu's Zero Client device has no moving parts and requires only one cable for power and data combined.

Fujitsu has introduced a new client device, that it says is the first ever true ‘Zero Client' workplace.

The Fujitsu Zero Client device has no operating system, applications, data, processors, memory, fan or other moving parts, making it ideal for use in organizations with large numbers of end users.

The terminal, which has a single cable for power and data combined, is intended for connection to a Desktop Virtual Machine (DVM), either in the cloud or on an own-network hosted infrastructure. Companies can easily deploy services to a large number of users, with no configuration required at the desktop, cutting maintenance costs and allowing for easy upscaling of infrastructure.

The Zero Client terminal will initially be targeted at organizations such as call centres, government agencies and financial institutions.

Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: "For many organizations, the traditional client model is no longer viable or cost-efficient. Particularly for government organizations, banks and standard office infrastructures, the Fujitsu Zero Client will provide dramatic cost-savings in roll-out, deployment, management and administration. The Fujitsu Zero Client makes virtualized clients an affordable reality."

The Zero Client is due to go on sale early next year.