【轉貼】$99 Linux stick turns any HDMI display into a virtual desktop

本帖最後由 toylet 於 2013-5-24 21:20 編輯

Hard on the heels of the news that Dell's "Project Ophelia" thumb PC is expected to ship this summer, thin client vendor Devon IT on Tuesday rolled out a similar contender of its own called the Ceptor.

Like Dell's device, the $99 Ceptor is designed to plug into any HDMI-compatible display or monitor. Slightly larger than a USB memory stick, the multimedia-capable unit can then transform such a device into a "zero client" virtual desktop.

Whereas Dell's device uses Linux-based Android, however, the Ceptor uses Devon IT's own Linux-based zero-client operating system, known as ZeTOS, to let users access their virtual desktops.

'An enterprise-class device'

At the heart of the Ceptor is a dual-core ARM processor with ZeTOS preloaded. The device features integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability as well as USB on the go via a USB-B micro host port and 1080p HD video output. Users need only enter their user name and password to get up and running in a remote session.

Devon IT's Echo thin client management software platform, meanwhile, can be used to manage the client device.

“PCs and thin clients have been about accessing applications and data in a variety of ways," explained Joe Makoid, president of Devon IT. "Ceptor is an advanced zero client that brings the data to the user when and where they need it. Most importantly, this is an enterprise-class device that is fully configurable and manageable, making it an ideal solution for companies and organizations worldwide with increasingly mobile and remote workforces."

Android coming soon

Ceptor runs in a stateless condition, Devon IT notes. Users can't execute software or initiate remote sessions that have not been authorized by an administrator. Ceptor devices also don't broadcast or auto-discover network protocols, thereby eliminating the need for special firewall or routing rules.

Finally, since terminals don't have any local persistent memory, threats from viruses and malware are eliminated as well.

Future versions of the Ceptor will offer even lower-cost processors and also run Android, Devon says. In the meantime, this could be another nice, inexpensive alternative for businesses to many of the Linux-powered tiny PCs we've seen arriving over the past year or so.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2 ... irtual-desktop.html

Source: LinuxToday

點供電俾條電腦手指用?

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Well,  The being should be ARM based, a typical phone cell can do the right job, or using a transformer (like RPI)for.

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點供電俾條電腦手指用?
computer1975 發表於 24/5/2013 22:02

睇佢應該兮就咁用 HDMI port 的電.....

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有左呢隻野D zero client 唔使賣啦.....
不過有無ethernet +usb?

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本帖最後由 zex 於 2013-5-27 17:00 編輯

希望不是學 Dell 用大陸CPU (RK3066), 老番人地 大陸 Android TV 手指 的 copycat product.

數月前, 我已經用上正板大陸 Android TV 手指, 行 RDP 玩 Ubuntu!

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希望不是學 Dell 用大陸CPU (RK3066), 老番人地 大陸 Android TV 手指 的 copycat product.

數月前, 我已 ...
zex 發表於 2013-5-27 16:48



>正板大陸 Android TV 手指

非常有保留。。。Google 幾時出過 Android TV?

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>正板大陸 Android TV 手指

非常有保留。。。Google 幾時出過 Android TV?
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domeso 發表於 2013-5-27 18:18

咪出過個波咯:Nexus Q

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>正板大陸 Android TV 手指

非常有保留。。。Google 幾時出過 Android TV?
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domeso 發表於 2013-5-27 18:18

只有Google 才可以出Android TV??
您自己 Google 下 "android tv", 約有 4,900,000,000 項結果 (搜尋時間:0.21 秒)

對 Dell 呀 Ceptor 呀這些 copycat 的產品, 連大陸 Android TV 手指都老番, 非常有保留!

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本帖最後由 domeso 於 2013-5-28 13:16 編輯
只有Google 才可以出Android TV??
您自己 Google 下 "android tv", 約有 4,900,000,000 項結果 (搜 ...
zex 發表於 2013-5-28 11:51


Getting an opensourced project, make some changes here and there then "rebrand" it as a "new product from them" and call it 正板, it so makes the CN sense.

Anyway, your statement is correct too,
>正板大陸 Android TV 手指
Mind I ask is 正板 the name of the product? or 正板大陸 is?

Officially, there is only "Google TV", Google never release anything under the name "Android TV" (so ammmm, your statement is kind of correct too)
Nexus Q was released as Nexus Q (they didn't even mention Google TV with the launch)

IMHO the word "Android TV" was first started off from CN with someone compile an Android build that works on some embedded boards (not to confuse with Google TV, it is android based but there are different toolchain and libs, files, source to normal Android), I personally am quite open minded on the action but upset about these "company" who do not fulfill making their source available to public (which also happened to many *nix solutions in CN).

Back to the post, thats why I was picking on the word "正板大陸 Android TV 手指", there is no 正板, or say, if I consider, 正板 was suppose to means a devices officially from Google with the core Google Android services, example: Play Store, Google Contacts, Google Now etc, which they never releases something under the name of "Android TV" anyway.

Just my 2 cents.

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