On December 5th, 2011 HP announced they are the first company to offer unified device management with HP Thin Clients and Microsoft Windows Embedded Device Manager. HP Thin Client models t5740e and t5570e will have the Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 software pre-installed. Server administrators will have to purchase the Microsoft Windows Embedded Device Manager server side software to leverage the offering by HP.
Microsoft Windows Embedded Device Manager is designed to provide improved end-user device management, specifically for thin client devices. This is an important move for HP and Thin Clients, as HP customers have sought after improved management of thin client devices for many years. Microsoft offers the solution as an extension of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and is prepared to manage Thin Clients, P.O.S, Digital Signage, and Kiosks. Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 requires System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 to deploy.
Windows Embedded Device Manager will support the following platforms:
- Windows Embedded Standard 7
- Windows Embedded Standard 2009
- Windows Embedded POSReady 7
- Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
- Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
- Windows XP Embedded
- Windows Thin PC
The pricing for Windows Embedded Device Manager Server is as follows:
- Standard – $325.00 USD
- with SQL Sever Technology – $735.00 USD
- Client Management License – $25.00 per OSE or per user
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