|[January 31, 2014]
Devon IT Announces Microsoft Lync Now on WES7 Thin Clients
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Devon IT today announced support for Microsoft's (News - Alert) unified communications
application, Lync, on Lenovo's ThinkCentre M32 thin client that operates
"Advancements in thin client technology have developed drastically and
now supports unified communication applications on thin client devices
for a more advanced end-user experience," explained Joe Makoid,
President, Devon IT. "This is a primary example of how virtual desktop
solutions are giving desktop users more of a PC experience."
This new Lync application capabilities will allow Lenovo (News - Alert) thin client
customers with investments in VDI to deploy Lync; including IM,
presence, conferencing and enterprise voice and video as a part of their
end-to-end strategy. This Lync application plug-in allows use of any
Lync certified USB audio and video devices and redirects voice and video
traffic from the virtualized desktop directly to the thin client running
the local application. The combination of both the application plug-in
and Microsoft RemoteFX (RDP 8) results in lower bandwidth utilization
for optimum communication experience.
For companies that require constant communication between both internal
and external contacts Microsoft Lync allows desktop users to easily
communicate with anyone in their Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange
Server contacts. Microsoft Lync features include:
Audio and video originate on the Thin Client and offloads encoding and
decoding of media to the Thin Client to make the solution more
Desktop sharing makes giving prsentations to many different offices
and locations simple.
Document collaboration which allows participants to share documents
and see when people add text, drawings and annotations; similar to
Google (News - Alert) Documents feature.
Windows applications sharing to allow collaboration on a specific
Join meetings from your office or on the road with a single click, no
need to dial-in or remember meeting passcodes.
One of the best features that MS Lync has to offer is its ability to
sync your contacts in Outlook and Outlook Web App. Not only are your
contacts synchronized but it syncs your contact preferences and
recognizes your contact card updates. For example: if you create a
contact as a favorite, Lync will store that contact in the favorite's
folder as well. Microsoft Lync goes beyond other unified communication
applications such as IM and Skype (News - Alert) and has many features to deliver a
high-tech communication platform.
Pricing and Availability
For more information about Lenovo thin client solutions or product
details please contact Patrick Minnick, Lenovo Thin Client Specialist.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 919.294.0418. You can also contact Devon IT for more information at email@example.com.
About Devon IT
Devon IT, Inc., (www.devonit.com)
is a leading information technology company that offers thin client
software, hardware, and virtual desktop solutions. Devon IT's products
offer users in various industries and environments greater IT security,
enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT
is also the creator of patent pending VDI Blaster™ (www.vdiblaster.com),
a software suite that transforms PCs with hard drives into virtual
desktops and the innovators of the SafeBook® thin client notebook. The
company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with offices
in London, Shanghai and Bangalore. Read Devon IT's technical blog, "Thin
Tank," at http://www.devonit.com/blog.
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