This all started back in November of last year, when I wrote the post Calling all Thin Client Vendors. If you haven’t read the post I’m basically calling out vendors to lend me some kit with PCoIP compatibility for some testing I want to do at home in my own time and at my own pace. Cheeky I know, but hey, sometimes if you don’t ask you don’t get. Luckily for me, the ‘first’ lady of the virtualisation world (Jane Rimmer – if you hadn’t of guessed already!) read my post and got the attention of the guys over at 10Zig.
After some good conversations with James Broughton and Tom Dodds I re-iterated the point to them this was for personal use only, it wasn’t linked to a client and I doubted they would get any sales from this, they were still happy to work with me and lend me some units – how cool is that?
Not long after conversations were flowing, I got a completion date to move into my first ‘owned’ house, I lined up a couple of VCAP exams, then got engaged and was then placed on a long term fast paced project, I just didn’t see me having the time to carry out any of the testing I had planned, so I reluctantly told the guys to keep hold of the units they had planned to lend me.
A few weeks ago, Tom got back in touch to see if I were in a position to look at the units again – this time I was. Within a few days I had a large package arrive and was amazed to see the contents!They have sent me two (yes two!) V1200 series zero clients, the dual screen V1200-P TERA2 (Click here for info) and the quad screen V1200-QP TERA2 (Click here for info).
Also, and unexpectedly they also threw in a 5118v thin client (Click here for info) with Windows 8 Embedded to allow me to compare Thin vs Zero devices.
To top it all off, they have also arranged for me to have direct contact with their support team and a WebEx session to introduce me to the tech and get me on my way!
I’d better spin up my lab and make sure VMware View is ready to get put through its paces with these devices!
Stay tuned for some further posts on the performance of these units.
Finally Jane, thanks for putting me in contact with these guys! Tom, James thanks again for the generosity.