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Internet Week: Boundless, Acute Detail Thin-Client Plans

Jul 03, 1999, 10:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"Boundless Technologies said plans later this year to introduce a line of thin-client hardware, the iBROW, designed to restore part of the original vision of thin clients as general-purpose devices that would usurp PCs, at least for some applications."

"Boundless' iBROW will run Linux and is designed to boot up in 30 to 45 seconds and automatically configure itself from a server."

"Version 3 of the product, due later next year, will have an integrated ADSL or cable modem, flat-panel display, wireless keyboard and mouse."

"Boundless expects the primary iBROW users will be small businesses, remote offices, and home offices. It will be sold by ASPs and ISPs. The system will have the Citrix Systems client loaded to access applications running on Windows NT."

"The company says it sees the emerging use of ASPs as potentially generating new demand for thin clients. ASPs are a hybrid of service provider and outsourcer, running farms of servers for database, ERP, backoffice applications, e-mail, and other enterprise software, and letting organizations connect clients to those systems and store data on them."

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