VMWare developing View client for iPad

October 30th, 2010 at 7:30 PM  1 Comment

Proof that the iPad is gaining traction in the enterprise, VMWare is hard at work developing a native version of their View client for the iPad. This will allow users to connect back to a virtual desktop infrastructure through PC over IP, which is the standard connector as of View 4.0.

While the client is only in the internal alpha stages, it will already have competition from a firmly entrenched app from Wyse called PocketCloud. Wyse’s app has been out nearly two years and is fully function on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Wyse’s product, in addition to speaking native to the View infrastructure also can be RDP or VNC back to another non-View or even non-virtual device. They have also ported the PocketCloud app to Android.

Both of these apps are driving mobile devices into a thin client space which I’ve always found exciting.


Manage your thin clients from an iPhone

September 1st, 2009 at 10:24 AM  No Comments

Straight from, Christian Mairitsch from LISCON shows the latest version of the LISCON Management Console with iPhone support. LISCON claims this is the thin client management software worldwide which provides a optimized interface for smartphones.

The LISCON branded thin client from HP with LISCON OS starts a VMware View session. After moving it into another group the thin client inherits the configuration to open a published application in the seameless mode. This only takes a few moments and a Excel Window pops-up at the LISCON Desktop. Instead of a typical Windows task bar, a Mac-like dock appears.

LISCON Informationstechnologie GmbH is an Austria based company founded in 2000 that specializes in thin client management. Their Liscon OS is a customized version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS that is stripped down and designed to run as a thin client operating system supporting VMWare View, Citrix ICA and Microsoft RDP.