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TI and Clientron team up to develop the DM8148 applications processor-based Thin Client Reference Design

Press release [Thursday 7 June 2012]

Clientron Corp., a world-leading supplier of thin client and embedded systems, in collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), debuts it first TI SoC (System-on-Chip) based Thin Client Platform D500. Equipped with TI TMS320DM8148 (DM8148) applications processor, D500 provides dual HD display output on a single SoC and critical performance and power value advantages for Cloud Computing Virtual Desktops.

The Clientron Thin Client D500, based on TI's DM8148 SoC, includes the features of 1GHz ARM CPU, VDI co-processor, HD video accelerator, dual HD displays and the support of all major VDI protocols. With TI's DSP co-processor, D500's VDI performances is accelerated using TI's DSP co-processor, achieving unmatched performance and flexibility at low power consumption.

"With over 15 years of experience on designing Thin Client products, Clientron has been selected by TI as the partner for developing TI's Thin Client Reference Design Board. It's our honor to work with TI and its product development team to develop an optimized Thin Client Reference Board with the powerful TI DM8148 applications processor from TI, allowing Thin Client providers to deploy software and systems faster with lower costs for development and implementation." said Robert Chin, CEO & chairman of Clientron.

"The D500 reference design brings together Clientron's experience in thin client system design with the performance and low power benefits of TI's DM8148 application processor to enable OEMs to get to market quickly with a proven partner," said Kim Devlin-Allen, business manager for TI's thin client business. "This reference board enables a new generation of thin clients that take advantage of our high performance DM8148 processor, with advanced video and display capabilities and dedicated VDI co-processor to optimize the user's virtual desktop experience – all at low system power."

The highlight of Thin Client D500 features:
*Ultra-light and fanless design
*TI's DM8148 applications processor with 1GHz ARM CPU support RemoteFX
*Four USB ports (with USB hub chip)
*Dual HD Displays
*Support Microsoft RemoteFX, PCoIP, Citrix HDX
*Optional WLAN module
*Comply with 2013 ErP specification (off mode power is lower than 0.5W)

The Clientron Thin Client D500 is available now. For more D500 details, please visit our website www.clientron.com or visit Clientron at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth M1229, Computex Taipei 2012.

Clientron Thin Client D500

Clientron Thin Client D500

D500 rear

D500 rear

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