BUSINESS IT Africa
SA MADE LINUX CLIENT
Vol 1 No.6 August 2001
Durban-based Uniterm Electronic Design and Manufacture, which has been manufacturing a selection of products for the past 10 years, is to launch its second thin client in October.
The new Uniterm Linux-powered Thin Client lets users run any Windows-based application using NT servers running Citrix ICA or RDP in WAN or LAN environments. The newly-launched Tarantella client software supports Web-enabled applications delivered by Windows, Linux, Unix and OS/400, HTML and Java.
Angelo Borros CEO of Uniterm says: "At last enterprises are beginning to realise the advantages of thin client technology. We aim to give our customers an immediate cost benefit at the time of purchase. Up until now the customer has been told that the total cost of ownership over a period of a few years would be an effective cost saving. We now realise the cost saving should be immediate."
He adds that being 'home-grown", Uniterm is able to offer competitive prices as well as direct technical service. "We are not dependent on import, " says Borros. "Uniterm is not dependent on lengthy and timeous negotiations regarding import costs either. Product is available when and where you need it. This is an important issue in an environment where critical timeframes prevail. Uniterm is in total control of design, production and development providing updates and downloads improving turn around time."