Thinkiosk Version 4.0 is the culmination of 9 months hard work, rebuilding ThinKiosk in a new development style to include the enterprise features many of you requested, adding a management server, secure key redirection technologies, local group policy control and a number of other features. After weeks of rigorous testing we’re delighted to announce the availability of ThinKiosk version 4… Today!
With the release of Version 4.0 we’re lifting the cloak on the company we’ve setup in order to support and further develop ThinKiosk, ThinScale Technology. We’ve set up ThinScale as a little software company to publish applications to the virtualisation community, tackling the smaller issues and annoyances we face day to day as consultants and administrators. More clever little products are in the pipeline, but for now enough about the company!
The largest change around ThinKiosk 4.0 is the version introduction. ThinKiosk will ship in two editions, Enterprise edition and Community edition. Remko and I took a look at the product back in October last year and identified area’s that the project needed investment in order to reach and fulfill it’s full potential. We also noted that a number of customers really wanted the support and functionality offered by a professional product. After much deliberation we took the decision at that point to invest the time and resources into the product to ensure it fulfils it’s potential, this in turn justified the need for a chargeable Enterprise product.
ThinKiosk Community Edition.
- The community edition is free and will always remain free, we want to make sure the community will always have the benefit of the product.
- The Community edition is still one of the most powerful Windows alternatives on the market, including paid for products.
- The Community edition is an extremely powerful piece of software with one or two limitations in comparison to the Enterprise product.
- The Community edition will receive functionality from the enterprise edition over time.
We’re extremely proud of the community edition and we do recommend it if you do not require the functionality of the Enterprise Version.
ThinKiosk Enterprise Edition will include all the current functionality you know and use in ThinKiosk, along with loads of additional features and benefits. The enterprise version of ThinKiosk delivers far more value than the competitor products and from a functionality perspective beats them hands down even in its first release.
An exact side by side comparison can be found along with pricing and details on the ThinScale Licensing page.
Some of the New goodies are listed below!
ThinKiosk 4.0 new central management server. With this central management console, you can:
- Manage off domain machines.
- Push updates.
- Perform remote power commands.
- Remote Control end users.
- Report on your current ThinKiosk hardware.
- and much more.
Allow me to introduce our new ‘dynamic key pass-through technology’ MagicFilter. Magic filter will now block local Ctrl + Alt + Del and windows + L keystrokes and “magically” send them on to the remote desktop environment as if the user is working locally. This gives the user an immersive, native feeling desktop experience from the ThinKiosk client.
We are extremely proud to say we are the only Windows Thin Client vendor on the market who can do this.
ThinKiosk 4.0 is a fully fledged browser, so you can allow your users access to web resources without compromising on security. You can layer in as many bookmarks as you like to the browser or you can simply allow the users to browse the sites they wish via the address bar.
And so much more!
I covered a lot of the functionality previews back in April in the feature teaser.
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