Press Release: December 05, 2011
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HP First to Enable Unified Thin Client Management with Microsoft Technology

PALO ALTO -- HP today announced it is the first company to enable customers to unify device management across their businesses by offering select thin clients with Microsoft Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 preinstalled.

HP is helping enterprises extend Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from PCs and servers to the Windows Embedded Standard-based HP t5740e and t5570e thin clients through a single management console beginning today.

“HP thin clients built on the Windows Embedded platforms are ideal for IT management and growing in popularity,” said Jeff Groudan, director, Thin Clients, HP. “Our thin clients will enable customers to broaden the reach of their existing investments in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to encompass PCs, servers and thin clients.”

HP thin clients running Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 offer enhanced inventory management and deeper visibility of the components on each thin client. The preinstalled agent also facilitates easier software upgrades and provides full life cycle management.

In addition, Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 enables updates to be sent to a thin client via a management tool to automatically adjust the state of the write filter, allowing easy and successful updates.

”By adding Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 to HP’s thin clients, we provide our joint customers new management flexibility and security,” said Mukund Ghangurde, director, Product Management, Windows Embedded, Microsoft. “This integration allows HP enterprise customers to more easily administer a specific upgrade package or security update to a collection of thin client devices.”

Additional information about the HP t5740e and HP t5570e with Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 is available in a white paper.

Additional information on Windows Embedded Device Manager is available at www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/evaluate/windows-embedded-device-manager.aspx.

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