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12 Apr 2010
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Licensing for Sun Ray Clients Under Oracle [23038]
Simpler Approach Offers Customers Two Choices

Simpler licensing is the goal with the new software licensing model set for Sun Ray clients, or so states Oracle's Edward Moffat. In light of the latest release from the desktop virtualization product suite, namely the Sun Ray 3 Plus Client, Moffat outlines the new licensing choices for customers interested in this product line.
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06 Apr 2010
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Sun Ray 3 Plus Client [23019]
The First Member of the Third Generation of Sun Ray Clients

Oracle released the Sun Ray 3 Plus - replacing the Sun Ray 2 FS, according to Edward Moffat. It offers high-performance and ultra-low power consumption (ENERGY STAR 5.0-qualified), and the chassis uses eco-friendly and recyclable materials. Its new design has the smart card at the top, a larger surround on the card reader, new front power on/off switch, new sleep timer, an additional USB 2.0 port in front and two located on the back for a total of four, a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, a 1000 Mb SFP port, standard DB-9 Serial port, and two DVI ports each driving 2560 x 1600 resolution.
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27 Jan 2010
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Sun Ray Thin Clients and Software Save Corporation an Estimated $270,000 [22720]
Sun Solution Increased User and IT Productivity, Security and Added Easy Remote Access

In September 2008, medical products maker ResMed decided to replace 160 PCs with Sun Ray 2 Thin Clients, and purchased two SPARC Enterprise T2000 Servers with chip multithreading, and four Sun Fire X4440 Servers to support its new solution. According to ResMed, IT productivity has increased by the equivalent of two additional IT staff, and the company has saved about $267,850. The Sun solution also increased security and substantially reduced energy costs as well as the noise-level.
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17 Nov 2009
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Hardware Retailer Improves Business With Sun Thin Clients [22566]
Reduced Power, IT Maintenance and Improved Workplace Environment

With a customer relationship management (CRM) system running on desktop PCs connected to a datacenter, burgeoning U.K. building supplier Screwfix needed an upgrade in speed and efficiency to deal with its expanding customer base. Following a proof of concept, Sun Ray 270 Virtual Display Client terminals were deployed, resulting in a reduction in call help-desk time by 90% and power consumption by 75%. Workplace performance and environment also improved.
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29 Oct 2009
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How to Hotdesk with Sun Display Access Client [22395]
Use NSCM or Token Aliasing

Given that the initial release of the Sun Desktop Access Client (SDAC) does not participate in the smart-card-based hotdesking that makes the Sun Ray Desktop Units so popular, it comes as no surprise that workarounds are springing up, including "Hotdesking sessions to and from the Sun Display Access Client" by Jorg Barfurth.
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14 Oct 2009
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Migrating to Sun Ray Thin Clients and Sun Secure Global Desktop Software [22306]
Retiring PCs Accelerates the Pace of Service Delivery

Netherlands business service provider IBN-groep helps people who live at a distance from the labor market to find paid work. IBN-groep recently moved to a virtual desktop solution based on Sun hardware and software that enables employees to access their personalized Windows XP desktop from any Sun Ray thin client or from their home network using Sun Secure Global Desktop Software. Because desktop data is now centralized, the solution is boosting efficiencies and simplifying administration.
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