Oracle released the Sun Ray 3 Plus - replacing the Sun Ray 2 FS, according to Edward Moffat. There are a few physical changes, such as the smart card being moved to 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.
The Sun Ray 3 Plus Client offers high-performance and ultra-low power consumption (ENERGY STAR 5.0-qualified), and the chassis uses eco-friendly and recyclable materials. Each unit ships in a box that contains a Sun Ray 3 Plus Client, an external universal AC/DC adapter, a specially designed base to ensure vertical operation, along with documentation.
A picture of the newly designed Sun Ray is posted on Craig Bender's blog while a YouTube video demonstrates the ease of unboxing this new Sun Ray thin client. The release notes identify more specifically what's new:
To turn the unit on manually, touch the power button, located below the LED, or insert a smart card. Note, the Sun Ray 3 Plus Client will power on even if the smart card is inserted the wrong way. When you insert the smart card, verify that the Smart Card LED lights.
New Boot Process
A new splash screen and spinning wheel are displayed when the Sun Ray 3 Plus Client powers on and boots. When the Sun Ray 3 Plus Client powers off, a new icon (number 35) is displayed.
Power Off Feature
The Sun Ray 3 Plus Client provides an Energy star power off feature. This means that if the Sun Ray 3 Plus Client is idle for a set period of time, the Client will turn itself off. The default power off time is 30 minutes.
Audio Output Automatically Switches
The Sun Ray 3 Plus Client hardware automatically switches the audio output. If there is no headphone connected to the Sun Ray 3 Plus Client, the audio output passes through the external speakers. If you connect a headphone, the audio output will automatically pass through the headphones.
Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) Network Module Slot
The Sun Ray 3 Plus Client includes an empty SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) network module slot in the back of the unit. This slot is intended to support commercial 1 Gb or 100 Mb optical fiber SFP network modules for customers that require optical network support.
The following is a partial list of fiber modules which been successfully tested as of March 2010:
- 1000-SX: Avago (Agilent) AFBR-5710LZ; Cisco GLC-SX-MM; Finisar FTLF8524P2BNL (850 nm); Netgear AGM731F; Opnext TRF2716AALB200
- 1000-LX: Avago (Agilent) AFCT-5710LZ and Finisar FTLF1324P2BTV (1310 nm)
- 100-FX with SGMII: Cisco GLC-GE-100FX (100-FX for Gb ports); Opnext TRF5325ANLB200 (100-FX with SGMII); Memory Dealers "Cisco GLC-GE-100FX compatible"
Dual-link DVI Display
The Sun Ray 3 Plus Client supports two single-link DVI-D or dual-link DVI-D displays of up to 2560x1600 resolution each, for a maximum of a 5120x1600 resolution with two displays.
Expanded Monitor Resolutions
Multiple monitor resolutions and timings are supported on each Sun Ray 3 Plus Client DVI-D port. For the complete list, visit the Release Notes.
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