OnLogic announced by provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces IGEL earlier this year, the expansion of their line of IGEL ready industrial thin client hardware. The new hardened virtualization hardware includes small form factor devices and industrial touch panels, combining OnLogic's reliability with the wide range of capabilities provided by IGEL's edge OS.
Built for distributed computing, virtualization and thin client applications in challenging environments, OnLogic’s newly expanded line of ruggedized small form factor thin client devices and touch screen terminals is intended for distributed computing in manufacturing, automation and energy management applications.
OnLogic industrial-grade computing systems are ultra compact, fanless and pack robust connectivity into a tiny footprint. As part of the IGEL Ready program, OnLogic customers are now able to leverage pre-imaged IGEL software right out of the box. This partnership allows for increased customization on top of OnLogic's existing suite of extensive configuration options. The OnLogic IGEL Ready line currently includes a variety of hardened thin client devices ready for deployment. Additional systems offering new processing options and capabilities will arrive in the first quarter of 2021.
“OnLogic’s partnership with IGEL builds on our commitment to offer our customers in the IoT and industrial spaces easy access to the technologies they need to be successful,” said Carolyn Swan, Head of Strategic Partnerships at OnLogic. “As part of the IGEL Ready ecosystem, OnLogic has expanded the software options available to our users to include one of the leaders in the secure delivery of virtualized apps, desktops, and cloud workspaces to endpoint devices. This will provide our users with the essential tools and capabilities needed to build industry-leading distributed computing solutions, save time and money, and ensure applications and information are delivered effectively. Users who previously had limited hardware options due to challenging environmental conditions are now free to explore virtualized desktop infrastructure options thanks to this new relationship between OnLogic and IGEL.”
IGEL’s Linux-based operating system, coupled with a scalable and easy to use management platform, allows users simple, secure access to cloud workspaces. This type of virtualized computing enables centralized management of applications, permissions and updates. OnLogic IGEL Ready hardware enhances the advantages of distributed computing by pairing the IGEL Edge OS with OnLogic thin client endpoints designed to resist damage due to extreme temperatures, airborne contaminants, vibration or impact forces. When integrated on OnLogic hardware, the IGEL platform is better equipped to function in harsh environments like manufacturing facilities or utility-scale wind farms.