HP New Thin Computing Solutions

Expanding the application of thin clients in new computing
environments, HP introduced a variety of thin computing solutions
that deliver affordable, simple computing experiences for business and
education, as well as integrated client virtualization solutions that
extend the power of the data center to the desktop.

Extending HP’s industry-leading thin computing portfolio, the new solutions include:

  • HP thin client
    platforms designed to optimize the end-user experience for client
    virtualization by delivering higher performance and remarkable ease of
  • HP client virtualization solutions
    that provide a high-quality user experience and increased scalability
    and reliability in a secure environment at a breakthrough price.
  • HP MultiSeat solution
    that can double computing seats without expanding IT budgets for
    smaller computing environments, with simple set up and low energy use.

In addition to HP MultiSeat, HP
introduced specifically tailored, easy-to-manage education solutions –
HP TeachNow and HP SchoolCloud – that make it easier to teach with technology while reducing overall costs.

“Businesses and educational institutions are looking for
alternatives to traditional personal computing, such as client
virtualization or multiseat computing, to centralize management and
increase security, while reducing their total cost of ownership,” said
Robert Moctezuma, vice president, Desktop Solutions Organization,
Personal Systems Group, HP. “Customers recognize HP is the only
provider that can design, deploy and manage complete thin computing and
client virtualization solutions – from the desktop to the data center –
that meet IT and user needs.”

Customers cut costs and increase efficiencies with HP

New York-based JetBlue Airways needed a way to cut long-term costs
for airport-based technology and improve security. The airline
installed nearly 1,400 HP thin clients, which were supported by
JetBlue’s central data center and backed by 25 HP ProLiant server
blades. Today, more than 12,000 JetBlue crew members use the HP thin
clients at curbside check-in, ticket counters, and gate and back office
locations at airports.

“In terms of maintenance and cost-effectiveness, the ‘thick client’
model simply wasn’t sustainable for us. We realized it was critical to
increase efficiency and manageability to drive down costs,” said Pat
Thompson, director, IT Operations, JetBlue Airways. “Our decision to
deploy HP Thin Clients is expected to save nearly $5 million over five
years, while improving customer satisfaction.”

Thin computing platforms deliver new levels of performance and value

  • The new
    HP t5740 and
    HP t5745 Flexible Series
    Thin Clients deliver a superb computing experience for client
    virtualization deployments. The t5740 Flexible Series Thin Clients
    feature Intel Atom N280 processors and an Intel GL40 chipset, enabling
    a power-efficient and rich PC experience delivered with the
    dependability of a thin client. HP Flexible Series Thin Clients can
    grow with a business, providing eight USB 2.0 ports and an optional PCI
    expansion module for easy upgrades. The HP Flexible Series also meets
    stringent ENERGY STAR®, EPEAT® Silver and Energy Using Products
    Directive (EuP) Lot 6 requirements.
  • HP Flexible Series Thin Clients support rich multimedia for visual display solutions, including the new
    HP LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage Display.
    The HP LD4700 can run 24/7 in both bright and dim lighting while
    maintaining longevity, and can be set in either a horizontal or
    vertical position. In addition, with the new HP Digital Signage Display (DSD) Wall Mount,
    users can hang the display on a wall to showcase videos, graphics or
    text in a variety of commercial settings where an extra-large screen is
  • The
    HP t5325 Essential Series Thin Client
    is an affordable, power-efficient thin client with a new interface that
    simplifies setup and deployment. It offers a combination of features
    unique in its class and enables local web access and basic multimedia
  • All new HP Thin Clients now include intuitive setup
    tools that streamline configuration and management into a short series
    of easy-to-follow steps. The ThinPro Setup Wizard for Linux and HP Easy
    Config for Microsoft Windows® help customers quickly choose the right
    configurations for their virtual environment in just a few clicks. In
    addition, HP thin clients also include on-board utilities that automate
    deployment of new connections, properties, low-bandwidth add-ons and
    image updates from one centralized repository to thousands of thin

New client virtualization solutions extend the power of the data center to the desktop

HP is extending the power of its
Converged Infrastructure
strategy to help customers accelerate the delivery of client
virtualization with solutions that combine servers, storage, software
and thin clients, along with services and support.

  • Three new client virtualization architectures
    that combine Citrix XenDesktop 4, Citrix XenApp or VMware View™ with HP
    ProLiant servers, storage and thin clients to provide midsize to large
    businesses with a range of scalable and affordable offerings that meet
    the performance and reliability needs of task workers and knowledge
  • HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Workstation Blade
    brings centralized, mission-critical security and reliability to
    workstation computing by delivering a breakthrough user experience that
    also allows individuals or teams to work and collaborate remotely and
    securely. This solution meets the performance and scalability needs for
    high-end visualization and handling of large model sizes demanded by
    enterprise segments such as engineering and oil and gas.
  • HP Client Automation 7.8, part of the
    HP Business Service Automation
    software portfolio and fully supporting Windows 7, allows customers to
    easily deploy and migrate to a virtual desktop infrastructure
    environment and manage it through the entire life cycle. It manages
    traditional and virtual client environments – including all thin
    clients, virtual back-end infrastructure and traditional PCs – with a
    common methodology that reduces management costs and complexity.
    Customers also capture inventory and usage information to help size
    their initial virtual client deployment and reoptimize as end-user
    needs change over time.
  • New
    HP Technology Services
    implementation, support and education offerings help organizations
    lower complexity and risk with new business value services that provide
    a reliable path to client virtualization:

    • HP Transformation Experience Workshop helps
      customers build their strategy for virtualized solutions, identify a
      high-level roadmap and get executive consensus in a one-day intensive
    • HP Business Benefit Workshop allows customers
      to identify, quantify and analyze the business benefits of client
      virtualization as well as set return-on-investment targets prior to
      entering the planning stage.
    • Enhanced HP Solution Architecture and Pilot Service
      ensures the successful integration of the client virtualization
      solution into the customer’s infrastructure through a clear roadmap,
      architectural blueprint and phased implementation strategy.
  • HP Enterprise Services extends the value of HP’s
    client virtualization solutions by hosting the customer’s applications
    and data in a remote data center.
  • Recently announced
    HP business computing bundles bring end-to-end IT capabilities to small
    business owners. The bundles, which include HP Thin Clients, HP
    ProLiant tower servers and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2,
    efficiently deliver Windows desktops, business applications and remote
    access while improving security and reducing total costs.

HP MultiSeat Solution doubles computing seats without expanding IT budgets

HP MultiSeat Solution
stretches the computing budgets of small businesses and other
resource-constrained organizations by delivering up to twice the
computing seats as traditional PCs for the same IT spend.

HP MultiSeat uses the excess computing capacity of a single PC to
give up to 10 simultaneous users an individualized, fully supported and
licensed Microsoft Windows 7 computing experience. This not only helps
organizations affordably increase computing seats, but also simplifies
IT management with setup simple enough for non-technical users and
reduces energy consumption by as much as 80 percent per user over
traditional PCs.

Pricing and availability

  • HP t5740 Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $429 and is currently available
  • HP 5745 Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $399 and is currently available
  • HP t5325 Essential Series Thin Clients starts at $199 and is expected to be available Dec. 1
  • HP LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage starts at $1,799 and is currently available
  • HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Blade Workstation starts at $3,044 and is currently available


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