2014-03-21 17:36:09 - Compatible with any 19-inch to 29-inch Philips monitor, this smart zero-client base plugs enterprise users directly to their organization’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, is set to streamline IT in organisations everywhere with the all-in-one simplicity of the Philips Cloud Monitor Base. Users simply attach their current Philips monitor to the stand, and can plug directly into their enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment for access to centralized IT applications, data storage and security. Offering flexibility, manageability and ultimate security – and combining all this with the dazzling viewing quality of Philips displays – the Philips Cloud Monitor Base could be the smartest IT choice an organisation ever makes.
The brand-new Philips Cloud Monitor Base brings VDI within easy reach of enterprises, providing all the benefits of maintaining data and software
on the server, and eliminating the need for computing power on individual desktops. Available in two versions – the SB4B1927VB for VMware infrastructure and the SB4B1927CB for Citrix – the Philips Cloud Monitor Base consists of a smart, ergonomic stand to which users can attach any Philips S, P or B line monitor of any size between 19 and 29 inches, instantly connecting their desktop with the enterprise’s VDI. There is no separate PC or notebook required, and users can connect a mouse and keyboard directly to the base. With a system like this, observing a “clean desk” policy – with less noise and no tangle of cables – is easy.
The smarter way to manage IT
The key benefits of VDI are the cost efficiency, security and ease of management it delivers to enterprise IT. With every element in the VDI landscape coordinated from a single point of administration in the enterprise, IT managers can maintain strong safety and security systems for the entire working space of their organisation, and eliminate the chance of maverick software entering the system. All the data is secured in the cloud, and synced with the main server – ready for instant-on access when users sit down to work.
Delivering clean, reliable IT across the organisation, the Philips Cloud Monitor Base fits right into this concept. Easy to deploy and easy to manage, it is a cost-effective way to transform a monitor into a zero client: since enterprises can use existing Philips monitors with the new base, there is no need for additional outlay on hardware. It simply plugs into the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that the enterprise already has in place. The potential savings are impressive: enterprise IT with zero-client technology using the Philips Cloud Monitor Base drives down the total cost of IT ownership by reducing the acquisition costs for computing devices. In fact, an IT landscape with zero-client technology can save up to 80% on hardware costs, and up to 70% on hardware support and maintenance.
What is more, with a plethora of connections such as dual DVI Out for dual screen expandability, microphone and audio for web meetings, USB and LAN, the SmartConnect abilities of the Philips Cloud Monitor Base ensure the unit is an excellent productivity tool.
Sustainable, eco-friendly design
The Philips Cloud Monitor Base might deliver all-in-one simplicity – but there is nothing “one-size-fits-all” about its design. The basic stand is adjustable to the user’s eye level, and can be swivelled, tilted and rotated as required – all of which ensures the screen is in exactly the right position to ease the physical strains of a long working day. And, with up to 90% savings on electricity, the Philips Cloud Monitor Base is also good for the health of the planet - giving the enterprise a green footprint that benefits the planet as well as the bottom line