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TMCNet:  Devon IT Announces Microsoft Lync Now on WES7 Thin Clients

[January 31, 2014]

Devon IT Announces Microsoft Lync Now on WES7 Thin Clients

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

Devon IT today announced support for Microsoft's (News - Alert) unified communications application, Lync, on Lenovo's ThinkCentre M32 thin client that operates using WES7.

"Advancements in thin client technology have developed drastically and now supports unified communication applications on thin client devices for a more advanced end-user experience," explained Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. "This is a primary example of how virtual desktop solutions are giving desktop users more of a PC experience."

This new Lync application capabilities will allow Lenovo (News - Alert) thin client customers with investments in VDI to deploy Lync; including IM, presence, conferencing and enterprise voice and video as a part of their end-to-end strategy. This Lync application plug-in allows use of any Lync certified USB audio and video devices and redirects voice and video traffic from the virtualized desktop directly to the thin client running the local application. The combination of both the application plug-in and Microsoft RemoteFX (RDP 8) results in lower bandwidth utilization for optimum communication experience.

For companies that require constant communication between both internal and external contacts Microsoft Lync allows desktop users to easily communicate with anyone in their Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange Server contacts. Microsoft Lync features include:

  • Audio and video originate on the Thin Client and offloads encoding and decoding of media to the Thin Client to make the solution more scalable.
  • Desktop sharing makes giving prsentations to many different offices and locations simple.
  • Document collaboration which allows participants to share documents and see when people add text, drawings and annotations; similar to Google (News - Alert) Documents feature.
  • Windows applications sharing to allow collaboration on a specific application.
  • Join meetings from your office or on the road with a single click, no need to dial-in or remember meeting passcodes.

One of the best features that MS Lync has to offer is its ability to sync your contacts in Outlook and Outlook Web App. Not only are your contacts synchronized but it syncs your contact preferences and recognizes your contact card updates. For example: if you create a contact as a favorite, Lync will store that contact in the favorite's folder as well. Microsoft Lync goes beyond other unified communication applications such as IM and Skype (News - Alert) and has many features to deliver a high-tech communication platform.

Pricing and Availability

For more information about Lenovo thin client solutions or product details please contact�Patrick Minnick, Lenovo Thin Client Specialist. Email: pminnick@lenovo.com�or call 919.294.0418.�You can also contact Devon IT for more information at�info@devonit.com.

About Devon IT

Devon IT, Inc., (www.devonit.com) is a leading information technology company that offers thin client software, hardware, and virtual desktop solutions. Devon IT's products offer users in various industries and environments greater IT security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT is also the creator of patent pending VDI Blaster™ (www.vdiblaster.com), a software suite that transforms PCs with hard drives into virtual desktops and the innovators of the SafeBook® thin client notebook. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with offices in London, Shanghai and Bangalore. Read Devon IT's technical blog, "Thin Tank," at http://www.devonit.com/blog.

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