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IGEL provides Citrix users with unique two-speed migration opportunity to Citrix XenDesktop 7 with its latest firmware update

Latest IGEL firmware updates for zero clients, thin clients and software thin clients gives Citrix customers the option of switching to Citrix XenDesktop 7 or extending the use of their existing deployment.

Reading, UK. 6th May 2014 - IGEL Technology is keeping the options open for Citrix users of its thin and zero client solutions whilst preparing for Citrix XenDesktop 7. With its latest firmware update, the German thin client company is allowing its customers to decide when they switch to the new release and to ensure that the upgrade is smooth and trouble free. The IGEL firmware update (5.3.100) for Linux-based thin and zero client solutions includes two versions of the Citrix Receiver access software: the new Version 13 for Citrix XenDesktop 7.x or the previous Version 12, enabling IGEL customers to use their devices with any Citrix application.

"IGEL's approach is always about open desktops and providing our customers with choice," said Simon Richards, IGEL's Managing Director for UK & Ireland. "By incorporating both Citrix Receivers into our firmware we are allowing our customers the option of continuing to add to their existing desktop estate using their existing setting profiles, whilst certain in the knowledge that their IGEL desktops will be ready for Citrix XenDesktop 7 when they choose to deploy it."

Citrix XenDesktop 7 is an attractive proposition for thin client users for a number of reasons, such as access to the virtual desktops provided as part of the cost-effective Citrix VDI in a Box solution. It also provides direct access to StoreFront stores and Citrix XenApp sites. Citrix Receiver 13 also features a new graphical user interface via which users can subscribe to and launch apps and desktops (Self-Service UI).

Price and availability
The new IGEL firmware Version 5.3.100 with both Citrix Receivers is now available for downloading free of charge at The update is aimed at all IGEL zero clients (IZ2/IZ3 HDX) and all multi-protocol thin clients in the IGEL Linux Universal Desktop range (UD2, UD3, UD5, UD9 and UD10) as well as all software thin clients that were created with the help of the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) client standardization solution. The firmware with both Citrix Receivers will also be made available for IGEL's IZ1 HDX zero client.

About IGEL Technology
A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter:

Editorial Contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH
Dr. Frank Lampe
Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31
28199 Bremen
Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300
Fax: 0421 / 52094 1399
E-Mail: [email protected]

Amber Group
Paul Smith
Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525
Email: [email protected]

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