[rescue] Thin clients (was: Big iron)

Francois Dion fdion at atriumwindows.com
Wed Nov 12 08:58:44 CST 2003

The Platine A3000 is 1024x768, 256 colors and 10Mb/s ethernet. IMHO, 
this is plenty for most people. We use these on the floor 
(manufacturing) to replace dumb terminals. That way we can *rescue* all 
those old 15" monitors. alt-f1 to access a legacy system with telnet, 
alt-f2 for timeclocks, alt-f3 for a vnc session. Works great and minimal 
impact on the backbone. When you get to 1280x1024x16bit color, you've 
increased the bandwidth requirement (the 1280 terminals have a 100Mb/s 
ethernet in fact) along with memory usage on your server, and most users 
cant tell the difference. Most users started complaining when we went 
from 800x600 to 1024x768!

If you want to drop by and check it out, let me know. I'm also in North 
Carolina, but between Charlotte and Winston-Salem.


Magnus Hedemark wrote:

>On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Magnus Hedemark wrote:
>>>A solution that doesn't require any Sun $oftware is using tight VNC with 
>>>an axel terminal:
>>Hmmm the max resolution is only 1024x768.  Far too low.
>>We use TightVNC extensively at $WORK and something like this would be very 
>>cool if 1280x1024 (or better) was supported.
>Hmmm answering my own question, they have a terminal that does just that.  
>The model I saw on that link was more of a text terminal with poor 
>graphical capabilities.  The next model up, for $375, does 1280x1024.
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