Use Cases | PC Repurposing

PC Repurposing

Reduce costs, centralize device management and increase security by repurposing existing devices into software-defined thin clients

Why repurpose Windows PCs with ThinKiosk?

 

ThinKiosk converts existing Windows-based PCs, laptops and thin clients into secure, centrally-managed, ThinKiosk thin clients.

Not only does ThinKiosk reduce costs in the ongoing management of your client device estate, including the procurement and deployment of devices, it also adds an unparalleled set of security features to protect end users and corporates alike.

Why repurpose Windows PCs with ThinKiosk?

Reuse or Dispose of Existing Windows PCs?

Turn existing PCs into New Thin Clients

Why repurpose Windows PCs with ThinKiosk?

When an organization undertakes an end user computing project, it will typically start to evaluate thin clients as a means to connect—deciding which clients are the best option depending on their choice of remote solution. Maybe zero clients for a VMware PCoIP environment would be considered, or a Linux-based device due to their low price point and perceived security.

Rarely in this conversation does the operating system that the thin client is running become a discussion point. Why? Because the perception is that it doesn’t matter what the thin client runs. It’s just a dumb terminal!

Reuse or dispose of existing Windows PCs?

The fact is end users will already have some form of PC or laptop in place that they are already using today. So now IT are looking at replacing perfectly useable devices for some form of thin client device—increasing the overall cost of the project. But deployment is just one problem.

Ethical and secure disposal of the existing devices is another, requiring professionally certified companies to carry this out—which again adds to the project costs. What about the confidential and highly sensitive corporate data that is sitting on that local hard drive? Again, that’s another cost to ensure that the data is securely wiped.

Turn existing PCs into new Thin Clients

So why not continue using these devices and convert them into thin clients? ThinKiosk is a software defined solution that converts your existing Windows PCs, laptops, and thin clients into secure, centrally managed Windows-based thin clients with a familiar Windows-based end user experience.

ThinKiosk does this via a lightweight and intuitive user interface that provides end users with secure access to their remote desktop and application environments—such as Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, and Microsoft RDS. It’s vendor agnostic, used with any remote environment. It is also not tied to any specific hardware​ vendor, avoiding vendor lock-in and allowing for deployment to different vendors’ hardware.

ThinScale’s PC Repurposing Solution

ThinScale’s PC Repurposing Solution

Repurposing PCs with ThinKiosk

ThinKiosk is a Windows-based, software-defined, enterprise-ready PC to thin client conversion solution that delivers a unified thin client user experience on all Windows endpoints. It turns your existing Windows PCs into secure, centrally managed Windows-based thin clients, dramatically reducing hardware and management costs, while enhancing the end user experience.

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Secure Remote Worker

Turns personal Windows devices into a software-defined thin client for secure remote access and BYOD.

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Converts existing Windows devices into secure, centrally managed thin clients. 

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