Motion Computing has unveiled the LE1600TC, a mobile thin client version of its LE1600 tablet. The new model includes the security features from Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, such as improved wireless networking and an embedded firewall.
The LE1600TC includes a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for hardware-protected encryption, as well as secure digital certificate storage for authentication and secure e-mail applications. Its built-in fingerprint reader uses biometric data to prevent unauthorized access to system resources and encrypted data.
Priced from US$1,899, the Motion LE1600TC runs the Windows XP Embedded operating system instead of the Windows XP for Tablet PC OS. It comes loaded with Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Citrix ICA Client and Microsoft Internet Explorer with the Sun Microsystems Java Runtime Environment, and EverNote Corp.'s ritePen 2.5 handwriting recognition software.
Because thin client computers do not store data locally like traditional PCs, these applications connect the device to software managed and data stored on an organization’s network. The tablet’s traditional hard drive is replaced with 512MB solid-state flash storage, allowing storage only of the operating system and essential applications.
The Motion LE1600TC uses the recently-announced Motion LE1600 slate tablet PC chassis and has many of the same features, including its award-winning wide viewing angle display and advanced battery management capabilities.
“Our tablet client customers need the reliability, durability and rich feature set we’ve brought to market on the LE1600,” said Peter Hunt, Motion’s vice president of value-added peripherals. “This thin, light computer delivers high data security, networked data access, centrally managed administration and high system reliability – as well as a full line of peripherals important to our customers.”