Dell has announced an Android-based HDMI client for BYOD environments, Wyse Cloud Connect:


Dell today announced the availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, an ultra-compact and highly mobile cloud-access device that instantly delivers desktop virtualisation and personal cloud services to any HDMI- or MHL-enabled display. The pocket-size device delivers a full-HD experience with enterprise-level security, manageability and reliability. Organisations of any size can now deliver streaming cloud services and IT solutions in a cost-effective, mobile offering for work, home and on the go.

“Cloud Connect is among the most cutting-edge mobile thin client solutions that we have tested at our labs,” said Joseph Korah, Senior Director and Head of Kochi Operations, Cognizant. “With its ability to work seamlessly with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments, the solution holds great potential for the futuristic enterprise that is looking for ways to improve productivity at work and on the go for its enterprise workforce.”

An Entirely New Smart Connected Device
Cloud Connect represents a new end-user device category that bridges thin clients and mobile devices as part of Dell Cloud Client-Computing’s end-to-end desktop virtualisation solutions portfolio. The extremely compact, secure, cloud-managed device with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) supports multiple use cases including mobile workers, students, digital signage, kiosks and other space-constrained environments. Specific customer benefits include: 

 

  •          Quick and secure access for mobile and remote workers to virtual desktops and a variety of cloud assets including content, applications, virtual desktops and IT support
  •          Easy remote connections to personal computers running Microsoft Windows OS or Apple Mac OS to access data, content or applications
  •          Plug-and-play interactive presentations run in full-HD directly from the cloud or device, on any compatible display
  •          Pocket-size, battery-free alternative in the event of loss, theft, or failure of primary devices
  •          Cost-effective virtual desktop for the education market, extending application and data access in classrooms, libraries, labs or at home
  •          Digital signage solution with simplified, remote management for airports, retailers, hospitality, or other organisations
  •          Personal cloud access to online entertainment, gaming, apps and rich content on large displays


“Cloud Connect is very compact, merely the size of a wireless network card, but it is powerful enough to project a virtual desktop on any TV screen with a HDMI or MHL controller, using any ordinary tablet or mobile device,” said Wang Jing, General Manager of New Energy Division, State Grid Information & Telecommunication Company Ltd., State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China.  “We find this extremely useful in our delivery of refined product terminals. Moreover, we are now using Cloud Connect as an entrance portal to support our various projects, especially those around which we are researching methods such as tracing end-data queries to ensure product quality, displaying our new products at user terminals, etc.”

Pricing and Availability
Cloud Connect is NZ$212 per unit. Complementary Dell accessories including MHL-capable displays and Bluetooth keyboards and mice are also available.  Cloud Connect is available immediately with documentation and support in global English in the Unities States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. To order Cloud Connect please visit, www.dell.com/cloudconnect

 

From their page:

 

  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system to support triple play (voice, data and video)
  • HDMI/MHL equipped video interface
  • 1080p Full-HD resolution support
  • Multi-core Cortex-A9 ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) 
  • Comprehensive integration of processors and hardware engines 
  • Powerful 2D/3D graphics capability 
  • Advanced HD video and audio processing capability
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band wireless
  • keyboard, mouse and Strorage via Bluetooth v3 or 1x USB mini for peripherals (keyboard/mouse)
  • 8GB flash
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1x Micro SD card slot (expandable up to 72GB flash storage)

No New Zealand in the list, yet.