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Wyse has been in the terminal business since 1981, giving it nearly two decades of experience in server-based computing. The Wyse 50 and 60 series are among the most commonly emulated mainframe terminals. Wyse’s Windows terminals support both Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA, allowing them to operate as a client to Citrix WinFrame or MetaFrame servers, Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Servers, or Win2K or MetaFrame for Win2K servers.

The Winterm 3200LE is Wyse’s entry-level Windows terminal. This terminal uses Windows CE as its operating system. It features SVGA graphics and a USB port for local peripherals. It includes built-in emulation of many older Wyse terminals, making it ideal for legacy connections to mainframe computers. Wyse has an extensive line of other Windows terminals, with the top-of-the-line machine being the Wyse 8360SE. This terminal uses embedded Windows NT 4.0 as its operating system, which means that it supports both local and terminal-based applications.

Wyse Technology's Winterm 3200LE

Wyse also offers WyseWorks Remote Administrator 3000 for remote control of Winterm terminals. It can perform all management functions from a central terminal, including firm-ware updates.

Wyse offers extensive information on its entire product line on their Web site. It also offers a 30-day hardware evaluation for qualified organizations.

About the Author

Mike Gunderloy, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, is a former MCP columnist and the author of numerous development books.

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