Visit our Owerri office to see SynQ – the simple thin client that converts your monitor into a computer. Available from May.
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Feb 21, 2011, Lagos – Fasmicro today unveiled two versions of network computers – SynQ and SynQ Pro. These products are also called zero clients, thin clients, PC stations, and are designed for organizations like libraries, banks, schools, cyber cafes, factories, training centers, companies, government departments, etc, where multiple people use computers. It is poised to eliminate standard PC for something affordable, better and durable. With these two solutions, customers can save up to 90% in equipment acquisition, 90% on electricity and 90% lesser electronic waste.
A thin client (sometimes also called a lean or slim client) is a computer or a computer program which depends heavily on some other computer (its server) to fulfill its traditional computational roles. This stands in contrast to the traditional fat client, a computer designed to take on these roles by itself. The exact roles assumed by the server may vary, from providing data persistence (for example, for diskless nodes) to actual information processing on the client’s behalf. (Source: Wikipedia)
As computers have become more powerful, processing power has been left redundant as average PC use about 5% of its capacity. So what SynQ and SynQ Pro do is to utilize this extra capacity of the PC, over adding more hardware. That means we reduce the footprint in the office, reduce the energy consumption and offer an environmental-friendly solution.
SynQ and SynQ Pro are terminals with no CPU, memory, RAM but have the capacity to synchronize very function of the host PC (the server which can be a regular PC), allocates processing power, dynamically. With software running on the host PC, each user with a monitor can work on the host PC as though it has an individual computer. There is no latency because we have an inbuilt cache system that eliminates that. It is affordable, durable, cheap and very rugged.
SynQ and SynQ can support up to 30 shared resources simultaneously. All the customer needs is one standard PC, 30 units of either SynQ or SynQ Pro, and 30 monitors (plus mouse and keyboards). With that, the customer will get 30 people working as they have 30 different units of standard PCs.
SynQ Pro is more powerful than SynQ. Besides all the regular features of SynQ, SynQ Pro has a USB that supports USB disk, printer, and barcode scanner. The good thing about SynQ and SynQ Pro is that the computational powers of the terminals are roughly equivalents to the power of the server. So, if you have a very strong server, you have got a server in your terminals.
- This technology enables many users to share one standard PC simultaneously, reducing cost. The connection to the host PC can be done via internet, HUB, Switch hub, or Router. In other words, if the person takes the SynQ or SynQ Pro home, connection to the host PC can be done via the Internet.
- Supports Window 7, VISTA, Windows 2008, Windows XP PRO, Windows Server 2003, Linux
- Share one PC with up to 30 users.
- Video, audio, mouse, Keyboard, barcode scanner, high resolutions, etc
- Extensive compatibility, free to maintain (you just maintain the server), high security (all data on the host PC), energy efficiency, low noise work place (few PCs), zero interference among users.
SynQ – N9,900
SynQ Pro – N13,900