Samsung Electronics unveiled the world’s first zero client monitor using Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE) technology. This monitor just needs an Ethernet cable to work.
The Samsung NC220 monitor just needs a single cable for data and power, making the life of IT Staff easier. Software and security updates can be deployed in minutes from a centralized location, eliminating the need to service each individual workstation. Additionally, the Cisco UPOE technology is designed to enable that both data and power can be supplied through a single Ethernet cable, allowing for easier installation and more flexibility when configuring an office space.
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Samsung designed the NC220 with its new LED BLU technology, which offers bright and clear pictures on an ultra-slim and eco-friendly design. The energy consumed in the NC220 is noticeably less when compared with conventional CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) monitors. Cisco UPOE can supply up to 60 watts of power—twice as much as existing power-over-Ethernet technologies, which is currently restricted to 30 watts.
“Samsung and Cisco are leading the way in transforming enterprise workspaces,” said Jeong-Hwan Kim, senior vice president of Display Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Now every workstation can leverage the power and speed of the company’s centralized server, while reducing energy costs and creating a more beautiful, less cluttered environment.”
Zero client monitors like the Samsung NC220 are server-based monitors for businesses’ cloud computing systems. These products eliminate the need for local CPU, memory and storage at each individual workstation; instead, the monitor is connected via the network to a central server that executes tasks traditionally handled by a desktop PC. Samsung and Cisco have been working together to embed the Cisco UPOE on the Samsung NC220 since the two companies entered into an alliance earlier this year.
There is no pricing and availability information fo the Samsung NC220 available.