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- Unparalleled support for distributed processing
- Local Netscape NC Navigator browser
- Simultiple Color ™
- Java™ 1.1 virtual machine
- Broad application support
- X11 and legacy system access
- Remote management
- Flexible boot technology
Proven Thin Client Technology for Today's Business
In the rapidly evolving world of information technology and business
computing, one thing has not changed. The desktop client is still the
single most critical interface between your business systems and your
people. NCD continues to bring leadership and expertise to the market
in support of this critical interface. The NC900 Series Business Network
Computers are designed to meet the ever-increasing needs of business
at the desktop, providing complete and low-cost access to your enterprise
business systems. As networked business systems evolve and grow, the
desktop support of enabling technology becomes critical. The NC900 brings
all the power of your business enterprise to every desktop through local
web browsers, Java and X11 technology, distributed processing support,
broad application and legacy access, and multimedia support.
Unparalleled Support forDistributed Processing
The NC900 brings the power of a local processor to each desktop. Selected
applications that provide access to network servers run locally on the
NC900. This allows off-loading of server processes and the network,
freeing them up for complex business-related applications rather than
simple access processing. Because the NC900 has local processing capabilities,
user and task specific processing can be distributed locally where it
is more efficient.
Local Netscape NC Navigator Browser
The NC900 supports a local Netscape NC Navigator browser for accessing
web-based applications. Users will appreciate the overall improvement
in response time made possible by running the browser locally. With
Netscape NC Navigator, users may access informative web sites, check
email, access Usenet news, or execute local Java applets. Custom business
applications are accessed through the standard web protocols provided
within the browser.
Simultiple Color ™
The NC900 offers Simultiple Color-an industry-first capability -which
supports simultaneous multiple color depths. With Simultiple Color the
NC900 is the first thin client to display browser images with accurate
color fidelity without interfering with other applications'colors. The
NC900 supports the simultaneous display of both 8-bit and 24-bit color
applications. This feature allows either a local or host-based Netscape
Navigator browser to be displayed in 24-bit color while 8-bit color
applications are simultaneously displayed on the same screen.
Java 1.1 Virtual Machine
A Java 1.1 virtual machine is included in the local Netscape NC Navigator
on the NC900. This enables business applications to make use of distributed
processing by downloading Java applets to run locally on the NC900.
Broad Application Support
The NC900 provides simultaneous windowed access to a local Netscape
NC Navigator browser, X11 clients, PC applications, Java, and server-based
applications running on most major systems. Business systems such as
web servers, application servers, file servers, mail servers, or database
servers can be accessed easily and simultaneously. The NC900 also comes
standard with an ICA client for accessing your favorite PC applications
on a network server.
X11 and Legacy System Access
The NC900 supports access to X11 applications via an X11R6.1 Xserver.
Additional legacy systems may be accessed simultaneously through a series
of terminal emulation packages that execute locally. Users may access
applications using local IBM 3270E and 5250, DEC VT220 and DEC VT340
The NC900 series can be easily configured and managed from a central
remote configuration file. And, with a local HTTP server, a system administrator
can easily interrogate, identify and resolve incorrect NC parameter
settings from a remote location using any Internet browser. Support
for SNMP MIBII is also available.
Flexible Boot Technology
The NC900 series supports a variety of boot methods, including the
ability to boot across the network or to boot from local flash memory.
Also supported is the ability for one NC to boot from another NC's flash
memory. This technique of "buddy booting" or "peer booting" provides
a low-cost method of booting NCs at a remote location, where only one
NC requires the additional flash memory.
World-Class Technical Support
NCD and NCD Technology Certified Resellers have a decade of experience
in thin client computing. Backed by formal service level agreements
with Microsoft and Citrix, a range of support services are available.