Supervising and maintaining computer hardware at a company or school computer room is often a responsibility of a single administrator or computer science teacher. Fortunately, managing an IT environment that is based entirely on Avtek terminals essentially boils down to managing a single server-side system. Instead of installing software components separately on the individual workstations, they only need to be installed once – on the central server – and it will become accessible to all connected users.
Among other features, the server-side Multipoint software lets the administrator view the desktops of the individual users and run any application on all thin/zero workstations at once.
Managing the system from the server makes it substantially easier to install new software, fine-tune system settings or keep a watch over data security. Another fact worth mentioning: as the server is the exclusive location in the network where the data of all users is stored, if any user’s workstation is physically damaged, that user will not lose their document files.
Due to their advantages, strongly simplified administration and much lower implementation and maintenance costs, Avtek thin and zero clients are perfect for the education sector (as the school computer room or library workstations) and have been gaining popularity in public (authorities, offices, hospitals) and business organisations (office workstations, open space environments).