CLI Smart Zero and Thin OS Cloud Clients
With no user intervention required, CLI smart zero, and thin OS cloud clients auto-configure themselves when they boot up or have been reset to defaults. CLI products are perfectly suited for today’s STATIC addressed, or DHCP hosted CLOUD environments.
- A small file resides on a web (HTTP or HTTPS), or FTP server.
- When the client checks in to your network, or has been reset to defaults, the client will ”fetch” the configuration, or update, if needed and automatically download it for complete unattended configuration of the endpoint client. They will easily and quickly plug-n-play to your WAN, or LAN.
- The client is configured for use on the network, in just a few short moments. This “flex-configuration” technology allows for WAN friendly client updates, and completed unattended updates to the endpoint client.
- Allows for secure deployment of customized endpoint clients that are specially suited to the needs of your organization.
- CLI designed, and developed this very secure, DHCP auto-configure method based on customer demand. Using a standard DHCP tag option, on your network, you can control where your configuration file resides on the network. The client will grab this file each time the device had been reset to defaults, or has been setup for the first time from your DHCP server.
Watch the video below. Here we are demonstrating a common update process using the DHCP tag configuration method.
NOTE: 5 minutes back-end setup (adding DHCP tag 210 to the DHCP server, and putting the configuration file on the web server) was needed to setup this demo.
CLI zero Client update demo DHCP tag method:
CLI Smart Zero, and Thin OS cloud client families provide:
- Full-fledged cloud infrastructure support – CLI extends functionality to access hosted or non-hosted “cloud infrastructure environments”. From complete mainframe Terminal emulation to desktop virtualization with leading cloud platform providers such as Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Quest.
- FREE updates to firmware, Device Manager, and Technical Support
- Matched security enforcement – Thin client endpoints have the advantage of utilizing industrial (as compared to consumer) quality flash components. Support for security certificates, proximity, smart card, barcode scanning devices, and printers are easily integrated into CLI products.
- Universal management software – Unlike some hard to use device managers, CLI Device Manager software is optional, simple, intuitive, and has a "near-zero" learning curve. Most IT pros install, and use it without ever needing to reference any supporting documentation. They can get CLI "DEVMAN" up and running on a VM, PC, or even a server very quickly. There is no pre-requisite for needing a "dedicated" server (like most others do) to run Devman.
- CLI Devman is FREE of charge for our customers, 25 + years of industry experience, USA based Free Tech support, in-house engineering, Free CLI customer feedback program, and ongoing Free updates which include the latest technological innovations.
I don't want to run your Management Software on my network!!! No Problem, you don't have to use it, only if you want to.
Although CLI Device Manager is part of our complete client rollout package, it only needs to be used for a very short time, during the lab testing or proof of concept phase of deployment. One difference compared to our competition is that our clients could be deployed with no management software running, or you can keep it running all the time, but the point is you can choose to use it or not, depending on your organization requirements. This also, allows CLI smart zero, and thin OS clients to easily accomodate any deployment scenario.
With desktop virtualization, endpoints can seamlessly access a virtualized image of a PC OS running as a virtual machine (VM) in a corporate data center. Data, applications, settings and services live on the virtual image, while only I/O, video and audio are delivered to the endpoint over the network.
With cloud computing, the overall concept is very similar: the end-user applications and services are neither resident nor do they execute on the endpoint; instead, they are hosted remotely. The difference is that the pieces of a cloud computing-based end-user environment—e-mail, voice, collaboration, productivity applications and data storage—are all hosted by separate cloud computing providers, and generally, cloud computing services are accessed via a browser running on top of a complete desktop OS.