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LONDON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that its V10L thin client has been awarded Best New Green IT Product Award by an Established Vendor at the European Green IT Summit.

LONDON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ — Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that its V10L thin client has been awarded Best New Green IT Product Award by an Established Vendor at the European Green IT Summit.

The award recognises the product's design in minimising environmental impact through reduced energy consumption, demonstrable consideration of the environment in the product's design, and its cost effectiveness. Wyse was one of five finalists, which included Fujitsu Siemens, Active Power, Extreme Networks, and Juniper Networks, who were judged on credible green claims, environmental advantages over competitors, and the incorporation of environmental considerations in the design process.

"Wyse Technology's V10L thin client reverses the misconception that IT is a liability in terms of its impact on the environment," said Jonathan Steele, one of the judges and CEO of Analyst house the Bathwick Group. "The award win last night is testament to Wyse Technology's dedication to greener, more environmentally-friendly computing."

The New Green IT Product category acknowledges solutions that are designed to move Green technology forward. The Wyse V10L thin client was recognised as a powerful alternative to the traditional, energy-hungry PC. While a PC consumes between 70-150 watts of power, the V10L uses only 14.1 watts. Wyse also offers desktop and mobile thin computers that use as little as 6.6 watts in full operation, near that of the energy used by a single Christmas tree light bulb. Additionally, with a lifespan is 5-7 years, the V10L's product lifespan is 2-3 times longer than that of a PC, and guards against technological obsolescence and e-waste.

In addition, a recent Forrester Research report stated that, "firms have found that using thin clients in low-intensity, standard desktop hardware environments generates savings. Many factors contribute to this increased cost-effectiveness: extended hardware life cycles, lower power consumption, and the lower ratio of staff needed to manage, secure, and service a thin client environment."*

Tarkan Maner, CEO and President of Wyse Technology, comments, "The competition was extremely tough, so it is rewarding to see Wyse continue to maintain its position at the forefront of developments in green computing. With our partners Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, Wyse thin computing delivers the productivity people need at a lower cost to the environment than traditional methods, without compromising security or manageability."

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

*Reference taken from Forrester Research report entitled, "Green Benefits

Put Thin-Client Computing Back On The Desktop Hardware Agenda".

SOURCE Wyse Technology

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