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Wyse Releases Powerful OS for Desktop Virtualization on Thin Client Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, today announced that it has enhanced its flagship operating system, Wyse Thin OS(TM), including new features and functionality for popular Virtual Desktop environments from Citrix Systems, Inc., Microsoft(R) and VMware(R). Wyse Thin OS is the industry's most popular "purpose built" thin client operating system, which now offers users enhanced multimedia capabilities, as well as significant new functionality for today's workforce. Wyse Thin OS 6.2 was unveiled today at Citrix Synergy(TM).

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ — Wyse Technology, today announced that it has enhanced its flagship operating system, Wyse Thin OS(TM), including new features and functionality for popular Virtual Desktop environments from Citrix Systems, Inc., Microsoft(R) and VMware(R). Wyse Thin OS is the industry's most popular "purpose built" thin client operating system, which now offers users enhanced multimedia capabilities, as well as significant new functionality for today's workforce. Wyse Thin OS 6.2 was unveiled today at Citrix Synergy(TM).

Wyse Thin OS is the smallest, fastest and most secure purpose-built operating system for thin computing. Optimized for thin client devices, Wyse Thin OS 6.2 helps end users maximize their investments in Citrix XenApp(TM), Citrix XenDesktop(TM) and VMware(R) VDI/VDM solutions.

"Today's knowledge workforce is demanding a richer experience from thin clients," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing Officer for Wyse Technology, Inc. "The enhancements to Wyse Thin OS announced today will immediately benefit the growing user base of knowledge workers accessing their environment from a virtual desktop, as well as task workers using existing presentation virtualization solutions."

"When it comes to delivering value to our banking customers, quick data access and high data security are paramount," said Rod Lefever, Senior Vice President and CTO at Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., which operates more than 230 bank branches in the Mid-Atlantic region. "Wyse Thin OS helps make us a more responsive and efficient organization, providing us with information at our fingertips without compromising security."

Specific new features on Wyse Thin OS 6.2 include: — Citrix ICA 10.X compatibility — Support for Citrix's Speedscreen Multimedia Acceleration ("Rave") technology, enabling multimedia content to be delivered from a XenApp Server (formerly Presentation Server) through an ICA session to a thin client. The result for end users is clean, crisp multimedia content, but with reduced CPU utilization at the server. — Session reliability support that enables end users to be on the move without having to re-authenticate after a temporary loss of network connectivity. As users move throughout their office, hospital or other building they are often accessing multiple wireless access points. With this feature Wyse Thin OS 6.2 allows the end user session to remain active on the server (without timing out) and be presented seamlessly upon regaining network connectivity, resulting in better user experience while using a Citrix XenApp environment. — Roaming biometrics and smartcard support with IdentiPHI SAFsolution 5, the industry's most advanced biometric authentication solution for the enterprise, allowing biometric and smartcard users to not only roam from station to station but also securely access the same virtual environment regardless of which station they are using to connect.

"By combining the leading thin client appliance with IdentiPHI's comprehensive identity management solutions, we are ensuring enterprises can deploy a mobile, virtual workforce without worry," said John Atkinson, President at IDENTIPHI, Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: IDPI). "IdentiPHI's SAFsolution Enterprise Edition combined with biometrics and smart cards deliver the industry's most secure and reliable method for domain authentication."

Wyse Thin OS 6.2 is available today. For more information visit: http://www.wyse.com/products/software/os/

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, 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 Web site at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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