What Is ThinManager?

I am sure many professionals in numerous industries can relate with the resulting hardship from this seemingly simple question.

As with most high tech companies, the answer is not always so easily explained without creating even more questions.  “We are the global leader in thin client management and industrial mobility solutions”.  Sure, it rolls off the tongue, but does that explain ThinManager to someone that does not know about factory automation, thin clients or industrial solutions?

We have developed a new video to quickly and concisely illustrate an overview of what ThinManager is and does.  This is the first in a new series of videos offering a more “in-depth” look in to the core functionality of ThinManager.

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Network Level Authentication

Network Level Authentication (NLA) completes user authentication before establishing a remote desktop connection.

Without NLA a user connects to the Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Server and the Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Server launches the Windows Login screen. This uses some resources and has the potential of DOS attacks.

The NLA uses credentials on the client to authenticate before starting the session, saving resources.

ThinManager supports NLA starting with Firmware 7.1.113 inside of the TermPack 7.1.3 package released on 6/26/2015.

Previous versions of firmware did not support NLA and required that the Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication setting to be turned off.

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ACP releases ThinManager 8.0 with Relevance Mobile Platform

News Release
For Immediate Release: May 12, 2015

ACP releases ThinManager 8.0 with Relevance Mobile Platform to Create the Most Powerful Industrial Thin Client and Mobile Management System

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA—ACP (Automation Control Products) announces the availability of ThinManager 8 to begin shipping on June 1, 2015. ThinManager 8 includes support for Active Directory and continues support for the new Relevance mobile platform that allows modern facilities to create location-based work environments to deliver content to the right person, at the right time, in the right place. Version 8 will also include support for Android-based mobile tablets as well as continued support for Apple iPads and iPhones. The combination of ThinManager and Relevance will define the era of mixed use computing environments by allowing one platform to manage every PC, thin client and mobile device on the plant floor.

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MORE DATES » ThinManager Roadshow

LogoWe’ve added even more dates to the ThinManager Relevance Roadshow!

This presentation is a two hour demonstration of the new features in ThinManager 7 and Relevance, the new mobile platform for the “Factory of the Future”.

Click here to register »

Jan 19 – Charlotte, NC
Jan 20 – Charleston, SC
Jan 21 – Macon, GA
Jan 22 – Atlanta, GA
Jan 26 – Knoxville, TN

Jan 27 – Memphis, TN
Jan 28 – Birmingham, AL
Jan 29 – Jackson, MS
Jan 30 – Mobile, AL

Sign-Up-Now-ScruffieFeb 9 – Sacramento, CA
Feb 10 – Pleasanton, CA
Feb 11 – Modesto, CA
Feb 12 – Bakersfield, CA
Feb 13 – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 16 – Irvine, CA
Feb 17 – Riverside, CA
Feb 18 – San Diego, CA
Feb 19 – Las Vegas, NV
Feb 20 – Phoenix, AZ

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ACP Announces Thindustrial15

Get ready for the greatest event of your life! OK, maybe it won’t live up to that billing but Thindustrial is a truly amazing conference for Factory Automation and Thin Client factory settings. We are revolutionizing the factory and how it operates. Mobile solutions, state of the art security and full control of the floor are at your finger tips. All of this and more makes Thindustrial the event you truly don’t want to miss in 2015.

Channel Partners   →   April 27th – May 1st, 2015

General Admission   →   April 28th – May 1st, 2015

Over 5 days attendees will be able to learn and be trained on how to integrate ThinManager Platform 7 and Relevance in to the factory setting. We are also featuring speakers from around the industry and beyond to captivate and educate.

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Heavy Metal, Thin Technology

RoviSysWhen you think of American industry, one of the first things that comes to mind is steel. Every skyscraper, bridge, rail line, automobile, etc. incorporates steel because its strength is unmatched when it comes to supporting the weight, wear and tear that these applications require.

Steel’s history is part of American history. Although the industry has changed over the years, the product is still a basic building block for anything durable that humans choose to construct. One of Rovisys’s largest customers is a part of that history and is now the largest steel company in the world. When they wanted to add thin client computing to their Cleveland Works site, they chose ThinManager and ThinManager-Ready thin clients for the job.

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ACP Announces New Hardware Partnership with Dynics

Dynics-logoDynics-hardware1 ACP is excited to announce that Dynics has become an official hardware partner offering ThinManager Ready technology.

Dynics is a leader in the production of industrial touchscreens. The proven Dynics technology will now become ThinManager Ready. Dynics products have always been able to support ThinManager through the PXE boot functionality, but when Ed Gatt, president of Dynics, saw the value of a ThinManager and Dynics solution, they were excited to offer a ThinManager Ready machine to their customers.

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ACP Announces New Hardware Partnership with Logic Supply

ACP is proud to announce that Logic Supply has become an official hardware partner offering ThinManager-Ready thin client hardware.

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Logic Supply powers innovation worldwide by designing and manufacturing small, rugged computers specifically engineered for harsh environments. Logic Supply’s latest offering comes in a ThinManager-Ready version for customers seeking to take advantage of the added benefit on the world’s most powerful thin client management platform.

Logic Supply’s thin client offerings are competitively priced yet offer long shelf life by standing up to the most harsh manufacturing environments. For more information, please visit http://www.logicsupply.com/lp/thinmanager-thinclient/ or call 1-802 861-2300 and ask about the new ThinManager-Ready thin clients.

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