Logic Supply Releases New ThinManager Ready Thin Clients

Global industrial and IoT computer hardware manufacturer, Logic Supply (www.logicsupply.com), has updated their line of thin client computer hardware to include the latest generation of Intel® processors. 

These new systems allow Logic Supply thin client users to leverage the improved performance and multitasking capabilities provided by Intel’s latest Apollo Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs while lowering total cost of ownership with longer hardware life cycles.

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Stratus Technologies on the Cutting “Edge”

Stratus Technologies, a longtime partner of ThinManager, has developed and released a new server, the Stratus ztC Edge.  Stratus supported the ThinManager platform when it was produced by ACP and now as part of Rockwell Automation line of products.  We are pleased to share this release information and welcome an amazing new piece of technology to the industrial ecosphere.

https://www.cio.com.au/mediareleases/32706/new-zero-touch-edge-server-addresses-demand-for/

VIDEO: ThinManager 10 » New Features

ThinManager 10 is full of new features to make life easier from the administrator to the end user. This version puts a focus on security and productivity and we are ready to tell about some of these exciting new features. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

Authentication Passthrough (productivity)
A successful login into a ThinManager terminal will now pass a security token into FactoryTalk Security, and any running session(s) of FactoryTalk View SE on that terminal will automatically take that security token to log in the associated user.  For instance, if you have multiple sessions being delivered to a terminal in a control room environment, this will dramatically simplify the login process.

Previously, a user would have to manually login to each session of View SE—now this is done one time using a Relevance User in ThinManager.  This feature improves both Security and Productivity.

WinTMC updated (productivity)
The new WinTMC client adds support for Virtual Screens, Tiling and IP Cameras – this will make WinTMC the first of our mobile clients to support these features. This allows users of a mobile Windows 10 device to maintain a control room view while on the move.

Password Caching and PIN Authentication (security)
Users can now use Password Caching to simplify mobility with in their work shift. A password authentication at the beginning of their shift will be cached to allow the user to move from terminal to terminal with only a simple badge scan, thumb scan or entered PIN without having to re-enter a password. The cache time out is set by the ThinManager administrator.

uTMC and Hololens (visualization)
ThinManager now supports the Microsoft Hololens with the uTMC client application. With added support for QR Codes, Bluetooth Beacons and Location Based content delivery; the support of the Hololens is now a reality and a truly ground breaking way to deliver essential content while keeping hands free to work was needed.

Resolvers (mobility)
With ThinManager 10, bluetooth enabled devices can now be used as a beacon for authentication. In addition, Version 10 leverages technology from Cisco’s HyperLocation with wifi and BeaconPoint with bluetooth to greatly improve indoor location resolving.

These are just some of the features that make ThinManager 10 the essential piece to the Connected Enterprise and today’s modern production environment. ThinManager 10 continues to build on the ThinManager Platform, the world leader in thin client management & industrial mobility solutions.

Rockwell Automation acquired Automation Control Products (ACP)

Rockwell Automation Acquires Automation Control Products to Deliver Simple and Secure Centralized Visualization and Mobility Solutions

September 12, 2016

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) today acquired Automation Control Products (ACP), a leading provider in centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software. ACP’s two core products, ThinManager® and Relevance®, provide manufacturing and industrial leaders with visual display and software solutions to manage information and streamline workflows for a more connected manufacturing environment.

This acquisition supports the Rockwell Automation growth strategy to help customers increase global competitiveness through The Connected Enterprise – a vision that connects information across the plant floor to the rest of the enterprise. It is accelerated by the Industrial Internet of Things and advances in technologies, such as data analytics, remote monitoring, and mobility.

“Today’s plant engineers turn to our technology innovation and domain expertise to help improve their manufacturing quality and reliability while increasing productivity,” said Frank Kulaszewicz, senior vice president of Architecture and Software, Rockwell Automation. “With ACP’s industry-leading products now in our portfolio, we can provide new capabilities for workers as the manufacturing environment becomes more digital and connected.”

ThinManager centralizes the management and visualization of content to every facet of a modern manufacturing operation, from the control room to the end user. It streamlines workflows and allows users to reduce hardware operation and maintenance costs. Relevance extends the ThinManager functionality through proprietary location-based technology, enabling users’ secure mobile access to content and applications from anywhere.

“We are a perfect addition to Rockwell Automation’s industrial automation offerings that aim to increase reliability, productivity and security as well as lower energy and maintenance costs while implementing sustainable technology for leading global manufacturers,” said Matt Crandell, CEO of ACP. “We are confident that our customers will quickly see the value from our two organizations working to address their needs together.”

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Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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Prior to the acquisition, ACP was a leader in the automation industry, providing full-featured industrial thin client management and location-based mobility software. ACP is a privately-held company located in Alpharetta, GA with less than 30 employees. Its solutions are installed in 3,000 locations globally with more than 1,000 customers in 30 countries, including nearly 30 of the top 100 global manufacturers.

Source: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
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TECH|TIP » ThinManager Platform 9

April 25, 2016 marks the release of ThinManager Platform 9.

 

ThinManager is a software solution for automation networks that enable secure, centralized confi guration and deployment of applications and content to every PC, thin client, mobile device and user. ThinManager® increases safety and security through powerful visualization and authentication features allowing you to reduce your maintenance and downtime by simplifying the management of all devices and users.


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You can also go mobile with ThinManager’s built-in mobility solution, Relevance®—the only location-based mobile management platform that allows applications and content to be securely delivered to specifi c locations within your facility and nowhere else.

Increase your productivity, visualization, mobility and security from one easy-to-use, centralized and scalable management platform.

 

New in ThinManager Platform 9

  • Support for 4k monitors

  • Virtual Screens

  • Session scaling

  • SMS messaging

  • Support for new biometric hardware

  • Support for VNC connections

  • Authenticated Email

  • Firewall compatible TFTP

  • And much more!

 

Press Release » ThinManager Platform 9

Automation Control Products Releases ThinManager® 9.0—Includes Virtual Screens with Session Scaling Allowing Customized Visualization Management

For release April 25, 2016

 

Alpharetta, GA — ACP releases ThinManager 9.0 as a major release of the ThinManager platform. Version 9.0 contains many new features including Virtual Screens as one of the most powerful tools for providing custom visualization. Virtual Screens allows administrators to lay out work screens in custom-sized regions on a single monitor. Add in automatic session scaling and you don’t even have to recode an application to get it to fit the area of the screen you assign it to. ThinManager also supports 4K resolution so a single monitor can now be used in place of multiple monitors—saving on hardware costs and reducing the effort of wiring and mounting.

In addition to Virtual Screens, the following features are also included with the release of ThinManager version 9.0:

  • USB camera support – creates video display clients just like IP cameras
  • Single port TFTP – improves boot performance of terminals whose server is behind a firewall
  • Authenticated Email – Now send email messages without a proxy server
  • Virtual Screens – Lay out custom-sized screens on a single monitor
  • Session Scaling – Auto-scale Display clients to fit custom screen layouts
  • Terminal Server Grouping – Instead of selecting multiple terminal servers for a display client to run from, you can now create terminal server groups and assign server groups with a single click
  • SMS Messaging – Now send a text message from ThinManager in additional to emails
  • VNC Capability – Now your Panel View applications (or any other VNC source) can be shadowed and deployed to any mobile device configured with ThinManager Relevance®
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    Automation Control Products Releases ThinManager® 8.1—Includes Relevance® Mobility Solution as Part of the Core Platform

    For release January 19, 2016

    Alpharetta, GA — ACP releases ThinManager 8.1 that now includes the Relevance mobility solution as part of the core platform. Originally Relevance was licensed as a separate product. Now, all new purchases of ThinManager will include the only location-based mobility solution available in the industrial market without purchasing a separate license.

    In addition to Relevance, the following features are also included with the release of ThinManager version 8.1:

    •    NLA support
    •    4K monitor support – requires HDMI 3 or a display port
    •    Support for new finger scanner
    •    Right-click and copy terminal, display server, display client, users, or groups
    •    Reports in CSV format
    •    Onscreen keyboard for touch screens from hold time settings – or right-click
    •    Custom variables
    •    Bluetooth module

    ThinManager 8.1 with Relevance is available as a free, fully functional download from thinmanager.com. Take control of your automation network, reduce downtime, increase security and eliminate the 2:00 a.m. phone call with ThinManager.

    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.

    ThinManager-Sleeve-CD-80“We are very proud of ThinManager 8. Long time users will find the Active Directory support to be a major benefit when managing users in their Windows-based environments,” says Tom Jordan, V.P. of Marketing at ACP. “We are also giving all ThinManager 8 end users access to a 120 day complimentary bundling of Relevance as well. This will give those users an opportunity to test industrial-strength mobile management specifically designed for plant floor environments.”

    ThinManager’s flexible platform can be configured through a variety of innovative options for any terminal server network, without the difficulty of managing multiple network configurations. ThinManager also supports multiple application sessions from various sources, virtual machine management, IP camera feeds and multiple monitors—up to five on a single thin client.

    ACP (Automation Control Products), based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a worldwide leader in the automation industry specializing in thin client management software used by nearly 1 in 10 of all Fortune 500 companies. For more information, contact Tom Jordan, Vice President of Marketing, at (678)-990-0945 x305 or via email at tjordan@thinmanager.com

     

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