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. [...]

Happy Manufacturing Day

Today, October 2nd, 2015, is Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This is an exciting opportunity as many manufacturers are opening their doors to the public today to offer tours and to show just how the manufacturing process works for them.

As a “tip of the cap” to all those in this great industry, we have put together a video about ThinManager in a sit down interview with ACP’s CEO, Matt Crandell, asking where it all started, and where it is going.  ThinManager is the global leader in thin client management and industrial mobility.  Without our partners and customers in the manufacturing industry, we simply would not be where we are today. [...]

Operator Using Camera

Increase Visualization with IP Cameras

When you think about IP Cameras in your work environment, what comes to mind?  You might think of monitoring safety and security of the facility.  That is a completely valid thought.  For many facilities that is likely the main reason that cameras were put in to place.

IP Camera use, especially in the last 5 years, has given way to much more.  A new focus in a modern production environment is “increased visualization”.  Increasing visualization can spawn from anything that makes you more productive by way of seeing more information.  The use of cameras allows you to have an in-depth feel for an environment, not just a view of the screen at the terminal. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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
[...]

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. [...]

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. [...]