Sun Ray Clients provide customers with an interoperable, zero-administration
desktop client solution that reduces the maintenance, upgrade, and operational
costs commonly associated with PC environments. The ultra - secure, ultra - reliable
Sun Ray 3 Plus Client has industry leading features such as built - in fibre
optic networking, native dual - display capabilities and an integrated smart card
reader. Sun Ray Clients are designed for secure, high performance virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, yet don’t require a local operating
system, eliminating the complexity, cost, and vulnerabilities associated with
other thin client and PC solutions.
Sun Ray Clients enable access to server hosted applications and desktops for
virtually any platform — Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and other Linux, or
Microsoft Windows — to meet the needs of a diverse enterprise today and well
into the future. The Sun Ray Client architecture consists of two major
components: the Sun Ray Client device and Sun Ray Software.
Sun Ray Clients are simple, low-cost, low-power consumption devices that
require no desktop administration. Sun Ray Clients differ from complex PCs and
other thin clients with embedded operating systems because they have no local
operating system (such as Windows XP Embedded or Windows CE) to manage,
administer, or create vulnerabilities.
This also eliminates the need to upgrade the client when new
applications are introduced or more computing power is required. For maximum
convenience and security, every Sun Ray Client contains an integrated smart
card reader, enabling a user to simply insert their smart card into any
available Sun Ray Client and instantaneously accesses their existing session
over a local or wide-area network (LAN or WAN).
Software provides user, client, and server authentication, firmware updates, as
well as user session management across the environment. User sessions are load
balanced across the servers in the group to optimize performance for users. Sun
Ray Software and clients utilize Oracle’s unique Appliance Link Protocol (ALP)
that is specifically designed to enable Sun Ray Clients to work seamlessly over
both LAN and WAN distances without requiring WAN repeater hardware, reducing
cost and complexity.