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MWS-8820 / MWS-8840 / MWS-9940 / MWS-9943 / MWS-400UL

Zero-client device for multi-user computing

Introduction

Windows® MultiPoint Server™2012 is a Windows®-based solution that is designed specifically to help educational institutions give every student individual access to PCs. By allowing multiple users to simultaneously share one computer—each with his or her own independent Windows experience—it’s a cost-effective way to get more technology into classrooms, computer labs, and libraries.

This workstation device is designed specifically for Microsoft Window Multipoint Server 2011/2012. Simply connect it to an available USB or LAN port on the server and attach a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to add a new workstation. The device features USB 2.0 ports, speaker and microphone ports, and a VGA port that support resolutions up to 1600 x 1200. We can connect up to 10 workstations per Multipoint server.

MCT partnership with Microsoft is aimed at providing government, education, call centers, and other institutions a low cost multiuser configuration while still providing the end users with a genuine Windows experience. By sharing a single server with multiple users through MCT USB/LAN workstations, organizations can reduce costs on hardware, software licensing, power, administration and maintenance costs.

MCT's Multipoint Workstation MWS-400UL leverage new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 technology, providing Plug-and-Play USB and GIGA-LAN Solution that transforms single computers into a Multiuser Workstation, and turn it into a distance free Zero Client device. MWS-400UL powers WMS2012 system in full features allowing one computer to serve up to 10 workstations without adding 2nd computer or any extra graphic cards, great for cost saving!

Feature

  • USB connection to the host, or Ethernet connection to the host server with greater distance
  • Eliminates the need for internal video card installation
  • Simple plug and play setup
  • Designed for Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011/2012
  • Low Cost, reliable solid state hardware
  • Simplified administration
  • Up to 10 Workstations per Server PC
  • Average of 94% power reduction compared to a conventional PC
  • Ideal for education, call centers, libraries, computer labs and home offices as well as SMB and government

Function

A better teaching and learning experience with following benefits:

  • Provide every student their own account.
  • Easily manage student accounts.
  • Monitor and orchestrate the student experience.
  • Broadcast files, videos, and more.
  • Install an application once and see it appear automatically on all user stations.
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Specification

Five models of MWS : MWS-8820, MWS-8840, MWS-9940, MWS-9943, and MWS-400UL

  MWS-8820 MWS-8840 MWS-9940 MWS-9943 MWS-400UL
Product photo Multipoint workstation 8820 Multipoint workstation 8840 Multipoint workstation 9940 Multipoint workstation 9943 Multipoint workstation 400UL
Connect to host USB USB LAN LAN USB / LAN
Built-in display card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB port (for kb / mouse / flash) 2 4 2 3 4
Audio in/out Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VESA LCD mountable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max. workstations per server 10 10 10 10 10
Maximum resolution 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1050 (wide screen)
Operating temperature 0 to 40°C
Operating humidity 10% - 85%
Regulatory compliances FCC, CE, C-tick, VCCI
Support OS Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2011/2012

MWS-8820 : [Connect to host: USB], [Connections: USB 2.0 x 2, audio in/out, VGA port x 1, USB bus power]

MWS-8840 : [Connect to host: USB], [Connections: USB 2.0 x 4, audio in/out, VGA port x 1, power adapter x 1]

MWS-9940 : [Connect to host: LAN], [Connections: USB 2.0 x 2, audio in/out, VGA port x 1, power adapter x 1]

MWS-9943 : [Connect to host: LAN], [Connections: USB 2.0 x 3, audio in/out, VGA port x 1, power adapter x 1]

MWS-400UL : [Connect to host: USB/LAN], [Connections: USB 2.0 x 4, audio in/out, VGA port x 1, power adapter x 1]

System Requirement

  Number of users
3 5 7 10
USB 2.0 port At least one USB 2.0 port available, may use USB hub to extend
CPU support Intel dual-core or quad-core CPU
Recommended CPU Intel Core i3/i5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7
Mainboard chipset Intel Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge chipset
RAM 4GB 6GB 8GB 16GB
Disk space 32GB

Notes:

  • Multi-core processor support. Support up to 4 & 8 multi-core processors, dual-core is less powered and therefore only 2 to 3 workstations can be supported.
  • AMD Opteron/Athlon, AMD Embed chipset is not recommended due to unstable keyboard/mouse operation which may not recognize under USB 1.1 device.
  • For optimum video display -- full screen video is not recommended; it often exhausts CPU and forces system with much lower performance.
  • Intel Itanium processor is not supported.
  • You can mix stations by either USB or Ethernet. For MWS-400UL, do not unplug and change station connection method during operation; you need to reboot system if you need to change station from USB connection to Ethernet or vice versa.

Installation Example

1. Name of school :
Tsang Mui Millenium School
(Computer lab)
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2. Name of school :
Liu Po Shan Memorial College
(Library)
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Implementation block diagram

Multipoint Workstation configuration


What is a zero client device?

A zero client device is a type of thin client device that has a very small form factor with little to no processing, storage and memory components. It is a compact client-end PC that is used in a centralized computing infrastructure or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

A zero client generally does not have a built-in processor, storage, memory or native operating system (OS). But it usually has peripheral and communication ports, such as USB ports, VGA ports, audio in/out, and networking(LAN) ports. A zero client works through a central purpose-built server that hosts the OS (such as Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2012) and applications. It sends and receives computation requests over a network (or through USB) and it consumes very little power during operation, typically 2-3 Watts. To a certain extent, a zero client device is a simplified version of thin client device. They both connect to a server machine on which almost all computations are performed. Hence, a zero client is also known as an ultra-thin client.

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