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Sun Revs Sun Rays

Sun Revs Sun Rays

Sun says it's got its next-generation 3.0 rev Sun Ray Server Software in hand along with a new 17-inch flat panel Sun Ray 170 thin client. It says this stuff, based on both Solaris and Linux, will run over DSL or broadband connections beyond traditional in-house networks.

Sun says it's halved the Sun Ray's bandwidth requirements to connect over the same broadband connections found in the home to access corporate applications and data and enable a new secure mobile workforce. The compression techniques involve Discrete Wavelet Transform compression for images and Lemple Ziv 77 for text and data.

Sun claims the widgetry, which is advertised as being virtually immune to virus attacks, could mean a savings of up to 76% over classic PCs.

The new Sun Ray costs $1,049 and the software $99 a seat before volume discounts or site licenses.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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