+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Jack PC thin client? in Technical; Has anyone heard of these? I came across this website by accident. Apparently used by Hereford Sixth form College, installed ...
  1. #1
    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,731
    Thank Post
    309
    Thanked 227 Times in 201 Posts
    Rep Power
    86

    Jack PC thin client?

    Has anyone heard of these? I came across this website by accident. Apparently used by Hereford Sixth form College, installed after visiting BETT in 2007. I am guessing they didnt revolutionise the world of IT as no one on Edugeek has talked about them.

    Jack PC Thin Client - Chip PC Technologies

    Hereford Sixth Form College: Space-saving technology for effective learning spaces | Excellence Gateway

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,520
    Thank Post
    411
    Thanked 181 Times in 158 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    Not seen them before but they seem interesting and worth a look at to save space!

  3. #3


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    338
    Yes we have a few.
    THey are ok, definitely look neat.
    Some of the problems we encountered are: trunking size seems to be an odd (perhaps US standard) and needed to be 'encouraged' into the trunking.
    Occasionally seem to loose settings.
    Very expensive for a thin client (300ea IIRC)
    Run quite warm in the trunking (no big deal)
    THey charge extra for management software (we only have a few and don't use it)

  4. #4

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,104
    Thank Post
    512
    Thanked 2,312 Times in 1,788 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    803
    We looked at them a few years ago, and whilst they look good and are low power etc... they really were pushing their management software more than the devices themselves.

    Also, they needed 'extra deep' back boxes in our experience, so we would've had to retrofit the room with new trunking to handle them. So we ended up with HP thin clients instead.

    Might be worth also looking at the HP t410 AIO 'Zero Client' machines. They are PoE and entirely in the screen.

  5. #5

    twin--turbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    2,334
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 340 Posts
    Rep Power
    149
    Played with a Jack for a while, neat soloution for low power/space terminal but performance is limited compared to other terminals.

    Rob

  6. #6

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,404
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,591 Times in 1,394 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    428
    Something that comes to mind, if you need to move where the the desk is positioned it won't be as straight forward than it would a standard thin client.

  7. #7

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,714
    Thank Post
    269
    Thanked 1,116 Times in 1,012 Posts
    Rep Power
    345
    Take a look at Igel thin clients. They are fairly good and easily managed.

  8. #8
    ASJ
    ASJ is offline
    ASJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    28
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    I've had some "interesting" experiences with them, but not to be said on a public forum. However, the support chaps re top guys and very helpful.

  9. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,404
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,591 Times in 1,394 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    428
    Quote Originally Posted by ASJ View Post
    I've had some "interesting" experiences with them, but not to be said on a public forum. However, the support chaps re top guys and very helpful.
    Why not to be repeated? Surely this would be the perfect place?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Re-using old PCs as thin clients for VMWare View
    By DLW13 in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 3rd May 2011, 02:06 PM
  2. Old PC's as Thin Clients
    By robert.mabbutt in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10th July 2007, 11:11 PM
  3. Any one know a good thin client / blade PC supplier ?
    By Face-Man in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th April 2007, 03:30 PM
  4. Thin Client advise
    By Gatt in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16th May 2006, 06:39 PM
  5. Thin Client Network Setups
    By Pear in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 24th January 2006, 03:22 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •