ThinOS 8.2 with RTME support is ready to go

What a week. Beside a new WDM version, new SUSE image and updated WCM tool, Dell engineering has finalized ThinOS 8.2.
Although the binaries are still not available for download somewhere, Dell promised to release them shortly for customers with valid maintenance. New orders will get this version in March/April timeframe.

This release is only available for 5000 (5010 – D10D/D10DP, 5040 – AIO 5212/5213) and 7000 (7010 – Z10D) series units. 3000 series unit will stay on 8.1_029 and have to wait for the 8.3 release later this year.
The reason for this is the main new feature which was integrated – RTME.
RTME is the Citrix Real Time Media Engine and is needed to support Lync.
Dell engineering has implemented RTME based on the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 1.8 for Lync which support Lync 2010, Lync 2013 and Skype for Business (Lync 2013 GUI mode) as well as Lync 2010 and 2013 server.

Other new features are:

  • Bluetooth support: The ThinOS 8.2 release supports HID and Headset Bluetooth devices and needs the Intel wireless chipset 7260 which is integrated in the above mentioned devices when ordered with wireless module
  • VMware Horizon View broker and PCoIP updates
  • Removal of RDP VOR from ThinOS 8.2
  • Log attached monitor data to the thin client event log
  • Upgrade TLS from 1.0 to 1.2

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