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Devon IT Offers Free PC Thin Client Tool To Test In Virtual Desktop Deployments

VDI Blaster allows customers to repurpose existing PCs while testing DeTOS and Echo, Devon IT’s thin client software and management platform

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Devon IT, a leading provider of thin client and VDI software and hardware solutions, today announced a free offer of VDI Blaster™ software for current and potential customers. This offer is valid for up to five (5) copies of VDI Blaster and is available through October 31, 2012.

Devon IT’s VDI Blaster™ continues to be the most popular software tool that enables a PC to act as a thin client. VDI Blaster™ offers the benefits of a thin client at a lower cost than a new device. VDI Blaster software converts PCs into secure and centrally manageable desktop appliances, enabling organizations of all sizes to realize benefits of thin client computing, while extending capital investment of PCs.

Once a PC reaches the end of its useful life, VDI Blaster provides a simple plug-and-play solution to transform the PC into a thin client, which is still able to run Windows OS and applications. It also allows the PCs to return to their previous state if necessary, minimizing the risk of switching to a fully virtualized architecture. VDI Blaster makes it simple to centrally-manage desktops, which reduces risk and allows for synchronized system updates. Devon IT’s VDI Blaster software tool will connect thin clients to Microsoft Terminal Services, shared services, and virtual desktops from Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft, or VMware View.

"Virtual desktop computing is gaining momentum in enterprises as a cost-effective, secure, and manageable way to gain the advantage of thin clients in PC environments,” says Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. “Our offer of free VDI Blasters will help companies and organizations of all sizes realize the benefits of a VDI environment. Devon IT is running this promotion to expose customers to the power of virtual desktop computing. By centrally managing all devices, users will reduce operational cost by up to 50% while implementing a leading virtual desktop infrastructure. This promotion will allow customers to test the VDI environment with very little upfront cost.”

VDI Blaster can be managed by Devon IT Echo™ – a universal thin client management software platform. Devon IT Echo ties everything together and is compatible with the entire Devon IT software stack. It manages every device running Devon IT’s VDI Blaster software and comes included with each VDI Blaster license. Features include thin client system image updates, maintenance and management functionality; including inventory, status, and remote service as well as profiling, logging, and shadowing.

“Customers will be able to experience the value of what some of the world’s largest banks and corporations are already seeing,” concluded Makoid. “We are committed to expanding the market potential for server-based and virtual desktop technologies, and are thrilled to share this offer.”

To contact Devon IT for all things related to thin client computing and virtual desktops, including this offer, email or call (610) 757-4220 or toll-free at (888) 524-9382. For more information about Devon IT DeTOS™, and Echo™ please visit Follow Devon IT on Twitter @DevonIT. Devon IT hosts weekly #VDIchat Twitter chat discussions every Tuesday at 11:30 AM ET.

About Devon IT

Devon IT, Inc., ( is a leading information technology company that offers thin client software, hardware, and virtual desktop solutions. Devon IT's products offer users in various industries and environments greater IT security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT is also the creator of patented VDI Blaster™ (, a software suite that transforms PCs with hard drives into virtual desktops and the innovators of the SafeBook® thin client notebook. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with offices in London, Shanghai and Bangalore. Read Devon IT's technical blog, "Thin Tank," at

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Paul Mancini, 610-757-4108

Source: Devon IT, Inc.