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Virtualization Review today announced that cloud client computing products from Wyse Technology have been named Winner and Preferred Products in the 2012 Virtualization Review Readers Choice Awards. Wyse Z90 is Winner in the Thin/Zero Client Computing category, and Wyse Xenith Pro was named Preferred Product. This is the second year in a row that Wyse has received recognition as the winning product in the thin and zero client computing category. Wyse PocketCloud also was named as a Preferred Product in the Virtual PC category. The 2012 Winner and Preferred Product awards are presented to vendors in 14 different categories of products, ranging from desktop and storage virtualization to application virtualization and cloud computing solutions.

The Wyse Z90 was recognized as the winning product in the thin and zero client computing category. The Wyse Z90 is a high-performance Microsoft Windows Embedded thin client for the most demanding virtual desktop environments. The Wyse Z class devices deliver a combination of performance, simplicity, and connectivity never before seen in a thin client. With available dual-core AMD G-series Fusion accelerated processing units, the Wyse Z class is the world's best-performing thin client; able to easily support the most processing-intensive applications including 3D solids modeling, HD graphics simulation, and unified communications. They also include the first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in a thin client, enabling the newest peripherals and speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. With Wyse Z class thin clients, users have more display options than ever before including DisplayPort and DVI.

Wyse Xenith Pro is the industry's first high-performance zero client with Citrix HDX™ technology, fundamentally changing the user experience and economics of desktop computing for office-based workers. Specifically created to maximize the return on investment in Citrix technology, Wyse Xenith represents an entirely new approach to investing in, deploying and supporting intelligent desktop devices. Its efficient design provides significantly better performance than its nearest competitors with a range of powerful time-saving productivity features from instant-on, rapid five second login screen access -- to fast gigabit LAN and optional wireless-n connectivity.

Wyse PocketCloud was named Preferred Product for the Virtual PC category. Wyse PocketCloud gives users complete access to the cloud, PC, Mac, Remote Desktop Services, a Terminal Server, VMware View or virtual machine from Kindle Fire, Android, iPhone and iPad devices. More than 2 million users have downloaded Wyse PocketCloud to date.

Winners were selected based on an email invitation that was sent to Virtualization Review readers in September 2011 to vote on more than 250 products. Responses were collected during a one-week period. A team of editors reviewed the results to ensure that they legitimately came from our readers.

"Wyse continues to innovate and create a diverse set of cloud client computing solutions for forward-thinking organizations wishing to embrace the freedom of the cloud and ditch the burden of PCs. For the second straight year, Virtualization Review readers have recognized Wyse's products as the top thin and zero client computing options, and we are extremely proud to receive these honors," said Jeff McNaught, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Wyse Technology.

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