The ThinLinX Software solution consists of TLXOS which is installed on devices to be used as Thin Clients, Digital Signage or IoT devices, and the Free ThinLinX Management Software (TMS)
TMS is a very powerful, scalable Management Console that allows TLXOS devices located anywhere in the World to be configured, updated via Hotfixes, or have complete Firmware upgrades installed from one central location. TMS consists of a TLXOS client side component and TMS itself, the latest TLXOS client side component is always integrated in each TLXOS release, this may be updated from time to time via a Hotfix. TMS is available for Windows and Linux, TMS is also integrated into TLXADM which is a Free Virtual Appliance used for administration and Desktop Shadowing
ThinLinX has just released a new much improved version 8.0.0 of TMS which has a corresponding new 8.0.0 TLXOS client side which should be installed into the current TLXOS 4.4.0 release to gain access to all the new features of TMS 8.0.0. To install the latest TMS 8.0.0 Client side component into the current latest TLXOS 4.4.0 release simply click on the TMS download Icon, select a Download Mirror, select TMS client 8.0.0. This will download and unzip the new TMS Client 8.0.0 into the TMS / tmsclient directory. To install TMS Client into your TLXOS 4.4.0 releases, use TMS to discover the TLXOS devices, select the devices by clicking on them, then use TMS -> Device -> Upgrade TMS Client to upgrade the TLXOS TMS Client to the latest version 8.0.0
Download TLXOS for a 30 day Free trial, which is available now for the Raspberry Pi Zero, RPi1, RPi2, RPi3, RPi Compute Module 3, RPi Compute Module 1, Intel Small Form Factor devices such as the Intel NUC, Intel Compute Sticks, Gigabyte Brix, Re-Purpose PC or Laptop market, includes an easy to configure Octoblu Gateblu Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway.
The latest version of TLXOS is 4.4.0, ThinLinX is planning a new release TLXOS 4.5.0 for the Raspberry Pi, Intel Small Form Factor Devices such as Intel NUC’s, and Re-Purpose PC & Laptops
Between our Major releases such as above, Citrix and VMware often release updated versions of Citrix Receiver and VMware Horizon Client. ThinLinX creates updates which we call Hotfixes that allow our customers to install the latest Citrix Receiver & VMware Horizon clients. Hotfixes are also created to update the TMS client which runs inside of TLXOS, this enables us to release new versions of the TMS Client that add the extra capabilities provided in the new versions of TMS
ThinLinX has just released new Hotfixes for Citrix Receiver 13.7 for the Raspberry Pi, Citrix Receiver 13.8 for the Intel Small Form Factor devices and Re-Purpose PC. ThinLinX has also just released new VMware Horizon 4.7 client Hotfixes for the Raspberry Pi, Intel Small Form Factor and Re-Purpose PC
The performance delivered by these new updates is exceptional, with our customers able to choose between Citrix and VMware infrastructure by simply selecting Citrix HDX or VMware Horizon as the Protocol choice in TLXOS
Dual screen capability is available via TLXOS for Intel Small Form Factor Devices and our Re-Purpose PC & Laptop solution. Dual screen is coming to the Raspberry Pi via our Raspberry Pi Zero Citrix only option. A US$5 Raspberry Pi Zero or a US$10 Raspberry Pi Zero may be used for this Dual screen option. In other news we will soon be offering Citrix RTME for the Raspberry Pi
TLXOS is a small downloadable Thin Client / Digital Signage / IoT Gateway OS which is highly optimised for the Intel NUC, Intel Compute Sticks, RaspberryPi and also used to Re-Purpose PC and Laptops. Simply download the installer image to a PC or Laptop running Windows, insert a 2GB or larger USB stick or SD Card, double click on the downloaded installer, this will write TLXOS to the USB / SD Card stick. Unplug the newly created TLXOS installer USB stick, insert into your Device and select boot from USB, this will run the ThinLinX TLXOS installer and write TLXOS to the Device Storage. In the case of a Rasberry Pi, the SD Card becomes the storage device, Reboot and your Device is now a Thin Client / Digital Signage / IoT Gateway Device. Download the installer and installation instructions from the Downloads Tab above. Your Device is automatically Licensed for a 30 Day Free Trial during installation, you must be on a Network connected to the Internet, and not behind a Web Proxy for the 30 Day Free Trial to be activated. After the expiration of the 30 Day Free Trial, Product Licensing is required.
One or Thousands of Thin Clients / Digital Signage / IoT devices can be managed and updated from one central location using the ThinLinX Management Software (TMS) which is available at no cost with any TLXOS License. All configuration information is stored locally on each Thin Client, and also in the TMS custom built in Database, the Thin Clients are managed via a secure SSL connection between the client and the PC running TMS. Thin Clients can be configured with the IP Address or Hostname of the system running TMS before shipping to any location in the World. The port number used for the SSL connection is also configurable allowing the Thin Clients to be visible and managed via TMS even when situated behind multiple Firewalls.
TLXOS X86 Architecture is ThinLinX’s new Thin Client / Digital Signage / IoT Gateway Operating System available in two variations for X86 based devices. TLXOS Intel Small Form Factor for the Intel NUC, Compute Sticks and Intel based devices is specifically optimized for Intel’s chipsets. TLXOS RePC is a generic X86 version of TLXOS for the Re-purpose PC and Laptop market. TLXOS RePC offers almost identical features to the Intel NUC Small Form Factor version of TLXOS but has been designed to run on older hardware, providing a new lease of life for once obsolete PC’s and Laptops
TLXOS ARM Architecture is currently available for the Raspberry Zero, RPi1, RPi2, RPi3, RPi Compute Module 3, RPi Compute Module 1
TLXOS supports High Performance on Single, Dual or Triple Displays. Protocols supported include Citrix HDX, RemoteFX 8.1, RDP, VMWare View, XRDP, VNC, X11, Redhat Spice, NoMachine NX, Chromium local Web Browser, Telnet, X3270 (Mainframe), IoT Gateway, Digital Signage Mode which can be Single, Dual or Triple Screen Digital Signage. The Signage features include play Images and Videos from local storage, while the HTML5 Kiosk Mode Web Browser can display local or remote content including PDF files. Images, Videos and Web content may be displayed in any order on any of the connected displays. The content can be updated remotely using the ThinLinx Management Software (TMS) or locally on the device using a USB stick to sync files to local storage
TLXOS Intel Small Form Factor is the result of many years R&D by ThinLinX, we have created a powerful Operating System that is highly optimized for the entire Intel NUC range. TLXOS also supports Intel NUC clones, Compute Sticks and Intel Inside variations such as the Gigabyte Brix. Outstanding performance, up to 60fps is achieved using the built in H.264 decoder mode on Citrix HDX, VMware Horizon & Microsoft RemoteFX 8.1. When loaded with the ThinLinX TLXOS Operating System the NUC range offers the end user with what we believe is the best Dual or Triple Screen, Price / Performance ratio for Thin Client or Digital Signage usage.
The lastest Intel NUC’s now have SD, SDHC, SDXC Card or Micro SD Card slots, no need to fit a hard disk drive, just buy a low cost SD Card and boot from SD. Use the TLXOS USB stick installer to write the TLXOS image to the SD Card inserted into a single NUC or use the built in TLXOS PXE Boot Server running on a single NUC to program TLXOS to multiple NUC’s fitted with SD Cards by PXE booting the NUC’s. Mass installs of TLXOS can be carried out simultaneously to SD Card or other storage by using a Network switch. A 24 Port switch would allow 22 simultaeous installs of TLXOS to the NUC storage. A new Diskless boot mode has just been integrated into TLXOS, this allows devices to be booted using PXE boot with NO storage whatsoever fitted to the devices. This allows for significant hardware cost reductions in Schools, Universities, Call Centers etc
Supports Dual Displays and Digital Signage
TLXOS RPi is a variation of TLXOS for the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3, supports Citrix HDX H.264 & VMware Horizon Blast Extreme decode up to 60fps @ 1080p resolution. RemoteFX 8.1 H.264 decode coming soon, although TLXOS supports both the RPi 2 + 3 Models, we recommend the RPi3 for Thin Client usage. Many different Remote Desktop connection protocols are supported. Also integrated is a low cost Digital Signage and IoT solution, includes an easy to configure Octoblu Gateblu Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway.
Either boot the RPi using the standard NOOBS bootloader while tapping the Shift Key, select TLXOS, click on Install OR Download the Rpi version of TLXOS from our Downloads page, run the .exe file on a Windows PC or Laptop to write the image to your MicroSD Card. After you write the image to a Micro SDCard, insert it into the RPi, boot up, it will partition and configure the card, automatically License the 30 Day Free Trial (The Rpi must be on a Network connected to the Internet for the 30 Day Free trial to be successful) You can Register (License) TLXOS either during the trial or after the Trial. Use TMS to License the Rpi, TMS -> Device -> Install -> Install License, enter the email address and password that you provided when you purchased a TLXOS RPi License at the ThinLinX online Store, you will see Product Licensed appear. If you License after the trial has expired you must then use TMS -> Device -> Commands -> Exit Maintenance mode, the RPi will reboot ready to use again. After initial TLXOS installation the RPi may boot up in a low resolution, use the TMS Display Icon, to set the resolution required.
TLXOS ZERO is a variation of TLXOS for the “Raspberry Pi Zero” and the new “Raspberry Pi Zero W” supports Microsoft RDP, RemoteFX 8.1 H.264 decode coming soon, supports a number of different Remote Desktop connection protocols. The World’s lowest cost Digital Signage and IoT solution, includes an easy to configure Octoblu Gateblu Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway.
Either boot the RPi Zero using the standard NOOBS bootloader while tapping the Shift Key, select TLXOS ZERO, click on Install OR Download the RPi Zero version of TLXOS from our Downloads page, run the .exe file on a Windows PC or Laptop to write the image to your MicroSD Card. After you write the image to a Micro SDCard, insert it into the RPi, boot up, it will partition and configure the card, automatically License the 30 Day Free Trial (The Rpi must be on a Network connected to the Internet for the 30 Day Free trial to be successful) You can Register (License) TLXOS either during the trial or after the Trial. Use TMS to License the Rpi, TMS -> Device -> Install -> Install License, enter the email address and password that you provided when you purchased a TLXOS RPi License at the ThinLinX online Store, you will see Product Registered appear. If you Register after the trial has expired you must then use TMS -> Device -> Commands -> Exit Maintenance mode, the RPi will reboot ready to use again. After initial TLXOS installation the RPi may boot up in a low resolution, use the TMS Display Icon, to set the resolution required.