Australia’s ThinLinX Pty Ltd has been developing Thin Client and IoT Hardware & Software for over 19 years. ThinLinX has many World First’s including
- First in the World in 2010 with our own in house designed and manufactured TLX400 single and dual display Microsoft RemoteFX / Calista hardware decoder thin clients, demoed in the Microsoft TechED Keynote speech at New Orleans in 2010, backstage preparations with our hardware shown in the four minute Video below. Without our hardware the unveiling of RemoteFX at TechED 2010 may not have been as exciting as it was
- First in the World to market in 2011 with our own RemoteFX App for the Apple iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and also iPads bringing high performance Windows desktops to the Apple range via RemoteFX / Calista
- First in the World to market in 2015 with our own Operating System (TLXOS) which delivered high performance Citrix HDX Windows Desktops by utilizing the US$35 Raspberry Pi H.264 hardware decoder.
- First in the World to market in 2016 with our own Operating System (TLXOS) which delivered high performance VMware Blast Windows Desktops by utilizing the US$35 Raspberry Pi H.264 hardware decoder
ThinLinX Founders, husband and wife team, John & Jeanne Nicholls demoing their TLX400 dual display RemoteFX / Calista hardware decoder thin client at Microsoft Teched Atlanta in May 2011. An Apple MacBook Air running the ThinLinX RemoteFX software decoder App for Mac OS X was also demoed
The image above shows the RemoteFX Premier Partner Award presented to ThinLinX Pty Ltd by Microsoft. ThinLinX commenced development of our own ARM Architecture custom System on Chip (SoC) with an integrated RemoteFX / Calista hardware decoder.
John & Jeanne Nicholls went on to develop the low cost single display TLX1000 and the dual display TLX2000 which utilized Texas Instruments DM3730 and DM8148 SoC’s respectively. The integrated Digital Signal Processors were used by ThinLinX to deliver high performance when running RemoteFX / Calista, Citrix HDX and VMware Horizon. The TLX2000 included built in Power over Ethernet support, Dual Displays and Dual 1Gbit Ethernet. The TLX1000 and TLX2000 are displayed below
We also developed the Dual Display TLX3000 with integrated Power over Ethernet, 6 x USB Ports, HDMI and VGA outputs, this model used a STmicro SPEAr1340 SoC which was pin compatible with our own RemoteFX / Calista decoder TLX1 SoC. We designed this board to have a known working Thin Client using the SPEAr1340, our under development TLX1 SoC was based on the pin compatible SPEAr13xx which was to be customized by adding our own RemoteFX hardware decoder licensed from Microsoft and a H.264 hardware decoder. Swapping out the SPEAr1340 for our own TLX1 SoC had many advantages including lower cost once manufactured in high volume. Unfortunately we had insufficient funds to finalize development of the TLX1 SoC and the TLX3000
We discontinued hardware development in 2014, switching our efforts to creating our own Linux based Operating System (TLXOS) which would support low cost ARM Architecture hardware such as the Raspberry Pi and most X86 Architecture devices. We also developed a powerful remote Management console which we call TMS
The photo below shows the ThinLinX Founders John & Jeanne (center and right) with Paul Whittaker (left) outside Microsoft Headquarters in Mountain View after a meeting with Microsoft in 2014. Paul has overseen all development of TLXOS and TMS in the last Ten years and is the Primary Software Engineer working on both TMS and TLXOS. Prior to joining ThinLinX Paul worked as a senior System Administrator at Australia’s Department of Defence in Canberra, having worked there for over Twenty years bringing invaluable experience to ThinLinX, especially in the area of Thin Client and Network Security