Windows Multipoint Server allows you to share a single PC among many users by connecting many USB zero clients (USB terminals). It’s a huge maintenance, power, and cost savings.
Microsoft’s newly released 2012 version has a greatly improved software interface for supporting USB clients. But this change meant that, until today, the most popular USB client technology (DisplayLink) was not supported.
Plugable Technologies is excited to announce that our full line of USB thin clients now fully supports Windows Multipoint Server 2012. We’ve partnered with OSBASE, experts in Windows driver and graphics technology, to provide a full solution for WMS 2012.
How do I get it?
Windows Multipoint Server 2012 is available for download, and the free evaluation period can be easily extended to 6 months. See Microsoft’s WMS2012 download page for details.
You’ll need one Plugable USB zero client terminal for each display, keyboard, and mouse you’re connecting to the PC. Plugable’s USB terminals are shipping in volume now, including the low-cost Plugable DC-125 ($64.95) and mid-range Plugable UD-160-M ($79).
We have a limited number of “trial kits” available for 90-day loans. They include up to four Plugable DC-125 and/or Plugable UD-160-M models, plus a powered USB hub (total around $300 value). Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with a little detail on your organization and deployment goals.
And if you’re a non-profit, library or school, Techsoup and Microsoft have programs to donate their software for you.
How do I install drivers for it?
From the console mode of WMS 2012, download and install the new drivers for the Plugable hardware here:
WSM2012 software drivers for the Plugable DC-125 and UD-160-M.
Read more about Windows Multipoint Server from Microsoft. And feel free to post below with any questions – we’re here to help!