I’m wondering what people are using for Thin Clients. We were looking at using some Dell Wyse ones, and they run Windows embedded. My understanding is the Windows Embedded doesn’t allow for full Java installation, so you can’t run the native Ignition client on them and would have to run a web client.
We tend to prefer the native client instead of the web client. From Ignition support, they said
[quote]It is typically not possible to install full Java SE on embedded operating systems ( including Windows 7 Embedded). Oracle provides special “Embedded” editions of Java fro those cases, but those editions are not supported for Ignition. This means that you will not be able to run a classic Ignition Client in such setups. The solution is to either run a mobile client, which does not require Java on client machines at all, or to use an operating system that supports full Java.
Mobile clients tend to have some limitations due to the size of an additional JVM you will want to run on your Gateway server for each of the mobile clients launched (you will need more free memory on the Ignition server, in addition to what is used for the Gateway. There are also limitations for how much data the network you use to connect to the Gateway will support as the Client screens will be generated on the JVM launched on the Gateway server and then transferred to thee Cleint , in addition to the data that needs to be sent to the Client)
And then to ask around on the forums. So, here I am. Ideas?