NComputing EX500 (ChromeOS Flex)

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NComputing EX500 thin client is a high-performance, affordable x86-64 endpoint solution for Citrix, Microsoft, and NComputing Desktop Virtualization Platforms.

The EX500 is easy to configure using NComputing's PMC Endpoint Manager software. Remotely manage devices over local and wide-area networks including locations behind firewalls and NAT routers through an easy-to-use web-based user interface. 

Loaded with ChromeOS Flex, integrated and validated with CVAD, Citrix Workspace, and CWA for Chrome gives you the best end-user experience, improved productivity, and security.

Customers can now confidently install ChromeOS Flex on their EX500 device, knowing we have validated this along with CVAD, Citrix Workspace, and CWA for Chrome with other peripherals. Learn more here and try ChromeOS Flex now. 

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Product Details

The EX500 thin client is fully optimized for multiple virtualization platforms providing better performance and value using the x86-64 CPU architecture. Features include 4K Ultra HD video, dual monitor ports, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, broad peripheral support and Wi-Fi all controlled by enterprise-grade device management software–a perfect platform for demanding knowledge workers across the organization.

Multi-platform optimization

The EX500 provides optimized multimedia capabilities for several virtualization platforms.

  • Citrix: Virtual Apps and Desktops. Optimized for Microsoft Teams and supports Browser Content Redirection (BCR) to utilize local capabilities.
  • Microsoft: Support for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365 Cloud PC, and Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
  • NComputing: VERDE VDI, VERDE Remote Access and vSpace Pro Enterprise.

PMC Endpoint Manager: Central management and express deployment

The EX500 is easy to configure using PMC Endpoint Manager software. Remotely manage devices over local and wide-area networks including locations behind firewalls and NAT routers through an easy-to-use web-based user interface. Define multiple device profile configurations, push to individual or grouped devices, and schedule updates including firmware. A dashboard overview and detailed event log provide valuable information about your deployment. Easy-to-use for smaller organizations yet powerful enough to manage large cross-organizational deployments across multiple geographic locations, PMC simplifies.

Broad USB peripheral support:

The EX500 provides broad USB peripheral support with transparent redirection of USB peripheral devices for mass storage, local and network printers, scanners, smart card readers, headsets or speakers, webcams, COM ports, standard keyboards, mice, and 3D mice.

Device Make and Model: NComputing EX500 (ChromeOS Flex)

Device ChromeOS version: 106.0.5249.134

CWA Version:

Citrix CVAD Version: 2203




Citrix Workspace 

Citrix Cloud services, Citrix Workspace app and Citrix Workspace 


File Upload and Download  from Citrix session


Clipboard operation using default keyboard keys.


Launch resources from ICA file 


Public mode (Managed guest session) 



Video playback support

To be tested 

Video call via 32 and 64-bit apps


Audio playback support



Multiple USB devices redirection 


Access USB devices from other session


Release USB devices from connected session


USB redirection: Isochronous transfer testing with MTOP


Auto USB-Redirection with no optimized alternate channel


Auto USB-Redirection with device having audio/video functionality


High-Definition external Webcam


Monitors Pixel ratio (display resolution) with and without window resize


Higher resolution Monitors support (1920x1080 and above)


Multimonitor support with different resolutions


Multimonitor (Retina) with High Dpi



Visual validation - scrolling of text


Visual Quality validation using Pixel lossless compression: Always Lossless, Build to Lossless


Thin Wire plus setting: Does not obey the legacy color depth policy


Dirty Regions ThinWire capability 


Hardware acceleration using H265 Codec support

To be tested

Kiosk Mode

KIOSK mode functionality


USB Functionality in Kiosk mode 



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EX500 thin client features:

  • Powered by Intel Quad-Core J3455 1.5 GHz (2.3 GHz Burst Frequency)
  • 64GB eMMC and 4GB DDR SDRAM
  • Optimized for Citrix HDX (Virtual Apps and Desktops), Microsoft (AVD, Windows 365, RDS) and NComputing (VERDE VDI, VERDE Remote Access, vSpace Pro Enterprise)
  • Remotely manage endpoints via the web with PMC Endpoint Manager
  • Local application support for direct access without a full VDI desktop
  • Native dual monitor ports up to 3480x2160 @ 30hz
  • USB 3.0 (2 ports) and USB 2.0 (2ports) with transparent redirection
  • 5GHz and 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with Personal and Enterprise 802.1x security
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45 port)
  • Bluetooth v4.2 (Scheduled for Q4 2022 via firmware update)
  • Integrated VPN support (OpenVPN, OpenConnect, FortiClient, IPsec and PPTP)
  • 3.5mm audio port (audio-in/out)
    • EX500 thin client comes with a perpetual use of PMC Endpoint Manager license.

PMC Endpoint Manager software features:

  • Manage devices located in local and wide area networks (WAN), including devices behind firewalls and NAT-routers. Working-from-home and hybrid workforce deployments fully supported.
  • Easy to use PMC web-based user interface, accessible from any browser anywhere.
  • Secure HTML5 remote screen shadowing on devices.
  • Secure device onboarding with optional passcode protection.
  • Provision device profiles and push configurations to individual or grouped devices.
  • Automatic discovery, check-in, and provisioning of new devices.
  • Advanced hierarchical device grouping and profile assignment for cross-organizational deployment.
  • Event scheduler for device reboot, shutdown, or remote firmware update.
  • Built-in repository for firmware, certificates, and wallpapers for managed devices.
  • Real-time dashboard summary.
  • Detailed event logging with filtering capability.
  • Simple virtual appliance deployment on Azure Cloud and with popular hypervisors including Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V.