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

The EX500 is powered by NComputing LEAF OS, a fully locked-down Linux-based operating system designed specifically for secure, high-performance access to virtual desktops and cloud workspaces.

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. 

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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, 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, it 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.

Powered by LEAF OS: Optimized for Citrix desktop virtualization

LEAF OS is our small Linux-based operating system designed specifically for secure, high-performance access to virtual desktops and cloud workspaces. Flexible in its deployment, LEAF OS enables user access to multiple virtual desktop platforms from thin clients and personal computers. Integration with the Citrix Workspace app allows LEAF OS to deliver a compelling software endpoint solution for Citrix enterprise customers.

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.

Local applications support:

LEAF OS includes select local applications that run on the device, not through a virtualization platform. Direct access to the web via the Chromium Browser eliminates virtualization lag. Microsoft Teams and Zoom both benefit from direct audio/video relays, eliminating common concerns of web conferencing through virtual platforms. Additional 3rd party Linux applications can be installed in LEAF OS via the custom module support to further extend its functionality. LEAF OS controls the availability of these apps and their deployment method, with a Guest Mode option for kiosk-like use.

Device ChromeOS version:    106.0.5249.134
CWA Version                       :

Type Test Test Results
Citrix Workspace Enablers Citrix Cloud Services, Citrix Workspace app and Citrix Workspace compatibility Passed
File Upload and Download from Citrix session Passed
Clipboard operation using default keyboard keys. Passed
Launch the downloaded ICA file Passed
Session launch in public mode (Managed guest session) Passed
Multimedia Video playback Passed
Video call via 32 and 64-bit apps Passed
Audio playback Passed
Browser Content Redirection Not Tested
Peripherals Single and Multiple USB devices redirection Passed
USB redirection: Isochronous transfer testing with MTOP Passed
Auto USB-Redirection of devices with Audio/Video functionality Passed
High-Definition Webcam  Passed
Sinlge and Multi Monitor with different Resolutions Passed
4K Monitor support Passed
USB Speech Mic or Dictation Microphone compatibility Not Tested
USB Hubs Passed
Graphics Visual Rich-graphics Passed
Video codec for compression support Passed
Pixel Lossless Compression validation: Always Lossless, Build to Lossless Passed
Kiosk Mode Launch session in KIOSK mode Passed
USB Redirection in Kiosk Mode Passed
Printers USB Printers Passed
Network Printers Not Tested
Identity Providers Azure AD as an IdP Not Tested
Okta as an IdP Not Tested
Imprivata One-Sign as an IdP Not Tested

*Passed: This case was fully tested by the partner and has met the desired results.
*Not Tested: This test case was not executed as per partner preference. Submit your questions by clicking on the Request Information button on this page.
*NA (Not Applicable): This test case is not applicable for this thin client because of the hardware/software or Citrix product support limitations.


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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)
  • 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.


  • High-performance, affordable x86-64 thin client
  • Easy access to Citrix desktop virtualization environment
  • Deliver a secure & locked-down end-user computing environment.
  • Centrally managed - easy to deploy and reduce on-going maintenance
  • Expanded USB peripheral capabilities 


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