IGEL OS is IGEL’s platform-independent Linux-based endpoint operating system designed for simple, smart, and secure access to virtual apps, desktops, and cloud workspaces. The Citrix Workspace and Workspace app with IGEL OS comprises an unbeatable combination to enable people to work from anywhere, using almost any device.
IGEL OS turns any compatible x86-64 device (PC, laptop, tablet, or thin client) into a secure IGEL-managed endpoint. It provides outstanding audio, video, interactive graphics, and unified communications. Constantly updated with the latest versions of the most popular codecs and client protocols, users from engineers to designers to gamers can experience rich, immersive multimedia experiences.
Citrix Ready Technical Qualified Details
Client firmware: IGEL OS 11.04.100
Client OS Class: Linux
Client OS: Linux
Certified on Citrix versions: Citrix Workspace App for Linux, HDX Realtime Optimization Pack 2.8, Citrix Virtual Apps 2003, 2006, Citrix Virtual Desktops 2003, 2006
Certified on Endpoint Levels: Standard and Premium
|Test Case Summary||Results|
|Workspace Experience||2D Graphics - Server Rendered Virtual Apps||Passed|
|Secure Web and SaaS Apps||Passed|
|HDX Multi-Media||Audio Recording and Playback Support||Passed|
|Video Playback – Server Rendered Flash||Passed|
|Video Playback – Server Rendered Windows Media||Passed|
|Bi-directional Audio (VoIP)||Passed|
|RealTime Webcam Compression||Passed|
|Windows Media redirection||Passed|
|HTML5 Video redirection||Passed|
|Skype for Business Optimization Pack*||Passed (720P HD)|
|HDX Integration||Browser Content Redirection||Passed|
|Citrix Gateway and Citrix ADM (formerly NetScaler MAS) verification||NA|
|Citrix SD-WAN Optimization verification||NA|
|Authentication||HDX PIV Smartcard On-Premises Support||Passed|
|Peripherals||Common HDX Plug n Play Devices Redirection||Passed|
|Specialty Devices Redirection - 3D Mouse Support||Passed|
|Client Printing - Citrix Universal Printer Driver||Passed|
|HDX Multi Monitor Support||Passed|
|HDX Multi Monitor Support – 3D Apps||Passed|
|HDX Graphics||HDX 3D Pro Rich Graphics Apps Support||Passed|
|Pixel Perfect Lossless Compression||Passed|
|H265 decoding for graphics*||NA|
IGEL OS 11.04 offers robust performance and support for an extended list of conferencing and collaboration solutions:
The Citrix Workspace and Workspace app, along with IGEL OS, comprise an unbeatable combination to enable people to work from anywhere, using almost any device.
A highly secure Linux-based operating system for x86-64 machines built with industry-standard components, regardless of manufacturer, platform independent IGEL OS operates on compatible PCs, laptops, tablets, thin clients, accessing virtualized apps and cloud workspaces.
Extending the life of existing hardware assets eliminates the disruption and cost of investing in new hardware. Future-proofing your infrastructure further reduces unnecessary IT expenditures and ensures easier scalability.
Built-in Enterprise-level Security
IGEL OS supports two-factor authentication, smart card readers, biometric scanners, and trusted execution. Additionally, as a modular, read only, highly secure Linux-based operating system and includes a complete “chain of trust” verification process from the processor (on select IGEL endpoint devices) or UEFI all the way to the host server or cloud. It is thus extremely resistant to manipulation, as well as viruses and other malware.
From specialized functionality to corporate branding to screensavers that display corporate messaging, IGEL OS is designed for managed customization and cloud-based environments. It’s easy to make your endpoint devices look and perform exactly the way you want, without having to overhaul your backend infrastructure.
IGEL OS is designed to allow IT “turn off” unused features, giving back resources to the system. This keeps your endpoints as “thin” as possible, offering better endpoint usage control, and minimizing the attack surface of the device.
Enhanced User Experience
By moving desktop PC workloads from the endpoint into the cloud or a secure data center, which includes inherent fault tolerance and automated backups, you experience true efficiency while increasing security. Increase efficiency with significantly faster logins and application loading, more consistent operation, and significantly boosted performance in database lookup or query.
Broad Technology Partner Ecosystem
Solution integrations of more than 100 leading partners ensure the latest technologies: interfaces, authentication, dictation, e-signature, unified communications, printing, USB management, and many more.
Easy Management and Control
Universal Management Suite (UMS) software, IGEL’s management solution for IGEL OS-powered endpoints, enables a single IT endpoint administrator to fully manage and control tens of thousands of world-wide distributed endpoints.