Citrix Ready Workspace Hub

A Raspberry Pi based Thin Client with enterprise-grade performance,
security and manageability

Why a Citrix Ready workspace hub

Citrix Ready workspace hub is the central piece of the Citrix Workspace IoT solution . Citrix Ready workspace hub replaces HDX Ready Pi as it evolves to solve more use cases than just being a thin client. It is built on the latest Raspberry Pi 4 client with the Citrix workspace hub software as well as IGEL/Stratodesk/Atrust software. It is available via Citrix Ready partners NComputing, ViewSonic, Atrust and IGEL. The Citrix Ready workspace hub is a fully assembled device which can act as a thin client, replace your desk phones, and smart card readers. The workspace hub enables innovative use cases around enterprise IoT providing workplace transformation, hybrid work styles, conference rooms of the future and more.

Citrix Ready Workspace Hub as a Thin Client

Raspberry Pi™ based thin client delivers the compelling economics of consumer devices. Citrix Ready verification ensures that it meets the performance, security and manageability demands of an enterprise-grade zero client. Device cost is no longer a barrier for using desktop virtualization to execute PC refresh, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 strategies.

  • Slash VDI client hardware costs by up to 80%
  • Save up to 90% on annual support costs
  • Simplify set up, administration and maintenance
  • Ultra-compact and VESA mountable
  • HDX Ready certified for best user experience
  • Optimized for GPU offloading
  • Optimized for Skype for Business voice and video
  • Dual monitor support
  • Management by Citrix Endpoint Management, formerly Citrix XenMobile
  • Proximity authentication replaces need for tap and go cards
  • Citrix Casting

Citrix Ready Workspace Hub Vendors

The Citrix Ready workspace hub by NComputing (RX-HDX) has shown itself to be a disruptive endpoint device in the Citrix market, dramatically slashing the typical costs of VDI client hardware and support while delivering all the performance, security and manageability demanded by the enterprise. Key benefits for enterprises include:

  • Slash VDI client hardware and support cost by up to 80%
  • Integrated enterprise-grade centralized device management
  • Secure, rugged and compact design; low power consumption (5W max)
  • Imprivata and Caradigm compatibility

Removing the barriers through a unique formula of simplicity, performance and value, NComputing's integrated solutions serve global customers worldwide with our expertise in Citrix’s solution. Successfully deployed across Healthcare, Manufacturing, Finance, Government and other Enterprise markets

Stratodesk is the pioneering software provider for the Citrix Ready workspace hub. With devices available from both NComputing and ViewSonic, also referred to as the RX-HDX and SC-T125 Pis respectively, the workspace hub stands at the zenith of innovative technology and design. The workspace hub is built on the Raspberry Pi platform, making it secure, affordable and compact. Meanwhile, it is Stratodesk’s software that makes the workspace hub a truly disruptive IoT endpoint for the enterprise.

Stratodesk NoTouch OS, the OS of the Citrix Ready workspace hub, includes Citrix Workspace app directly out of the box for seamless connection to Citrix Workspace. Also fully supported on NoTouch OS is session roaming, QR code login, WiFi & Bluetooth, and Imprivata and Caradigm support.

Finally, Stratodesk NoTouch Center brings unparalleled enterprise grade management to your Citrix deployment. Ready for advanced VDI and IoT use cases facing the enterprise, NoTouch Center supports drag and drop certificate handling, Single Sign-On, Reporting tool & Scripting Engine. NoTouch Center fully manges both your Citrix Ready workspace hubs and x86 devices in the same environment!"

The ViewSonic® SC-T25 Citrix workspace hub (based on Raspberry Pi 3) is perfect for businesses looking for cost-effective and high performance solutions for their virtual workspace needs. With integrated Bluetooth, the SC-T25 supports all of the Citrix Workspace Hub usage models, include beacon-based session roaming, QR code login, and Citrix Casting. With a slim and compact design and optional mounting plate, the SC-T25 easily attaches to your VESA-ready monitor. What's more, with its eco-friendly design, the SC-T25 consumes less than 5W of power and uses up to 90% less energy than standard PCs. Need dual displays? Just add on the SC-ADPT-025 secondary display adapter, and drive your virtual extended desktop across two monitors.

Atrust introduces a new thin client t32C (powered by Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Pi Zero).The Atrust t32C Citrix workspace hub is designed for organization looking for cost-effective and high-performance solutions for their virtual workspace needs. With integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, Atrust t32C supports session roaming, QR code login, and screen casting. The Atrust t32C bundled with in house Linux software Atrust Client Setup (ACS) and central management tool Atrust Device Manager (ADM), management becomes simple and easy. The Atrust t32C workspace hub is complete with Skype for Business, H.264, and 2 high definition displays.

Here at Raspberry Pi driving down the cost of computer hardware remains our biggest imperative, so we are very excited to join ViewSonic as they launch the HDX Ready Raspberry Pi. This innovation introduces a low-cost user device for Citrix's industry-leading virtual app and desktop technology.

Eben Upton
CEO, Raspberry Pi

Frequently Asked Questions

What additional use cases can Citrix Ready workspace hub solve over HDX Ready Pi as a thin client?

The Citrix Ready workspace hub adds the following capabilities over HDX Ready pi.

  • Dual monitor support
  • Optimized for Skype for Business voice and video
  • Management by Citrix Endpoint Management, formerly XenMobile
  • Proximity authentication replaces need for tap and go cards
  • Citrix Casting

What is Citrix Casting?

Citrix Casting is a new innovative capability which allows end users to

  • Instantly and securely access any app from a mobile device on a large screen
  • Provide security and proximity based authentication as easy as tap and go smart cards without any specialized hardware
  • Wireless docking solution for any workplace

Who should we contact for support?

Support is provided directly by the manufacturers NComputing , Stratodesk , ViewSonic  and Atrust .

What is included in the Citrix Ready workspace hub?

The price is for a fully packaged and assembled Raspberry Pi 3, including preloaded Flash storage with OS and device management software, power supply, and Citrix Receiver. Large volume orders may qualify for bulk discounts. Keyboard, mouse and monitor are available for separate purchase, like any other thin client.

How is the Citrix Ready workspace hub different from standard Pi?

The Citrix Ready workspace hub contains Citrix HDX optimization using the HDX system-on-chip SDK. Unlike the standard Raspberry Pi that is generally sold without any accessories, Citrix Ready workspace hub is fully assembled, and it is sold and supported by Citrix Ready partners, making it simple to deploy and operate without any additional time or effort.

Is a particular edition or release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly XenApp and XenDesktop, required to work with Citrix Ready workspace hub (formerly known as HDX Ready Pi)?

The compatibility of Citrix Ready workspace hub is listed on the Marketplace profiles of ViewSonic, NComputing and Atrust. Testing has been completed with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, including both Web Interface and StoreFront.

Advanced capabilities such as Citrix Casting requires Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops platinum. The Citrix Ready workspace hub can be managed standalone as a thin client. Citrix Endpoint Management can simplify the management by providing a unified endpoint management solution to manage all endpoint via a single console.

Is a particular release of Citrix Workspace app required?

The latest Citrix Workspace app for Linux will be preinstalled with the thin client along with the Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine (client component of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack).