The initial Health department deployment has been a resounding success. The new SC-T25 Thin Clients mounted on wheeled carts maintain practitioner mobility, while eliminating the several problems presented by the convertible tablets and conventional PCs.
“The nurses love not having to carry around a cumbersome convertible laptop,” said Hinson. “The SC-T25 thin clients really helped decrease access and login times – and thankfully the dropped connections issue is a thing of the past.”
The performance delivered by the SC-T25 in every deployment location, he said, has been beyond their expectations.
“They’ve outperformed anything we’ve tried in the past, from physical fat clients to thin clients, even elite powered workstations,” said Hinson. “These devices have been truly exceptional; they really work flawlessly over wireless. I’m very impressed with the performance.”
Plus, said Hinson, the savings have also been tremendous.
“Our convertible laptop devices were about $1400 each, with the SC-T25 Raspberry Pi 3 thin clients on wheeled carts the practitioners can have a workstation at their desks and leverage wireless where needed for a fraction of the cost.”
Once deployed, the benefits kept getting better, with the Stratodesk management capabilities shining above any other client management platforms Hinson has experienced. Hinson said there was no comparison to their most recent Windowsembedded clients, which were a nightmare to manage, requiring the set up and maintenance of a separate management server and added knowledge resources. Plus, he said, even after taking those measures, the device management was very difficult to control.
“Stratodesk truly lives up to their ‘NoTouch’ name,” said Hinson. “It’s an easy drag-and-drop interface and it has been an absolute best-in-class product as far as we are concerned.”