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Continuing Issues with Windows XP Resolved With VDI Blaster Thin Client Software

Devon IT is continuing to see many organizations are unprepared or behind schedule to address their Windows XP transitions. Devon IT a leader in thin client and virtual desktop solutions offers its VDI Blaster PC repurposing software as an upgrade solution path to current Windows XP PCs.

“Many organizations have to put their IT projects on hold as they work through their Widows XP transition and remediation,” explained Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. “With VDI Blaster they have a cost-effective way to turn their XP devices into thin clients.”

VDI Blaster, the world’s number one thin client software tool, repurposes existing PCs and other devices to the thin clients. Companies and organizations of all sizes are able to enhance their thin client computing implementations at a fraction of the cost of new devices and software licensing fees.

With a reduced MSRP of $14.99 each license of VDI Blaster can be used to update and upgrade existing Widows PCs devices from XP to DeTOS, all fully managed by Echo. VDI Blaster includes - at no additional cost - Echo thin client management from Devon IT.

Effective Transition

“VDI Blaster is an effective XP transition solution that gives our customers a thin client solution and, helps them to move forward with the most flexible and advanced thin client OS and management suite available,” explained Makoid. ”This is a way for customers looking to inexpensively begin or continue advancing their VDI deployment and strategy.”

A True Thin Client OS

Devon IT’s software offers many features that go beyond current thin clients and includes internal wireless support and when using Devon IT’s Echo management platform, persistence of settings and configurations. Additional enhancements include an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and First Boot Wizard, and new access clients.

In addition to Windows XP PCs, VDI Blaster can be used to upgrade and manage:

  • Dell/Wyse C series, D series, R series, T series and Z series thin clients
  • HP t series thin clients
  • Other manufacturers’ thin clients

“This is a powerful and cost-effective way to unify, enhance and manage thin clients,” explained Makoid. “Best of all, every VDI Blaster license includes the ability to be managed by Echo or Lenovo thin client manager (LTM) for no additional charge. If you are looking to transition from your Windows XP environment and unify your desktop architecture, VDI Blaster is a solid and cost-effective solution.”

VDI Blaster is available from Devon IT and is orderable from Lenovo. Special discounted pricing of $14.99 per license is valid now through September 30, 2014. Quantity, reseller and education discounts are available.

To contact Devon IT for all things related to thin client computing and virtual desktops, including this offer, email [email protected] or call (610) 757-4220 or toll-free at (888) 524-9382. For more information about Devon IT thin client software please visit Follow Devon IT on Twitter @DevonIT.

About Devon IT

Devon IT, Inc., ( is a leading information technology company that offers thin client software, hardware, and virtual desktop solutions. Devon IT's products offer users in various industries and environments greater IT security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT is also the creator of the patented VDI Blaster™. a software suite that transforms PCs with hard drives into virtual desktops and the innovators of the SafeBook® thin client notebook. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with offices in London, Shanghai and Bangalore. Read Devon IT's technical blog, "Thin Tank," at

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