Project Ophelia: A window to the cloud for work and play

With the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happening this week in Las Vegas there’s endless gadget-induced excitement in the air. But the Dell Cloud Client Computing team is most thrilled about our own game-changing announcement which will bring new levels of mobility and work/life convergence right to people’s pockets.

As much as we rely on our tablets, PCs and smartphones these days, it’s undeniable that from time to time they fail us. They can easily run out of charge, malfunction, get lost, stolen or damaged, or often aren’t convenient to haul around. And much of the time it seems like these issues happen at the most inopportune times. This is where “Project Ophelia” comes in.

The ultra-compact multimedia-capable device Dell announced today, codenamed “Dell Wyse Project Ophelia,” is about the size of a USB stick and enables users to turn any capable display into a window to the cloud. A valuable tool for both work and play, when you plug “Project Ophelia” into any capable TV or monitor, you’ll be able to easily and securely access, display, and collaborate on business applications as well as personal entertainment and subscriptions with the benefits of a large screen. It’s the perfect solution whether you’re presenting to clients or you’re streaming a movie to watch with friends.

Dell Wyse Project Ophelia

Dell Wyse Project Ophelia

Some perks that the device offers include:

  • Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Built on the Android 4 OS — supports Web browsing, social networking, media playback and Android Apps
  • Allows instant access to the countless apps available on the Google Play Store
  • Securely connects to Windows desktops and applications running on back-end systems from all leading infrastructure providers including Citrix, Microsoft and VMware
  • No batteries to charge or change – it self-powers through the display it’s plugged into 
  • Remembers settings for each individual to enhance usability
  • Compatible with many existing Dell Wyse thin clients and software products
  • Managed by Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager software as a service (SaaS) which offers enhanced security and authentication

 “Project Ophelia” will be available during the first half of this year. Stay tuned to @WYSE on Twitter for the latest information. 

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