Help Me Choose: Network and Auxiliary Connectivity Options for Wyse Thin Clients

Network and auxiliary connectivity options for Wyse thin clients

Network and auxiliary options help provide the connectivity for network and peripheral devices. Selecting the right connectivity options will help maximize the usability of your Wyse thin client through its lifespan. In general, Wyse thin client wireless options, network RJ45 and fiber ready (SFP) is each mutually exclusive due to constraints in networking resources. Wyse thin clients may have one or more of the following connectivity options:

Network RJ45 is an industry standard type of connector commonly used for Ethernet networking using physical 8-pin CAT6 network cables. A second 8-pin network connector may be optionally available as a custom configuration for implementations like high availability

Fiber Ready (SFP) is a small form-factor pluggable module used for Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity. It is a small transceiver built within a thin client that physically plugs into fiber optic network cables. Fiber optic cables are made of highly purified glass strands (fibers) that transmit data at high speeds as pulses of light.

Serial port is a simple, inexpensive, highly standardized and still widely used RS-232 compliant standard connectivity option. Serial ports are used in applications such as industrial automation systems, scientific instruments, point of sale systems and some industrial and consumer products. Server computers may use a serial port as a control console for diagnostics and maintenance. Network equipment (such as routers and switches) often use serial port consoles for device configuration. A serial port requires very little supporting software from the host system.

VGA port is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector used to physically attach the Wyse thin client to DE-15 compliant displays such as computer monitors and projectors. Please note: Choosing the VGA option does not add an additional display buffer and does not increase the number of supported displays.
Choose the available option that best suites your needs taking note of annotated option constraints.

Network optionsWyse 5070Wyse 5070 extended chassis
2nd Network RJ45Yes**Yes***
Fiber Ready (SFP)Yes**Yes***
2nd Serial portYes**Yes
VGA port*Yes**Yes***

* Choosing the VGA port option does not add an additional display buffer and does not increase the number of supported displays.
** On the Wyse 5070 with slim chassis, 2nd Network RJ45, Fiber Ready (SFP), 2nd serial port and VGA connector is each mutually exclusive due to the physical constraints of the singular option port.
*** On the Wyse 5070 extended chassis, 2nd Network RJ45, Fiber Ready (SFP) and VGA connector is each mutually exclusive.