The Raspberry Pi is known for being the computer that is bringing coding back to schools. It is a very versatile device, which is well-suited to today’s Internet of Things world. Viewsonic has celebrated that versatility, using the Raspberry Pi 3 to build a commercial thin client called the SC-T25.
Using a Viewsonic software stack, the SC-T25 is a very low cost thin client, at £65 ($85) ex VAT. It is intended to be used by “businesses and enterprises that have not been able to fully implement their VDI deployment,” said product manager Brian Wei.
The Raspberry Pi 3 was launched in February. It is a single board computer using a Broadcom SoC, with four 64-bit Cortex A53 cores from ARM running at 1.2GHz. It also features integrated wireless and Bluetooth 4 support. This SoC runs the Viewsonic Thin OS, which is based on Linux. 16GB of RAM is built in and an 8GB microSD card is bundled with the thin client.
In terms of ports, the SC-T25 features HDMI and USB 2.0 (x4), as well as RJ45. Viewsonic is selling the product now.