The old-fashioned "green-screen" dumb terminal has grown up! OK. You ask, "What exactly is a 'thin client station' and what do you mean the dumb terminal has grown up?" Essentially, a thin client station is like a network-attached computer, but without its own hard drive. In other words, it has no local data storage capability. It is used to run applications that are hosted by a server. Yes, that's what a dumb terminal did in the 70s, 80s and part of the 90s. The dumb terminals in those days were dumb. They had no local capabilities at all. If you turned one on and the server was not working, all you would see is a blinking cursor. Today's thin client does everything a dumb terminal used to do. It connects to and allows you to run server based applications. These units connect via your network, thus avoiding some of the communications issues of the bygone era of "serial" devices. These units do "terminal emulation" for Unix and Linux applications. But they also do "Remote Desktop" connections for Windows "terminal services" applications. They generally also have a built in web browser for local Internet connectivity. Unlike the terminals of yesteryear they DO have a local operating system (Linux or Windows), thus some functionality such as web browsing is available whether they are connected to a server or not. Contact us today. Let us help you determine whether thin client stations might help you streamline your network operation, reduce the down time often associated with PC corruption, and help you lower your operating costs.