From CES 2012: desktop virtualization-related technology repackaged for consumers

After wading through all the iPhone cases and 3D TVs, we found some products that cross the line from the desktop virtualization world into the consumer world.

Aside from the FUIT devices and Microsoft keynote, we have a few other videos from the Consumer Electronics Show that we wanted to share with you. After wading through all the iPhone cases and 3D TVs, we found some products that cross the line from the desktop virtualization world into the consumer world. While none of these technologies are new to the BrianMadden.com audience, it's interesting to think how technologies we take for granted would have a play in the consumer market.

Follow these links for demo videos live from the show floor at CES:

  • Myriad Alien Dalvik Myriad Alien Dalvik uses an adaptation of Dalvik to host Android in a datacenter. This demo shows an android VM being accessed remotely from an iPad client.
  • Xi3 TAND3M Xi3 produces low power PCs in a small form-factor. While covering hardware normally isn't our thing, Xi3 also distributes terminal server-like software called Tand3m that allows one box to run two local sessions. I also had a look at their server and datacenter products.
  • iCOP iCOP is the maker of embedded PCs (that naturally also make great thin clients). What were they doing at CES? They have some customers that do use their devices as full-fledged computers day-today; as well they see a market for tinkerers and hobbyists.

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