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LEAF OS by NComputing is a small Linux-based operating system providing the basis for thin client computing. It enables users to access virtual desktops using their personal computers, including out-of-date x86-64 thin clients, PCs and laptops.

Deployable in two different configurations, LEAF OS gives you both permanent and temporary access. First, it can be installed directly on a hard drive converting the host computer into a powerful thin client. This method of repurposing PCs extends the usefulness of aging computers. Alternatively LEAF OS can be run from a USB drive. USB booting leaves the user's existing operating system, files, and hard drive untouched while providing an ideal environment for work-from-home use cases. When users finish their work, a simple reboot to their native OS restores their device to personal use.

work from home

Empower Work From Home

Booting from a USB stick with LEAF OS on any PC/laptop. Provide simple, secure, and fully functional access to virtual desktop environments anytime, anywhere. Includes VPN support.

 

Cost

Repurpose aging PCs & Thin Clients.

Save your money and get out of the PC-refresh cycle. Put off forced investment in new hardware until it makes sense for you.

 

maintenance

Reduce maintenance & simplify

Push configurations and software updates to a LEAF OS USB stick or device via a centralized management platform. No local user data means centralized backups are simplified, and ongoing maintenance and security expenses are slashed.

 

Secure

Securely built on Linux

The fully locked-down Linux platform is secure, protecting against malicious applications, common threats, and corporate data leakage concerns.

 

Transparent USB Redirection

Expand USB capabilities

Using drivers on the server opens up extensive peripheral support capabilities for printers, touch screens, and other devices.

 

Platform

Choose your platform

LEAF OS is compatible with Citrix, VMware, Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, Microsoft RDS, vSpace Pro Enterprise, and VERDE VDI.

 

PMC for Citrix

Optimized for Citrix Desktop Virtualization

Integration with the Citrix Workspace app allows LEAF OS to deliver a compelling software endpoint solution for Citrix enterprise customers. Devices running on LEAF OS have multimedia capabilities such as Microsoft Teams optimization, HDX Adaptive Transport, Browser Content Redirection (BCR), and extensive USB peripheral devices support. LEAF OS software is designed and built for Intel x86-64 CPU architecture. Devices running LEAF OS are fully optimized for Citrix Ready™ ensuring that it meets the performance, security and manageability demands of the enterprise. For new hardware thin clients, learn about the NComputing EX500 Thin Client (powered by LEAF OS).

LeafOS on laptops

Revitalize old computers and thin clients

LEAF OS can also be flashed directly to the internal hard drive, turning any* x86-64 PC or thin client (with BIOS or UEFI motherboard firmware) into a permanently repurposed, high-performance thin client.

*Newer devices may require additional Linux drivers.

Enable BYOD

A bootable USB memory stick can be created containing LEAF OS. Any x86-64 hardware device can boot to LEAF OS and instantly becoming a locked-down NComputing thin client. LEAF OS does not replace the underlying operating system in this case. When users finish their work, simply reboot from the native OS providing an ideal work-from-home environment.

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Next-Level Endpoint Security

By implementing NComputing’s solutions, organizations can enhance endpoint security, safeguard sensitive data, reduce costs, and streamline management. These measures cover the entire endpoint security spectrum, from device boot to locked-down operating systems, secure communications, data leakage prevention, and centralized management. Furthermore, NComputing enables organizations to embrace BYOD initiatives while maintaining a secure computing environment.

Read the NComputing security whitepaper to learn how our endpoint solution enhances next-level endpoint security.

PMC

CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT & EXPRESS DEPLOYMENT

PMC Endpoint Manager software provides a powerful solution to manage all your devices from a browser including LAN and WAN network deployments, locations behind firewalls and NAT-routers. PMC Endpoint Manager is included with your LEAF OS license.

Microsoft Teams Optimization

Available on EX500 thin client and LEAF OS devices, audio and video streams in Microsoft Teams are offloaded from the Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, RDS, Citrix, and VMware Horizon sessions, enabling them to be processed locally on the client device. Deliver clear, crisp high-definition audio-video conferencing with integrated Microsoft Teams Optimization. Users can seamlessly participate in audio-video or audio-only calls to and from other users and other standards-based desktop video and conference room systems.

BROAD USB PERIPHERAL SUPPORT

USB Support

LEAF OS driven computers utilize device drivers from the server to provide extensive peripheral support in the Citrix desktop virtualization environment. LEAF OS allows transparent redirection of USB peripheral devices for mass storage, local and network printers, scanners, smart card readers, headsets or speakers, webcams, COM ports, standard keyboards, mice, and 3D mice.

Local Application Support

LEAF OS includes select local applications that run on the device, not through a virtualization platform. Direct access to the web via Chromium Browser eliminates virtualization lag. Microsoft Teams and Zoom both benefit from direct audio/video relay eliminating common concerns of web conferencing through virtual platforms. Local applications can be accessed side-by-side along the Citrix, VMware Horizon,Microsoft AVD, Windows 365, and Microsoft RDS desktop virtualization session. Additional 3rd party Linux applications can be installed in LEAF OS via the custom module support to further extend its functionality. LEAF OS controls the availability of these apps and their deployment method, with a Guest Mode option for Kiosk-like use.

LEAF OS Citrix Certification Results

Citrix Ready Endpoint Citrix Ready Premium Endpoint

Type & Test Standard Premium Test Result

This case was fully tested and has met the desired results.

Not Tested: This test case was not executed.

NA (Not Applicable): This test case is not applicable for this thin client because of the hardware/software or Citrix product support limitations.

Multimedia      
Hardware Accelaration using H265 Codec Support (Optional)   NA
Video Conferencing on Skype for Business with HDX Real Time Optimization Pack Support   NA
Optimization for Microsoft Teams Support   Passed
HTML5 Redirection Support   Passed
Browser Content Redirection Support   Passed
Windows Media Stream Redirection Support   Passed
Security      
PIV Smartcard Support   NA
Citrix Workspace Enablers      
Citrix Cloud Services Support NA
Citrix Files access and Experience Support Passed
Citrix Workspace App Support Passed
Citrix Workspace Support Passed
Access Secure SaaS and Web Application NA
Devices      
Plug n Play Devices Redirection Passed
High-Definition Webcam Streaming Passed
3D Mouse Support and Redirection Passed
Graphics      
Rich Graphics Application Support Passed
Multi Monitor Support for 2D and 3D Applications Passed
Pixel Perfect Lossless Compression Passed
2D Graphics - Server Rendered Virtual Application Passed
Multimedia      
Video Playback - Server Rendered Windows Media Redirection Passed
Print      
Client Printer Test Using Citrix Universal Printer Driver NA
General      
HDX Traffic Management and Monitoring with Citrix ADM (optional) NA
Accelerated Traffic Support through Citrix SD-WAN (optional) NA

Licensing info and free trial offer

The standard LEAF OS device license supports Citrix and perpetual use of PMC Endpoint Manager software. Licenses are assigned to individual PCs, laptops or thin clients. The license is perpetual and non-transferable. It includes software maintenance updates for the first year. After the first year updates require a standard device AMP subscription.

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