Thin Clients for MES

Hi,

Isnt there a maximum of 15 devices that can be connected via Terminal Services at any one time?

We were just planning on having normal PC's added to our network, but these PCs will only have MES installed and not the full version of Vantage.

Does anyone have any advice on a better method?

We will be using hand helds with terminal services, but for the main MES stations we were planning on using networked PCs.

Thanks,


CHRIS




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From: Robert Brown <robertb_versa@...>
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 4:47:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Vantage] Thin Clients for MES


All our floor MES is running on winterminals (terminal server) with wedge bar code readers.

Works pretty flawlessly.

Rob

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, robert.nupp <robert.nupp@ lacledegroup. com> wrote:
From: robert.nupp <robert.nupp@ lacledegroup. com>
Subject: [Vantage] Thin Clients for MES
To: vantage@yahoogroups .com
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 2:46 PM

We are currently using Vantage 8.03.403 on a Progress Database and are

in the process of implementing the MES screens. I was wondering if

anyone who is currently using MES is using a thin client setup with

Terminal Services. If so what type of thin clients are you using,

what OS (linux v. windows), and are you using any kind of barcode

reader on the thin client?
















[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
We are currently using Vantage 8.03.403 on a Progress Database and are
in the process of implementing the MES screens. I was wondering if
anyone who is currently using MES is using a thin client setup with
Terminal Services. If so what type of thin clients are you using,
what OS (linux v. windows), and are you using any kind of barcode
reader on the thin client?
Robert:

We are going live January 1st. We investigated several Thin
Clients. We use Wyse Win-terminals and iGel thin clients and have
used them for years. We use those for full desktops though. We are a
metal fabrication business, we we needed something more durable. We
came down to 3 solutions. Intermec offers a CV60, which is a full
Windows XP PC in a waterproof case with a touch screen - this ran MES
very well, but was $5-6k each. (Did I mention we needed 33 for our
first 2 sites?) Intermec offers a CV30, which is Windows Mobile 5, and
with some software loaded can RDP into a terminal server. These came
in with a keyboard and all for us around $2800. We also investigated a
3rd option - another full XP macine with touch screen, it was around
$1800, but was no where near as hardy as the Intermec units.

We went with the CV30, and customized the HandHeld screens to match
that screen size. (The CV30 is 640x480 landscape and the handheld is
designed for 240x320 in portrait mode.)

We have also added SOTI MobiControl as a means of managing the 33
devices - it is a great addition allowing you to push down application
installs, registry changes, etc. MobiControl is designed for Windowms
Mobile devices.

Email back with any questions.

Scott


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "robert.nupp" <robert.nupp@...> wrote:
>
> We are currently using Vantage 8.03.403 on a Progress Database and are
> in the process of implementing the MES screens. I was wondering if
> anyone who is currently using MES is using a thin client setup with
> Terminal Services. If so what type of thin clients are you using,
> what OS (linux v. windows), and are you using any kind of barcode
> reader on the thin client?
>
All our floor MES is running on winterminals (terminal server) with wedge bar code readers.

Works pretty flawlessly.

Rob

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, robert.nupp <robert.nupp@...> wrote:
From: robert.nupp <robert.nupp@...>
Subject: [Vantage] Thin Clients for MES
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 2:46 PM











We are currently using Vantage 8.03.403 on a Progress Database and are

in the process of implementing the MES screens. I was wondering if

anyone who is currently using MES is using a thin client setup with

Terminal Services. If so what type of thin clients are you using,

what OS (linux v. windows), and are you using any kind of barcode

reader on the thin client?