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Dell Slots Cloud Into Its USB Sized Android Based Project Ophelia


Written by  Sudheer Raju | 10 January 2013
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ophelia projectDell this week has hit its strides by tearing the covers off its futuristic cloud client computing project Dell Wyse “Project Ophelia”. Project Ophelia is slightly larger than a USB memory stick and enables users to convert any capable TV or monitor into a functioning interactive personal display device without using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Project Ophelia will be available in the first half of 2013 from Dell Cloud Client Computing. The device is built on Android 4 OS and comes with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth facilities. Once connected, this USB stick sized device can securely connect to your personal cloud or windows desktops, applications running on back end systems like Citrix, Microsoft, VMWare and others. The zero-battery device gets power from the attached display monitor via its Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) interface to the monitor’s MHL port, or separately via its own USB interface. No batteries to charge or change.

With increasing trend to converge access to information of a user from anywhere, even in absence of the regular devices the user is used to, this project lays new inroads to evolution of secured client computing for rest of the year. Online gamers, customers needing hot access to their content, cloud access providers looking to provide an agile device with carrier Internet/wireless services are some of the usecases as per Dell. In a blown up view corporate world can seamlessly offer the device to their teams with the right permissions and access to apps and content based on role, department, and location.

“People are increasingly requiring access to digital content while on the go, in both their work and personal lives,” said Tarkan Maner, vice president and general manager, Cloud Client Computing at Dell. “Mobile devices have small screens, tablets and PCs aren’t always convenient to haul around, and all these devices require batteries that can run down. ‘Project Ophelia’ turns capable TVs and monitors into personal and reliable Wi-Fi enabled work or entertainment stations – all managed easily by IT via Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager.”

Sudheer Raju

Sudheer Raju

Founder of ToolsJournal, a technology journal on software tools and services. Sudheer has overall accountability for the webiste product development and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. With a flair to write, Sudheer himself writes for toolsjournal across all journal categories.


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