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.”