A computer that accesses applications and data from a server.
A thin client is similar to a dumb terminal in that it gets all of its information from the network. Some thin clients have their own memory, but lack...
A two-tier client/server model for application design in which most of the computer code is executed on a server and the client process is limited to the software that provides the user presentation only. It provides simplified system management because there is little or no business application code distributed across multiple workstations.
In client-server systems, a client that requires only minimal hardware / software resources to communicate with the server and perform its designed tasks.
1) A network computer without hard- or diskette drives that accesses programs and data from a server instead of storing them locally. 2) Software that performs the majority of its operations on a server rather than the local computer, thus requiring less memory and fewer plug-ins.
A PC designed to be dependent on a network. It usually consists only of essential components, lacking diskette drives, expansion slots, CD-ROM drives, etc. Applications typically originate on a server and may or may not be executed on the client. Thin clients are significantly less expensive than autonomous PCs and are therefore an attractive alternative for businesses.
n. A client that has little or no installed software but has access to software that is managed and delivered by network servers that are attached to it. A thin client is an alternative to a full-function client such as a PC.
A cut-down network terminal with no local processing power.
is a low-cost, centrally-managed computer devoid of CD-ROM players, diskette drives, and expansion slots. The term derives from the fact that small computers in networks tend to be clients and not servers. Since the idea is to limit the capabilities of these computers to only essential applications, they tend to be purchased and remain "thin" in terms of the client applications they include. The term also refers to software applications that provide a minimal but common function.
a basic computer normally only used in businesses
a client application for which there are few or no installation requirements
a computer that has a Web browser for the OS
a computer that is supported by a stronger server
a computer with no hard drive or other moving parts that can lead to machine failure
a computer with very little computing power, which uses an application server to run all the programs wanted
a computing device that connects over a network to a server where all processing occurs
a computing device, typically portable, that performs a few specific tasks and then shares its data with a microcomputer or network
a desktop appliance with no hard drive, floppy drive, CD-ROM drive, or other moving components
a desktop device, connected over a network to a central Windows NT server
a device (A PC, NC, or windows based terminal) that relies on a server for application execution and data, and performs little or no application processing
a device that does not have a disk drive
a device that has a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and some other the resources of a desktop workstation such as CPU, memory, Ethernet port, and a graphics processor
a device with lower cost and higher usability than a conventional personal computer
a dumb terminal with very limited processing capabilities, therefore whatever processing power the end user machine exhibits is derived through the network cable from the server
a general term for a device that relies on a server to operate
a general term for computing devices that rely on centralised or network-based resources to operate
a lightweight interface to the application that does not do things like query databases, execute complex business rules, or connect to legacy applications
a lightweight program running on a mobile device, which makes use of networking capabilities as well as the display and user interface
a low-cost computer that does not have CD-ROM players, diskette drives, and expansion slots which uses applications stored on a server
a network device (Pocket PC) that relies on servers for applications , data storage, and administration
a relatively weak diskless computer
a simple, reliable hardware device that connects to a server where applications and information are stored and processed
a small, solid-state device that connects to current or legacy networks and drives local displays
a stripped-down PC that acts as a dashboard for all the information doled out by a server in a utility-computing environment)
a stripped down PC with no CD-ROM drive or hard drive
a sub-performing computer, with little or no disk storage that works off of servers connected by a network
a Web browser device that relies on an external server to run its applications and store its data
An especially small software application that runs on a PC or workstation, with most of the data processing occurring on a server.
Low cost centrally managed computing device that uses applications running on a central server.
A DesignVision configuration where the client system is used primarily for display and data entry. U, V, W, X, Y, Z
(n.) A system that runs a light operating system with no local system administration. A thin client also executes application s that are delivered over the network.
Web based application that communicates with a server. The term thin is used because all that is needed on the client is the web browser, versus all client components.
A network computer that does not have a hard disk.
A system that runs a very light operating system with no local system administration and executes applications delivered over the network.
Describes a computer network where an application and business logic are accessed from a central server which allows the network machines to contain higher levels of memory than regular network PCs. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)—A set of protocols that specify the system of communication used for the Internet.
A low-cost computing device that accesses applications and and/or data from a central server over a network. Categories of thin clients include Windows-Based Terminals (WBT, which comprise the largest segment), X-Terminals, and Network Computers (NC).
A thin client is a machine that only functions when connected to a central server, as compared to a networked PC, which can store and process information on its hard drive. The function of a thin client is to centralize data transmission and storage in a LAN environment.
MDSplus client/server data access model where all expression evaluation, data compression and decompression is performed by an mdsip server. The client code is a very thin layer which does nothing but send and receive messages to and from the server. This mode is entered when the client application issues an mdsconnect call.
A client is the "customer" side of a client/server setup. For example, to download something from an ftp site, you use ftp client software. A thin clint refers to a clint which only provides the thin layer of user interface. All of the "business" is performed in the server.
an application that is deployed across a network, thereby reducing the need for disk space on client machines. Thin-client development tools reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining applications. Costs are lower because thin-client applications need to be updated only once on the server. Otherwise, multiple user machines that run multiple operating systems would have to be updated.
A simple client program or hardware device which relies on most of the function of the system being in the server. Source: Foldoc: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
A network computer (NC)
Refers to a computer without a hardrive. A thin client loads it's OS and software from a server. See Terminal.
A network computer without a hard disk drive, which, in client/server applications, is designed to be especially small so that the bulk of the data processing occurs on the server.
An end-user workstation that accesses applications either through browser technology or through a central server, and hence requires limited software to be held locally. Also called "light client".
Thin clients remotely access some resources of a computer server, such as compute power and large memory capacity. The Sun Ray appliances rely on the server for all computing power and storage.
In a client/server system, a client with little processing or data storage capability that primarily relies on a central server to perform those functions.
A simple client program (not required to know how to interpret and display objects much more complex than menus and plain text ) or hardware device that relies on most of the function of the system being in the server.
Term given to computer platforms (hardware and software) that hold a minimal set of software and data locally. These platforms get their software and data from network servers as needed. The central storage and automated distribution of data and applications dramatically decreases the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). It also allows a one or more users to work with multiple devices at many locations with one set of data and applications. A thin client is typically one tier of a Multi-Tier architecture. The Network Computer is one type of thin client.
A "thin processing" client in a client/server environment that performs very little data processing. The client processes only keyboard input and screen output, and all application processing is done in the server. Examples are X Window terminals and Windows terminals.
A client that performs little processing other than displaying data from a server.
A stripped-down information appliance used to communicate with a central information source, often used as a synonym for network computer.
A simple client machine or program that performs very little processing.In this client/server arrangement, most of the application processing is done in the (fat) server. For example, a thin client may supply only the graphical interface.The advantage of a thin client is simpler hardware and simpler maintenance; the maintenance for applications is done on the server.
A pen-based tablet computer used on a wireless local area network.
n. In a client/server architecture, a client computer that performs little or no data processing. The processing is instead performed by the server. See also client/server architecture, fat server, thin server. Compare fat client.
A low-cost computing device that works in a server-centric computing model. Thin clients typically do not require state-of-the-art, powerful processors and large amounts of RAM and ROM because they access applications from a central server or network. Thin clients can operate in a server-based computing environment.
Similar to network computers, a thin client is used in a client/server architecture in which an application and business logic, normally stored in a PC, are run off a centralized server. A thin client may have more memory than a network computer.
A thin client is a computer (client) in client-server architecture networks which depends primarily on the central server for processing activities. The word "thin" refers to the small boot image which such clients typically require - perhaps no more than required to connect to a network and start up a dedicated web browser or "Remote Desktop" connection such as X11, Citrix ICA, Microsoft RDP or Nomachine NX.