In this article Jorge de la Cruz shows you a new range of Thin Client terminals designed for environments where much more process capacity, connectivity and speed are needed. We are talking about the Praim Quantum terminals.

Technical description of the new Quantum Thin Client

Designed to deliver high graphics performance, with multi-monitor support for up to 4 screens, 4K resolution and extended connectivity, Praim Quantum is based on the Dual Core AMD® R-Series Merlin Falcon embedded chipset and offers 3 standard video outputs with a resolution of up to 3480×2160 at 4K with a refresh rate of 60Hz, expandable up to 4 video outputs.

Despite being a Dual Core, this model is capable of guaranteeing superior graphics performance to families of Quad Core processors, thanks to the third generation Radeon R5 integrated GPU.

Thanks to its 3 display ports, 1 HDMI, 8 USB ports, 1 serial port, 1 integrated smart card reader, 1 LAN port, optional Wi-Fi and optic fiber, Praim Quantum can be used to create advanced workstations and is especially suitable for working in 3D/CAD environments, for financial applications and for industrial or military control stations, where up to 4 monitors per operator are normally needed.

  • Processor – AMD RX-216GD Dual-Core 1.6GHz up to 3GHz (Turbo frequency)
  • Graphics – Merlin Falcon platform
  • Display – up to 3840×2160 and up to 4 monitor 
  • Power Consumption (On/Off) –  5.0W / 0.3W
  • Ports – 8 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), 3 DP ports (one optional) and 1 HDMI port, 1 Serial COM port, 1x Mic. In, 1x Line Out
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless 802.11ac/Bluetooth dual band – optional, 1 external antenna + 1 internal antenna, optional optical fiber 
  • ThinMan Premium License included and free for the first year (for Praim customers)

To know more details about all the models, please visit the Quantum product page.

Unboxing of Quantum

The package that Praim sends comes perfectly sealed, with cork protecting the terminal and all the cables, and the M.2 SSD perfectly packed, in this case I am using a Praim Quantum Q9119, the top of the range.

This is how the terminal looks real, robust, solid, as well as light, and with a card reader on the front, 2 USB ports and audio input.

On the back we can see how it comes loaded to the top of connectivity, as I said before, up to 4 screens, one with HDMI and 3 with DisplayPort, all at 4K, two USB 3.0 and 4 2.0 ports, apart from 1Gbps Ethernet and in my case the optic fiber connectivity.

Installation of m.2 SSD with Windows 10 IoT LTSC 2019 operating system 

To access the M.2 SSD port, we will have to remove a pair of screws from the box. To replace the M.2 SSD, we will have to remove the additional DisplayPort port that my terminal includes, there are two screws:

Once removed temporarily, I can remove an additional screw of the M.2 SSD we have and put the Windows 10 that Praim has sent me:

Here I leave both M.2 SSD, it is important to know the P/N of Windows 10 in case you want to request it with your terminal, I think that having such a machine is really suitable:

I close everything again, I start my terminal and I can already see how Windows 10 starts almost immediately.

Quantum configuration and access to VMware Horizon

Finally, I can open Agile and connect to ThinMan, as follows:

Then from ThinMan, we can see the device and perform all the tasks we need to apply:

For example, we could configure a VMware Horizon 7 server, so that we could connect to it:

And access the resources we have created on the Horizon Server, so it would be in this example:

If you are thinking of introducing a Thin Client environment to your hardware estate, or that of your clients, I would recommend this new Praim Quantum range for demanding users.