has its own research development laboratories
and engineers responsible for defining and
developing all aspects of Axel products. This
permanent and heavy investment in technology
enables us to retain total control of the
complete product (hardware and software) and
sets Axel apart from all other thin-client
manufacturers who essentially integrate existing
technology from other companies.
The main benefits of
"Ultra Thin Client" technology are:
The innovative Ultra Thin
Client technology from Axel uses ALL the
hardware resources for specific thin-client
functions and not simply to host an operating
system. These functions are:
• High robustness and availability
• No memory fragmentation
• Totally virus proof
For more information on Axel Ultra Thin Client
technology, please see technical article WP0002.
No Embedded Applications
Embedded applications in a terminal are a source
of problems, consider the following:
• Application of regular security upgrades and
• Support and tracking of successive versions of
• after an upgrade more memory may be required
to run new version
• Integrity of functionality: ie two ‘identical’
terminals may behave very differently depending
on installed applications and their versions.
The internet browser (eg., Firefox, Netscape...)
is the typical example of embedded application
which demonstrates all these problems. For more
information consult technical article WP0003.
No Local Management
By not having an operating system the set up is
• no file system or registry,
• no management of user accounts,
• new parameter settings are effective
immediately (ie no need for reboot),
• no backup or restore file issues (in the event
of reversing a failed software upgrade).
Despite its advanced technology the Axel
terminal is managed like a traditional terminal.
The set-up is designed to be equally accessible
from the terminal or remotely over the network
Other benefits of Axel’s Ultra Thin Clients:
• fast boot – immediate connection
• Axel have total control of the product (in
term of design, manufacture and maintenance).
• Reliability and stability guaranteed
Administration software (AxRM) is available free
from www.axel.com. This Windows software
provides complete control and management of a
network of terminals.
Main functions: storing configuration data,
firmware updates, remote access to the
interactive set-up... To download AxRM