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Global Industrial Thin-client Platform Market 2017-2021

Global Industrial Thin-client Platform Market 2017-2021

About Industrial Thin-Client Platform

Thin-client platform is a device that is based on client-server architecture and can be used as a virtual desktop to control and monitor the processes in the facility. This device provides increased flexibility, agility, and improved operational efficiency in addition to its low cost and energy optimization advantages. Thin-client platform is a device that is variably used to control and monitor the processes since it does not require any hardware component and can work efficiently without any storage component. It contains only flash memory that stores the data temporarily and performs all the computation and data storage at back-end servers. Compared with other devices such as personal computers, thin-client is invariably a compact lightweight device that additionally provides remote access to the end-users.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the Global Industrial Thin-Client Platform Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.77% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Industrial Thin-Client Platform Market 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the new installations and sales and services market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Industrial Thin-Client Platform Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Centerm
  • Dell
  • HP
  • IGEL
  • Ncomputing
Other prominent vendors
  • Advantech
  • American Industrial Systems
  • ASUS
  • DevonIT
  • FUJITSU
  • MiTAC
Market driver
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High competition from thick-client platform and industrial PCs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Additional features in thin-client platform
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Industrial Thin-Client Platform Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Industrial Thin-Client Platform Market: Centerm, Dell, HP, IGEL, and Ncomputing

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Advantech, American Industrial Systems, ASUS, DevonIT, FUJITSU, and MiTAC

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is additional features in thin-client platform. Initially, thin-client platform was a device that could only extract the applications, files, or data that is run on another computer. The back-end server was providing the information to the user thin-client. But, now there are many new advances added to enhance the workability. Big manufacturers of thin-clients, such as HP and Dell, are increasingly coming up with more sophisticated and advanced technologies in the existing thin-client devices to make them compete with traditional PCs. New advances such as high processing speed, cloud integration, and high-definition graphics have improved the working of thin-client platforms. High processing speed and high-definition graphics not only enhanced the end-user experience by introducing features such as 3D graphics input and VoIP but also improved the flexibility and agility of the network.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is reduced total cost of ownership. Thin-client platforms are increasingly used across all the end-user industries in all regions. These platforms vary from traditional PCs in many ways. For instance, PCs have hardware components and memory to store the data and run the functions, whereas the thin-client platforms do not have associated hardware components and memory to store the data; the data is processed and stored at the back-end server. With the installation of thin-clients, the total operational cost is reduced due to advantages such as low upfront cost and additional benefits of minimal maintenance over the life, rapid installation, easy upgrades, and functioning that does not require any kind of specialized engineering.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is high competition from thick-client platform and industrial PCs. The thin-client platform is facing stiff competition from other devices such as industrial PCs, notebooks, and other mobile devices. Industrial PC is a device that is designed to perform multiple tasks, unlike thin-clients that can perform a specific set of tasks to enhance productivity. The new generation PCs have advanced characteristics as they are based on open embedded operating system and provide advantages of PCs as well as operator panels. They enhance the processes and can provide real-time monitoring. Similarly, the BYOD concept has further challenged the deployment of the thin-client platform. Since this concept is well absorbed into the industries of developed countries such as Europe and the US, the notebooks and other devices that have extended capability of virtualization, mobility, and can be used for multitasking are taking on the thin-clients. Since this concept is also spreading in the developing countries, it has become a major concern for thin-client platform manufacturers.

Companies Mentioned

Centerm, Dell, HP, IGEL, and Ncomputing

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Advantech, American Industrial Systems, ASUS, DevonIT, FUJITSU, and MiTAC

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Architecture of thin-client
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global industrial thin-client platform market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by solution
    • Market overview
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by solution 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Industrial thin-client platform market by hardware
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by hardware 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global industrial thin-client platform market by software
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by software 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Features of software requirement by end-users
    • Global industrial thin-client platform market by services
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by services 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Services included in the global industrial thin-client platform market
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by end-user 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Global industrial thin-client platform market by process industry
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by process industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global industrial thin-client platform market by discrete industry
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by discrete industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table New investments in automotive sector
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global industrial thin-client platform market by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Industrial thin-client platform market in EMEA
      • Table Industrial thin-client platform market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Major investments in Europe
    • Industrial thin-client platform market in Americas
      • Table Industrial thin-client platform market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Industrial thin-client platform market in APAC
      • Table Industrial thin-client platform market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Recent automotive investment in APAC
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Advantages associated with industrial thin-client platform
      • Table Automation in end-user industries
    • Market challenges
      • Table Comparison between thin-client and thick-client
  • Market trends
    • Additional features in thin-client platform
    • Emergence of mobile thin-client platform
    • Increasing adoption of IoT
      • Table Impact of IoT on the global industrial thin-client platform market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Centerm
      • Table Products offered by Centerm
    • Dell
      • Table Products offered by Dell
    • HP
      • Table Products offered by HP
    • IGEL
      • Table Products offered by IGEL
    • Ncomputing
      • Table Products offered by Ncomputing
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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