Dell Wyse Project Ophelia
Ever wished you could carry your laptop or your desktop computer around in your pocket? Well that’s still not happening until someone designs an “effect-reversible shrink ray machine” at least! However Dell Wyse might have another viable solution. Their latest invention Project Ophelia will now make it possible for you to carry around with you all your computing needs (important and personal files in a secure environment) via a compact and portable USB memory stick. Wondering how that would ever work?
Despite rapid advances in technology that promise to offer increased security, most of us still face the challenge of securely accessing and sharing information while on the go. Dell responded to that need! Project Ophelia may only be as big as a slightly over-sized USB device; however make sure you do not to doubt its abilities. It is a complete, self-contained PC of its own right that enables users to convert any capable T.V. or monitor into a window of information, communication and entertainment via cloud client computing services.
Users start by setting up a personal cloud which then allows them to access their personal files available back at their homes: like pictures, music, movies or corporate documents at their offices: like proposals, presentations and so on without having to worry about their security. Ophelia is hence a pocket-able gateway to your very own personal data center. You can even use it to play games or perform any other PC-like tasks and all this is made possible without using a computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows secure access to Windows, Mac OS, Google’s Chrome OS, Dell’s custom cloud solutions, Citrix cloud software, and even Google’s Chrome OS, using the virtual instances of those operating systems running in the cloud.
In order to start using Ophelia, you just plug it into a flat-panel monitor or television and you’re done! The rest of the work is done by the device itself. It can connect to the internet via WiFi and to a keyboard, mouse and other peripheral devices via Bluetooth. Then you wait and watch as Google Android (version 4.1 “Jellybean”) boots up to give you a connection to your “cloud-based” computer system, no matter where you are. The entire device draws only 2.1 watts of power which is 20 times less electricity than what a PC draws.
The best part however is yet to come: Dell has announced that they want the device to be priced at $100 or less. The aim is not just to increase clientele but also to reach out to those people in developing countries who often do not have enough resources to afford a laptop or a desktop computer.
More and more people have been looking for secure channels to access their files with while on the go and Dell has vigilantly responded to this need with Project Ophelia. All we have to do now is to wait for the product to become available in the market and see how quickly the people accept and adopt the product.