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Thin Clients: Igel 


 

 


 

 


 

 


Overview

Igel are german company who have been producing thin clients since 1997. These occasionally appear on eBay. My first encounters with Igel products were with the 2100 and 2110LX which I must admit I liked a lot. I found them to be well engineered and reasonable in appearance. They also had the advantage of using Compact Flash cards rather than DOMs along with a normal BIOS.

Literature

The one downside is that their website is very much oriented towards their current models. Whilst they do have a firmware archive for discontinued models there is very little in the way of information, publicity material etc on these old models, although, with patience and luck, you might be able to find an old brochure on one of their distributors' web sites. However they do have a useful list (reproduced below) of End-of-life products giving the dates when manufacture and maintenance ceased along with the version number of the last released firmware.

Model labelling

The final bugbear is their labelling. The ones I have seen are not labelled with their marketing name (eg 2110LX) but with a number like Igel 1/2. Web searches for 2110LX give you the information you want, searches on 1/2 generally only return "for sale" entries that have zero details about the unit.

It would appear that the X/Y label identifies the basic hardware platform. After that you get the variations of flash, ram and operating system.

A rule of thumb would appear to be that X designates the Model Range:

1 - Entry Model. Slow processor. Limited expansion
2 - Midrange.
3 - High-End. Fast processor, better graphics etc.

The Y number is the hardware release. This sort of follows from the 2100 (1/1) and 2110 (1/2) and 3200 (3/3) and 3210 (3/4), but I haven't seen a 3/1 or 3/2 yet. Certainly the third digit in the Model Number (eg 2100/2110/3210/...) would appear to change when the internal circuit board is upgraded.

As I mentioned earlier all the publicity material refers to the product name such as 2110 LX or Smart. With these the suffix (CE/LX/XP) identifies the operating system.

Models

When you find old ones for sale however they are often listed using the 1/3 style number from the label so you may not have a clear idea of exactly what you're spending your money on.

At the moment my best guess is:

LabelModel Range
1/12100 (early) Smart series
1/22110 (later) Smart series
3/33200 (early) Compact series
3/43210 (later) Compact series
5/44210 Winestra series

End-of-life list

This list originally came from http://www.igel.com/uk/service-support/end-of-life-products.html - now vanished. (I note that the current list now starts at 2005 - the earlier products have been removed from the list).

Please remember I have nothing to do with Igel. This list is here to give you an idea of their model range and how old that thin client you've just seen on eBay might be.

Product Name

End-of-Life

End-of-Maintenance
(Firmware)

Last released firmware

Igel W31.12.200331.12.20062.03k
Igel C31.12.200331.12.20062.08a
Igel J31.12.200331.12.20062.03k
308 Compact31.03.200431.03.20073.01.350
316 Compact31.03.200431.03.20073.04.305
532 X-Term31.07.200431.07.2007 3.04.305
532 Premium 31.07.200431.07.20073.04.300
596 Premium Plus31.07.200431.07.20073.04.305
596 Enterprise31.07.2004 31.07.20073.04.305
532 X-Term31.07.200431.07.20073.04.305
IGEL-N TK73531.12.200431.12.2007 735V037
IGEL-S TK635 31.12.200431.12.2007635V031
416 Winestra31.12.200431.12.20073.04.305
208 CE 3.031.12.2004 31.12.2007308build13
216 CE 3.031.12.200431.12.2007300build14
216 CE 4.131.12.200431.12.2007 410build18
232 CE 4.2 31.12.200431.12.2007420build8
216 CE 4.231.12.200431.12.2007420build7
232 CE 4.131.12.2004 31.12.2007410build17
102 Ascii31.12.200431.12.2007102_v40
TC 16 DOC31.12.200431.12.2007 3.04.305
332 CE Compact 31.12.200531.12.20085.04.012
364 CE Compact31.12.200531.12.20085.04.012
332 Compact31.12.200531.12.2008 3.09.200
332 LX Compact31.12.200531.12.20083.09.200
364 LX Compact31.12.2005 31.12.20083.09.200
Netvista Upgrade 220031.01.200631.01.20093.09.200
TC 32 CF LX28.02.200628.02.2009 3.09.200
TC 64 CF LX 28.02.200628.02.20093.09.200
432 LX Winestra28.02.200628.02.20093.09.200
464 LX Winestra28.02.2006 28.02.20093.09.200
Netvista Upgrade 280031.03.200631.03.20093.09.200
132 CE Smart31.07.200631.07.2009 5.04.016
132 Legacy 31.07.200631.07.20093.09.100
132 LX Smart31.07.200631.07.20093.09.200
1532 LX IQ31.07.2006 31.07.20093.09.200
1532 CE IQ31.07.200631.07.20095.00.120
1564 LX IQ31.07.200631.07.2009 3.09.100
1564 CE IQ 31.07.200631.07.20095.00.120
564 X-Term30.09.200630.09.20093.09.100
564 LX Premium30.09.2006 30.09.20093.10.100
5128 LX Premium30.09.200630.09.20093.10.100
5128 Enterprise30.09.200630.09.2009 3.10.100
5512 XP Premium 30.09.200630.09.20091.04.100
1100 Legacy31.12.200631.12.20093.10.100
2100 CE Smart31.12.2006 31.12.20095.04.016
2100 LX Smart31.12.200631.12.20093.10.100
3200 CE Compact31.12.200631.12.2009 5.04.016
3200 LX Compact 31.12.200631.12.20093.10.100
3600 XP Compact31.12.200631.12.20091.04.100
4200 CE Winestra31.12.2006 31.12.20095.04.016
4200 LX Winestra31.12.200631.12.20093.10.100
4600 XP Winestra31.12.200631.12.2009 1.04.100
5100 X-Term 31.12.200631.12.20093.10.100
5200 LX Premium31.12.200631.12.20093.10.100
5300 LX Premium31.12.2006 31.12.20093.10.100
5600 XP Premium31.12.200631.12.20091.04.100
Netvista Upgrade 221031.03.200831.03.2011  
Netvista Upgrade 2810 31.03.200831.03.2011 
1110 Legacy31.03.2008 31.03.2011 
5110 X-Term31.03.200831.03.2011 
9317 LX Elegance15.06.200815.06.2011  
9617 XP Elegance 15.06.200815.06.2011 
8600 XP ProScribe
30.09.200830.09.2011  
9619 XP Elegance31.10.2011 
2110 CE Smart01.02.2012
 
2110 LX Smart31.01.200901.02.2012 
2510 XP Smart
31.01.200901.02.2012 
3210 CE Compact01.02.2012 
3210 LX Compact01.02.2012
 
3610 XP Compact31.01.200901.02.2012 
4210 CE Winestra
31.01.200901.02.2012 
4210 LX Winestra01.02.2012  
4610 XP Winestra01.02.2012
 
5210 LX Premium31.01.200901.02.2012 
5310 LX Premium
31.01.200901.02.2012  
5610 XP Premium01.02.2012 
7302/4 LX PanaVeo01.02.2012
 
7602/4 XP PanaVeo31.01.200901.02.2012 
9319 LX Elegance
31.01.200901.02.2012 
9719 XP Elegance01.02.2012 
TC 5200 CF

 
UD2 series CE

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UD2 series ES (Generation 2)

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UD2 series LX (Generation 2)
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UD3 series CE (Generation 2)
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UD3 series ES (Generation 2)
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UD3 series LX (Generation 2)

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UD5 series ES (Generation 2)
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UD5 series LX (Generation 2)

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UD7 series ES (Generation 2)
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UD7 series LX (Generation 2)
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UD9 series ES (Generation 2)08.02.2010
08.02.2013
 
UD9 series LX (Generation 2)
08.02.2010
08.02.2013
 
UD9 series LX (Generation 3)
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UD9 series ES (Generation 3)

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UDC series LX (Generation 2)
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IGEL one

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Any comments? email me.    Last update August 2010