appliances from rival Neoware Systems Inc.
Currently, Rapport can manage not only Wyse products, but also thin client appliances from Hewlett-Packard Co. and personal digital assistants,
scanners and other handheld devices from such vendors as Palm Inc. and Symbol Technologies Inc.
David Rand, director of corporate marketing for Wyse, said the company also wants to support more Linux-based thin clients, saying the open-source
operating system is growing faster than other environments, including Windows XP Embedded and CE. It's also growing quickly in
Europe, an important market that tends to adopt alternative architectures such as thin clients more quickly than the U.S. market, Rand said. Wyse
recently created a new business unit focusing on Linux.