Sun Microsystems Sun Ray 1 Thin Client

The Sun Ray 1 was the first in a series of thin client terminals developed by Sun Microsystems. Development began in 1997 under the codename NeWT (NetWorkTerminal). The terminal was designed to be low-power and stateless - user's applications ran on a server and only display/input were handled locally. An integrated smart card reader could be used to authenticate users and, properly configured, allowed a user to remove their smart card (logging them off the thin client) and insert it into any other Sun Ray immediately picking up their session where they left off.

Early model Sun Rays feature a video-in connector originally intended for video conferencing, but this was dropped in later models.

Our two Sun Rays were kindly donated by Paul Shore and have serial numbers HD946028203 and HD110010851.

Manufacturer: Sun Microsystems
Date: 1997

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH34213. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Sun Microsystems Sun Ray 1 Thin Client


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