Featuring IGEL Ready partner 10Zig – Thin Client 60IGq

by Fredrik Brattstig @virtualbrat

02-November-2021 The thin client vendor 10Zig joined IGEL Ready a while ago and is now a ’10Zig Hardware + IGEL OS software’ option. I received a 10Zig endpoint the other day and would like to review my experiences.

I was shipped the 10Zig 60IGq endpoint, which is about the equivalent of the IGEL UD3. Hardware specs include:
– Intel J4105 Quad Core 1.5GHz CPU
– Dual DisplayPort supporting 3840×2160@60Hz
– 4x USB 2.0 (back)
– 1x USB 3.0 (front)
– 1x USB-C (front)
– RJ-45 LAN (Fiber LAN Optional)
– Wireless module (Optional but included in my sample)

The physical dimensions of the 6000q compared to the IGEL UD3-LX60 as reference:

EndpointWidth (cm)Height (cm)Depth (cm)
10Zip 60IGq4,320.115.2
IGEL UD3-LX604.518.818.8
The dimensions are about the same, the 6000q is a bit higher, while the UD3 is a bit deeper.
The 10Zig 60IGq front and rear pictures

The 10Zig 60IGq was shipped with IGEL OS 11 preinstalled, the firmware level was 11.05.133, as 11.06.100 was just released, it is understandable that the firmware was not updated. I just connected the cables, powered the 10Zig endpoint on and IGEL OS booted. I added the endpoint to my IGEL UMS. The endpoint was connected to a physical network and everything worked well. After doing the initial test, I reset the device to factory defaults, rebooted without the RJ-45 cable connected, and walked through the IGEL First boot wizard, configured Wi-Fi using the wizard and all worked very well. There have been no hick-ups at all with the symbiosis of the 10Zig 60IGq and IGEL OS.

The User Experience using the 60IGq endpoint is a snappy user interface, low response times (low is better 🙂 ) and everything works as expected.

While we now are looking only at the 10Zig 60IGq, there are more models from 10Zig that are part of the IGEL Ready program. You can order these devices with IGEO OS pre-loaded straight from 10Zig. You will find the:

🚗 entry-level 46IGq (which should be about the performance of an IGEL UD2 endpoint)
46IGq Spec Sheet Here

🚙 the general-purpose 60IGq (the one we are looking at, equivalent of IGEL UD3)
60IGq Spec Sheet Here

🏎️ the powerhouse 61IGq (quad display outputs, about the IGEL UD7 comparison)
61IGq Spec Sheet Here

Read more about the ‘Why IGEL’ 10Zig IGEL Ready publication here

The implementation of IGEL OS works very well on this 10Zig endpoint, so, let’s get some graphics going! I’ll test the lived user experience in Citrix, VMWare, and Teradici PCoIP Ultra, the sessions will be run by the servers in my LAB, locally in the home office. The Virtual Machines are graphics powered by a virtualized Nvidia RTX-6000 with a 6Q profile equal to an ‘NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation’ attached to 6GB of frame-buffer. Yes, it is a quite large profile attached to the VM, but I want to show the performance that the 10Zig 60IGq endpoint CAN do in an optimal session. For reference, the built-in GPU in the 10Zig 60IGq is an ‘Intel UHD Graphics 605’.

I’ll run a series of different tests, and the tests are not done in a scientific way as in data collection and aggregation. I only focus on my lived user experience and try to show that in a proper way in the videos. The videos below shows the lived performance in session using Citrix, Teradici, and VMware. I decided to record two videos, one where the 60IGq resolution is set to 1920×1080 resolution, and one where the resolution is set to 2560×1440. going above those resolutions, I’d recommend a stronger endpoint when it comes to graphics decoding. Have a look at the video for an understanding of the lived user experience:

IGEL OS running on the 10Zig 60IGq endpoint – 1920 x 1080 resolution
IGEL OS running on the 10Zig 60IGq endpoint – 2560 x 1440 resolution

By this, I say welcome to the IGEL Ready family to 10Zig!