• Desktop virtualization and remote computing markets are heating up due to rising cost, manageability and security concerns.
  • With the advent of zero-clients, infrastructure professionals are making the move from fleets of costly desktop PCs to a secure, centrally managed data center paradigm.
  • STRATA enables a small, OS-less, zero­client hub to connect monitor, keyboard, mouse and USB peripherals to a data center across a network.  The result is higher performance, greater security, easier IT management, and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Recognizing that the monitor has become the hub of device peripherals, video display manufacturers have also integrated STRATA solutions to deliver video + data over a unified display interface.
  • STRATA was developed by ClearCube Technology – a recognized leader in centralized computing, OS-less zero-client, and desktop virtualization markets.

Technology & Applications

The STRATA Portfolio covers a broad range of innovations fundamental to virtual desktop, unified interface, and remote-computing technologies.

These technologies are embodied in zero-clients, PC-over-IP Products, and state-of-the-art video display monitors that simplify and reduce the number of cables required to integrate a system.
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Zero-Client Network Simple, secure, workstation clients at a remote user endpoint.
Unified Interface Display interface that allows both video signals and I/O data to be transmitted over a single cable.  Distance-extension technology for prolific I/O protocols such as USB Signal Propagation Techniques over long-distance cables.
Remote Server High-density computer modules that serve applications for zero-client devices.

STRATA Innovators

ClearCube Technology, based in Austin, TX, was founded in 1997 by a group of experienced and visionary inventors.  Among them are Barry W. Thornton (Monster Cable, Playboy Mansion, AusGn Medical Research) and Andrew Heller (youngest person to be appointed IBM Fellow, HAL Computer, singer).

The company was the world’s first developer of PC Blade technology.  ClearCube’s early innovations in this area include the Blade form factor for use as a container for PC or workstation focused infrastructure, the integration of onboard GPUs onto these Blades, a distance extension protocol using analog technology for KVM and USB and a variety of management technologies ranging from hardware based out of band monitoring to software management applications.

ClearCube pioneered Zero client technology, being the first to market with IP based client devices capable of running over wide area networks and connecting to cloud­-hosted systems.