Citrix Ready partners NComputing, Stratodesk and ViewSonic, and have made VDI accessible for nearly any budget with the ultra-low cost HDX Ready Pi based on the Raspberry Pi. The HDX Ready Pi is a fully assembled thin client that includes everything you need in a single, orderable package.
  • HDX System-on-Chip
  • Citrix Receiver optimized for GPU offloading
  • Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype (coming soon)
  • Flash card with secure Linux operating system
  • Device management software
  • Power supply
  • Dual monitor expansion option (coming soon)

HDX Ready Pi Benefits

Raspberry Pi based thin client delivers the compelling economics of consumer devices. Citrix HDX Ready certification ensures that it meets the performance, security and manageability demands of an enterprise-grade zero client. Device cost is no longer a barrier for using desktop virtualization to execute PC refresh, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 strategies.
  • Slash VDI client hardware costs by up to 80%
  • Save up to 90% on annual support costs
  • Simplify set up, administration and maintenance
  • Ultra-compact and VESA mountable
  • HDX Ready certified for best user experience
  • Optimized for Skype for Business voice and video
Deploy low cost thin clients with the Citrix HDX Ready Pi

HDX Ready Pi Vendors


NComputing Global Inc, an NComputing Co. Ltd. company founded in 2003, is the fastest growing desktop virtualization company in the world, with more than 70,000 customers and 20 million daily users in 140 countries. Removing barriers through a unique formula of simplicity, performance and value, NComputing’s integrated solutions serve global customers in key verticals such as education, healthcare and government.


Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Stratodesk is a leading provider of unique software solutions designed to help users set up and centrally manage networks of highly secure client terminals within the most technologically advanced virtualized environments. Worldwide organizations from small businesses to large enterprises as well as governments can achieve double-digit percentage cost reductions, and dramatically improved security with VDI endpoint and management solutions from Stratodesk.


Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leading visual solutions provider. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level visual solutions that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. Our products include LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, touch displays, projectors, thin client, zero client and smart displays.

"Here at Raspberry Pi driving down the cost of computer hardware remains our biggest imperative, so we are very excited to join ViewSonic as they launch the HDX Ready Raspberry Pi. This innovation introduces a low-cost user device for Citrix’s industry-leading virtual app and desktop technology."

- Eben Upton, CEO, Raspberry Pi

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the HDX Ready Pi going to be available?
Citrix HDX Ready Pi is available today from NComputing, Stratodesk and ViewSonic. Special Citrix Synergy 2017 discounts may apply.
When will HDX Ready Pi support Skype for Business (Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack) and Dual-Monitors?
At Citrix Synergy 2017, Citrix announced HDX Ready P dual-monitor support and integration with the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business would be coming soon. Citrix is working directly with our OEM vendors to bring this exciting new capabilities to both new and existing HDX Ready Pi, but an official availability date has not yet been communicated.
Who should we contact for support?
Support is provided directly by the manufacturers NComputing, Stratodesk and ViewSonic.
What is included in the HDX Ready Pi?
The price is for a fully packaged and assembled Raspberry Pi 3, including preloaded Flash storage with OS and device management software, power supply, and Citrix Receiver. Large volume orders may qualify for bulk discounts. Keyboard, mouse and monitor are available for separate purchase, like any other thin client.
How is the HDX Ready Pi different from standard Pi?
The HDX Ready Pi contains Citrix HDX optimization using the HDX system-on-chip SDK. Unlike the standard Raspberry Pi that is generally sold without any accessories, HDX Ready Pi is fully assembled, sold and supported by Citrix Ready partners, making them simple to deploy and operate without any additional time or effort.
Is a particular edition or release of XenApp or XenDesktop required to work with HDX Ready Pi?
HDX Ready Pi is compatible with the latest release of XenApp and XenDesktop. Testing has been completed with XenApp and XenDesktop)7.6 LTSR or higher, including both Web Interface and StoreFront.
Is a particular release of Citrix Receiver required?
The Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.5 is preinstalled with the thin-client. The Citrix HDX RealTime Media Engine (client component of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 4.3) will also be included in the future. HDX Ready Pi is fine-tuned and optimized for the platform. No further installation is necessary.