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Essential facts about VXL, background information and resources for the media.

VXL was established in 1976 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India. VXL is listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange in India (VXL Instruments Ltd).

Thin-client hardware 

VXL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thin-client hardware. A thin client is a small, lightweight computer which is designed to be a remote device for software and data that’s stored centrally (unlike PCs, which store software and often data on each machine). This not only reduces the cost of the machine, it increases security and delivers outstanding total cost of ownership.

VXL has been manufacturing thin-client hardware since 1976. Devices are manufactured at VXL’s state-of-the-art facilities in Bangalore, India. These include a 20,000 square-foot pressurised dust-free zone, component-forming machines, wave soldering machines and automatic test equipment. Our production capacity is around 400,000 units per year. All of our thin-client hardware is manufactured under tightly controlled conditions and passes through a range of quality tests – including quality assurance and reliability, to ensure a minimum of 120,000 hours of MTBF. 

VXL’s thin clients are available without an operating system – or can be supplied with Linux or Windows Embedded installed. 


VXL’s dedicated software division, VXL Software, creates market-leading software for a range of markets and uses. These include:

  • Fusion UDM Premium – a ‘universal’ (works with everything, everywhere) device-management suite with features to rival market-leading tools but at a fraction of the cost.
  • CloudDesktop – PC repurposing software, which turns legacy PCs into real thin clients. This allows organisations to migrate from PCs to thin clients far more easily while managing costs more tightly.
  • Illumineye DS Suite – a complete digital signage software solution, which enables business owners to create, control and manage a wide range of digital signs.


VXL has locations in the USA, UK, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore. VXL’s Americas group is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The European headquarters is in Manchester. VXL’s software development team, and the Asia Pacific headquarters and manufacturing plant, are based in Bangalore, India.