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It depends on the hardware configuration of your server computer, but you can expect to have around 250-300 concurrent users per Thin@ server without any noticable performance penalties.
NOTE: In the past, Windows Heap Size Limitation was a limiting factor. However, in Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (23-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 and Windows Vista this is no longer an issue. Read more about Thin@ Server hardware configuration.

ThiN@ was fully and thoroughly tested to work bug-free with the latest Clarion release, as will always be the case. The supported Clarion versions are: 9.0, 8.0, 7.3, 7.2 (available in the zip-archive), 6.3, 6.2 and 6.1.

Yes. You can have many windows opened and work on them at the same time.
No. Thin@ communicates by sending object information in a XML format. That is one the reasons why it is so fast and uses very little bandwidth.
With your feedback we plan to support all templates that might not be working properly. Just to mention a few templates we made support for: Capesoft Insight Graphing, Anyfont, Fomin Report Builder, CPCS Reports, Capesoft NetTalk FTP, Noyantis ChartPro and ShortcutBar etc. Please visit our Thin@ 3rd Party Support page on our forums for more information.
The Server side was tested on and supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and 2012 Server – both 32bit and 64 bit. The Thin@ WinApi Client side was tested on and supports all the abovementioned operating systems, as well as Windows 95, 98 and Millennium Edition. The Thin@ Java Client works also on Linux and Mac operating systems.

Different technology. Clarion IP driver only separates database process to server side but all window operations, calculcations and other functions are still client dependent.

Thin@ uses the client only to draw the user interface of the server side application. All application operations are server dependent and Thin@ is completly database independent as well.

Combining Thin@ + IP driver is an excellent solution for companies that look for a professional but still inexpensive RIA hosting solution with a server farm and using the TopSpeed database.

Yes. There are functions by which you can simply run client-only-code or even executables that are run only on the client side.You could, for example, make a window to be displayed only on the client side or you can run a program from the client’s computes. You could run a scanning software to scan the client’s documents and import them into the database using your application, or you could call a text editor to open and edit a file.
The main advantage is that Remote Desktop Connection products (such as Citrix, Terminal Services, etc.) operate by sending large graphical objects from the server to the client, while the Thin@ server sends much smaller chunks of data, which means less bandwidth and much faster window refresh, even on the highest screen resolutions. Other advantages include centralised server administration and other great Thin@ features such as auto-reconnect, user licensing , SaaS support etc. And finally, the cost of a Thin@ server license is incomparably smaller than the cost of 130-250 CALs for any RDC product.
No, the server source code is not included. However, you will find the full source code of the Thin@ client, which you can modify in order to accommodate it to your business needs.
The Thin@ Client is free. However, the Thin@ Server Should be licensed. An Unregistered Thin@ Server is severely limited and it serves mainly for demonstration purposes. If you determine that it suits your needs, we suggest that you buy a Thin@ Server License.
To assist you with transitioning your Clarion applications to Thin@, your applications will run for a maximum of 5 minutes on Unregistered Thin@ Servers. After that your session will be disconnected. This is the only restriction of an Unregistered Thin@ Server, and it should allow you to test your applications with Thin@ before buying a Thin@ Server License and moving to Production.

You can buy a Thin@ server license by clicking on the Buy now button in Thin@ asteria product page.

You can use your account on our webpage to see a list of the products you have bought and which are now awaiting for activation. For detailed instructions about Thin@ Server Registration, see our Thin@ Product Activation Instructions.

No. For every Thin@ Server computer, you must buy a separate license.
There are regular software upgrades which you can download from our site. These upgrades include bug fixes as well as software improvements and new features.
No. Software upgrades are provided for free. However, you will have to buy new major versions of the software.

To find out more information about hardware requirements of your Thin@ Application Servers, you can read this post on our forums.

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