A Complete Re-Think

zStation endpoint operating environment is a fifth generation, fully 64-bit Linux variant. zStation is completely modular, differing from other monolithic Linux distributions. We deliver this modularity coupled with dynamic policy-based-computing in highly specialized end point environments, up to 1/1000th the size of Linux instantiations. In essence zStation is a computer that is smart enough to build itself!

  • zStation reduced size: runs its associated application workload completely in volatile random-access-memory, enabling system performance simply unachievable by systems executing from persistent storage.
  • Specialized Boot and Dynamic Construction: only required device drivers and kernel objects are present; fully supports locally installed devices.
  • Support for both OpenGL and OpenCL: fully utilizing capabilities of modern GPUs with stunning graphics performance.

zStation: Completely Stateless, Perishable:

  • Brand New Session, Every Session
  • Operating System is Read-Only, effectivly eliminating malware and ransomeware attack surfaces

Disarming Threats:

  • Now attack vectors typically exploited by placing viruses or malware are gone. Because end points are no longer a source of ingress, external threats are drastically reduced and overall enterprise security enhanced.
  • Internal threats are mitigated through limited access to underlying kernel, detailed auditing, and logging. End points are composed at runtime based on policy, thus end users are impaired from executing unapproved software on a zStation.

Compute in RAM, Powered by Full Device CPU Utilization:

Unlike traditional VDI solutions, Beacen vSeries utilizes one hundred percent (100%) of the endpoints hardware resources for processing and memory. This powers vSeries-elastic scalability, meeting the challenge of today’s challenging IT environments. Each device that is added to the enterprise increases its overall capacity.

zStation Desktop
Running zStation Desktop

Cloud Computing & Internet of Things (IoT):.

The Beacen vSeries platform is not just for desktops, this advanced operating system technology is also applicable for cloud server and Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. zStation’s size, performance, security and dynamic provisioning make it ideal for IoT devices. Its development and deployment environment and architecture make it ideal for Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery (CICD) software development lifecycles. Enterprises can be guaranteed that the running versions of applications are completely consistent across all running instances enabling true elasticity across the cloud.

zStation Construction and Boot

The Diagram below depicts the order of operating elements installation. There are three phases of installation, with capability of the system improving each phase.

zStation Desktop
zStation Boot Process

The boot phase provides core functionality. Modularity is key to zStation construction, with all required boot elements loosely coupled modules dynamically fused to form the running image. Starting with the requisite boot loader, kernel and root image comprise a base system.

Once the base system is booted, an inventory of all hardware present is compiled. A request is sent to the vServer policy engine to provide the required Platform Modules (PM) required for that endpoint. This is the beginning of the Device Determination Phase. vServer first identifies and packages required device drivers for the hardware platform, shipping them to the endpoint via our secure encrypted protocol. zStation installs the device drivers and performs any required kernel reconfiguration.

zStation PLatform Modules

The balance of PMs are grouped into Graphics Engine, Window Manager, Desktop Experience, and Audio Modules. These modules can be defined by device type and/or Peer Group, providing end users with a specialized system customized for the device they are using. Only required device drivers and associated software are present. The resulting system knows exactly what software is present and what should be executing at every step of the boot process.

Graphics engine modules provide foundational graphics software, permitting administrator selection of type and version. These modules also fuse any specific configuration requirements obtained from the device modules. Window Manager modules define user interaction with the system. Desktop and tablet (touch-screen) systems have different requirements, so decoupling the window manger allows dynamic delivery accommodation for the system in use. Desktop Experience modules provide the user interface, and can be tailored to both device and application.

It is at this point the end user is prompted with a login screen, beginning the Identity Determination Phase. From this point forward, all system elements are delivered based on user identity and location. The user session is executed within a secure container, with user identity in fact only known to the vServer Policy Engine. It is completely transparent to local zStation kernel.

Beacen vSeries Benefits


Your computer becomes a true plug-and-play appliance, capable of working "out of the box" without the need for any administrative intervention. The installer only has to plug it in; and turn it on.

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Fully Responsive

As technology continues its steady migration to mobile platforms it is not enough for the application to be the only responsive element. zStation’s modularity guarantees a completely responsive environment.

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vSeries represents a new level of security, reducing if not eliminating attack vectors. Since the filesystem that the operating system resides on is read-only attachment points for viruses and malware simply don’t exist.

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zStation endpoint operating environment operates exclusively in volatile RAM not requiring local storage for any operation. This architecture provides performance not attainable by traditional computer architectures.

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Remember when your computer was new, everything was fast and it just worked, as it gets older your computer seems slower, that’s because it is, operating system decay is a real issue. Since zStation is stateless it is new evry time you login.

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Policy based computing guarantees that the system is deployed in the ideal configuration. Both operating system and application workloads are always in the optimal configuration on all systems.

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