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smart client

With client-server concepts, a distinction is made between thin clients, fat clients and smart clients, which are sometimes also referred to as rich clients.

Smart clients have the highest possible performance. They provide the ability to scale applications and work off specific functions of the application software while the server performs the complex application work.

Smart client function distribution

Smart client function distribution

Parts of the application software thus reside on the smart client as well as on the server. This concept is used for dedicated applications in finance or also for authentication.

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Updated at: 09.03.2010
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