Teradici today announced the first multi-protocol hardware zero client solution for virtual desktops. This flexible zero client solution enables IT managers to deploy PCoIP clients across their organizations and connect to a complete range of hosted compute resources including:
- VMware View virtual desktops via VMware View 3 client mode
- Blade, tower or rack 3D graphics workstations via PCoIP protocol mode.
- Microsoft Terminal Server sessions via RDP client mode.
Desktop clients based on the Teradici TERA1100 portal processor are a true zero client solution that can support any user type from task workers, to mainstream office workers, to extreme workstation/visualization application users. These innovative clients have no x86 processors, no application O/S, and no drivers, which dramatically simplifies deployment and management. With additional features such as no local data storage and unique USB device authorization, PCoIP hardware zero client solutions are highly secure and resistant to viruses that can impact traditional remote desktop installations.
With the growing interest and deployment of virtual desktops and VMware View in enterprise computing environments, secure, multi-protocol hardware zero clients are an ideal solution for universal employee access. For example in the healthcare industry, facility wide access must be available to any hospital compute resource. In addition to enabling strict security for compliance, the PCoIP client can be used to access highly virtualized electronic medical records, or performance workstations for high-resolution diagnostic images, video or 3D models.