VDIworks yesterday announced the release of its new high-speed connection protocol for virtual desktops, VideoOverIP 1.0. This release drastically improves the user experience delivered in a hosted virtual desktop model, while also allowing customers full freedom to choose their preferred client and host hardware.
While a variety of connection remoting protocols exist in the industry today, many are unsuited for multimedia playback, others are tied to specific Thinclients or server hardware and yet others have technical limitations related to the kinds of video they can accelerate. VideoOverIP is designed to overcome these challenges and provide an enhanced set of features to both the IT manager and the end-user.
Version 1.0 of VideoOverIP includes the following features:
1) Multi-monitor support
2) High degree of configurability to deal with network conditions; configurable audio buffers, configurable compression levels, GDI and mirror driver modes etc.
3) Universal codec independent acceleration; Flash®, MPEG, DivX and all other kinds of animation and video are accelerated without any need for codecs on the Thinclient
4) KVM and Audio redirection
5) Support for Hypervisors; Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware Virtual Server and VMware ESX
6) Standalone mode and full integration with VDIworks VDP Management Platform and Connection Broker
7) Support for embedded SKUs of Windows® for deployment on Thinclients
8) Support for 1:1 operation; Server, Blade PC and legacy PC remoting is also supported without the use of Hypervisors
VideoOverIP is available immediately and supports Windows XPe clients, Windows XP hosts, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Virtual Server and VMware ESX.