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Pivot3 and Teradici Join Forces to Deliver High Performance VDI solutions

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The companies are currently showcasing simplified and cost-effective approaches for deploying VDI environments at VMware Partner Exchange 2013.

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 26, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pivot3, a leading provider of converged storage and compute appliances, today announced a partnership with Teradici, the developer of the PC-over-IP(R) (PCoIP(R)) protocol, to further drive exceptional end-user experiences within VDI environments. With joint customers across a wide array of industries in both the U.S. and EMEA, Pivot3 and Teradici have helped provide organizations with cost-effective solutions that boost end-user experience across the board. Through the partnership, both companies will work together on co-marketing initiatives and potential bundle programs addressing key vertical markets where VDI is a perfect IT solution.


Written by Christoph Harding

February 27th, 2013 at 10:11 am

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Teradici Arch Enables High Performance & Security in Microsoft RDS Environments

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The baby finally got a name: Teradici Arch! Teradici’s PCoIP solution for RDSH gets into the first preview stage as of an article in the CIO magazine.

 IDG News Service (London Bureau) — Teradici has been forced to delay the release of Arch, which combines VMware and Microsoft server-based desktops using its PCoIP protocol, due to a scalability issue. But a new tech preview will still allow enterprises to familiarize themselves with the product.

Today, PC-over-IP (PCoIP) is used to improve the performance of multimedia and other graphics-heavy applications on VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Teradici’s Arch was previously known as Remote Desktop Services Host. The platform allows enterprises to combine VMware View and Microsoft RDS desktops and have the same performance levels across both types of desktops. The first version was supposed to have shipped in December, but the company was forced to delay the launch because of a scalability issue related to VMware View, which results in only 45 sessions per virtual server.

Link: Data Sheet | Website

Written by Christoph Harding

January 31st, 2013 at 9:38 am

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What’s New for RDSH Published Desktops: A Close Look at Published Desktops Delivered Through PCoIP®

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Back in August at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, Teradici has announced a new product bringing the power of PCoIP to Microsofts Terminal Server. In fact it is a competitive solution to Citrix XenApp, brokered by VMware View.

Teradici has recorded a webinar about their new RDSH solution which is now available on their website.

Watch this webinar to learn how you can unify your mixed VDI and published desktop environments using PCoIP, simplifying network configuration and standardizing end point devices to meet expectations for lower TCO and improved end user experience.

The new product offers:

  • Unifies mixed deployments under one protocol to simplify network configuration
  • Opens up the PCoIP ecosystem of zero client endpoints
  • Allows users to access their RDSH desktop over the WAN

At VMworld Europe in Barcelona I had the chance to get a Live Demo of Teradici’s new solution and I was really impressed about it. If you didn’t read my article, here’s the link:

The following link will take you to the Teradici website where you can register for the webinar.

On the Teradici website it still says that the RDSH solution is coming in Q4/2012 so stay tuned. If you want to learn more about it please feel free to visit this link.



Written by Christoph Harding

October 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am

HP comes up with new PCoIP zero client running Tera2

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Today Hewlett-Packard has published a new press release about a new zero client for VMware View. The HP t310 zero client features the Teradici Tera2 zero client processor which gives you up to five times the imaging performance of the Tera1 processor. The client will be available in North America in September and it starts at $369 and varies on the hardware options.

Great news for VMware View customers and prospects. The t310 is the second PCoIP client from HP next to the PD02 which is a eVGA OEM



Written by Christoph Harding

August 20th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Teradici Announces Next-Generation Tera2 PCoIP® Zero Clients

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I’ve almost overseen this one:

New Tera2 zero client processors deliver high-performance, security and manageability on PCoIP hosted desktops for VMware View®, PCoIP remote workstations and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft® RDS environments

Burnaby, British Columbia – August 14, 2012 — Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for hosted desktops, today announced the availability of its next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero client processors. Backed by an ecosystem of over 30 OEM desktop client partners, the new Tera2 PCoIP zero client chipset includes the TERA2321 dual display zero client processor and the TERA2140 quad display zero client processor.

PCoIP zero clients are a key component of Teradici’s industry-leading, end-to-end VDI technology and partner ecosystem which includes VMware View,APEX™ 2800 server offload cardsPCoIP remote workstations and Teradici RDSH for Microsoft RDS environments. PCoIP zero clients are available from over 30 OEM partners with SKUs and form factors to fit every need including integrated monitors, standalone clients, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) clients, IP phones and touch screen monitors.

Tera2 PCoIP zero client features include:

  • DisplayPort added to existing DVI and VGA interfaces with up to 2560×1600 resolution and 30” monitor support
  • Up to five times the VDI pixel performance over the previous generation zero client
  • At under 6W of typical system power, Tera2 dual display zero clients consume half the power of the previous generation
  • New quad display zero client support with VMware View
  • Faster USB 2.0 transfer rates
  • Reduced bandwidth with client-side caching and enhanced compression
  • Full power management with Wake-on-LAN support
  • Smaller, more integrated processor enables compact zero client form factors
  • Stronger AES256-bit encryption
  • Support for upcoming unified communications voice over IP solutions
  • Additional smart card support and other new features included in the latest PCoIP Firmware and Management Console release
  • Broker connectivity to virtual desktops or remote workstation hosts using VMware View Manager

“Teradici is looking forward to demonstrating our next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero clients at VMworld 2012, together with our ecosystem of OEM partners and unique zero client form factors,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, Teradici. “PCoIP zero clients continue to deliver the most secure, easiest to manage and highest performance virtual desktop experience on the market. The Tera2 dual and quad display zero client processors will take this experience to the next level by packing in new features and new capabilities that our customers have requested.”

Teradici next-generation Tera2 PCoIP zero clients will soon be available from leading OEM vendors and will be demonstrated at Teradici booth #917 at VMworld 2012 taking place August 26-30 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. For more information, visit

Supporting Quotes (in alphabetical order)

“Teradici’s latest Tera2 PCoIP zero client technology supports the efficiency and security of centralized computing, offering a true, uncompromised computing experience for our expanding customer base. This latest chipset delivers a powerful, feature rich, secure and easy to manage PCoIP zero client for even greater benefits to our VDI and remote workstation customers,” said Kiran Rao, sr. product manager, Dell Wyse.

“We applaud Teradici for continuing to align Tera2 PCoIP zero client functionality with the requirements of the most demanding VDI and remote workstation deployments, where security is the primary concern. We look forward to providing our customers with high-performance, secure and easy-to-manage PCoIP zero clients,” said Jeff Groudan, director, Thin Clients, HP.

“At LG Electronics, we recognize the value in providing our worldwide enterprise customers with outstanding desktop client solutions. We are excited working together with Teradici to deliver next-generation Tera2 zero client monitor solutions to address the growing needs of our VDI and remote workstation customers,” said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company, LG Electronics.

“At Samsung we are dedicated to delivering the latest technology solutions to our customers. We are excited to continue this partnership with Teradici to deliver fully integrated Tera2 PCoIP zero client monitor solutions for VDI and remote workstations. We believe Samsung’s LCD-integrated zero clients with Tera2 will deliver added functionality and enhance the user experience,” said Charles Park, vice president, Visual Display, Samsung Electronics. 

“PCoIP zero clients deliver incredible performance, security and manageability benefits for VMware View® deployments. The next-generation Tera2 zero client chipset has dynamic features with the performance to meet the needs of an expanding ecosystem of VDI customers in federal, healthcare, education, financial services and other enterprise markets,” said Raj Mallempati, director, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

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About PCoIP Technology

Teradici’s PCoIP protocol is an innovative remote display technology that allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications, and data to reside in the datacenter, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations, PCs and thin clients, and delivers an uncompromised user experience to each person, anywhere, over any network and to any type of device without incurring the security risks associated with having data reside in remote PCs, laptops, or tablets. PCoIP technology provides high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and high-definition media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over a LAN or remotely over a high-latency WAN. It compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it ‘pixels only’ across a standard IP network to secure, stateless PCoIP zero clients, thin clients, and mobile devices.

The PCoIP protocol is implemented in several software configurations, including VMware View™, the industry leading desktop virtualization platform as well as in silicon for hardware accelerated performance and enhanced security. A growing ecosystem of over 30 third-party vendors provide a wide variety of PCoIP products including server plug-in cards, rack and tower workstations, blade PCs, zero clients, integrated monitors, and IP phones with PCoIP capability.

About Teradici

Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) technology, a unique remote display protocol which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions, high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. For more information, including current career openings, visit:


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Written by Christoph Harding

August 16th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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Lag When Dragging a Window Between Monitors in VMware View (

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A great article published by Joshua Townsend over at about a lag when dragging a windows between multi monitors in VMware View. A brilliant read whenever you face those issue in your virtual desktop infrastructure.


Written by Christoph Harding

July 27th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Teradici(R) Provides High Security Desktop Authentication With Support for SIPRNet Hardware Tokens in PCoIP(R) Zero Clients for VMware View(TM)

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Teradici updates comprehensive suite of PCoIP zero client security features to include latest government SIPRNet mandates for user identification and authentication

Teradici extends the PCoIP zero client firmware to support news security features.


Written by Christoph Harding

April 18th, 2012 at 10:03 am

Teradici APEX™ 2800 Server Offload Card Now Supporting VMware View™ 5.0 on ESXi 5.0

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Two days ago Teradici announced the compatibility of their APEX2800 server offload cards for VMware View 5.0 on vSphere 5.0. The offload card monitors the activity of the virtual machines and does offload the most active displays to reduce the server CPU utilization by up to 50%.

“With our dedication to developing and providing solutions that highlight and complement the benefits of VMware View deployments, we are pleased to announce full compatibility on ESXi 5.0 with the APEX 2800,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, Teradici. “We are committed to maintaining full compatibility with future releases of VMware View and vSphere to ensure the APEX 2800 remains future proof for our growing PCoIP-enabled VDI customer base.”

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Learn more about the APEX2800 card:

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Written by Christoph Harding

March 29th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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New Teradici Firmware 3.5.0

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Teradici has released a new firmware on Monday. One of the main features is USB support in a VMware View session. Here are the other features.

PCoIP Firmware Release 3.5.0 Key Features

Now available for download at, PCoIP Firmware Release 3.5.0 delivers improved performance, flexibility, security and access through the following new features:

  • USB 2.0 Support with VMware View Sessions: With this new release, PCoIP zero client users can expect to see up to 3x improvement in transfer speed for bulk transfers (read and write) when compared to earlier PCoIP zero client firmware releases. The new firmware release also delivers greater flexibility by supporting a larger number of DVD drives.
  • Imprivata OneSign® No Click Access™: Teradici and Imprivata have developed a joint PCoIP strong authentication solution by combining PCoIP zero clients with Imprivata OneSign Virtual Desktop Access with VMware View™. Compatible with a broad range of access cards and ID badges, this solution provides PCoIP zero client users with fast and secure access to their roaming desktops from any location with a simple tap of their badge.
  • 802.1X Network Authentication: PCoIP zero client devices can now be deployed with the highest degree of 802.1X security using EAP-TLS certificate-based authentication.

Additional PCoIP Firmware Release 3.5.0 features:

  • IPv6 support: PCoIP zero clients updated to support ongoing mandates for IPv6 adherence.
  • “Help Desk” mode: Administrators can enable a login screen link which allows users to log into a particular VM of the administrator’s choice. This VM may be configured by the administrator to provide specific support directions for users.
  • Support for up to 25 View Connection Server addresses: Adds additional flexibility and scalability for large enterprises.
  • 100BASE-FX: Support for fast Ethernet over optical fibre for enhanced security over long distances.

In conjunction with PCoIP Zero Client Firmware Release 3.5.0, Teradici is releasing PCoIP Management Console 1.7 now available for download from the Teradici Support Site at

Check this website for more information:

Written by Christoph Harding

December 7th, 2011 at 10:29 am

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New Teradici firmware 3.4.1 released

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Thanks to Jörg who brought up that Teradici just released a new firmware, version 3.4.1. These are the changes:

Release Details:

  • Support for pre-session user authentication using Gemalto .NET smartcards
  • Enhancements to VMware View client login dialog
    • Support for resetting a virtual machine (VM) before logging in
    • Moved the cursor to the password field by default when the user name is pre-populated.

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed problem that prevented zero clients from establishing View brokered connections in systems that include the “&” and “’” characters in the domain name.
  • Fixed problem where two parameters in the DHCP request were in the wrong order. In some deployments this resulted in devices using gateway address
  • Fixed problem where some keys were incorrectly mapped on the Czech keyboard.
  • Fixed memory leak problem introduced in FW release 3.4.0 that caused the device network interface to become non-responsive. When this happens the device does not support sessions and cannot be managed via the network interface.
  • Fixed DVI VSYNC timing problem that caused interoperability issues with some displays and HDTVs.
  • Fixed problem that prevented in-session authentication from working when using SIPR smart cards. Note: pre-session authentication is not yet supported for SIPR cards.
  • Enable DNS SRV discovery on devices that have disabled DHCP.
  • Fixed problem where the OSD may display incorrect certificate data when a smart card contains more than one certificate.
  • Fixed problem where the Seac Banche® SB 1600 scanner does not work.
  • Fixed problem introduced in FW release 3.4.0 that caused poor imaging performance. The problem affected host cards with 64 MB of RAM. It also affected host cards with 128 MB of RAM running sessions with large display resolutions (dual 2560×1600).
  • Fixed problem introduced in FW release 3.3.0 where desktop icons become fuzzy while playing video. The problem occurs while network impairments are present.
  • Fixed problem introduced in FW release 3.4.0 where visual artifacts appear on the zero client secondary display while the host OS boots.

Written by Christoph Harding

September 21st, 2011 at 10:33 am

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