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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 www.teradici.com/zeroclient.

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: www.teradici.com.

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Teradici, PCoIP and PC-over-IP are trademarks of Teradici Corporation and may be registered in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

VMware, VMworld and VMware View are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

 

Link: http://www.teradici.com/news-and-events/press-releases/2012-08-14-3

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 (vmtoday.com)

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A great article published by Joshua Townsend over at VMtoday.com 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.

Link: http://vmtoday.com/2012/07/lag-when-dragging-a-window-between-monitors-in-vmware-view/

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.

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/teradicir-provides-high-security-desktop-authentication-with-support-for-siprnet-hardware-tokens-in-pcoipr-zero-clients-for-vmware-viewtm-2012-04-17

Written by Christoph Harding

April 18th, 2012 at 10:03 am

VMware Memo Outlines View 5.1, Project Octopus Launch Plans

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Interesting read over at CRN regarding VMware’s End User Computing products and upcoming release dates. It sounds that they’ve some insights but unfortunately only rumors.

The updates, outlined in an internal company document viewed by CRN, will be announced on May 2. They include View 5.1, the latest version of VMware’s desktop virtualization software; an on premise version of Horizon Application Manager, a VMware-hosted identity management service; and Zimbra 7.2, an update to the company’s open source email and collaboration software.

Link: http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/232900246/vmware-memo-outlines-view-5-1-project-octopus-launch-plans.htm;jsessionid=ycKi-V8blxLzC2lkhUN-+Q**.ecappj02?cid=nl_alert

Written by Christoph Harding

April 13th, 2012 at 10:15 am

Public release PCoIP Log Viewer 2.0

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Chuck Hirstius has released a public version of his cool tool PCoIP Log Viewer.

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Source: http://myvirtualcloud.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/image6.png

Features:

  • Parsing and graphical display of PCoIP performance metrics from PCoIP server log files (View 4.x, 5.0)
  • Real-time display of PCoIP WMI counters (View 5.0)
  • Ability to store WMI sessions for later review
  • WMI-Rewind™  for DVR-like capability to move forward and back through time while viewing (or reviewing) a WMI session
  • Tabbed interface to display multiple concurrent WMI sessions and/or log files
  • Drag-and-Drop display of multiple (parsed) log files for easy/rapid opening when troubleshooting
  • Export of saved WMI sessions to XLSX format for custom analysis and graphing

Link: http://mindfluxinc.net/?p=195

Via: MyVirtualCloud

Written by Christoph Harding

December 20th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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VMware View Mac Client with PCoIP Tech Preview

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We’ve been waiting for it a long time but now it’s here: The VMware View Client for Mac which includes support for PCoIP. Last night VMware published the tech preview version on the community forums. For downloading you’ll need a vmware.com account: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/crt_macosx_tp_dec2011/dCV0YnRAd3BidGVkdA==

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Features In the VMware View Client for Mac OS X

-       Support for Intel-based Macs

-       PCoIP protocol optimized for VMware View 5

-       Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion users

-       Copy and Paste plain text between View 4.x virtual machines and Mac

-       Copy and Paste text, formatted text, and graphics between View 5.x virtual machines and Mac

-       Support optional RSA authentication

-       Enhanced certificate checking

-       Add up to 4 VMware View server shortcuts in VMware View Client

 

Here’re some notes from the Read Me file:

VMware View Client for Mac OS X
Tech Preview – December 2011

Introduction

The VMware View Client for Mac OS X Tech Preview is designed to connect to VMware View server based desktops using the high performance PCoIP protocol from the Mac.

 

We Want Your Feedback

Please post your feedback on the View Client Tech Preview in the VMware Mac View Client Community at:

 

http://www.vmware.com/go/macviewclient

Features In the VMware View Client for Mac OS X

 

-       Support for Intel-based Macs

-       PCoIP protocol optimized for VMware View 5

-       Standard drag and drop install for Mac apps

-       Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion users

-       Copy and Paste plain text between View 4.x virtual machines and Mac

-       Copy and Paste text, formatted text, and graphics between View 5.x virtual machines and Mac

-       Support optional RSA authentication

-       Enhanced certificate checking

-       Add up to 4 VMware View server shortcuts in VMware View Client

 

System Requirements

-       A VMware View desktop that supports the PCoIP protocol

-       An Intel-based Mac

-       2 GB of RAM

-       Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Mac OS X Lion 10.7.0 or later

 

Installation

 

-       Double click on the VMware View Client disk image to mount it in the Finder

-       Drag the VMware View Client icon to the alias of the Applications folder and you are done

 


Adding Your View Desktop to VMware View Client

 

-       Launch VMware View from the Applications folder

-       Click on Add Server on the VMware View Client home screen

-       Type in the View Server address and click Continue

-       If prompted, enter your user name and RSA passcode and click Continue

-       Enter your desktop user name and password and click Continue

-       Select your preferred desktop and click Connect () or double click on it to connect

 

Connecting to Your VMware View Desktop

 

-       Double click on your View Server on the home screen

-       If prompted, enter your name and RSA passcode and click Continue

-       Enter your desktop user name and password and click Continue

-       Select your preferred desktop and click Connect () or double click on it to connect

Disconnecting From Your VMware View Desktop

 

To disconnect and choose a desktop on the same View Server

-       Click the Disconnect button () in the toolbar

 

To disconnect and choose a desktop on a different View Server

-       Click the Choose Another Server button () in the toolbar

 

To disconnect and quit the VMware View Client

-       Choose Quit from the File menu or type Command Q

 

Adding The VMware View Client To Your Dock

 

-       Launch the VMware View client

-       Click on the VMware View client in the Dock

-       Select Keep in Dock from the Options submenu

-       When you quit, the VMware View client will still be in your Dock

 

Known Issues

 

-       Unable to connect to Windows 7 based virtual machines using the RDP protocol. Workaround: Access your Windows 7 desktop with the higher performance PCoIP protocol or use the older VMware View 4.6 client with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to access Windows 7 based desktops with RDP.

 

Items Under Consideration for Future Major Client Releases Include:

 

-       Use of Multiple displays/monitors

-       Printing to locally attached printers

-       Full screen support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

-       SmartCard authentication

-       USB device connectivity

 

Again, We Want Your Feedback

Please post your feedback on the View Client Tech Preview in the VMware Mac View Client Community at:

 

http://www.vmware.com/go/macviewclient

Written by Christoph Harding

December 16th, 2011 at 1:14 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 http://techsupport.teradici.com, 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 http://techsupport.teradici.com.

Check this website for more information: http://www.teradici.com/pcoip/news-and-events/press-releases/2011-12-05.php

Written by Christoph Harding

December 7th, 2011 at 10:29 am

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VMware View Client vs. Citrix XenDesktop Receiver on an iPad

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Written by Christoph Harding

September 29th, 2011 at 8:46 am

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 0.0.0.0.
  • 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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Teradici is a winner!

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A few weeks ago Teradici  announced the details for the APEX 2800 PCoIP Server Offload Card. With that add-on card you can increase VDI consolidation ratios by reducing the hosts CPU utilization by up 50%. Brian Madden just posted a new article on his blog explaining why he and Gabe chose Teradici as a winner in the desktop category. Check it out, I think he’s completely right.

Via: http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/brianmadden/archive/2011/09/07/why-we-chose-nutanix-teradici-and-virtual-computer-for-the-quot-best-of-vmworld-2011-quot-winners-in-the-desktop-category.aspx

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September 7th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

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