Teradici's PCoIP technology is similar to that implemented in KVM over IP. It is a standard that has been adopted by a number of manufacturers. A user wants to take over control of servers remotely and across the network. Unlike KVM, PCoIP compresses and encrypts image pixels and transports them to the PCoIP terminal which decompresses and decrypts them and displays the images on your screen(s). To ensure high transmission speeds, it uses the available bandwidth efficiently and dynamically. As a result, users can access a server from anywhere without the video quality being degraded. What is more, absolute security is guaranteed because no sensitive information leaves the data center, only the corresponding pixels.
PCoIP offers a number of options regarding the media employed by users and at the servers. They can be implemented at the hardware or software levels and consequently permit 4 combinations:
A host card with the PCoIP protocol is integrated in the PC or the blade server. At the user's side of the connection, the images are received by a "zero client" which connects to a maximum of 8 screens (via DisplayPort) and 4 screens (via DVI-D). These receivers are discreet because they are quiet and compact and do not produce any heat.
PCoIP technology has VMware certification and can therefore be used with virtual workstations. Users receive the images at a VMware-compatible "zero client". This connects to a maximum of 8 screens (via DisplayPort) and 4 screens (via DVI-D). The workspace is more comfortable thanks to this discreet, quiet receiver that does not produce any heat.
The host card containing the PCoIP protocol is integrated in a PC or a blade server. At the user's side of the connection, the images are received by software which can be installed on a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone or an all-in-one computer.
Thanks to VMware, the PCoIP protocol is compatible with virtual servers. The user accesses the servers via the VMware-compatible software installed on a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone or an all-in-one computer.
A receiver (hardware or software) is associated with just one transmitter (hardware or software) and vice versa.