Teradici’s PCoIP technology is similar to that implemented in KVM over IP. In fact, PC over IP is a standard that has been adopted by a number of manufacturers. For example, as a user, you want to take over control of different servers from different locations remotely, especially VMware virtual desktops. Furthermore, PCoIP compresses and encrypts image pixels directly from the inside of the server and transports them to the PC over IP terminal. Then it displays the images on your screen(s). In addition, to ensure high transmission speeds, it uses the available bandwidth efficiently and dynamically. As a result, users can access a server from anywhere without degrading the video quality. What is more, it guarantees you absolute security 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. It will depend on your will to get a total or partial virtualization. You can implement them at the hardware or software levels, hence you get 4 combinations:
A host card with the PCoIP protocol is integrated in the PC or the blade server. The user's side of the connection receives the images on 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.
Then, PCoIP technology has VMware certification and can therefore be used with virtual workstations. Users receive the images at a VMware-compatible 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.
Also, the host card containing the PCoIP protocol is integrated in a PC or a HP or Dell blade server. The user receives the images on a software which can be installed on a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone or an all-in-one computer.
And 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.
You can associate only one receiver (hardware or software) to one transmitter (hardware or software) and vice versa.