Not all display protocols are created equal
If you have ever accessed a remote workspace, you’ve experienced some kind of remote display protocol. Did you know that your experience is highly dependent on the protocol used?
Many protocols are solely reliant on a lossy video encoder, originally intended for consumer-grade video streaming. Video codecs removes ‘unnecessary’ image detail from video content, offering a reasonable quality compromise for use cases such as compressed video playback or desktop streaming to low cost endpoints. However, this neglected image detail is crucial for accurate reproduction of colors, icons, rich textures and anti-aliased text demanded by most enterprise users. Other protocols offer additional brute force lossless modes to overcome compression artifacts – these typically burden your network or your compute resources, resulting in throttled throughput and compromised interactivity.
The PCoIP protocol was specifically designed to deliver interactive applications. It is a multi-codec solution that dynamically adapts, encodes and delivers the most accurate and distortion-free experience regardless of network conditions. PCoIP Ultra™, which includes our latest protocol enhancements, propels our industry–recognized performance into the future of remote computing, offering uncompromised 4K/UHD throughput, efficient scaling across multicore CPUs and support for third-party codecs.
The PCoIP protocol is designed for lossless support, which is critical for high-performance use cases such as medical diagnostics, geospatial analysis and media production.
PCoIP technology uses a fully reversible color space conversion, resulting in remote reproduction of image colors precisely as intended by graphics applications - no guesswork required by users.
Your business is not one-size-fits-all, so don’t choose a one-size-fits-all codec. PCoIP Ultra ensures efficient delivery of any content to any endpoint, leveraging proven PCoIP intrinsic and third party codecs to meet the needs of IT architects and discerning users alike.
The PCoIP protocol dynamically adapts to network conditions in real time. Adaptive encoders automatically deliver the best possible user experience under changing network conditions.
Research has shown that specialized anti-aliasing techniques applied to display fonts are vital to word recognition, reading speed, comprehension and can even reduce mental fatigue.
Lossy protocols struggle with anti-aliased text such as Microsoft ClearType or Adobe TrueType, even when configured for high quality operation modes.
Some protocols are tied to chroma sub-sampled techniques such as YUV 4:2:0 compression which saves bandwidth by approximating the color of images delivered to your screen. Such inaccurate color reproduction is unacceptable in industries such as advertising, publishing or media and entertainment, exposing content creators to unproductive guesswork and impairing the adoption of remote computing. Meanwhile, protocols that attempt color accuracy via manual lossless modes do so at the expense of compromised frame rates and high bandwidth utilization.
PCoIP Ultra is optimized for truly lossless support with bit-exact color accuracy and preservation of content detail, vital in many industries such as media & entertainment, architecture, engineering & construction, healthcare, manufacturing & design, and oil & gas.
Unlike other protocols, PCoIP features precise build-to-lossless capability to deliver the highest frame rates, even at 4K/UHD resolution, without greedy bandwidth consumption.
Dynamic Network Adaptation
Imagine a scenario where the dynamics of your desktop are perfectly understood by algorithms optimized for all kinds of screen content including static, complex and natural images as well as text, video and intensive graphics.
Get the best performance, with the greatest efficiency, with a cohesive set of codecs operating across a decomposed screen.
The PCoIP protocol dynamically chooses between codecs, frame rate and image quality based on content, client capabilities and available network bandwidth. With coordinated multiple codecs behind our protocol, including the features offered by third party codecs (such as H.264/HEVC), you know we’ll keep innovating to give you the best performance and experience possible.
Efficient Multicore CPU Scaling
PCoIP Ultra offers unprecedented compression efficiency, especially on modern multi-core CPU architectures. Whether you leverage the significant multithread AVX2 enhancements or take advantage of third party GPU offload, you’ll free valuable CPU resources for heavy workloads and increased server consolidation.