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What is PCoIP® Technology?

The PCoIP protocol provides remote desktop access to physical or virtualized computers, enabling fully interactive, visually seamless, and secure computing anywhere as a progressive alternative to a local deployment model. Enterprise users in offices, factories, home environments, out in the field or on the go use their favorite devices to connect over any IP network (including LAN, public internet or cellular networks) to remote computers located in corporate data centers, public clouds or even PCs at their office desks. All a user requires is PCoIP client software installed on a local client device (e.g., Windows PC, macOS device or mobile device) or purpose-built PCoIP Client such as a thin client or stateless PCoIP Zero Client. At the remote computer, installed PCoIP Agent software uses advanced display compression to deliver remote computing experiences for remote physical workstations, GPU-enabled virtual workstations, or standard virtual desktops.. PCoIP also supports many of the peripheral devices available to physical machines, including keyboard, mouse, USB devices, tablets, multiple monitors, printers, audio devices, as well as custom options.

The PCoIP protocol ensures ultra-secure remote connectivity so that corporate IP remains secured within the enterprise cloud or data center, no matter where the user is located and without any need for a virtual private network (VPN). A single PCoIP connection between a remote computer and a client device delivers an encrypted stream of compressed display pixels and audio to the client, while concurrently delivering encrypted keyboard, mouse, USB and audio streams in the opposite direction from the client to the remote computer.

The PCoIP protocol, and PCoIP Cloud Access Software, offers unrivaled performance in terms of user interactivity, frame rate and image quality. PCoIP also features a 'build-to-lossless' capability which ensures lossless reproduction of the original display image at the PCoIP Client endpoint. Lossless reproduction is critical particularly in instances such as medical diagnostics, geospatial analysis, and media production, where the image itself contains important visual information. PCoIP protocol uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) which is much better suited for streaming media and real time display situations than TCP-based alternatives, especially over high latency networks.