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?
PC-over-IP (PCoIP®) technology delivers a secure, high-definition and highly responsive computing experience. It uses advanced display compression to allow users remote access to their on-premises workstations or virtual machine instances in local data centers or public clouds from a broad range of endpoint devices.
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.
But with PCoIP technology, there is little difference for the user between working with a local computer or from a remote endpoint receiving a PCoIP streamed pixel representation of their desktop and applications. And from an IT perspective, remote desktops are more secure as no data ever leaves the corporate environment.
Because the PCoIP protocol transfers only display information in the form of pixels, no business information ever leaves your cloud, data center or workstation. In industries where collaboration is key, but data risk is high, our PCoIP protocol offers another layer of protection. People can work collaboratively from anywhere, knowing that sensitive information never leaves the data center and work can never be lost or stolen.
In addition, because enterprise data and software are safely secured inside central systems, no one can tamper with your data or infiltrate your applications by compromising your remote endpoint devices. Furthermore, PCoIP traffic is secured using AES 256 encryption, which meets the highest level of security required by governments.
Encodes, compresses, encrypts, and transports
image pixels from a central server or workstation
Decrypts and decompresses the image
for users to interact with on any endpoint
No business information ever leaves your secure cloud, data center or workstation
PCoIP Ultra® Performance
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 Technology 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.
Dynamic Network Adaptation
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 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 uses precise build-to-lossless capability to deliver the highest frame rates, even at 4K/UHD resolution, without greedy bandwidth consumption and can support up to 4 monitors.
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.
Intelligent Auto-Offload Processing
Toss out those unwieldy per-user optimizations tied to specific workloads, last mile network conditions and endpoint capabilities. PCoIP Ultra Auto-Offload strikes the perfect balance between image fidelity, CPU utilization and network efficiency every time. A huge win for managing home user deployments!
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.