Teradici recently announced the release of PCoIP Firmware Release 4.0.0. Teradici are the creators of the unique PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol that helps to provide a genuine PC experience for desktop virtualization.
The new release provides certification with VMware View versions 5.0.1 and 5.1 and also comes with a new user interface, better image quality settings on the zero client and also support for certificate checking when connecting to a VMware View Connection Server.
In a release, Raj Mallempati, director, Desktop & Application Virtualization, VMware, said, “VMware is committed to helping customers choose the right client endpoint strategy to realize the full benefits of VDI. With Teradici's latest firmware release, VMware View customers can refresh their zero clients with features that add certificate checking and improve user experience with a new login interface. PCoIP zero clients from Teradici with dedicated PCoIP hardware acceleration continue to offer tremendous value to VMware’s customer base.”
Some of the key PCoIP Firmware Release 4.0.0 features include certification with VMware View: PCoIP Firmware 4.0.0 has been validated and certified by VMware for use with VMware View, versions 5.0.1 and 5.1; Refreshed User Interface which has an elegant, streamlined user interface to improve the user experience during the login process. In addition, the presentations of settings that are accessible from the login screen have been rethought to intuitively enhance workflow for users and administrators and Unified Imaging Settings: With View 5.1, PCoIP zero clients feature the ability to configure image quality settings. Users can now be given access by administrators to adjust these settings on the PCoIP zero clients, and can set preferences for smoother motion or sharper images depending on current application needs.
Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, Teradici, said, “The feature enhancements and VMware View certification of this release are great examples of how Teradici provides ongoing value to existing customers, which continues long after a purchase is made. Actively listening to our customers and partners has been a core strategy leading to the success of PCoIP zero clients. With the release of Firmware 4.0.0, Teradici has once again improved a unique client which features dedicated PCoIP hardware decode for VMware View.”
Some of the other important features in this new version include 802.1X Network Authentication: PCoIP zero client devices feature 802.1X security with highly secure EAP-TLS certificate-based authentication; SIPR Hardware Token Support: Secure authentication for SIPRNet users, enabling PCoIP zero client support for SIPR Hardware Token rollouts mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Edited by Brooke Neuman