Traditional zero clients basically use RDP enhanced technology or client-embedded media player for video acceleration, which results in restrictions of limited media format support, web-embedded video not supported, a few number of concurrent video users per host and still the display quality largely sacrificed to far behind that of the original 720/1080P file that they claimed to support.
Powered by the vCloudPoint’s innovative DDP (Dynamic Desktop Protocol), users will experience real PC-quality videos scaled up to 1920×1080 resolution at full frame rates without excessive host-side processing or requiring a thin or zero client with media player and codec support. The video content can be any present and future format and either played through standalone media players or embedded into web pages.
The Windows audio redirection used by the most zero or thin clients was generally not designed specifically for the sharing scenario, leading to the frequent issues of audio incompatibility or unreliability in remote desktop.
Instead of using Windows built-in audio for remote desktops, vCloudPoint zero clients use its specific virtual audio technology which enables reliable audio playing and recording in any Windows systems, without hidden limitations or additional configurations. To further achieve high quality and synchronized audio, vCloudPoint’s virtual audio technology reduces transfer delay to 0.1~ 0.2 second- 1/20 of that by RDP and uses sample rate at 44.1KHz which is equivalent to CD-quality and 48KHz which is used in professional music production, providing you the best audio experience no matter if you are watching a big movie, providing customer service in a call center, or audio-teaching in a language lab.
Peripheral support on Windows remote desktop is commonly known to be weak. Endpoint embedded operating systems often require customized client drivers, greatly reducing the range of peripherals that are natively compatible and driving up deployment timelines and ongoing support costs. Even for those supported peripherals, they still have various issues such as device often not detected by the system if users didn’t strictly plug them in as required, a printer copy generated on each time the printer is plugged into the system, and many more.
vCloudPoint zero clients use its transparent USB technology that peripherals never require specialized client drivers to work – just a native Windows driver is required. vCloudPoint zero clients support a wide range of USB devices including memory device, headphone, printer (both single and multiple functional), scanner, touch screen, U key, card reader, and USB converters. These USB devices are compatible and reliable with all Windows systems that whenever and however you attach them to the zero clients, they are fully functional.
Sharing is the most efficient and cost-saving way of computing, but we didn’t want just anyone to have access to the others’ personal data. That’s why we provide the administrator the choice to configure storage visibility to users, achieving user isolation and privacy protection.
The vMatrix Server software overcomes the privacy weakness of traditional sharing solution by putting each user session into a self-container. Each vCloudPoint user has his/her private workspace which cannot be accessed by other users while the rest disk partitions still can be configured visible or invisible to the users. This brings high security to every user with a self-own workspace as well as increased efficiency with a shared center.
Just as the desktop virtualization expert Brian Madden said “low bandwidth, good user experience, low CPU, pick any two”, in remote desktop technology, users cannot have their cake and eat it. With other solutions, users are often left no choice or one-time choice among smoothness, display quality and number of concurrent video users. While in reality, users’ requirement for user experience varies in time and circumstances.
vCloudPoint’ s DDP technology allows administrators to customize user experience to meet requirements in different scenarios. Administrator can use the default “optimum” setting for delivering the richest computing experience to users, and switch to the “balanced” setting for reducing the consumption of host resources while enabling smooth HD video playback, or the “economic” setting for maximizing the number of working users. Administrators can still go down in detail to configure for each vCloudPoint zero client user, such as USB, audio, resolution, video, etc.By transferring only dynamic pixels, vCloudPoint’s DDP technology can effectively reduce the consumption of CPU resources and network bandwidth while still offering the best display quality to 95%-96% as that of PCs.
The vMatrix Management Center provides the IT administrators a user-friendly interface with increased manageability. Besides the general user and desktop management, IT administrators can broadcast his desktop to the endpoint users, communicate with them through the internal Chatting Tool, provide support through monitoring and control over the endpoint desktop, and and still more future tools and functions are avaliable with free updates.
We put a lot of effort to make sure that working with the vCloudPoint zero clients will be a great fun for you, as it is for us. You will love the way how easily things can be done, just in few clicks. We tried to do everything as much intuitive as it only can be. Easy software installation, zero configuration and plug-and-play devices – all to make your work easier.
There is only the server suite software to run on the host computer for setting up the system The whole installation process is just a few next-and-finish steps plus user creation. Whether it is a 100 or 1000 seats deployment, it can be completed in just a few minutes. The vCloudPoint zero client provides a hands-on working experience to users. Its login interface allows discovery and inventory of in-LAN hosts, and automatic login. Only a click-on, they are ready to work.