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RES Software Awarded U.S. Patent for Virtual Desktop Extender Technology

RES Software, the proven leader in user workspace management, today announced that it has been granted Patent No. US 7,725,527 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) technology. VDX serves as a key technology in the successful deployment of virtual desktops because it enhances the remote desktop experience by enabling local applications. This industry-first solution, which also has approval from the European Patent Office, will be demonstrated from August 30 through September 2 at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco in booth #431.

VDX reverse seamless technology is part of the RES Software user workspace management solution. RES Software separates the user experience and settings from the underlying desktop infrastructure and dynamically composes a personalized, secure and consistent user workspace regardless of the underlying desktop infrastructure – traditional desktops, a notebook, a thin client or a virtual desktop.

With VDX technology, user workspace management solutions by RES Software incorporate the unique ability to enhance a virtual desktop with applications that run locally. This means that the local applications that end users rely on can be merged with a remote desktop into a single user workspace, eliminating the need to switch between two sessions and thereby increasing end user productivity, without compromising the manageability benefits of VDI. RES Software VDX technology extends the user workspace through independent computing architecture (ICA) and remote desktop protocol (RDP) virtual channels and increases the ease of adoption of any VDI or terminal server environment.

These benefits become extremely useful in providing end users working on a remote desktops access to applications that typically do not run smoothly, or at all, in a virtual environment. Some of these include heavy applications like AutoCAD and Photoshop, applications in healthcare requiring diagnostic imaging, certain custom applications, multimedia (AVI) files and media intensive applications including CD/DVD applications, VoIP and video applications.

The RES Software VDX solution also provides the ability to write a CD-ROM on your local computer from the virtual desktop. This capability is not currently available within today’s other virtual desktop technologies. The resulting advantage is increased end-user productivity and acceptance of the new desktop technology because there is no interruption to the end-user.

“We believe this breakthrough technology is critical to the future success of virtual desktop deployments,” said Bob Janssen, Chief Technology Officer of RES Software. “By securing the US patent for VDX, our solution is now officially recognized for its unique value to customers and as a key differentiator for RES Software.”

The user workspace management market is generating increasing attention as IT professionals and analysts recognize that desktop configuration of the future will be a mix of traditional workstations, thin clients, remote terminals, and virtual desktops. These mixed environments increase the complexity for IT.

“The 451 Group sees desktop virtualization continuing to gain ground. The most complete desktop virtualization offerings will combine terminal services, dynamic assembly, user management, server-, client- and cloud-hosted desktops. RES Software is well positioned to centrally manage the complexities of these desktop transformations,” commented Rachel Chalmers, Research Director, Infrastructure, The 451 Group.

RES Software is a Gold Sponsor at VMworld 2010, and will be demonstrating its user workspace management solution and its patented Virtual Desktop Extender technology at booth 431.

Published Monday, August 30, 2010 9:52 AM by David Marshall
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