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Teradici Launches New Line of Alta PCoIP Zero Clients to Create Ideal Cloud Endpoints
Teradici, creator of industry-leading PCoIP technology for secure virtual workspaces, today introduced Alta PCoIP Zero Clients, a new expansion of the PCoIP Zero Client family that furthers the company's commitment to providing easy-to-manage endpoints with enterprise-grade security while delivering an outstanding user experience. Building upon the success of Teradici's Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients, which already have over three million deployments globally, Alta PCoIP Zero Clients include wireless form factors and are ideally suited for virtual or cloud environments. 

"Along with Tera2 Zero Clients, the new Alta PCoIP Zero Clients round out the PCoIP Zero Client family and expand the use cases for Zero Client technology," said Dan Cordingley, co-founder and CEO of Teradici. "These new devices continue Teradici's mission to provide secure, high-performance virtual and cloud-based endpoints that can be set up in under five minutes and are remarkably easy to manage, while providing functionality that's suitable for everyone from knowledge workers to power users."

Alta PCoIP Zero Clients, like Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients, are hardware-based endpoints that use a highly integrated, purpose-built processor to perform image decompression and decoding for secure virtual desktops, workspaces, and applications. To create this new generation of PCoIP Zero Clients, Teradici partnered with Socionext, an emerging leader in advanced system-on-chip (SoC) technology for video and imaging systems. The result combines Socionext's PXiV processor with Teradici's PCoIP hardware decoder to deliver a comprehensive feature set that includes:

  • Wireless support: Built-in Wi-Fi enables mobile connectivity while preserving the ultra-secure and high performance capabilities of PCoIP Zero Clients. Remote branch staff, wireless hospital carts, hospital campus environments or secure ruggedized mobile endpoints are just a few examples of where a wireless PCoIP Zero Client will improve workforce efficiency.
  • Broad connectivitySupports the latest interfaces, including USB 3.0, DisplayPort, and HDMI.
  • Blazing fast decoding: The PCoIP hardware decoder in the new Socionext PXiV processor delivers performance of up to 250 megapixels per second
  • Dual 4K UHD display support: Supports the higher resolutions that are becoming more common in workstation use cases like media and entertainment in order to edit and playback 4K UHD content. Users in Financial Services and other industries can make use of larger monitor real estate, higher resolutions and frame rates to improve productivity.
  • Modern UI: Improves usability and workflow by introducing a completely new, more intuitive interface for users to navigate.

"Teradici's PCoIP technology is already the proven gold standard for virtual desktops," said Koichi Yamashita, Senior Vice President, IoT and Graphics Solution Business Unit at Socionext. "Now Alta PCoIP Zero Clients based on our advanced silicon will bring the full power and benefits of PCoIP to entirely new device form factors and use cases, including mobile and automotive applications that weren't possible before."

Like all PCoIP Zero Clients, the new Alta PCoIP Zero Clients enable seamless connectivity to cloud solutions such as Teradici Cloud Access Software, PCoIP Remote Workstation solutions, VMware Horizon View, and Amazon WorkSpaces.

"One of our areas of focus with Amazon WorkSpaces is to provide customers with a flexible platform that reduces total cost of ownership compared to traditional virtual desktop infrastructure," said Nathan Thomas, General Manager, WorkSpaces, Amazon Web Services. "Teradici offers simple and cost-effective endpoint solutions that help achieve this, and the significant new features such as wireless support that they're delivering with the Alta PCoIP Zero Client will provide even more value for customers."

"VMware Horizon delivers a rich virtual desktop and application experience optimized for both on-premises and cloud delivery," said Pat Lee, vice president product management, VMware. "We're delighted that the new features of the Alta PCoIP Zero Client, including wireless and support for dual 4K displays, provide a great way of leveraging Horizon virtual desktops across ever expanding use cases."

"As the highest volume provider of comprehensive PCoIP solutions in the industry, Dell integrates PCoIP technology into its secure, virus-mitigated operating system, ThinOS, and continues to work closely with Teradici to enable differentiated solutions for its Wyse thin and zero clients and Wyse Device Manager solution," said Steve Lalla, Senior Vice President, Dell Commercial Client Software & Solutions. "As more and more organizations embark on a cloud adoption journey, we support them by providing seamless compatibility with Amazon WorkSpaces or VMware Horizon solutions. Teradici's announcement today affirms the growth and variety of cloud solutions available today, enhancing the industry as a whole."

"Customers today demand a rich experience in the cloud," said Jeff Groudan, vice president and global head Thin Clients, HP Inc. "Teradici's new Alta PCoIP Zero Client demonstrates its commitment to innovation and quality, as well as the ability to meet the diverse range of our customers' needs."

 "With the growing cloud adoption across the enterprise, Teradici continues to provide customers with a range of zero clients with diverse features and form factors," said Stephen Hu, Director of Sales at LG Electronics. "These new Alta PCoIP Zero Clients add to Teradici's extensive portfolio of ultra-secure, high-performance PCoIP Zero Clients."

"Samsung's success with PCoIP Zero Clients demonstrates the tremendous value and versatility of Teradici technology," said Greg Spence, Sr. Business Development Manager, Cloud Solutions, Samsung. "We believe Zero Client customers will embrace the new features offered by the Alta product line." 

With deployments of Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients continuing to grow and the addition of the much anticipated Alta PCoIP Zero Client, PCoIP Management Console Enterprise Edition has become the default software of choice for companies worldwide as the single-web-based console that allows IT departments to quickly provision new devices, report on inventory, review metrics, configure settings, update firmware, and view event logs.

The new Alta PCoIP Zero Clients are expected to ship beginning in the first quarter of 2017 from a wide number of OEM partners. Alta PCoIP Zero Clients will also be showcased at booth #1342 during AWS Re:Invent beginning November 28, 2016.

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Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:42 AM by David Marshall
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