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What is PCoIP® Technology?

PCoIP is a display protocol that encodes a complete desktop or workload, which is then displayed through a PCoIP client device over a standard IP network. PCoIP technology uses advanced display compression to provide remote computing solutions such as remote physical workstations, GPU-enabled virtual workstations, or standard virtual desktops as a progressive alternative to a local deployment model. It also supports many of the devices available to physical machines, including keyboard, mouse, USB devices, tablets, multiple monitors, printers, audio devices, as well as custom options.

The PCoIP protocol ensures ultra-secure remote connectivity between a remote computer and a broad range of client devices including stateless Zero Clients, software clients and mobile clients. Display images are compressed and transmitted as a stream of encrypted pixels, ensuring corporate IP remains secured within the enterprise data center.

The PCoIP protocol offers unrivaled performance in terms of user interactivity, frame rate and image quality, especially when used in conjunction with Zero Clients which virtually eliminate client-related latency. PCoIP also features a 'build-to-lossless' capability which ensures lossless reproduction of the original display image at the PCoIP client endpoint. Lossless reproduction is critical particularly in instances such as medical diagnostics, geospatial analysis, and media production, where the image itself contains important visual information. PCoIP protocol uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) which is much better suited for streaming media and real time display situations than TCP-based alternatives, especially over high latency networks.