PCoIP Remote Workstation Card

Workstation users create 3D models and designs for visual effects, motion picture, construction, manufacturing, architectural, and engineering projects. Typically, dispersed teams and contractors are needed to bring these elaborate creations to life. With the PCoIP Remote Workstation Card, these widespread resources can receive the full frame-rate rendering capabilities necessary to create complex designs and images, without ever having to be in the same office; with their sensitive corporate IP protected.

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Create a Superior End-User Experience

Harness the power of high-end towers, blade servers, or rack workstations by converting them into a workstation that delivers high-end images to any remote location over affordable IP networks. Users can work with visuals rendering up to 250 mega pixels per second driving 2560x1600 resolution screens with refresh rates of up to 60 frames per second. This means no waiting forever for a change to render, no jaggies or bit-mappy images.

Protect Sensitive Information with Ultra-High Security

The card encrypts pixel transfers with advanced security algorithms including AES-256 and NSA Suite B cryptography ; which are used by governments to protect classified information. Whether you are accessing VFX files you don’t want leaked before premier night or sharing secret information between government departments, these standards ensure protected, secure image transmission.

Manage Mobility and Collaboration

Easily setup remote offices without having to configure full-scale, onsite workstations for every user. Set up the workstation at a worksite, or secure it in your data center. Either way, users can connect to it and collaborate on projects from an adjacent room, from home or from across the country.

Support and Maintenance

PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards are supported through the Cloud Access & Cloud Access Plus plans. Ensure that your deployment is supported and up-to-date with the brokering, security updates, and management software.
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  Quad Display Dual Display
Max number of displays 4 2
Teradici PCoIP processor TERA2240 TERA2220
Common PCIe form factors PCIe x1, FHHL PCIe x1, Low Profile
Imaging performance up to 250 Mpps up to 130 Mpps
Max resolution 2x 3840x2160 (mini DP model only)
2x 2560x1600
4x 1920x1200
1x 3840x2160 (DP model only)
1x 2560x1600
2x 1920x1200
  Refer to product documentation for details
Max application frame rate
(with PCoIP zero client)
60 fps 60 fps
PCIe video ports
(connect to GPU outputs)
4x miniDP 2x miniDP
Typical system power 13 W 13 W
Memory 512 MB DDR3 with ECC 512 MB DDR3 with ECC
Encryption AES-256
Suite B Ciphers
Suite B Ciphers
Video port cables miniDP to DP (included), miniDP to DVI (optional)
Ethernet 10/100/GigE or optional fibre
Audio Full 16-bit stereo, 48 KHz sample rate audio
Power management Full wake on LAN and wake on USB Full wake on LAN and wake on USB
OS Supported Windows and Linux
Compatible end points PCoIP Zero Clients (multi-display), all the other clients (single display)
Brokering Requires Remote Workstation Card Agent (Cloud Access license)

*The above specifications are for reference only. Specifications and system requirements will vary for different PCoIP remote workstation solutions, refer to each OEM vendor for details.

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Teradici's powerful host processors enable you to move your Windows or Linux workstation into the datacenter and connect with a PCoIP Zero Client remotely without impacting application performance. Created for IT managers who are looking for an easy-to-manage, reliable, and secure solution to meet the needs of designers who have dedicated computers with graphically demanding applications and expect the highest in performance.

  • Server Room - Keep all tower/rack/blade workstations in the sever room, and access your workstation from your desk, a colleagues desk, a conference room, or from away
  • Share - Share a workstation between multiple users (at different times)
  • Collaborate – two users can access the same workstation at the same time – allow a remote user (on the WAN or LAN) to connect to a local workstation for collaboration with full graphics, or allow two remote users to access the same computer on the LAN using two PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards

The PCoIP host processor has been designed to work with a single PCIe x1 slot, and is used in Dell, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu, NEC, Amulet Hotkey, Boxx, Cirrascale, Ciara Technologies and other brands of workstations used around the world today. We do, however, recommend you test your specific hardware configuration as part of any rollout. See Teradici’s where to buy section for a full listing of vendors.

TERA2-based Remote Workstation Cards support connecting to any graphics cards supporting DisplayPort or DVI-D connections. Multiple graphics cards can be used in any system (for instance, to support more than two displays).

Teradici's approach is to maximize the user experience, and take advantage of available network bandwidth when needed. Bandwidth limits can be set if needed, and there are user and administrator controls over how the PCoIP protocol behaves when packet loss is detected, such as preference for frame rate versus image quality. Some customers constrain the maximum bandwidth to 4 Mbps, some less, others want the highest pixel accuracy possible and design their network accordingly. Teradici recommends learning more about the PCoIP protocol on the Teradici website, and to read the PCoIP Session Planning Administrators’ Guide for additional detail. The best way to understand tradeoffs is to try it out with your most graphically demanding applications. If you want a free application to test with, go to the Teradici support site and search for “glaze”.

TERA2 host processors connecting with Tera2 Zero Clients add support for USB 2.0 with devices like USB drives. USB webcams will connect as a USB 1.1 device as they only support a USB mode called isochronous. While the USB standard was designed to work over very short distances (for instance, a short cable), Teradici's PCoIP protocol enables USB to work over networks and significantly larger distance. See the Teradici support site for additional information, but a good rule of thumb for peak speeds are up to 22 Mbps for bulk transfer (like USB drives), and up to 5 Mbps for a device for isochronous devices (like webcams).

PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards support a mode called "direct connect" where a zero client can connect with any workstation with a PCoIP Remote Workstation Card. Authentication is done using the standard host operating system as if you were directly connected to your PC. Alternatively, subscribers to either the Cloud Access or Cloud Access Plus plan can enable secure user entitlements by brokering PCoIP connections using Cloud Access Manager, an included brokering and provisioning service in Cloud Access Software.

Management Console – manage configuration and firmware updates for all PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards/Zero Clients.

Host Software – this optional software is recommended, and provides features such as:

  • Improved user experience with latencies over 50 ms by supporting a local pointer
  • Exposes user experience controls, connection information and statistics
  • Supports in-session key sequence Ctrl-Alt-F12 to disconnect without using the zero client button
  • Required if Remote Workstation Cards are brokered by VMware View™

SNMP Monitor – PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards and zero clients support the SNMP protocol. You can use an SNMP tool to capture all kinds of read-only information such as bitrates, frame rates, or Mpps.

Where do I learn more? Search “SNMP”, “Management Console”, or “Host Software” on the Teradici support site for additional information and downloads.

Windows and Linux. When a PCIe host card is plugged into a workstation, the operating system sees a hardware USB controller and audio CODEC. A Remote Workstation Card connected to a remote zero client terminates audio and USB devices as if they were local. The optional Teradici Host Software is available for Windows and also as source code package that can be compiled for your preferred version of Linux. We test against CentOS, but have customers using this on other versions. On the Teradici support site, download the Linux Host Software to see the full release notes for additional information.

TERA2220 supports dual 1920x1200 resolution monitors or a single 2560x1600. TERA2240 supports double that. Also note the standard TERA2240 PCIe card is full height half length, and the 2220 is Low Profile.

If you have recently purchased new PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards, please register online for the one year Cloud Access subscription included in your purchase.

A Cloud Access subscription provides customers with software updates,defined service levels and 24x7 support for severity 1 issues. For complete details see www.teradici.com/support/terms-and-conditions.

If you are using a trial version of our products, the Teradici Community Forum is available to find answers to common questions, have conversations with other IT professionals to learn how they resolved issues, and participate in peer group discussion.

Teradici also provides an extensive knowledge base where customers can search for relevant articles for troubleshooting, and deployment and management tips.


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