Hardware acceleration in the IGEL UD3 endpoint provides additional performance boost to remote virtual machines and cloud workspaces using PCoIP Software Client for Linux, for brilliant high-definition graphics display
San Francisco and Burnaby, Canada (February 25, 2020) IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, and Teradici®, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software, today announced that the new IGEL UD3 is the first endpoint device to be optimized for cloud connectivity with the Teradici PCoIP Software Client for Linux, including the PCoIP Ultra™ feature set.
“IGEL’s collaboration with Teradici enables us to continue to provide our mutual customers with an exceptional end user computing experience,” said Casey Cheyne, vice president of cloud partnerships, IGEL. “The enhanced support of PCoIP Ultra, for example, exemplifies a common directive from both companies – to enable secure, optimized performance within virtualized and cloud workspace environments.”
The new IGEL UD3 endpoint device takes advantage of the powerful AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G SoC with Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics, enabling the use of the AVX2 instruction set or H.264/HEVC hardware decoding options. PCoIP Ultra accelerates the decoding processes on the client, improving user experience by providing a smoother display of any moving graphics on the host machine, even in high resolution. The IGEL UD3 can support two 4K displays, providing enhanced productivity for users requiring large amounts of dynamic, visual information with minimal latency and high security.
The PCoIP Ultra enhancements, first introduced by Teradici last year and supported by IGEL OS since June 2019, uses an expanded array of encoders on the host, enabling the choice of the most efficient hardware or software codecs according to content characteristics. This flexibility results in a faster, more interactive experience for users of remote desktops working with high-demand graphic applications, including those working in visual effects, computer aided design (CAD), animation, simulation and modeling, broadcast video, financial trading, or medical imaging.
“Working with IGEL over the past year has convinced us of the company’s dedication to provide innovative, high-performing solutions and the best possible user experience,” said Ziad Lammam, vice president of product management for Teradici. “The IGEL UD3 endpoint, with the integration of PCoIP Ultra and the hardware features to optimize its performance, further demonstrates the company’s strength in providing remote desktop solutions that balance security and performance needs for a variety of applications.”
With PCoIP Ultra and the UD3, end users benefit from greater flexibility of choice with the ability to securely connect with Teradici Cloud Access Software for a rich, high-fidelity user experience to any cloud or private data center, including Amazon WorkSpaces and AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
Availability and Support
The IGEL UD3 is part of IGEL’s family of Universal DesktopTM endpoints, and designed for virtual desktops and cloud workspace environments. The UD3 with the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G SoC will be generally available starting in May 2020 through IGEL’s network of Platinum- and Gold-level partners, Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) and resellers.
A data sheet with more information on the IGEL UD3 is available here. Learn more about IGEL’s next-gen endpoint hardware design here, and for more information on IGEL OS, click here.
IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.
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Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP® remoting protocol technology and Cloud Access Software. The company’s core mission is seamless and secure delivery of workstations and applications for end users. Teradici PCoIP technology and Cloud Access Software offer the most secure remoting solutions for public, private, and multicloud environments, enabling visualization of even the most graphics-intensive applications. The company’s solutions are deployed by Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, and service providers around the world.
PCoIP Ultra is a trademark of Teradici Corporation. Teradici and PCoIP are trademarks of Teradici Corporation and are registered in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.
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