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The PCoIP Ultra Collaboration feature enables a user to share their PCoIP session with a remote guest collaborator using a PCoIP Software Client. While connected, the guest collaborator can view the screen output and hear the audio output of the shared PCoIP session.

When discussing this feature, we'll refer to the first user as the host collaborator, and the second user who joins the session as the guest collaborator.

Feature Support, Requirements and Limitations

The PCoIP Ultra Collaboration feature is supported when connecting from a Windows, Linux or macOS PCoIP Software Client to a Windows, Linux or macOS PCoIP Standard or Graphics Agent using PCoIP Ultra CPU Offload.

Using Collaboration with GPU Offload and Auto Offload are experimental features that will only function on PCoIP Graphics Agents. Use of PCoIP CPU Offload is recommended for best results with this release, full support for GPU Offload and Auto Offload will be available in future releases.

The features described on this page are only supported when both PCoIP Clients and PCoIP Agents are running on version 22.04 or later. Brokered connections for use by guest collaborators are only supported when the session connection is made using the PCoIP Connection Manager version 22.04 or later.

PCoIP Ultra Collaboration is currently in Technology Preview while key features are continuing to be developed throughout 2022. See our Technology Preview Program for further details on the latest features being released to our Beta builds.

Enabling and Hosting a Collaboration Session

For information and steps on how to enable collaboration, and how to host a collaboration session, see the PCoIP Agent documentation linked below. The instructions for enabling and hosting collaboration will vary based on the PCoIP Agent you use. You should select the instructions that apply to the PCoIP Agent that you are connecting to:

Joining a Collaboration Session

The guest collaborator can join the PCoIP session once they have received the invite link and invite code from the host collaborator. For information on how to get the PCoIP URI and Collaboration Invitation code see the PCoIP Graphics Agent for Linux guide - Collaboration section.

  1. Open a web browser and go to the invite link shared with you (you may be able to click this link directly, depending on how it was shared with you).

  2. The web browser will warn you that the link is attempting to open the PCoIP Client application. Allow the browser to open the PCoIP Client.

  3. When the PCoIP Client opens, it will prompt you for your name and the Collaboration Invitation Code. The value you enter for your name is used to tell the host who is joining; the Collaboration Invitation Code is the six digit number provided by the host. Enter both values and click Submit.

  4. Once the host collaborator accepts your connection request, the Collaboration screen share will start.

  5. To leave the collaboration session, select Connection > Disconnect from the PCoIP Client menu.