Teradici expands use of PCoIP protocol to Microsoft environments

The company promises better performance when running graphics-heavy applications on server-based Windows desktops

By , IDG News Service |  Software

The way to think of this is as a solution that is complementary to VMware View, and makes it more competitive with Citrix Systems.

"Citrix XenApp is a great solution. It is well-developed and has a lot of bells and whistles, but it is also pricey," said Punnett.

The first version of Teradici RDSH will start shipping in December, followed by version 1.5 in June and version 2.0 in November next year. The latter will include application publishing, alongside desktops.

On Monday, Teradici will start an alpha program for a limited number of partners and customers. The code has been up and running for a month and is solid, Punnett said.

That will be followed by a beta program in October.

Between now and December, Teradici is planning to do a lot of testing, and hopefully also add a few features that are scheduled for inclusion in later versions, including USB support and local printing. Network printing will be included in version 1.0.

Rolling out a product that changes the way desktops are run isn't done overnight. The first version will be used to test the concept, and version 1.5 will be installed in production environments, according to Punnett.

Pricing still hasn't been decided.

The product will also be demonstrated by Teradici at VMworld 2012, which starts on Aug. 26 in San Francisco.

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