Remote display protocols and software provide access to remote desktops and applications. The remote display protocol used depends on the type of client device, whether you are connecting to a remote desktop or a remote application, and how the administrator configures the desktop or application pool.

PCoIP (PC over IP) provides an optimized desktop experience for the delivery of a remote application or an entire remote desktop environment, including applications, images, audio, and video content for a wide range of users on the LAN or across the WAN. PCoIP can compensate for an increase in latency or a reduction in bandwidth, to ensure that end users can remain productive regardless of network conditions.

Remote Desktop Protocol is the same multichannel protocol many people already use to access their work computer from their home computer. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) uses RDP to transmit data.

Optimized for the mobile cloud, VMware Blast Extreme supports the broadest range of client devices that are H.264 capable. Of the display protocols, VMware Blast offers the lowest CPU consumption for longer battery life on mobile devices. VMware Blast Extreme can compensate for an increase in latency or a reduction in bandwidth and can leverage both TCP and UDP network transports.