PCoIP is a new high-performance remote display protocol provided by VMware. This protocol is available for View desktops that are sourced from virtual machines, Teradici clients, and physical machines that have Teradici-enabled host cards.

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. PCoIP is optimized for delivery of images, audio, and video content for a wide range of users on the LAN or across the WAN. PCoIP provides the following features:

You can use 3D applications such as Windows Aero themes or Google Earth, with a screen resolution of up to 1920 x 1200. With this non-hardware-accelerated graphics feature, you can run DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.1 applications without a physical graphics processing unit (GPU). This feature provides acceptable performance on the WAN, up to 100ms.

You can use up to 4 monitors and adjust the resolution for each monitor separately, up to 2560 x 1600 resolution per display. When 3D feature is enabled, up to 2 monitors are supported with a resolution of up to 1920x1200.

You can copy and paste text and images between the local system and the desktop, up to 1MB. Supported file formats include text, images, and RTF (Rich Text Format). You cannot copy and paste system objects such as folders and files between systems.

PCoIP supports 32-bit color.

With optimization controls added in View 5, you can reduce bandwidth usage on the LAN and WAN and achieve up to 75 percent bandwidth improvement.

PCoIP supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption, which is turned on by default.

For users outside the corporate firewall, you can use this protocol with View security servers or with your company's virtual private network.

Client hardware must meet the following requirements:

x86-based processor with SSE2 extensions, with a 800MHz or higher processor speed.

ARM processor with NEON (preferred) or WMMX2 extensions, with a 1GHz or higher processor speed.