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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Chapter 5. The PCoIP Protocol

The PCoIP protocol, developed by Teradici and licensed by VMware, is a purpose-built protocol for virtual desktop solutions on both LAN and WAN connections. PCoIP is a content-aware protocol, meaning that it has algorithms to differentiate between text and high-resolution pictures, for example, and then perform delivery optimization depending on real-time network characteristics.

VMware's own testing has shown that PCoIP can reduce display latency by more than 50 percent as compared to Microsoft's Remote Display Protocol (RDP) for common operations (VMware View PCoIP Network Sizing Guide).

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why lossless quality is important
  • Various PCoIP network fundamentals
  • Multimedia ...

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