Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop have support for multiple monitors. But there are scenarios in which even that capability can be made to be even more flexable. This is where Virtual Display Manager, VDM, from teknica software comes in.


Virtual Display Manager supplements your existing single or multi-monitor system with the convenience of additional virtual displays that can subdivide existing physical screens, while using existing hardware along with the ability of invoking different monitor configurations at the click of a button.

FEATURES

  • Works with any number of physical monitors and is configurable per physical monitor.
  • Can split each physical monitor into up to 16 individual Virtual Displays.
  • Virtual Displays can be evenly sized or individually scaled to fit user’s requirements, i.e. evenly spaced layouts and asymmetrical configurations are supported. This is important when monitors of different sizes and aspect ratios are involved.
  • Supports local logins and remote connections - Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA sessions, VNC and Radmin, are just a few examples.
  • Allows for switching between local and remote logins without loss in system window configuration and placement, which is independent from the monitor count or size.
  • Provides for icon placement control when changing to different monitor geometry or configuration.



BENEFITS

  • Increase productivity.
  • Lower your operating costs.
  • Maximize efficiency of your Desktop real-estate.
  • Add multi-monitor support with the thin-client and VDI applications.
  • Use your computer locally or on the go without termination of your applications due to screen changes and/or remote connectivity.
  • Supplement large monitors or advanced video hardware with one-click configuration simplicity.
  • Virtual Display Manager will make your life easier!



Virtual Display Manager is applicable to XenApp and XenDesktop, in that you can enhance your experience from either side. You could use locally to place XenApp or XenDesktops into a virtual monitor, and neither would know that they were running in one. You could also run it in your XenApp or XenDesktop session, and gain the ability to further enhance the multi monitor experience. You could additionally run it on both, for some very creative display management. But I really think one might need to think of it like this, Imagine you were at the office with Dual monitors, and you disconnected from your session and went home. When you get home and reconnect to your session, all or your windows are off, because at home you have one monitor, but at work you had two or more, I think you get the picture, if not, in my next post on the subject, I will be posting a video demonstration of Virtual Display Manager in action, but until then, if you have the need to turbo charge you multi-monitor display needs, head on over to ishadow.com and try the demo for yourself. http://ishadow.com/?tabid=115