When I first heard about Vidyo and its capabilities I was intrigued… A video conferencing solution that doesn’t require a complex network AND works over a basic broadband connection without losing quality? I needed to see it with my own eyes. Sure enough, I was pleasantly surprised by the phenomenal quality that Vidyo delivers. So, I am very pleased to share that Vidyo has now released VidyoDesktop VE for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.

If you don’t know Vidyo, let me introduce you. Vidyo provides a software-based platform that can work on virtually any network, any device and any application. They are currently making waves in a number of industries like healthcare, financial services and government. Vidyo can provide users with secure, consistent HD quality video across a full range of endpoints including desktop, mobile, web, room systems, H.323/SIP endpoints, and now Citrix-delivered virtual desktops.

How do they do that and what makes them different? It’s all in the architecture, of course. Vidyo’s software-based architecture optimizes bandwidth, provides high quality and scale, all while separating video and VDI traffic in blended mobile, thin and full client environments. As a Citrix Ready partner, Vidyo leveraged our Virtual Channel SDK to implement an “optimized architecture” that shifts the media processing workload to the user device. Just the right recipe for our Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop customers!

The Vidyo solution can run on both thin and thick clients. Any AMD or Intel Dual-Core thin client is sufficient, and if you happen to have access to the new quad-core thin clients you will be especially impressed with the quality Vidyo provides.

Great video quality in a secure VDI environment is exciting on its own, but VidyoDesktop VE offers many additional benefits: superb error resiliency, consistent quality across all endpoints, interoperability support and the ability to scale to large volumes of users cost-effectively.

VidyoDesktop VE is available now for XenDesktop and XenApp; click here to learn more.

Derek Thorslund
Director of Product Management, HDX