Leadtek Brings Latest PCoIP Product Series to Enhance VDI and RWS Efficiency
Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 24th, 2012
Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for extreme cloud computing technology development, is pleased to announce its next generation Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients based on the Teradici® TERA2140/TERA2321 chipset and Tera2 PCoIP Host Cards based on the TERA2240/TERA2220 chipset, further fortifying VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) and RWS (Remote Workstation) operating efficiency.
PCoIP Zero Client ensures data security and provides simplified IT management by eliminating the need for updating and managing operating systems on the user's desk. It works seamlessly with VMware® VDI solution to benefit desktop users with a rich desktop PC experience.
Furthermore, Leadtek's Zero Client connected to quad or dual display Host Card enables Windows or Linux workstations to be moved into the datacenter without impacting application performance with the demanding graphics and latency sensitive RWS infrastructure. These new Host Card processors are raising the bar on security and performance with advanced security features such as AES-256 and NSA Suite B security protocols suitable for top secret classification. The solution also provides maximum performance of 300 mega pixels per second (Mpps) capable of driving full screens of changing pixels with application refresh rates of up to 60 frames per second (fps) to ensure the best remote user experience.
The PCoIP product series supports any user type, from task workers and mainstream office workers to extreme workstation/visualization application users. Leadtek is working closely with both Teradici and VMware® to offer customers a remote computing solution that delivers uncompromised user experience, improved scalability and ultimate security.
"With the addition of Teradici's Tera2 PCoIP chipset, Leadtek continues to provide VMware View and workstation customers with a full set of PCoIP zero client and remote workstation endpoints to meet the needs of virtual desktop and power user deployments." said Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici Corporation.
"Leadtek offers our customers the best technologies and the most comprehensive PCoIP solutions,” said K. S. Lu, chairman & CEO of Leadtek Research Inc. “We're very pleased to team up with Teradici to bring the next-generation PCoIP workstation solutions to market. With the growing importance of information security and high-resolution graphics support, the PCoIP products will definitely play a significant role in corporate IT infrastructure." The key features of Product Series are shown below:
TERA2140 Zero Client
TERA2321 Zero Client
Max number of displays
50 Mpps (VDI), 300 Mpps (RWS)
50 Mpps (VDI), 150 Mpps (RWS)
2560 x 1600 x 2 displays or 1920 x 1200 x 4 displays
2560 x 1600 x 1 display or 1920 x 1200 x 2 displays
10/100/GigE or optional fiber
10/100/GigE or optional fiber
USB 2.0 x 4
USB 2.0 x 4
Full wake on LAN and wake on USB
Full wake on LAN and wake on USB
Typical system power
512 MB DDR3
512 MB DDR3
TERA2240 Host Card
TERA2220 Host Card
300 Mpps (RWS)
150 Mpps (RWS)
PCIe form factor
PCIe x1, ATX card
PCIe x1, low-profile card
2560 x 1600 x 2 displays or
1920 x1200 x 4 displays
2560 x 1600 x 1 display or
1920 x1200 x 2 displays
Max application frame rate
Mini-DisplayPort x 4
Mini-DisplayPort x 2
10/100/GigE or optional fiber
10/100/GigE or optional fiber
Full wake on LAN and wake on USB
Full wake on LAN and wake on USB
Typical system power
512 MB DDR3 with ECC
512 MB DDR3 with ECC
Recommended Zero Client
TERA2140 or TERA2321
Leadtek introduces CITRIX® HDXTM Ready certified Thin Client WinFast® TC200 series, support Smart Card Reader and Wi-Fi module to improve VDI efficiency
Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 23th, 2012
Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for extreme Cloud Computing technology development, is pleased to announce its CITRIX® HDXTM Ready WinFast® TC200 series to simplify the VDI deployment and improve IT security.
The WinFast® TC200 series allows you to access virtual machines (VM) running on remote servers over a standard IP network and still deliver a complete, high-quality user experience. All processing is handled by the central server, ensuring high performance and data security. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the user is greatly reduced due to the minimum IT maintenance costs and support requirements.
The compact WinFast® TC200 series is the size of a book and can be used with virtual desktop systems from Citrix®, Microsoft® and VMware®. It is quick and easy to install, manage and use. As the WinFast® TC200 series is based on the high-performance TI DM8148 1.0GHz System-on-Chip from Texas Instruments; 1GB DDR3 Memory; 2GB Flash Memory and up to WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution in each screen of dual displays, word processing, multimedia and Flash video playback performance are all identical to desktop PCs which benefits the education; medical center; kiosk; call center and reception desk working environment. More product features are listed in below.
True Computing Experience
The high-end processor in the WinFast® TC200 series provides every user with a satisfying and secure user experience.
Compact Fan-less Design
The WinFast® TC200 series weighs just 600g and the slim design means it can be attached to the back of the display with the optional VESA mount. The fan-less design provides the user with a quiet, simple and neat work environment.
Dual 1920 x 1200 HD Support
Dual 1920 x 1200 high-definition DVI outputs support desktop cloning or extension.
Built-in Smart Card Reader and WiFi with Integrated Antenna
The card reader enables government agencies or business to authenticate employee logins. It can also be used for self-service kiosks, hospitals and banks. The WiFi module allows IT personnel to set up the WinFast® TC200 series in workplaces that can't be connected by conventional network cabling.
Ultra-Low Power and Silent Design
The advanced ultra-low power and silent design boosts ROI and meets the requirements for a green office environment.
Reach a Higher Plateau for VDI and GPU Efficiency with Leadtek WinFast Professional Workstation and APEX 2800 in Computex 2012
Taipei, Taiwan, June 4, 2012
Leadtek Research Inc., a leading cloud computing and video telecommunication products manufacturer, will join the highly successful exhibition “COMPUTEX Taipei” this year. Leadtek brings together comprehensive solutions that demonstrate the latest VDI deployment in office and WinFast workstations in an animation and manufacturing design house that is built for visualization and computing. In addition, home care solutions integrated with AMOR multimedia phones and SMS mini trackers for vehicles are also presented at booth A0715a, TWTC Hall1.
Leadtek releases the PCoIP zero client and PCoIP remote acceleration host card, together with the new Teradici APEXTM 2800 Server Offload Card. This ensures the success of VMware View VDI deployments by offloading PCoIP image encoding tasks from the CPU, and reducing server CPU utilization. This solution can reduce peaks in server CPU utilization by up to 50% and protect the user experience. Moreover, each APEXTM 2800 card offloads the most active 64 displays at a maximum resolution of 1920x1200. By deploying this solution, it greatly enhances the VDI consolidation ratio improvements.
Engineers, designers, and content creation professionals are constantly being challenged to find a faster way on both visual design and physical simulation. This year, Leadtek introduces the workstation combining NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPU for interactive design and simulation simultaneously. With the GPU power of Quadro and Tesla, content creation professionals can perform faster video editing, effects and animation. And designers and engineers can execute simultaneous CAE, rendering or structural/fluid analysis on the same system being used for design work.
The exhibition will be on view at booth A0715a, TWTC Hall1 from June 5 to June 9. Leadtek is delighted to invite you to our booth during Computex to experience the latest in technology.
TeradiciTM APEXTM 2800 PCoIP Server Offload Card
TeradiciTM APEXTM 2800 PCoIP Server Offload Card - Make the Debut at Leadtek's VMware® vForum Beijing Event
Taipei, Taiwan, October 26, 2011
Leadtek Research Inc., a leading cloud computing and video telecommunication products manufacturer, announces product launch of the TeradiciTM APEXTM 2800 server offload card today.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments are complex and difficult for a corporation's IT staff to predict CPU consumption of their VDI environment. In a typical VDI deployment the responsibility of servicing applications and rendering plus the encoding of the display content for virtual desktops is left to the server's CPUs. Responsibility for all of these tasks makes it difficult to manage spikes in demands such as that generated from multimedia or graphically-intense applications. If even 10% of the users in a VDI deployment begin watching web videos at the same time, the impact on all of the VDI users can be significant. In addition, it's difficult to know in advance how much headroom is required to support future applications which could be even more taxing on the CPUs. This situation can lead to an overburdening of the CPUs, a poor end user experience, and a perceived failure in deploying a VDI solution.
The TeradiciTM APEXTM 2800 server offload card by Leadtek Research Inc. provides hardware-accelerated PCoIP® image encoding for server-hosted VMware View™ virtual desktops. Available as a standard PCIe expansion card for industry standard servers, the APEX APEXTM 2800 uses real time statistical analysis to constantly measure display graphical content changes generated by each virtual desktop and automatically offloads the image encoding of the most demanding displays from the CPUs to the APEXTM 2800 card. As demands change the card will seamlessly and automatically shift between hardware encoding on the APEXTM 2800 processor and software encoding on the virtual desktop's vCPUs. This means that in a typical configuration, up to 64 of the most active displays will be assigned for offloading, providing a significant advantage over CPU image encoding available today.
Through constant monitoring and intelligent usage of available resources, the APEXTM 2800 provides three main benefits to VMware View VDI deployments:
Lower VDI deployment risk
The APEXTM 2800 card helps to ensure that processing power is available to meet the image encoding demands of displays while application processing requirements are buffered from the changing demands of image encoding. Most importantly it leads to a more consistent and predictable level of performance especially as displays transition from low to high graphical demands. The APEXTM 2800 can encode more display content changes than an Intel X5690 6 core, 3.46GHz Xeon server CPU. It offers IT managers a predictable and scalable solution for their VMware View VDI deployment.
Consistent end user experience
Previously server CPUs tasked with running power-hungry user applications, encoding virtual desktop displays and running multiple virtual desktop images. The APEXTM 2800's ability to monitor display content changes from all virtual desktop displays and make intelligent choices over which get offloaded, reduces these server side factors. Those displays with the most active content such as those running multimedia applications or scrolling through documents will be offloaded for encoding, while the encoding of less active displays will likely remain on the CPU. End users will benefit through a more consistent and reliable experience.
Lower total cost of ownership
In a VDI deployment in which even 10% of the users could be simultaneously generating significant display content changes, the APEXTM 2800 can reduce CPU utilization by up to 50%. For this case, servers which are equipped with the APEXTM 2800, can support an average of 1.4 times more virtual machines than those completely dependent on the servers CPUs. This consolidation reduces the number of servers required which translates into lower power consumption, lower cooling requirements, less data center floor space and fewer emissions, not to mention less money spent on server hardware, upgrades and maintenance time.
The APEXTM 2800 is comprised of two fundamental components working in concert: specialized hardware for PCoIP® image encoding and constant, real-time monitoring of display activity. Performance oriented, scalable, and cost-efficient, the APEXTM 2800 card is a smart investment for any server hosted, VDI deployment using VMware View with PCoIP®.
Protect the user experience so that it's reliable and consistent as loads change.
Consolidate more users on the same server, up to 1.4x.
Increase VDI consolidation ratios with offloading 64 displays each card at a resolution of up to 1920x1200.
Decreases CPU utilization by up to 50%.
Dynamically and seamlessly manages the most active heavy loading displays.
Provide cost benefits by adding more virtual machines with fewer servers.
Server Offload Card Type
PCI Express® 1.1 x8
4.376” height x 6.6” length, single slot card
Available PCI-Express x8 or x16 slots
ESXi 4.1 (5.0 coming soon)
VMware View 4.6, or 5.0
2GB of onboard DDR3 SDRAM with ECC protection
Up to 64 displays at a resolution of 1920x1200
Single slot passive heat sink
Leadtek® WinFast® VP200 P Zero Client Smart-Fi – major success in the Red Dot Design Award 2011
Taipei, Taiwan, May 2, 2011
The compact WinFast® VP200 Zero Client Smart-Fi produced by Leadtek, known globally for its extreme visual graphics technology development, has been awarded the “red dot design award 2011” which recognizes international design excellence. This is another remarkable achievement of Leadtek in the international industrial-design area. The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now the world's largest and most distinguished design competition. Receiving this product award honor from the most prestigious design competition in the world rewards Leadtek's efforts in the development of high quality, user friendly products for customers.
WinFast VP200 Zero Client Smart-Fi targets enterprises and CAD/CAM professionals, sets a new standard in data security, and creates a true PC experience. In a traditional desktop environment, all computing resources and data are on the desktop, thus increasing the chance of corporate data leakage. WinFast VP200 Zero Client Smart-Fi, on the other hand, enables all computing resources and data to be transferred to a centralized cloud server in a secured data center and lowers support overhead for the enterprise. This enhances enterprises data management and security while delivering an immaculate, uncompromised end user experience superior to standard IP networks. WinFast VP200 Zero Client Smart-Fi makes it possible to deliver workstation class performance for professional applications including 3D CAD/CAM, content creation, video editing, and advanced knowledge worker level business software. This is the only client solution in the marketplace which can really make the cloud computing and centralized data management come true.
VMware® View™ incorporates WinFast PCoIP technology as the remote desktop protocol for virtual desktops, providing a significantly better user experience than other protocols. Corporations deploying VMware's latest versions can now achieve all of the manageability and performance advantages of WinFast VP200 Zero Client Smart-Fi. It provides a true PC experience, which supports two high-resolution 1920x1200 DVI displays, equipped with four USB ports, a speaker, a microphone, and a headphone port. It's also the only client device in the marketplace which provides a high speed SFP fiber network connection, and default smart card identification / authentication functions.
It's Green, It's Cloud and It's Zero
Leadtek demonstrates cloud computing solutions at Computex
Taipei, Taiwan, May 27, 2010
LEADTEK Research Inc. proudly introduces WinFast VP200, the PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) host and desktop portal solution for remote workstation delivery and corporate data security. Integration of Teradici's PCoIP remote enterprise desktop technology in WinFast VP200 enables delivery of a high-definition graphic and multimedia experience across standard IP networks, unmatched by any thin client on the market today. The demonstration of WinFast VP200 will be at Computex Taipei from June 1st to 5th.
Leadtek will specialize in the Cloud Computing solutions in year 2010. We have already announced the VP200 Zero Client solutions which include a desktop portal and a PCIe host adapter. The VP200 Zero Client solution is based on a new generation of virtualized desktop technology called PCoIP. It offers advantages of secure remote access with hardware based encryption, consuming less network bandwidth, lowering IT maintenance cost, and saving electricity (Green computing).
The host adapter leverages our expertise in graphics design skill to provide a Real-time Full HD experience which is a must for the workstation market.
Our VP200 solution has already been certified by VMWare as a top product providing "a superior user experience with maximum Return On Investment (ROI)" to enterprises.
We are working closely with VMWare to promote our Cloud Computing products to the rapidly growing virtualization market. We will continue our momentum to develop and bring new technologies to the market, ahead of other companies. We strive to provide a comprehensive and totally integrated solution for the global market.
Leadtek Announces VMware Ready™ Certification of PC-over-IP® Zero Client for VMware View™ 4
Taipei, Taiwan, Dec 22, 2009
Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for extreme visual graphics technology development, is pleased to announce that its WinFast VP200 P PC-over-IP (PCoIP®) zero client has achieved VMware Ready certification for VMware'sView 4.0 desktop virtualization product.. The VP200 P is now included on the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide, ensuring Leadtek customers enjoy the best VMware View experience possible.
WinFast VP200 P PCoIP zero clients ensure data security and provide simplified IT management, by eliminating the need for updating and managing operating systems on the user's desk. Traditional desktop environments handle computing resources locally at the desktop, increasing the chance for corporate data leakage, whereas, stateless PCoIP hardware zero clients enable all computing resources to be consolidated in the data center, enhancing enterprise data management and security. The Leadtek PCoIP Zero Clients and VMware View 4 solution provides users with a rich desktop PC experience while IT managers benefit from low operational cost, increased end-point security, and future-proof desktop scalability.
The VMware Ready program enables customers to quickly identify VMware partner products and solutions that are optimized for VMware environments. Customers will look for the VMware Ready logo when assessing which VMware partner products are the best fit for the immediate needs of their virtual desktop infrastructure. The PCoIP technology enables the true zero client solution that can support any user type from task worker and mainstream office workers to extreme workstation/visualization application users.
Key benefits of PCoIP zero clients include:
Support any user, all 2D/3D graphics, multimedia
Support for LAN or long distance WAN network connections
Lowest operational cost
Maximum end-point security
Flexibility – RDP and PCoIP protocol
Integrated VMware View 4 Client interface
“The combination of PCoIP hardware zero clients with VMware View 4 provides Leadtek customers with the flexibility they need to deploy end-to-end solutions to meet a broad range of users and applications,” said Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici Corporation.
"VMware support for the PC-over-IP protocol provides tremendous value for customers looking to extend the capabilities of virtual desktops throughout the enterprise," said KS Lu, CEO at Leadtek. "Leadtek is working closely with both Teradici and VMware to offer customers a remote computing solution that includes WinFast PCoIP zero clients and VMware View to deliver an uncompromised user experience, improved scalability, and ultimate security.”
Leadtek Expands into Desktop Virtualization Market with its VMware Ready™ Certified PC-over-IP® Solution
Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 20, 2009
Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for extreme visual graphics technology development, is pleased to announce its newest virtual desktop certifications and solutions, strengthening its strategic partnership with VMware®.
The WinFast VP200 P is Desktop Portal (client) is now VMware View 3 certified to offer a superior user experience and maximum Return On Investment (ROI) to enterprises deploying virtualized desktops with VMware View™. This certification indicates that VP200 P has passed the VMware Hardware Certification Program testing for use with VMware View 3 and is included on the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide, ensuring Leadtek's customers enjoy the best VMware View experience.
This certification strengthens the VMware and Leadtek relationship and signifies the importance of integrating VMware's technologies to maximize the benefits of virtualized desktops for customers. Leadtek is thrilled to put VMware Ready™ Certified logo on WinFast VP200 P to help customers identify trusted, production-ready solutions. This combined solution will help enable centralized management, increased security and reduced TCO.
WinFast VP200 P offers complete support for the PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol, which is fast becoming a core remoting protocol, just as Citrix ICA/HDX and Microsoft RDP are today. In partnership with Teradici, Leadtek is introducing the WinFast VP200 P workstation-class zero client, with PCoIP support in hardware. This portal device supports even the most demanding rich-media, high-resolution applications including those usually beyond the reach of a remote computing solutions, such as 3D CAD/CAM, video editing, digital content creation (DCC), geographic information systems, and advanced scientific applications.
IT managers can now realize the benefits of truly flexible and secure consolidated computing for any user type - from mainstream office workers to rich 3D graphics for engineers and illustrators. The client has no local operating system (no Windows or Linux) ,and no device drivers, so it's simpler to deploy, requires no local antivirus protection, and seldom needs management. And because the device has no local storage, it is completely secure and virus-proof. Usersl receive a true PC experience with a device the size of a book and consuming less than 15 watts of power.
“We are excited with the announcement of Leadtek's WinFast VP200P as VMware Ready certified,” said Dan Cordingley, President & CEO of Teradici Corporation. “The extensive testing for VMware Ready Certification ensures hardware compatibility in VMware environments and provide customers with an optimal VDI solution.”
"As organizations think about their virtualization strategies from the datacenter to the desktop, they want to partner with a trusted IT adviser to help them design, deploy and implement the right solution. A comprehensive datacenter solution combining WinFast VP200 P and VMware View gives our customers an easy-to-deploy virtualization solution that provides outstanding flexibility, efficiency, security and reliability for managing end-to-end, from the desktops to the datacenter. And when coupled with Leadtek services specifically designed to help companies with the virtualization process, Leadtek is clearly the vendor of choice for companies interested in proven virtualization products and strategies." said KS Lu, CEO at Leadtek.
Leadtek WinFast VP200 Remote Workstation Solution Debuts at Siggraph Asia 2008
Taipei, Taiwan, December 5th, 2008
LEADTEK Research Inc. proudly introduces WinFast VP200, the PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) host and desktop portal solution for remote workstation delivery and corporate data security. Integration of Teradici's PCoIP remote enterprise desktop technology in WinFast VP200 enables delivery of a high-definition graphic and multimedia experience across standard IP networks, unmatched by any thin client on the market today. The first public demonstration of WinFast VP200 will be at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 in Singapore from December 11th to 13th.
WinFast VP200 featuring PCoIP technology ensures data security and simplifies IT management, eliminating the recognized limitations of traditional desktops and thin clients. Traditional desktop environments handle computing resources locally at the desktop, increasing the chance for corporate data leakage, whereas, PCoIP technology enables all computing resources to be transferred to a data center enhancing enterprise data management and security. While thin clients offer the benefits of centralized computing, they provide limited media and graphical user experience and lack full USB support. Now, WinFast VP200 enables end users to enjoy a real desktop PC experience that is fan-less, with low power consumption, and supports any graphics interface or USB peripheral - just plug and play with no driver installation required!
The WinFast VP 200 system includes a WinFast VP200H host PCI Express card and a WinFast VP200P desktop portal. The Host Card allows you to centralize your computing in a data center as an add-in solution to your existing Workstation, Rack Mount, or Blade Server to secure all data and computers; On the desktop, a stateless device called a Portal connects over a standard enterprise IP network to the Host Card, eliminating heat, noise, and clutter at the end user's desk for a comfortable working environment.
So come and be impressed by the powerful workstation graphic capability of the WinFast VP200 with Quadro in the Leadtek & NVIDIA booth #101at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 in the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center from December 11th to 13th. A warm welcome awaits you.