Packed with RemoteFX functionality, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) delivers a high-end graphical experience on virtual desktops.

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remotefx technologyRemoteFX – While the primary functionality of Remote Desktop Services is to enable users to remotely access networks, the technology hasn’t stopped there. With the increasing popularity for cloud computing networks and VDI environments, RDP protocol networks are now augmented with rich user experience designs. The latest one is RemoteFX technology. By using the RemoteFX technology, users can enjoy rich and intuitive graphic experience on virtual machines that is close to native desktop content. Parallels RAS provides full control of VDI networks while offering rich and high end graphical user experience to virtual users as well.

What is RemoteFX?

RemoteFX is a display protocol that provides rich graphics on virtual machines. In a VDI environment, the server dynamically creates scalable virtual machines to optimize resources. While you can access available system resources, there was one aspect that was lacking. Users who love high end games and 3D graphics are not satisfied with the graphical output on virtual machines. Thanks to RemoteFX technology, now you can enjoy native desktop graphical experience on virtual machines as well.

With Remote FX, your VDI gets:

  • RemoteFX GPU virtualization
  • RemoteFX Multi-Touch
  • RemoteFX USB Redirection
  • RemoteFX Codecs
  • RemoteFX intelligent screen capturing

How does RemoteFX enhance the user experience in a VDI?

Remote FX is not a separate product or entity but augments the functionality of RDP services. Specifically, it describes graphics virtualization in the RDS protocol and adds advanced codecs to enhance the remote functionality.

RemoteFX GPU Virtualization

One of the important attributes of Remote FX is GPU virtualization. To facilitate high end graphical user experience on the client side, this technology offers a virtual graphic device that is shared by several virtual machines. By sharing physical graphical devices, administrators can effectively handle virtual environments within an organization, improving the overall performance of a VDI network.

3D rendering made possible

With Remote FX technology incorporated into a virtualization server, 3D rendering jobs on VM’s has now become a reality. Unlike traditional VDI networks where graphics are rendered on the client machine, rendering tasks are done on the host device. When rendering is done on the host machine, all types of graphical formats can be supported.

Smart screen capture

With this new technology, screen capturing is dynamically adjusted. Remote FX enables the server to check the network speed and analyze the difference between data frames. By adjusting the frame rate according to the available bandwidth, the server can make up for the difference. When the bandwidth is higher, more frames are sent to the client desktop. On the other hand, fewer frames are sent when the bandwidth is less, thereby avoiding network congestion.

Remote FX Codecs

Remote FX offers the ability to the virtualization server to encode data on the processor, GPU and the dedicated hardware. Even when the system is busy with other programs, the user experience is maintained at the highest level. At the same time, the data is effectively decoded and offered to the client machine. With a high-end encoding and decoding mechanism, Remote FX enables virtual networks to maintain the same graphically rich experience across the network.

Remote FX Multi-Touch

Another remarkable innovation in this category is the multi-touch feature. This feature allows users to remotely access network services from a touch-enabled device. With the whole world turning towards mobile technology, this feature should become an inevitable option very soon.

In summary, Remote FX technology augments the RDP functionality to make it complete. Whether you run a high end 3D applications built on ActiveX / Silverlight / Flash or use USB devices on VM’s or host high-end applications on the web, RemoteFX enables your users to experience an ultimate visual journey. The full functionality of the technology can be experienced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

Parallels RAS offers a virtualization solution that is augmented with Remote FX technology. While you enjoy a secure and robust VDI environment, you can take advantage of the rich graphical user experience as well. Parallels RAS delivers the full potential of Remote FX technology. With a single product, you can experience a virtual desktop environment to the fullest. Download your free trial of Parallels RAS today and enjoy a high-end graphical experience on a virtual desktop!


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