vCloudPoint zero clients, combined with vMatrix software, provides an innovative way of desktop computing — Sharing Computing, which delivers the same PC experience desktops to users at a fraction of the cost of a typical PC solution, while still offering a variety of benefits over PCs

The vCloudPoint zero client is a network computer terminal that effectively allows multiple users to simultaneously share the untapped resources of a PC desktop while still providing users with the same PC experience.

vCloudPoint zero client is also referred to as ultra thin client, because it contains no moving parts but centralizes all processing and storage to just what is running on the host. As a result, it requires no local driver to install, no patch management, and no local operating system licensing fees or updates. The device consumes very little power and is tamper-resistant and completely incapable of storing any data locally, providing a more secure endpoint.

The vMatrix Server Manager software, running on the host PC, enhances the overall functionality and usability of the sharing system by offering connection brokering, graphic acceleration, audio & USB redirection, centralized management. IT Administrators can configure, monitor and manage the endpoint devices and users centrally and simply at the server side through the front-end console.

vCloudPoint zero clients utilize its innovative Dynamic Desktop Protocol for remote desktop display. This protocol is purpose-built for zero clients and is designed to make efficient use of the network bandwidth and host resources, delivering a user experience that is equivalent to a business PC.

Full HD Video

  • Real full HD local or online video
  • Any media format, any media player
  • 30fps, smooth in 1920*1080 resolution
  • 30 simultaneous 1080p videos on an i7 host

High Quality Audio

  • 16 bits 44.1/48 KHz high quality
  • Play and record in all supported OSs
  • Fully synchronized, only 0.1-0.2 sec delay
  • No configuration, plug and play

Broad USB Devices

  • Support a broad range of peripherals
  • No client driver required
  • Plug and play, works any time
  • No side issues like multiple printer copies or memory devices visible to everyone

  • Reducing initial acquisition costs — The initial acquisition costs are saved when replacing PCs with vCloudPoint zero clients which cost less than half the price of entry-level PCs
  • Better leverage of IT budgets — Sharing resources on a centralized PC improves leverage of hardware upgrade budgets and software licensing
  • Minimizing endpoint maintenance — With no failure -prone moving parts, repairs on the zero clients are rare and your maintenance costs are minimized to just on the shared computer
  • Greater energy saving — Compare to the 110 watts or more by a typical PC, the vCloudPoint zero clients consume only 5 watts and produce much less heat, providing at least an 80% savings in energy consumption and air conditioning over PCs
  • Longer desktop refresh cycles — Lack of moving parts improves life spans in harsh environments like restaurants, public spaces, warehousing and manufacturing. The obsolescence-free feature also proves longer desktop refresh cycles, saving both refresh budgets and cutting the time for the refresh from weeks to hours

  • Easy provisioning — Deploying hundreds of workstations can be a few hours compared to days or weeks with PCs. Install the vMatrix Server software on the shared PC, add multiple users, plug in Ethernet cable, mouse, keyboard, and monitor, and users are ready to work. A new workstation can be setup in seconds
  • Centralized management — There is nothing for IT to configure, manage, or update at the endpoint. All installations, patches & updates are done on a single host. One IT staff can handle 5 times as many devices and users compared to PCs
  • Remote technical support — IT and support staff can provide support or fix problems right from their desks through monitoring and controlling over user desktops, eliminating the costs and delays of having to travel to remote user locations

  • Reducing unplanned downtime — With no failure-prone parts and desktop-related problems unplanned endpoint downtime is greatly reduced. Even when turn faulty, the vCloudPoint zero client can be placed, helping the user back to work in seconds
  • Rapid roaming from any client — No time is wasted on moving a heavy laptop or rebooting the system. With a simple log-off and then log-in from any vCloudPoint zero client, the user’s back at his desktop with all open applications and files still in place
  • Enabling file sharing — With some disks configured visible to all, users can share and store files easily on these public disks without the need to copy or transfer between desktops

  • Eliminating virus infection — With no resident OS or storage capable of running software, the vCloudPoint zero client provides a completely secure endpoint that is immune to viruses and other malware
  • Security policies and monitoring — vMatrix allows IT staff to apply security policies, monitor, and remotely disable any end user from logging in or lock-down locally connected USB peripherals, preventing users from copying confidential data to removable storage
  • No risk of data lost — Since the vCloudPoint zero clients cannot store any data locally, users are free of worrying about data loss stemming from hardware failure or laptop/PC theft

Traditional zero clients basically use RDP enhanced technology or client-embedded media player for video acceleration, which results in restrictions of limited media format support, web-embedded video not supported, a few number of concurrent video users per host and still the display quality largely sacrificed to far behind that of the original 720/1080P file that they claimed to support.

Powered by the vCloudPoint’s innovative DDP (Dynamic Desktop Protocol), users will experience real PC-quality videos scaled up to 1920×1080 resolution at full frame rates without excessive host-side processing or requiring a thin or zero client with media player and codec support. The video content can be any present and future format and either played through standalone media players or embedded into web pages.

The Windows audio redirection used by the most zero or thin clients was generally not designed specifically for the sharing scenario, leading to the frequent issues of audio incompatibility or unreliability in remote desktop.

Instead of using Windows built-in audio for remote desktops, vCloudPoint zero clients use its specific virtual audio technology which enables reliable audio playing and recording in any Windows systems, without hidden limitations or additional configurations. To further achieve high quality and synchronized audio, vCloudPoint’s virtual audio technology reduces transfer delay to 0.1~ 0.2 second- 1/20 of that by RDP and uses sample rate at 44.1KHz which is equivalent to CD-quality and 48KHz which is used in professional music production, providing you the best audio experience no matter if you are watching a big movie, providing customer service in a call center, or audio-teaching in a language lab.

Peripheral support on Windows remote desktop is commonly known to be weak. Endpoint embedded operating systems often require customized client drivers, greatly reducing the range of peripherals that are natively compatible and driving up deployment timelines and ongoing support costs. Even for those supported peripherals, they still have various issues such as device often not detected by the system if users didn’t strictly plug them in as required, a printer copy generated on each time the printer is plugged into the system, and many more.

vCloudPoint zero clients use its transparent USB technology that peripherals never require specialized client drivers to work – just a native Windows driver is required. vCloudPoint zero clients support a wide range of USB devices including memory device, headphone, printer (both single and multiple functional), scanner, touch screen, U key, card reader, and USB converters. These USB devices are compatible and reliable with all Windows systems that whenever and however you attach them to the zero clients, they are fully functional.

Sharing is the most efficient and cost-saving way of computing, but we didn’t want just anyone to have access to the others’ personal data. That’s why we provide the administrator the choice to configure storage visibility to users, achieving user isolation and privacy protection.

The vMatrix Server software overcomes the privacy weakness of traditional sharing solution by putting each user session into a self-container. Each vCloudPoint user has his/her private workspace which cannot be accessed by other users while the rest disk partitions still can be configured visible or invisible to the users. This brings high security to every user with a self-own workspace as well as increased efficiency with a shared center.

Just as the desktop virtualization expert Brian Madden said “low bandwidth, good user experience, low CPU, pick any two”, in remote desktop technology, users cannot have their cake and eat it. With other solutions, users are often left no choice or one-time choice among smoothness, display quality and number of concurrent video users. While in reality, users’ requirement for user experience varies in time and circumstances.

vCloudPoint’ s DDP technology allows administrators to customize user experience to meet requirements in different scenarios. Administrator can use the default “optimum” setting for delivering the richest computing experience to users, and switch to the “balanced” setting for reducing the consumption of host resources while enabling smooth HD video playback, or the “economic” setting for maximizing the number of working users. Administrators can still go down in detail to configure for each vCloudPoint zero client user, such as USB, audio, resolution, video, etc.By transferring only dynamic pixels, vCloudPoint’s DDP technology can effectively reduce the consumption of CPU resources and network bandwidth while still offering the best display quality to 95%-96% as that of PCs.

The vMatrix Management Center provides the IT administrators a user-friendly interface with increased manageability. Besides the general user and desktop management, IT administrators can broadcast his desktop to the endpoint users, communicate with them through the internal Chatting Tool, provide support through monitoring and control over the endpoint desktop, and and still more future tools and functions are avaliable with free updates.

We put a lot of effort to make sure that working with the vCloudPoint zero clients will be a great fun for you, as it is for us. You will love the way how easily things can be done, just in few clicks. We tried to do everything as much intuitive as it only can be. Easy software installation, zero configuration and plug-and-play devices – all to make your work easier.

There is only the server suite software to run on the host computer for setting up the system The whole installation process is just a few next-and-finish steps plus user creation. Whether it is a 100 or 1000 seats deployment, it can be completed in just a few minutes. The vCloudPoint zero client provides a hands-on working experience to users. Its login interface allows discovery and inventory of in-LAN hosts, and automatic login. Only a click-on, they are ready to work.