New VMware View Client for iPad Lets Enterprise and Government Users Securely Access Their Virtual Desktops From Anywhere
VMware today released a client that provides iPad users with a simple and secure way to access virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from their iPad. Available for free in the Apple App Store, the new VMware View Client, in combination with VMware View, delivers a modern desktop optimized for the iPad’s high-resolution Multi-Touch display.
VMware View Client for iPad features include:
• Secure, Instant-on Windows Desktops – VMware View Security Server support for PCoIP allows for a simple, secure remote connection and authentication to a user’s Windows desktop over a WiFi or 3G network. Reconnecting to a View Desktop(2) is made even easier with the ability to select and connect to a list of recently connected desktops.
• Modern Desktop Experience – The new VMware View Client delivers Windows-based virtual desktops while taking advantage of the superior user experience provided by PC-over-IP (PCoIP) display protocol, creating a highly responsive and flexible user experience.
• Intuitive, Multi-Touch Support – Custom gestures on the new VMware View Client enable quick and easy navigation around the virtual desktop by taking advantage of iPad’s Multi-Touch display. An innovative on-screen track pad lets users leverage a more traditional mouse interface with the iPad’s keyboard for efficient text input.
• Device and iOS Support – Support for the iPad Keyboard Dock and Bluetooth keyboards makes text input even easier while the iPad VGA connector allows you to connect to an external monitor. VMware View Client for iPad supports iOS 4.2 and iOS 4.3.
Children’s Hospital Central California says it plans to deploy VMware View Client for iPad. Recently, the Hospital deployed VMware View to provide secure, “Follow-me Desktops,” that move from room-to-room with clinicians and staff as they treat their patients. “The iPad could fundamentally change the way our clinicians and staff approach their IT needs,” said Kirk Larson, chief information officer, Children’s Hospital Central California. “Now with VMware View™ Client for iPad, our caregivers can have the freedom to access a patient’s electronic medical records anywhere in the hospital via an iPad on a secure VMware View desktop. This could not only improve patient care but may enable us to dramatically reduce costs and simplify device management.”
VMware View virtual desktop solution that enables enterprises to improve security and lower operating costs, while simplifying desktop administration and management by establishing a modern, end-user computing architecture. The result is a more flexible, centrally hosted computing model that provides IT with greater control and end users with freedom to access to their desktop across the broadest set of devices.