check Wyse 7000
That's a thin client not a zero client.
Zero client = PCoIP. This is because zero client are based on tera2 chipset from Teradici (PCoIP authors).
For Blast you will need ordinary thin clients wit Windows or Linux. But I believe that Wyse ThisOS is firmware like OS (cutdown version of linux/bsd ?) and it has support for blast extreme protocol.
We demo the 10ZiG zero and thin clients with Blast Extreme. Their zero clients are running a linux OS that has been highly customized. I'd recommend doing a PoC of Dell/Wyze, 10ZiG and HP. From our research and reference calls those were the top three. They each have theirs ups and downs.
I would be looking for a device that can run the native Horizon Client so it has the full feature set (10ZiG is good about doing this). That way you don't get locked in to a device that won't support newer features that you may want to use (This was our biggest gripe with zero clients. No support for RTAV). You can use the VMware Compatibility Guide - View (Thin Clients) Search to narrow down your search.
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Sorry to hear about your experience with PCoIP. Though, I found it to be an interesting protocol because my team got maximum performance out of it in our zero client deployment. We use ClearCube’s CD7014 ZERO+ client which comes with Integrated CAC Reader and support for multiple protocols including PCoIP, Blast Extreme and CITRIX XenDesktop.
In my opinion, PCoIP has the edge over Blast Extreme in certain aspects. PCoIP can manage intensive multimedia and graphics applications while Blast Extreme needs GPUs to deliver the same level of performance as PCoIP.
However, Blast Extreme was essentially designed for mobile devices and networks and it is built on H.264 video coding. So, it is a good option if your staff mostly consists of mobile users because they can leverage it for improved performance. Blast Extreme is also preferable if you have invested in NVIDIA GRID™ Tesla® M cards.
If you would like to go the Blast Extreme route, check out IGEL and 10ZiG’s zero clients.
Open to your thoughts and suggestions!
For our standard users it works fine.
We have done a POC with some Igels and 10zigs and have decided to get some 10zigs in for our CAD users as they were clearly more smoother running PCOIP. Once we upgrade to the latest version of View, we can also utilize Blast Extreme.
We do use GRID cards on both our standard and CAD pools.
We went through the same process of testing and analysis only to discover exactly what markadams123 is saying to be true.
PCoIP can manage intensive multimedia and graphics applications while Blast Extreme needs GPUs to deliver the same level of performance as PCoIP.
Blast Extreme appears to be targeted at mobile devices and networks as its built on H.264 video coding.
We are waiting to see if there is some form of Zero client which comes on to the market in the near future. The management of the Zero client devices is far superior and the attack vectors are minimized greatly.