User experience descriptions
HDX user experience optimization: Delivers a superior high-definition user experience on any device, over any network. With Citrix HDX, the virtual experience rivals a local PC, even when using multimedia, real-time voice and video collaboration, USB peripherals (like smart cards and drawing/signature tablets) and 3D graphics. Virtual apps become mobile device aware and optimized to support touch gestures and other native mobile device features. Integrated WAN optimization capabilities boost network efficiency and performance even over challenging, high-latency networks.
HDX Adaptive Transport / Enlightened Data Transport (EDT): Adaptive Transport Technology is a game-changing innovation designed to provide users with the best possible experience regardless of if they are on the LAN or a high-latency WAN. Performance improvements are realized across all virtual channels including up to 10x faster file transfers, 5x faster print times and 2x more session responsiveness with improved audio and video. Adaptive Transport leverages a new Citrix protocol, Enlightened Data Transport (EDT), that automatically adapts to changing user conditions making the industry-leading user experience even better while reducing the number of policies for admins to configure.
HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Skype for Business: As a result of close collaboration between Citrix and Microsoft, the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack optimizes the delivery of voice, video and telephony features of Skype for Business when hosted on XenApp or XenDesktop. Employees enjoy the native Skype for Business client experience, with uncompromised audio-video quality and comprehensive device support. At the same time, the Optimization Pack maximizes server scalability to minimize TCO and supports advanced features such as H.264 SVC, QoE reporting, and interop with third-party transcoders, bridges, gateways and audio recording systems.
Cisco Jabber Optimization: Optimize Cisco Jabber in virtual app and desktop environments with the Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition (VXME). Media processing is offloaded to the endpoint device for the best possible user experience and maximum server scalability.
Vidyo Optimization: VidyoDesktop Virtual Edition (VE) is designed to run in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments for optimized delivery of HD-quality voice and video.
Avaya One-X Optimization: Designed to run in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments for optimized delivery of HD-quality voice and video.
HDX MediaStream: Ensures that users receive a smooth, seamless experience when viewing multimedia content. This is accomplished by leveraging the processing power of the endpoint device to render the multimedia content whenever possible. If client-side rendering is not available, HDX MediaStream falls back to server-side rendering and uses various acceleration technologies to maintain an optimal user experience.
Flash Redirection: Whenever possible, Adobe Flash content accessed via published applications, including video and Flash-based applications, is offloaded from the server and redirected to the user’s device (Windows or Linux) for processing and rendering which reduces resource consumption on the server and improves performance for users.
HDX SuperCodec: The HDX SuperCodec is a blend of modern codec technologies that enables HDX to use the best compression method for each different type of content on the screen. Citrix was the first vendor to leverage H.264 codec technology with virtual desktops and we’ve continued to enhance our H.264 technology to deliver higher frame rates, top quality video and 3D graphics, and best-in-class bandwidth efficiency. Lossless compression of text and high quality compression of image data provide exceptional visual fidelity.
HDX Mobile: HDX Mobile improves the experience of Citrix Receiver users working in supported Windows applications and desktops on mobile devices. HDX includes a native interface control channel allowing Windows apps to be re-factored for a touch experience while leveraging device features such as multi-touch gestures and native menu controls. Many touch features are available natively in XenApp and XenDesktop and do not require any application source code changes to activate.
Local App Access: Permit Windows apps local to the endpoint device to be seamlessly displayed within a full-screen virtual desktop session even though they are installed and running locally. This enables access to local apps like DVD burning software and iTunes from within the full-screen session without having to repeatedly switch back and forth.
Citrix X1 Mouse: A purpose-built wireless Bluetooth mouse for use while connecting to apps and desktops from iOS and Android devices. Enables precise interaction while providing an enhanced mobile experience that can often replace the need to work from a laptop or desktop.
HDX 3D Pro: HDX 3D Pro is a set of specialized technologies that enable the delivery of 3D professional graphics applications from XenApp and XenDesktop. Citrix pioneered the use of graphics processors (GPUs) in virtual apps and desktops. Today, there are virtualization-aware GPU cards available, which provide hardware acceleration to multiple virtual machines (VMs) using a single physical GPU. Originally designed for high-end 3D professional graphics, the 3D Pro feature set is now available in all product editions to optimize the performance of 3D business graphics apps that leverage GPU acceleration, including modern web browsers and Office apps.
* Hypervisor host support of direct pass-through and vGPU sharing apply.
Thinwire: The modern Thinwire display remoting technology in XenApp and XenDesktop maximizes server scalability while providing a great user experience for mainstream business applications running on modern versions of Windows, whether delivered to newer or older endpoint devices.
Thinwire legacy mode: For customers delivering legacy versions of Windows such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 [R2], HDX provides continued support via the legacy mode of Thinwire, the display remoting technology that presents text, images and video content within sessions to users on endpoint devices.
Framehawk: Specialized high-performance display remoting technology optimized for mobile workers on broadband wireless network conditions, which often intermittently suffer from high latency and high packet loss due to multipath propagation and spectral interference. Sessions remain highly interactive, providing a great overall experience, at the cost of higher server resource consumption.
Single Sign-on with SAML: Integrate StoreFront directly with a SAML Identity Provider for a true single sign-on solution to resources.
Citrix Password Manager: Single sign-on access to Windows, Web, and host-based applications running in the Citrix environment as well as local applications running on the desktop with Password Manager. Password Manager directly manages all user passwords, policies, and even handles change password requests on behalf of the user.
Web-based self-service password reset: Citrix StoreFront simplifies the set-up and configuration of self-service password reset. Password-related issues are among the highest call generators for any IT help desk and can cost companies well over $100,000 in lost productivity. An intuitive, web-based, self-service portal allows end users to easily and quickly unlock or reset their domain password. The result is cost savings with minimal disruption to the organization.
NetScaler SD-WAN (formerly CloudBridge) for WAN optimization: Significantly improves XenApp and XenDesktop capacity and performance over the WAN while providing a unified platform that accelerates applications across public and private networks, resulting in superior application performance and end user experience.
NetScaler SD-WAN VPX (WANOP edition) appliances are included for branch offices. NetScaler SD-WAN appliances for datacenter is purchased separately.
NetScaler SD-WAN (formerly CloudBridge) Plug-in: Software-based, network accelerator client that runs on Windows laptops and workstations offering accelerated app performance from anywhere, not just offices with NetScaler SD-WAN appliances.
HDX MultiStream ICA: Provides the option of delivering HDX virtual channels over up to four TCP/IP streams and two UDP streams (Audio and Framehawk). This gives customers full flexibility for Quality of Service (QoS) routing over the network and provide superior audio/visual quality without disrupting other HTTP traffic.
HTML5 Video Redirection: Offload HTML5 video content to the endpoint device for internal sites that are controlled by IT. This provides the best possible user experience for rich content while also maintaining maximum server scalability.
Universal Print Driver: Utilize a generic print driver platform to make available printers to users accessing virtual applications and desktops. Prevents the need to manage native printer drivers conserving resources and maintaining stability. Users can even leverage advanced printer functions like stapling and tray selection.
Universal Print Server: Eliminates the need to install numerous network print drivers on XenApp and XenDesktop hosts, and enables more efficient network utilization. Supports printing to network printers from any endpoint with Citrix Receiver (Windows, non-Windows, mobile, etc.)
Citrix Profile Management: Comprehensive profile handling and optimization including streaming, inclusion/exclusion, synchronization and reporting.
Pre-launch: Creates a local-like app launch experience by expediting the session creation process. With pre-launch, a session waits for the user in an active or disconnected state, enabling quick, instant-on app access to an already active app session making for a fast and local-like app launch experience. Pre-launch configurations have been improved on the FMA platform (7.x), making it simple to configure from the Citrix Studio management console.
Workspace Environment Mangement: Cuts the cost of application and desktop virtualization and delivers the best possible workspace performance by accelerating application response times and desktop logon times.