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Oracle Launches Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad

Oracle Launches Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad

Oracle this week released its new Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad, which provides secure access to Oracle Sun Ray Software and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktops.

Once the application is installed on their iPad, users simply run the app, select the server to connect to, and log in with their Sun Ray or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure user account. Users can use gestures and the virtual keyboard to do their work on virtual Windows, Oracle Linux, or Oracle Solaris desktops and applications wherever and whenever they want. Connections between the Virtual Desktop Client App and servers use 256-bit AES encryption.

Key features of the Virtual Desktop Client App include:

  • Graphical user interface optimized for the iPad, including accurate gestures and rich keyboard support;
  • Smooth multimedia playback on Oracle Desktop Virtualization hosted applications, including Adobe Flash Player and Windows Media Player;
  • Bidirectional audio for two-way communication;
  • Multimedia delivery to the local client optimized for networking and scalability;
  • 256-bit AES encryption;
  • Secure remote access through user’s existing VPN software;
  • Appliance Link Protocol (ALP) for Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure;
  • Ability to switch instantly between virtual and native applications;
  • Simple user interface configuration and connection server settings; and
  • Auto-discovery of available Sun Ray Software and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure servers.

The Oracle Virtual Desktop Client App requires an iPad or iPad 2 running iOS 4.2 or higher and a server running Sun Ray Software 5.1 or higher or Oracle Desktop Infrastructure 3.2.2 or higher. It is available for free at the iPad App Store.

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