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Serial Port Redirection for Virtual Desktops in Horizon 6
Jun15

Serial Port Redirection for Virtual Desktops in Horizon 6

By Peter Brown, Director of R&D, VMware, London, UK In December 2014, we gave a sneak peak of the serial port redirection feature in View virtual desktops which we have been working on. We are delighted to announce that we have officially made this function available with our June 2015 Horizon 6 release. The new serial port redirection feature allows serial ports, either physical COM ports or USB-to-serial adapters, to be...

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Scanner Redirection in Horizon with View

By Peter Brown, Senior R&D Manager, VMware, London, UK Over the years, I have worked with many devices that were connected remotely to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) using USB redirection. Scanners are often problematic with USB redirection—scans take a long time to complete or do not complete at all.  Scanner redirection over USB requires a large amount of bandwidth and is sequential, so can be very slow over a latent or...

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VMware Development Labs Sneak Peek: Serial Redirection in Horizon with View

By Peter Brown, Senior R&D Manager, VMware, London, UK   With this blog, we introduce a new series of occasional End-User-Computing blogs called Sneak Peeks, where we discuss features and functionality we are working on in the Development labs. This gives us a chance to share the kinds of things we are thinking about and, in turn, to hear your ideas. We hope you find this new series informative and thought-provoking. Over the...

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How Bad Is BadUSB with USB Redirection in VMware Horizon with View?

By Peter Brown, Senior Research & Development Manager, VMware, London, United Kingdom BadUSB has been getting a lot of press lately. For those of you who have not heard, this is a new security threat in which the firmware on some USB devices can be hijacked and replaced with malware. For example, a device can be made to redirect network traffic, or emulate a keyboard and capture keystrokes, or worse. A number of Web pages are...

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USB 3 Device Redirection Now Available with VMware Horizon with View Virtual Desktops

By Alexander West, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware, and Peter Brown, Senior R&D Manager, VMware We are all familiar with using USB devices on our laptops and desktops. With the USB device redirection capabilities of VMware Horizon with View, end users can use those same USB devices with their View virtual desktops. But that is old news. Here is the exciting part: In addition to USB 1 and 2 devices,...

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