Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software Untethers Dell Precision Customers

Teradici recently entered the next phase of global rollout for its PCoIP Workstation Access Software, which began with support for Dell’s portfolio of Precision tower and rack workstations in August 2014. In this guest post, their Director of Product Management Olivier Favre looks at how customers are using the software to free their employees from their desks.


Last year, Teradici® introduced PCoIP® Workstation Access Software for Dell Precision, enabling organizations to mobilize Dell workstation users with a flexible, secure, easy-to-deploy software solution that provides instant access to a rich remote computing experience.

Untethered from their physical workstation, Dell Precision users can now seamlessly connect to their workstation from any compatible end point – whether a laptop, tablet or mobile device – to review, edit and present their work on-the-go, from a conference room, or at home.

Cator, Ruma & Associates and Hi-Tek Manufacturing were among the first companies to leverage Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software for Dell Precision, making it possible for employees to access their workstations and 3D applications from anywhere for the same high-fidelity experience as if they were sitting at their desks.

Cator, Ruma & Associates, a growing engineering services firm with 80 employees – many of whom work remotely on customer sites – required a simple solution that would boost productivity in the field, while being easy for IT to deploy and manage.

With Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software, now mobile workers can count on uncompromised visual quality and performance when tapping into applications hosted on dual-monitor workstations at the Cator, Ruma & Associates home office, even under constrained network conditions and/or bandwidth limitations.

“The PCoIP Workstation Access Software gives the engineers exactly what they want: uncompromised graphics quality and excellent performance regardless of their proximity to the desktop workstation,” according to IT Manager, Jacqui Michael

Hi-Tek Manufacturing, a leading manufacturing services provider for industrial gas turbine and aerospace industries with over 200 employees, required a solution that would: dramatically improve CAD workstation reliability in conference rooms, allow IT to quickly deploy new engineering workstations, and enable the company to tap into a broader base of talent beyond the local area.

In conference rooms, workstations were squeezed into audio-visual cabinets lacking adequate airflow and cooling.  Dissipated heat and extreme temperatures in the cabinets resulted in high workstation failure rates, which were costly and disruptive to compute-intensive design review meetings.

By equipping some of their workstations with Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software, Hi-Tek was able to remotely host desktop sessions for display on PCoIP Zero Clients in conference rooms. The small footprint and much cooler operation of the Zero Clients solved the problem of the workstation failures.

The addition of Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software also enabled Hi-Tek Manufacturing to recruit engineers outside of the local region, and the Dell Precision workstations were simple to set up and easy to manage.

“The PCoIP Workstation Access Software was super easy – much easier than installing a hardware solution. Installation was literally a five-minute process, and the solution was up and running on both sides – host and client,” said Paul Meredith, IT manager at Hi-Tek Manufacturing

These are just a couple of examples that show how Dell and Teradici are enhancing mobility for engineers, architects and designers through the use of instant remote access software.

To learn more, visit PCoIP Workstation Access Software and download the 30-day free trial.


Photo of Olivier Favre, Director of Product Management at TeradiciOlivier Favre, Director of Product Management, Teradici

Olivier Favre is the director of product management at Teradici, looking after the workstation portfolio and the newly launched PCoIP Workstation Access Software. He is responsible for managing portfolio lifecycle and defining new products that meet the needs of the workstation verticals for remote access. Before moving to the workstation and virtual workspace industry, Olivier held several product management positions in the Telecom sector and has experience working in both North America and Europe. He holds a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, and source Degree of Engineering from France.

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.