When it comes to offering students the ability to take advantage of campus computing resources from home, AnyClassroom is the most robust option from every point of view. We will see why below.
The core connection technology is AnyDesk and takes full advantage of the computing power of the campus workstations.
- It allows full use of the capabilities of the GPUs in workstations, something that virtual desktops cannot offer.
- It transmits up to 60fps, which allows you to use video or simulation applications smoothly.
- It only consumes 0.192Mbps per session, which allows serving 520 students simultaneously with only 100Mbps upstream.
- The student can connect from almost any Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device.
- The university may offer access to Windows, Mac, Linux or Android devices.
- You don't need to point ports or create complicated firewall rules ... not even a fixed IP!
- You don't need a datacenter ... you don't even need a management server as management is done in the cloud.
- You don't need VPN.
- It does not have the risks of RDP.
- 3-5 times cheaper than VMWare or Citrix, and no additional hardware is required.
- You only pay for the availability of concurrent sessions. Unlimited devices and usage time.
- Take advantage of the devices you already have on campus. Use the same physical infrastructure for on-campus and virtual students.
There is nothing like it.
Solutions like TeamViewer, LogMeIn or the similar, simply allow you to establish unmanaged connections. They have no way of scheduling classrooms, assigning access time slots, group devices in virtual classrooms, or organizing tutors' work, not to mention the massive bandwidth consumption and poor performance experience they provide.
Solutions such as VMWare or Citrix do not allow you to run graphics-intensive software in the same way, you will also have to acquire additional licenses for academic software, server hardware, and connections are made with insecure and bandwidth-consuming protocols such as RDP.