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Prague, Czech Republic, 2010/06/14 - Stickfish, a leading specialist in VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technologies, introduces a new version of the multiplatform virtual desktop environment, Raydesk version 3.0 - RayDesk.com.
Stickfish, a leading specialist in VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technologies, introduces a new version of the multiplatform virtual desktop environment, Raydesk. It brings improvements in system functionality and a significantly better user experience. One of the new functions is, for example, the Menu Driven Desktop which enables users to drag & drop menu items to the desktop or to a designated area on the panel.
The Raydesk virtual desktop is unique in that it is not, as opposed to other VDI products, tied to a specific operating system. Instead, it fully supports a broad range of platforms and allows for the utilisation of all of their advantages in one session. This means the Raydesk virtual desktop is capable of running applications from MS Windows, Linux, Solaris, and also AS400, QNX and others.
How Raydesk Works
Raydesk uses a VDI method based on the premise that all applications, including the operating system environment itself, run on a server which delivers them to users using LAN. The advantage of this solution is in the freedom of choice – a user can be connected through a regular PC, or a thin client. Raydesk is a highly secure environment with low system requirements. When compared to other VDI platforms, Raydesk brings the benefit of a dramatic growth in employee productivity. Employees are limited to applications they need for their work – users will not find any menus or applications on their desktops that would not be related to their work assignment.
Major New Features in Raydesk 3.0
Raydesk 3.0 mainly provides employees with a more comfortable user experience. Users will be able to use a completely redesigned control panel that will simplify tasks, such as the maintenance of workspaces or application windows. Another new feature is the so-called Raydesk Drag Arena which allows users to quickly launch programmes.
Raydesk offers a new model of handling windows that supports the so-called seamless RDP mode for access to MS Windows applications.
Another improvement is the possibility to update user profiles on-the-run, without the need to log out of, restart, or reload the environment.
Raydesk now also includes application toolboxes. Toolboxes are little applications that can be used to group other applications in folders or automatically sort desktop icons.
Users will appreciate the new possibilities to customise their desktops, such as icon maintenance on the desktop and the panel, configuration of the number of workspaces, wallpaper settings, etc.
Raydesk 3 also implements the Menu Driven Desktop feature which lets users to drag & drop selected items from the menu to the desktop or to a designated area on the panel, in the form of icons.
Last but not least, Raydesk 3 introduces desktop skins. The entire design of the desktop is stored in one file that can be used to modify the look of the environment according to customer requirements.
The base price for the lowest number of virtual desktops starts at EUR 100 per user, and decreases as the number of users grows.
“We're taking the new version to the market following almost a year of intensive work. We believe the improvements will bring significant benefits to users. I am very well aware of the fact that a number of our customers have postponed their purchase of a VDI solution to wait for the new features of Raydesk 3,” says Filip Korbel, Stickfish CEO. “The Raydesk virtual desktop is an optimal fit for today's trend to lower investments and increase employee efficacy, as it is necessary to look for reserves everywhere,” adds Korbel.
Stickfish is an ICT company specialising in enterprise VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technologies. Its strategy is to supply complete solutions: from analysis of requirements and the finding of the best solution, to training and subsequent technical support or outsourcing of maintenance. Stickfish provides solutions from leading vendors such as Sun, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, or Vmware and WYSE, advanced networking products from Juniper and Cisco, and also its own highly secure and virtual desktop solution, Raydesk. Stickfish operates the popular electronic store 64bit.eu and the technically oriented Internet portals AbcLinuxu.cz, ITBiz.cz and Hdmag.cz/.