Cisco Virtual Desktop Clients Get Voice, Video Capabilities

Enterprise networking equipment maker Cisco has updated its Virtualisation Experience Infrastructure (VXI) platform with desktop virtualisation product range.

The company said that it used its immense experience in Unified Communications to introduce products which are capable of delivering high quality video and audio in virtual desktop environment.

Cisco expects the hosted virtual desktop environment to rise to 70 million units by 2014. The products launched by the company deliver audio and video to virtual desktop environment, making it easier for end users to communicate over virtual desktops.

“With the innovations we are announcing today, Cisco is accelerating our customers' journey to desktop virtualisation and the next-generation virtual workspace. We're giving customers an easy way to scale highly secure solutions, optimise bandwidth and enable more users to enjoy great video and voice-centric virtual experiences,” said Manny Rivelo, senior vice president, Engineering Operations and Systems, Cisco.

“Desktop computing is changing, and Cisco, along with our valued partners, is continuing to lead the way." he added.

The company also announced a strategic partnership with Citrix. Cisco informed that the Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) will be optimised for Citrix XenDesktop, which allows users to reduce the bandwidth required to deploy virtual desktops.