VMware, Inc. has announced the availability of their VMware View™ Client for iPad on the Apple App Store for free. VMWare View allows Apple iPad users to access their virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from anywhere, including patient’s rooms in the hospital.
Serving families in Southern California, Children’s Hospital Central California is one of the 10 largest hospitals of its type in the United States. Recently, the Hospital deployed VMware View to provide secure, “Follow-me Desktops,” that move from room-to-room with clinicians and staff as they treat their patients. The hospital plans to deploy VMware View Client for iPad.
“The iPad could fundamentally change the way our clinicians and staff approach their IT needs,” said Kirk Larson, chief information officer, Children’s Hospital Central California. “Now with VMware View™ Client for iPad, our caregivers can have the freedom to access a patient’s electronic medical records anywhere in the hospital via an iPad on a secure VMware View desktop. This could not only improve patient care but may enable us to dramatically reduce costs and simplify device management.”
VMware View Client for iPad features include:
- Modern Desktop Experience – The new VMware View Client is the first iPad app to deliver Windows-based virtual desktops while taking advantage of the superior user experience provided by PC-over-IP (PCoIP) display protocol, creating a highly responsive and flexible user experience.
- Intuitive, Multi-Touch Support – Custom gestures on the new VMware View Client enable quick and easy navigation around the virtual desktop by taking advantage of iPad’s Multi-Touch display. An innovative on-screen track pad lets users leverage a more traditional mouse interface with the iPad’s keyboard for efficient text input.
- Secure, Instant-on Windows Desktops – VMware View Security Server support for PCoIP allows for a simple, secure remote connection and authentication to a user’s Windows desktop over a WiFi or 3G network. Reconnecting to a View Desktop(2) is made even easier with the ability to select and connect to a list of recently connected desktops.
- Device and iOS Support – Support for the iPad Keyboard Dock and Bluetooth keyboards makes text input even easier while the iPad VGA connector allows you to connect to an external monitor. VMware View Client for iPad supports iOS 4.2 and iOS 4.3.
For additional details on VMware View, go to www.vmware.com/products/view.