Ericom Blaze: RDP Acceleration

Frustrated by slow RDP sessions or PDF scrolling? Speed up remote desktop performance withup to 10x faster graphics, animations & response times!

Ericom Blaze RDP compression and acceleration software delivers a great local PC-like experience for users inside and outside the organization, while reducing bandwidth consumption and optimizing RDP network traffic across WAN / LAN. Use it to speed up slow remote desktop connections, PDF displays, and audio / video performance on terminal services (RDS) - especially in high latency / low bandwidth scenarios.

Ericom Blaze provides remote desktop connectivity from Mac, Windows and Linux devices to applications on office / home PCs and virtual desktops (VDI)

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    Improves slow RDP and reduces bandwidth consumption, mitigating the negative effects of high network latency

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    Accelerates display performance of graphics-rich content: browsers, PDFs, Flash, streaming video and other graphics-rich content over WAN / LAN by up to 10x

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    Compatible with all RDP-based remote applications - even those with graphic-rich user interfaces such as CAD software

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    Printer Redirection: Easily route printing jobs from the TS / RDS Server to a local printer

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    Accelerate text based content delivery by up to 3x

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    Native clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, Win CE, iPad, iPhone and Android platforms

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    Works standalone with x86 or x64 based host systems supporting RDP - Windows Terminal Servers/RDS, remote physical desktops and VDI-based desktops

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    Also supports advanced connection brokers from Ericom and VMware

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    Server Platforms

    Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016 Terminal Services / RDS (physical or virtual). Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) are supported.

    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 as remote desktops (physical or virtual). Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) are supported.

    Server must have CPU with SSE2 instruction set support.

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    Client Platforms

    Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) are supported.

    Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE etc).

    Mac OS (Intel)

    Note: The above clients require CPU with MMX instruction set support.

    Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch) - Search Ericom in the App Store

    Android tablets & phones (ARM-based) - Search Ericom in Google Play App Store

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    Thin Clients

    Windows XPe


    Windows CE support (BETA version) is available from the Ericom Blaze download page.

    Thin clients must have CPU with MMX instruction set support.

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    Network Types

    DSL, E1, T1, T3, WAN, LAN, WiFi, wireless WAN/LAN, and others

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    Connection Brokers

    Ericom Connect® functionality included in:
    - Ericom Blaze 3.x client for Windows
    - Ericom Blaze 1.4.8 client for Mac
    - Ericom Blaze 1.4.8 client for Linux
    - Ericom Blaze 2.1 client for CE (BETA version)

    Ericom® PowerTerm® WebConnect for RDS Session Host (RDSH), TS and VDI.

    Works also as standalone for RDS, TS and VDI (without a Connection Broker).

    • Compatible with Windows semi-annual channel versions
    • Fixed issue where Blaze client 32-bit returned error: Application was not created in the main() thread
    • Fixed issue where mouse clicks sometimes misplaced in seamless application mode
    • Clarified documentation on specifying universal printer configuration via command-line
    • Universal printer – initial print job as fast as subsequent print jobs (25078)
    • On Windows 10 and 2016 systems, the log now shows the correct OS version (25128)
    • Improved AccessServer memory management for better stability (23810)
    • Improved AccessServer logging under high load (25339)
    • TB license usage in log fix (22357)

    • Compatible with web proxy
    • Proxy mode configuration via command line
    • Improved AccessServer stability

    • New client keep-alive heartbeat
    • AccessServer includes stabilization fixes (CA0000034750)
    • Resolves support issues: CA0000035994

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    • Great user experiences are crucial to the success of remote access solutions. IT departments strive to provide great (or even acceptable) remote computing experiences that closely match local PC-like experience. Today's RDP (the de facto standard for remote access) does not meet this performance level. As productivity decreases and frustration levels rise, remote users often experience sluggish response times, screen updates and displays that are painfully slow; images rendered in chunks; videos and animations that have a low frame rate.

      Ericom Blaze transforms RDP into a fast, responsive, and extremely efficient remote display protocol that dramatically reduces bandwidth consumption and optimizes RDP network traffic across the WAN/LAN and slow bandwidth connections. With these dramatic and productivity-enhancing improvements to the end-user experience, Ericom Blaze enables the reality of deploying and scaling desktop virtualization (VDI), Terminal Services and thin client computing to remote / mobile users, branch offices and clouds - quickly and cost-effectively.
    • Blaze performs three key operations to compress RDP by up to 98% and to transmit data up to 10 times faster than RDP:
      1. Blaze intelligently introspects the RDP protocol and compresses display data by 20 times and more. In addition, Blaze performs enhanced bulk compression on all the data transmitted via RDP.
      2. Blaze performs packet shaping to optimize RDP communication over high-latency / low-bandwidth connections.
      3. Standard RDP breaks screen frames into multiple small chunks that are rendered individually on the local display. Blaze unifies these chunks and displays complete screen frames as single units, resulting in a much smoother and more pleasant end-user experience.
    • Ericom Blaze is a robust display protocol that exceeds the performance of the latest versions of RDP including RDP 7, across a latent / low bandwidth connection, or for complex graphics or animation displays. Ericom Blaze is available both as a standalone product as well as an integral part of Ericom Connect
    • The actual amount of speed increase you can get from using Ericom Blaze is highly dependent on a few factors. In general, the more graphics, the better the performance gains over RDP. If the document is graphics based (bitmaps, charts, etc.), and used over a slow connection, you can see up to 10 times better performance over RDP. If your document is primarily text based, you can see 2-5 times better performance over RDP. Remember that the bandwidth and latency of the network will also be a factor in the performance. The following chart details speed expectations, based on your operating system.

      Speed Estimate
      Server XP, Vista, Windows 7 Windows 2000, Linux, Mac, and *CE clients
      2008 R2, Windows 7 Up to 5x acceleration.
      Note: When connecting from Windows to 2008 R2 / Win 7, Ericom Blaze works best when accelerating graphics applications rather than text-based applications.
      Up to 10x acceleration
      *With CE thin clients, the faster your CPU is, the better Blaze will perform. When CPU speed is < 1 GHz, Ericom Blaze delivers less noticeable results.
      2003, 2008, XP, Vista Up to 10x acceleration Up to 10x acceleration
      *With CE thin clients, the faster your CPU is, the better Blaze will perform. When CPU speed is < 1 GHz, Ericom Blaze delivers less noticeable results.
    • Ericom Blaze performs particularly well in scenarios where RDP performance normally degrades the user experience, such as over low-bandwidth, high latency WANs, or congested LANs. Some of the most common use cases include remote office and branch computing, mobile / home-based workers, outsourced / offshore workforces, and cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications.

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“Our users said that Blaze has made a world of difference, and now they are able to operate. Flash animation that wouldn't work is now working, and things that were working poorly are now working well.”

Jeff Lake, Systems Administrator, FCX

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