Remote graphics software now works on Apple M1 silicon and includes support for collaboration
HP Anyware, the remote graphics software that supports hybrid work environments where users can work from anywhere with an internet connection, has come out of beta. The 22.07 release delivers two headline features: support for Apple M1 silicon and HP Anyware collaboration which allows GPU accelerated screen sharing.
HP Anyware allows users to remote into ‘virtually any host environment’, including physical or virtual workstations (on-premise or in the cloud) across Windows, Linux, or macOS. It uses Teradici’s PCoIP protocol which places a big emphasis on colour accurate ‘lossless’ image quality, supports multiple 4K/UHD displays, plus a range of peripherals with ‘low-latency performance’, including Wacom pen displays / tablets and 3D mice.
HP acquired Teradici in 2021, and HP Anyware is the evolution of Teradici CAS, augmented with key features from HP ZCentral Remote Boost.
With support for Apple M1 Silicon, users of HP Anyware can now remote into Apple M1-based Macs as well as Intel-based Macs. According to Ziad Lammam, global head of Teradici product management at HP, this was a big port as it required HP to move PCoIP encoding over to the ARM based platform. The 22.07 release also includes full Windows 11 support for both hosts and endpoints.
Collaboration, one of the key features of HP ZCentral Remote Boost, is now supported in HP Anyware, across all three operating systems – Windows, Linux and Mac. It allows users to send invite links to others to easily join a live PCoIP session. All participants have a ‘great experience’ even when viewing large 3D models, with a high level of performance, colour accuracy and text clarity.
In the 22.07 release, collaboration is limited to the host sharing their screen with one secondary user. However, for true ‘team collaboration’, there are plans to support multiple users in subsequent releases of the software.
HP is also working on ‘True Edit Mode’, which will allow any user to take control of the mouse and keyboard – for example, to make edits in a CAD / BIM tool or markup a model in design/review software.
Finally, in the next release (22.09), HP Anyware will get a full client UI refresh, not just in look and feel, but with usability improvements as well.
Prices start at $120 per use per year for non-GPU acceleration and $240 for GPU acceleration (the Mac version always uses the GPU).