New Release Enables Easier Deployment and Improved Audio, Video and
Smart Card Support
Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 10, 2011
- Continuing to innovate across its desktop
virtualization offerings, Oracle today announced Sun Ray Software 5.2.
The latest release of Oracle’s server-hosted desktop software is
dramatically simpler to install and configure and features improved
video, audio, smart card, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and network
- Sun Ray Software is part of
Oracle’s complete desktop-to-datacenter virtualization portfolio, allowing customers to
efficiently and easily virtualize and manage their full software and
hardware stack, from applications to disk.
and an Enhanced Audio and Video Experience
- Oracle’s Sun Ray Software virtually eliminates
maintenance, upgrade, operational costs and security vulnerabilities
associated with traditional desktop environments by centralizing
management, data, and applications on a server-hosted environment.
- Sun Ray Software enables users to access virtual
Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris
desktop environments through any combination of Sun Ray Clients, PCs or
- Sun Ray Software interoperates
with other virtualization technologies and desktop brokers.
- New enhancements in Sun Ray Software 5.2 include:
- Simplified installation and deployment: an
integrated installer allows Sun Ray Software to be downloaded and
deployed in one, easy-to-install package.
- Richer multimedia experience: delivers a
complete, optimized Windows Media Player experience for Windows XP and
Windows Server 2003 that is equal to a standard PC. Optimized multimedia
delivery to the local client provides enhanced network utilization and
- Real-time audio:
provides USB headset support for specific devices; Appliance Link
Protocol dynamically optimizes the audio channels to meet application
demands, improving audio quality and reducing network bandwidth
consumption by 92 percent.
Solaris IPMP support for greater resiliency and load spreading: enables
users to leverage Oracle Solaris IP Multipathing (IPMP) to deploy
multiple network paths to the server infrastructure for network fault
tolerance and load spreading.
- Sun Ray
Client operating software enhancements: additional smart card support,
including cards that operate at the ISO-7816 defined voltages of 1.8V,
3V, or 5 Volts; and extended VPN options, including support for Cisco
VPN with hybrid authentication.
"Today’s organizations are under more pressure
than ever to maximize efficiencies, while minimizing costs,” said Wim
Coekaerts, Oracle’s senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization
Engineering. “With Sun Ray Software, IT can centralize the management
and maintenance of thousands of thin clients – reducing cost and
complexity, while enhancing security. Innovations in Sun Ray Software
5.2 make it even easier to install and update, while delivering an
improved end user audio and video experience.”
Oracle Sun Ray Software 5.2 can be
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