For couple months I had a GVISION 19″ TFT LCD Display on my work desk. No, it was not my primary display, but it was nice to test it. This display is a Touch Enabled device that runs PCoIP natively using the Teradici chipset and connect directly to VMware View just like other PCoIP zero client displays. The difference is that this one is touch screen.
Unfortunately my experience with Windows7 on a touch enabled display was not great; and we all know Windows7 was never designed for touch interfaces. I tried using the Windows on-screen keyboard and also the speech interface but still the experience was not good. In addition to that, to execute the initial login and authentication to VMware View a keyboard is required, not allowing me to completely eliminate the keyboard. Only when I was already connected to a Windows session I would be able to interact without keyboard.
However, this GVISION display is specifically designed for Medical use, and with medical applications that have been specifically designed for touch it works great! In addition to that the display is built with versatility and mobility in mind, and it looks quite sturdy and robust for hospital environments. Not having to carry a computer under the mobile stand is a great benefit, not to mention the easy technical support. Another good user case are Kiosks.
If you are interested in how VMware, Teradici and PCoIP can help you in the healthcare vertical also read this article with/ video (Interactive 3D Medical Imaging with PCoIP).
For more information head over to the GVISION website here.