Accessing local devices/hardware when using hosted desktop solution
Posted on 2011-09-22
I'm in the early stages of looking at developing a virtual environment for a group of medical centres. It's a steep learning curve, and there's so many different technologies etc available.
A brief overview of what the plan is - essentially there will be one master surgery which will host either a couple of terminal servers or some form of virtual desktop infrastructure.
Ignoring most of that, the problem that i'm trying to get my head around is how you can use local devices - whether it be a usb scanner or an eftpos terminal. In some surgeries we have an IP based eftpos unit so would this mean we would need some form of VPN network setup between the surgeries?
From what i've read remoteFX should enable things like USB, but what's the performance like? Is it stable/fast enough to enable something like scanning of a document?