Workstation

The world's fastest Remote
Desktop virtualization solution.

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Thincast Workstation

The world's fastest Remote
Desktop virtualization solution.

Thincast Workstation is a powerful remote virtualization solution for Windows 64-bit with full Direct X 12.1 / Vulkan 3D API support. Thincast Workstation can run multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single computer. You can access and manage them locally, remotely and even share them with others using the remote desktop protocol (RDP).

Features

Thincast Virtual 3D

Graphics virtualization unleashes the full 3D power of your GPUs.

Virtual Desktop Streaming

Stream your virtual desktops over RDP to any device.

High-Performance 3D Graphics

Thincast Workstation fully supports Direct X 12.1 / Vulkan 3D API inside virtual machines and games.

RD WebServices Lite

Securely access, start and stop your virtual machines from anywhere.

Multi-user Access

Allows multiple users to view and access the same virtual machine simultaneously.

HD Audio guest driver

Use HD audio devices in your virtual guest.

USB 3.0 device support

Transfer more data in less time between your guest and your local USB devices.

Snapshots

Revert changes to your virtual machine back to a last "known-good" state.

Cloning

Make full copies of your virtual machines easily.

Virtual networking

Easily integrate virtual machines into your company network.

Linked images

Quickly create virtual machine copies from a master template.

Pricing

Lite

Lite

$ 199.00

excl. VAT.

$ 199.00

excl. VAT.

2 VM instances with virtual 3D

Standard

Standard

$ 399.00

excl. VAT.

$ 399.00

excl. VAT.

5 VM instances with virtual 3D

Professional

Professional

$ 699.00

excl. VAT.

$ 699.00

excl. VAT.

10 VM instances with virtual 3D

    Desktop virtualization made easy.

    Windows • 120.81MB

    Download Thincast Workstation for Windows. Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 or later is supported.

    Need help getting started?
    Installation instruction

    User manual

    In case you need help getting started with Thincast Workstation, you can find the documentation here.

    Multi-platform client

    Thincast Workstation comes with a free multi-platform client application for macOS, Linux and Windows.

    Need help getting started?
    Learn more about Thincast Client

    Requirements

    System requirements

    Architecture
    The host system must have a 64-bit Intel or AMD processor with 2.2 GHz or faster core speed. Multiprocessor systems are supported.

    Memory and storage
    The minimum memory required on the host system is 2 GB, but 4 GB and above is recommended. Thincast Workstation needs at least 300 MB of available disk space for the application.
    We recommend using an SSD hard drive as storage for the virtual machines.

    Graphics card
    Thincast Workstation provides full DirectX 12.1 / Vulkan support inside the guest operating system. This allows you to use your 3D applications with the same smooth and visual experience as running them on physical hardware.

    To use hardware acceleration inside the VM, your graphics card must support at least DirectX 11:

    • AMD® Radeon HD 5000 series or higher
    • Nvidia® GeForce 400 series or higher
    • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 or higher

    Host operating systems

    Thincast Workstation Beta requires a 64-bit Windows operating system with the latest Service Packs installed:

    • Windows 10
    • Windows Server 2016 ¹ / 2019 ¹
    ¹ Please be aware when Microsoft Hyper-V role is installed on a Windows Server 2016 or 2019, no other virtualization solution will work because Hyper-V exclusively uses the hardware virtualization layer feature, VT-D!

    Guest operating systems

    Thincast V3D (Virtual 3D) is supported on the following guest operating systems:

    • Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016 / 2019

    FAQs

    • How do I configure the software?

      Basically you download and install our hypervisor and add your virtual machine. After that you assign your desired GPU and install our guest additions in the virtual machine. For further information, please consult the user manual.

    • What is the best graphics card to use?

      We have tested all current consumer cards, so we do not make a specific recommendation for a certain brand. To improve performance for remotely accessed VMs, Thincast Workstation is able to offload encoding of the remote display stream to the graphics card. If the GPU does not support H.264 encoding, software encoding will be used instead. More information can be found in the user manual of Thincast Workstation.

    • How much bandwidth do I need?

      Thincast Workstation requires a properly configured network to communicate with the Thincast Client. You can use any ethernet controller supported by the host system. Overall bandwidth consumption depends on the number of connected users, applications in use, screen size and frame rates.

      Values from the following list will give you an approximate reference point for a single user running resource intensive applications such as games, 3D applications or watching a UHD movie:

      Screen size: Frame rate: approx. bandwith consumption:
      2160p (4k) 30 frames 40 Mbps
      1440p (2k) 30 frames 10 Mbps
      1080p 30 frames 8 Mbps
      720p 30 frames 5 Mbps
      480p 30 frames 2.5 Mbps
      360p 30 frames 1 Mbps
    • Can I use this solution as Remote CAD Workstation?

      Of course! We have tested a variety of professional 3D and standard CAD applications (e.g. Nemetschek Allplan, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor,..) and their integration with Thincast Workstation. Let us know if your 3D application is currently not supported.

    • Is remote gaming possible?

      Absolutely. We have tested Thincast Workstation with current games and the results are groundbreaking. Even remote gaming over the internet is supported. Direct X 12 / Vulkan and relative mouse support has been added with the latest version.

    • Is every RDP client supported?

      Yes! You can use every client that supports the standard RDP protocol to connect to your virtualized desktop. Just use the Virtual RDP port to connect.

      However, using another client application may result in lower performance and you might be unable to use all features.

      We highly recommend using Thincast Client, which is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    • Enable hardware acceleration on Firefox

      The latest version of Firefox has disabled hardware acceleration for some graphics cards by default.
      However, there is currently a workaround for Firefox using GPU spoofing as described here:
      Blocked Graphics Drivers

      Copy/paste the following in a .bat file:

                                                                          SET MOZ_GFX_SPOOF_WINDOWS_VERSION=60001
                                                                          SET MOZ_GFX_SPOOF_VENDOR_ID=0x8086
                                                                          SET MOZ_GFX_SPOOF_DEVICE_ID=0x0046
                                                                          SET MOZ_GFX_SPOOF_DRIVER_VERSION=8.15.10.2302
                                                                          "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p -no-remote
                          
      Additionally set media.hardware-video-decoding.force-enabled to true to enable hardware video decoding (see about:config).

    • How do I contact Thincast support?

      Should you experience any issues with Thincast Workstation or have other support questions, please use our contact form.

    • What is a TSRP?

      In certain cases, Thincast Support might request a TSRP (Thincast Support Request Package) from you to analyze your problem.
      In these cases please follow the instructions from our Thincast Support engineers.

    • Thincast Beta program

      The Thincast Beta program gives you early access to our preview releases! You can download and install Thincast Beta versions for free!

    • Open Source

      Thincast Workstation incorporates materials from several open source software projects and we are very grateful to all the respective individuals and companies for their contribution to this product. You can download the original code including our modification from the following URL:

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