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Amulet Hotkey® launches the DXM-A PCoIP® Hardware Accelerator (APEX2800) at VMworld 2013 booth #G215


Amulet Hotkey is delighted to announce the launch of the DXM-A PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (APEX 2800) - a mezzanine card for use with Dell M series blade servers. The card, developed by Amulet Hotkey, is based on Teradici’s ground-breaking PCoIP technology and integrates seamlessly with VMware® Horizon View®. The DXM-A enhances the performance of VMware Horizon View by offloading PCoIP image encoding tasks and reducing server CPU utilization. It helps IT managers to ensure a consistent user experience while enabling increased VDI consolidation ratios.

The DXM-A is designed for use with the Dell M420, M520 & M620 servers with minimal configuration. A single DXM-A can be installed in the M420 while the M520 and M620 have slots for two DXM-A cards - a powerful solution for improving VDI performance across the board.

The technology ensures a consistent user experience by:

  • Creating virtual CPU headroom to deliver consistent application performance, enabling intensive applications to run smoother;

  • Reducing peaks in CPU utilization by up to 50% and smoothing overall CPU demand providing a reliable and consistent level of experience regardless of the overall demand on server CPUs; and

  • Constantly monitoring the graphic encoding demands of each display and dynamically offloading up to 100 of the most active displays

“Having satisfied the performance requirements of task worker personnel, many of our customers are focused on meeting the more demanding needs of their knowledge and power users. With our extensive background delivering high performance blade workstation solutions to the most demanding users across many industries, Amulet Hotkey is uniquely positioned to help customers find the right solution in a fast evolving technology landscape. Teradici’s PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (Apex 2800) is one of the most exciting leaps forward in VDI technology; we are thrilled to bring this breakthrough to the Dell blade family as it opens up so many options and possibilities for our customers and their users,” Keith Grundon, Technical Director, Amulet Hotkey.

“We’re delighted that Amulet Hotkey is bringing the performance benefits of the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator to a broad base of power users on Dell blade servers,” said Olivier Favre, Director of Product Management, Teradici.  “The DXM-A is an ideal solution for IT organizations seeking to deliver a consistent, high-quality experience to its users for heavy graphic workloads in a VMware Horizon View environment.” To find out more about the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator, see here -

Enter the Amulet Hotkey DXM-A launch competition and win an iPad Mini.

Visit us at booth #G215 at VMworld 2013 in Barcelona and enter our competition to win an iPad Mini  (white, 16GB version). All you have to do is drop a business card into our collection box when you call at the stand. A draw will take place on the last day of the show and the winner will be announced. If you can’t be at the show on the day of the draw, don’t worry – we’ll be in touch.

About Amulet Hotkey
Amulet Hotkey is all about innovation.

Founded in 1990, we design, manufacture and integrate technology solutions for mission critical customers across multiple industry sectors. Our solutions provide robust, secure and uncompromised performance, backed up by class-leading support and expertise.

With sales and support hubs in London and New York, and a network of carefully selected partners worldwide, we can support our customers anywhere - 24x7, 365 days a year.

Amulet Hotkey is proud to be a Dell OEM Solution Partner. Our tier one blade workstation and VDI technologies set the standard for performance and reliability in financial services, defence and security, emergency call centres, media and entertainment and engineering applications. Hundreds of organizations worldwide have recognized our commitment to quality and placed their trust in our ability to deliver a solution to match their needs.

Amulet Hotkey is a Dell OEM Solutions Partner, a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and certified Solution Provider.