September 30, 2019
Mechdyne Remote Desktop Software Kept Critical Energy Company Data Safe, Workforce Productive
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas in 2017, Mechdyne Corporation came to the rescue to help geophysical scientists, at a local energy company, access their datacenter and work remotely despite major disruptions in infrastructure. For weeks the flooding made it impossible for employees to reach their Houston research center. Mechdyne helped the company quickly deploy a powerful remote desktop tool, TGX, which enabled researchers to access graphics-intensive seismic models from their home offices while keeping the highly proprietary big datasets safely behind the firewall at the datacenter. In the end, it kept the Enterprise connected.
What sets TGX apart is its “like-local” user experience with very low latency even for remote work with multiple displays and 4K graphics. In situations with graphics intensive data, working remotely can choke networks. The Houston energy company reported that they found the TGX tool from Mechdyne used surprisingly little bandwidth and kept its geoscientists efficiently on the job over the weeks when roads were cut off by flooding.
TGX is the ideal remote desktop tool for working with high-end graphics software and takes away the typical frustrations of connecting to a datacenter or other computers. It delivers sharp, clear and smooth imagery based on sophisticated encoding and decoding algorithms that prevent pixilation. Additionally, TGX provides the kind of accurate color fidelity that enables researchers and designers to make business critical decisions with confidence, whether they are on the other side of town or on the other side of the world.
Using 30-50 percent less bandwidth compared to other remote desktops solutions, TGX gives users real-time keyboard and mouse response with minimal lag, providing remote workers with an experience that feels like a local workstation.
“Our goal is to work closely with clients in a way that supports their business objectives, whether they need a tool for working remotely or software content for a complex visualization,” said David Gsell, General Manager of Mechdyne Corporation’s Software Business. “For organizations developing business continuity plans, TGX implementation provides an important preventive measure by providing access to resources that are not physically available. For our friends in Houston, it provided the speed and bandwidth to mitigate the impact of an extreme weather-related event, of the type that that we are seeing more frequently around the world.”
Equally important, TGX is a collaboration tool for organizations with a dynamic remote workforce, allowing users in multiple locations to manipulate shared datasets and 4K models in real time. It supports multi-monitor configurations and is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.
About Mechdyne Corporation
Mechdyne Corporation is a broad-based technology company with business units developing solutions for immersive virtual reality, audiovisual and information technologies (AV/IT), software and content development, and IT and technical support services. Mechdyne’s Software Business Unit develops virtual and augmented reality and AV/IT software platforms, custom programming and VR related content for a wide variety of applications. The company has a long track record of success with innovative solutions that enable research, improve design, speed decision making and push the boundaries of both science and technology. Headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa, Mechdyne serves a global client base that includes leading government laboratories, university and research centers, energy, aerospace, manufacturing, and health care organizations, and a broad range of other advanced technology users.