Posted On: Nov 11, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of NICE DCV version 2020.2 with the following new features:

  • DCV Session Manager - It is an optional component that provides REST APIs to create and manage the lifecycle of a session across a fleet of DCV servers. It is available at no cost for AWS customers running DCV on Amazon EC2 instances and for on-prem customers with DCV Plus and DCV Professional Plus licenses.*
  • Improved support for high-frame rate use cases - DCV frame rate limiter is now set to 60 FPS, by default, for console sessions on servers and Amazon EC2 instances with an NVIDIA GPU. Furthermore, by enabling the new QUIC-based transport protocol, customers running high frame rate, highly dynamic workloads, such as gaming, can experience more fluid and responsive streaming quality, especially under sub-optimal network conditions.
  • Support for SLES 15 and Ubuntu 20.4 - Customers can now use DCV server and client components on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 and Ubuntu 20.4 hosts.
  • Smart Card Redirection for Windows server - Applications running in a remote Windows session can now use smart cards connected to the customer's client machine. This feature was already available for Linux servers.

NICE DCV is a high performance remote display protocol that helps users to securely access remote desktop or application sessions, including 3D graphics applications hosted on servers with high-performance GPUs. NICE DCV enables customers to take full advantage of the GPUs present on EC2 graphics instances. NICE DCV is free to use on Amazon EC2 instances and is the remote display protocol used by Amazon Appstream 2.0 and AWS RoboMaker.

For more information, see the NICE DCV 2020.2 release notes or visit the NICE DCV webpage to download and get started with DCV.

*All on-prem customers who have purchased DCV software may experiment with the DCV Session Manager API until the release of DCV 2021.0.