Response time of changing pages on Operator Station running Freelance 2013 - Slow
We have recently upgraded our Freelance software from V7.2 to 2013. The operator stations and engineering stations are now running on Virtual machines via a ThinClient on a central server.
We have noticed that the response time on the operator stations, when changing pages or using the QuickSelect function is quite slower than previously experienced.
Maybe off topic (for a Freelance question), but with System 800xA this would be the expected effect.
Thin clients typically run inferior CPUs while a greater burden is put on the server side (no graphics acceleration, need to compress and decompress video/audio).
More computers and services involved, latency in RDP protocol, etc
For System 800xA, it is NOT recommended to put critical operations on thin clients.
Thin client graphics should therefore be kept at a minimum of complexity and size (no fancy moving parts or rendering of "3D looks").
When replacing rich with thin, you must cut down on weight or accept slower clients.