NICE DCV – Remote 3D Visualization

NICE  Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) is a high-performant Remote 3D technology enabling Technical Computing users seamless remote access to 2D/3D interactive VDI desktops on-premises and in the cloud – for CAE/CAD, Oil&Gas, LifeSciences, Research and other application areas – at an attractive pricing.

DCV is perfect for present home-working situations as it supports high-end remote 3D access to the own workstation! Just install the DCV server on your Windows workstation in 5-10 minutes and you are ready to go and access your own workstation from home. For a quick start head over to to download the DCV server including a built-in trial license.

Why is DCV so successful?

The DCV remote 3D technology offers a range of advantages:

  • No data transfer needed – instant pre- and post-processing. No wait time until the large results have arrived at your workstation for post-processing
  • Data stays securely in the data center – only pixels are sent to the client
  • Collaboration between engineers with full 3D support
  • Provide access to high-end 3D performance for every engineer and researcher
  • Support external CAE/CAD workers, suppliers, remote sites
  • Support for home-workers or on travel to access their own workstation
  • Save cost by sharing and consolidating GPU and CPU power – supports efficient Linux physical GPU sharing as well as vGPU (virtual GPUs) in VMs for Windows and Linux supported by KVM, Xenserver, VMWare
  • No local workstation heat or noise – a standard laptop is sufficient to display the high-end 3D remote graphics
  • Support for Remote USB (smart cards, 3D SpaceMouse, USB Dongles, Stylus, …)
NICE DCV WebClient: LSPrePost

The DCV protocol optimally adapts to heterogeneous networking infrastructures like LAN, WAN and VPN automatically handling bandwidth and latency constraints. All 3D desktops and applications run natively on the remote machines, which can share the same physical GPU in case of Linux for e.g. 8-10 or more users. In addition virtual machines are supported for Windows (e.g. virtual GPUs supported by the Grid technology) and Linux.

New in NICE DCV 2019

DCV is constantly adding new features:

  • Supports modern Linux and Windows 3D Desktops
  • Linux and Windows Console Sessions enables remote access to “your own workstation”
  • HTML5 web browser based client as well as native clients for Windows, Linux and MacOS
  • Hardware-based H.264 encoding on most GPUs for lowest latency
  • Works with and without GPU  
  • Enhanced security
DCV WebClient Bandwidth Usage

Engineers and scientists are immediately empowered by taking full advantage of server-side high-end graphics cards, fast I/O performance and large memory nodes hosted in the public or private 3D Cloud, rather then waiting for the next upgrade of their workstations or the large input decks to download.

When using NICE DCV, the scene geometry and graphics state are rendered on a central server, and pixel streams are sent most efficiently to one or multiple remote displays at the users workstation or laptop.

Of course NICE DCV works perfectly fine without a GPU as well supporting 2D or CPU based 3D rendering as well.

Free Trial

Interested in a trial of NICE DCV? Just let us know at info(a) or via our contact form and we will provide you the trial and support.

You can download NICE DCV from the download page including a built-in free trial for 14 days. We are happy to provide a free trial license extension for a deeper dive.

Our Technical Guides provide help with installing NICE DCV, troubleshooting, … – check them out in case you need help.

If you need help with architecting and sizing your 2D/3D VDI infrastructure we are happy to schedule a call to dive deeper on your requirements and help fine-tune your VDI architecture.

Read more about NICE DCV here:

EnginFrame Views – VDI Session Management

The EnginFrame Views session management portal offers seamless integration with NICE DCV as well as other remote visualization technologies for intuitive session management including

EnginFrame Views
  • Single-Sign-On – The remote desktop comes up on your screen without logging in
  • Session thumbnails (configurable)
  • Sharing of desktop sessions with collaborators and viewers
  • Predefinition of applications to start directly instead of the full desktop (application only)
  • Overview of visualization hosts status, load, number of users, …

Let us know if you are interested in a trial of EnginFrame Views. Read more about EnginFrame.