Work hard, play hard: TI's OMAP platform makes mobile devices enterprise-ready

At CES, TI will demonstrate power-efficient mobile devices used for enterprise applications, along with other compelling OMAP processor-based experiences in the TI Wireless meeting space N-116 (North Hall) at CES.

Texas Instruments Incorporated is showcasing new applications demonstrating how OMAP platform-based mobile devices can become your trusted gateway to demanding enterprise applications at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Building off of its near fifteen-year-long legacy in the consumer mobile device space, the OMAP platform’s unique smart multicore, low power architecture now enables mobile users to conduct critical business functions such as video conferencing and desktop virtualization in a smarter, faster and more efficient way, through the convenience of their favorite mobile devices.

“Mobile device experiences—driven largely by smartphones—have redefined what users expect from technology in any environment,” said Dennis Rauschmayer, general manager, OMAP enterprise business line, TI. “We expect familiar UIs, great mobility, syncing potential and the same riveting, practical apps we get from the latest tablet or smartphone to follow us into the office space. We’ve partnered with industry leaders and are demonstrating how the hyper-secure, smart multicore OMAP architecture is leveraged by the most cutting-edge applications to change the workplace.”

At CES, TI will demonstrate power-efficient mobile devices used for enterprise applications, along with other compelling OMAP processor-based experiences in the TI Wireless meeting space N-116 (North Hall) at CES.

TI’s advanced enterprise applications, involving concurrent use cases, leverage some unique and differentiated OMAP platform features including:

• Smart multicore architecture, allowing concurrent operation of applications within a mobile power envelope

• IVA-HD-accelerated video encoding and decoding (includes H.264 and other formats)

• On-chip security-accelerated remote management

• Multi-display output capability including a desktop-comparable multiple WUXGA (1920x1200) display output

Splashtop Remote Desktop

The Splashtop® Remote Desktop enables users to turn a common tablet into a fully-functional PC or Mac, while also using touch gestures to control popular desktop applications.

“Enterprises are flooding with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios. It’s critical that our market produce a viable remote desktop solution that can make those devices useful, professional-grade tools—with the right features, flexibility and processing performance. We aim to do that with solutions like Splashtop Pro and optimization on the OMAP4460 processor,” said Mark Lee, CEO, Splashtop.

RemoteFX VDI

For ultimate portability and mobility, the OMAP4460 processor-powered Microsoft® RemoteFX™ experience delivers VDI desktop capabilities and Android applications on a single device. Backed by cloud-based system management, users experience an out-of-office continuity of all desktop and phone services, as well as quick office setup or expansion.

Multi-Party HD VTC

Real-time collaboration is essential to business success today, as colleagues travel and reside around the world. Real-time, HD collaboration is made possible via Ittiam’s multi-party HD enterprise video conferencing solution. Taking advantage of OMAP platform differentiated features, users can now meet with multiple teammates in HD video, while simultaneously sharing, exchanging or editing documents. Ittiam’s proprietary Bridge architecture enables this use case without the need of a dedicated multi-point control unit.

We’re committed to pushing the envelope on enterprise-grade video communications, and TI's OMAP 4 platform is just the right choice to support our efforts,” said Sattam Dasgupta, vice president, video communication and networking business, Ittiam Systems. The processor’s media processing power and rich peripheral support will let OEMs bring to market a compelling enterprise experience. 1080P video conferencing with concurrent desktop virtualization is just one of the demonstrated examples possible.”

Concurrent PCoIP VDI and HD Video Conferencing

One OMAP4460 processor-based tablet creates the ultimate office experience by driving two screens for increased productivity. One screen (the VDI screen), powered by Teradici PCoIP Optimized software client running on OMAP, runs a virtualized enterprise-quality Windows session. The second screen runs a full Android session, including a 1080P video conferencing client, powered by Ittiam.

The PCoIP Optimized client running on the OMAP 4 platform securely delivers a high performance multimedia desktop experience to emerging mobile device form factors including tablets and phones, says Trent Punnett, vice president of product management, Teradici. This pushes the boundaries of user mobility and productivity and makes secure mobile VDI access to cloud-based computing a reality.”

Mobile virtualization

As the BYOD trend continues to rise in the office place, so does the complexity of securely supporting these various devices with corporate resources. TI’s OMAP M-Shield mobile security technology provides the essential features required to address this challenge.

Red Bend Software’s vLogix Mobile™ type-1 hypervisor complements the OMAP 4 platform’s inherent security assets to make open-platform mobile devices enterprise-ready. The resulting hardware-level security solution enables mobile devices to simultaneously, separately and securely run two operating systems—one for business use and one for personal use.

“Red Bend has worked closely with TI to bring Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) updating and standards-based Device Management (DM) to hundreds of millions of mobile devices,” said Yoram Salinger, CEO of Red Bend Software. “Now, we are cooperating with TI to leverage the OMAP4460 platform’s security assets in a dedicated effort to drive mass-market adoption of mobile virtualization in the enterprise market.”