NICE DCV Clients - NICE DCV

NICE DCV Clients

NICE DCV offers a Windows client, Linux client, web browser client, and macOS client. The clients offer similar feature sets, but there are some differences. Choose the NICE DCV client that meets your specific requirements.

Requirements

To use NICE DCV, ensure that the client computers meet the following minimum requirements. Keep in mind that your experience is dependent on the number of pixels that are streamed from the NICE DCV server to the NICE DCV client.

Windows client Web browser client Linux client macOS client

Software

The Windows client is supported on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 10

The client requires the following additional software:

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. For more information and download instructions, see the Microsoft Support website.

The web browser client is supported on the following browsers across all major desktop operating systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux):

  • Firefox

  • Chrome

  • Edge

  • Internet Explorer 11

  • Safari 11

The web browser client also requires WebGL and asm.js.

Note

The web browser client isn't supported on mobile operating systems, such as Android and iOS.

The Linux client is supported on the following modern Linux operating systems:

  • RHEL 7.x and CentOS 7.x

  • RHEL 8.x and CentOS 8.x

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.x

  • Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04

macOS clients with Intel processors require macOS Mojave (10.14) or later.

macOS clients with Apple M1 processors require macOS Big Sur (11).

Network

The client must connect to the NICE DCV server, and it must communicate over the required port. By default, this is port 8443.

For more information about the NICE DCV server requirements, see NICE DCV server requirements in the NICE DCV Administrator Guide.

Supported Features

The following table compares the features that are supported by the NICE DCV clients.

Feature Windows client Web browser client Linux client macOS client

Connect to Windows NICE DCV servers

Connect to Linux NICE DCV servers

QUIC UDP transport protocol

Manage streaming modes

Transfer files

Print from sessions

1 1 1

Copy and paste

Smart card support

USB remotization support

✓ (installable client)

Connection file support

Stereo 2.0 audio playback

Surround sound audio playback

✓ (Up to 7.1) ✓ (Up to 5.1)

Stereo 2.0 audio recording

Touchscreen

✓ (Windows 8.1 and later) 2

Stylus (on Linux and Windows 10 and Server 2019 servers)

✓ (Windows 10 and later) 3

Multiple monitor support

Webcam support

4

1 These clients support printing to a file only. They don't support printing to a local printer.

2 Supported by Firefox, Edge, and Google Chrome.

3 Supported in Chromium-based browsers only. This includes Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge version 79 and later. Tilt and pressure events aren't supported in other browsers.

4 Supported in Chromium-based browsers only. This includes Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. This doesn't include Firefox and Safari.

For more information about the NICE DCV server features, see NICE DCV server features in the NICE DCV Administrator Guide.