3D Workplace

Flexible performance & application delivery
for graphically and computationally demanding tasks

YOURS WORKSTATION TO GO

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PERFORMANCE, MOBILITY AND SAFETY AT THE SAME TIME

Can you imagine speeding up rendering by 40 %, shortening computation by 73 %, reducing administration costs by 70 % or simply doubling the lifecycle of IT technology?

WITH ORBIT 3D WORKPLACE, YOU FINALLY HAVE A HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKPLACE THAT IS EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE.

  • Intellectual property protection
  • End device independence
  • Power available from anywhere
  • Financial and time savings
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WHAT IS ORBIT 3D Workplace?

3D Workplace is a comprehensive IT solution for delivering performance and applications in graphically and performance-intensive environments. It is based on a server farm from which only screenshots are transferred to end devices – virtual desktops. Regardless of platform, device type, or location, 3D Workplace delivers higher performance with lower operating costs.

  • Company data under lock and key
  • Drawings in every pocket
  • Performance to spare
  • Freelancers always at hand

TECHNOLOGICAL PILLARS OF 3D WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS

ORBIT team know-how

30 years of experience
200+ references
Design | Implementation | Support

WHERE IS the added value OF THE 3D WORKPLACE solution?

Savings 3D Workplace | ORBIT

How to significantly reduce operating costs?

3D Workplace replaces expensive workstation PCs/laptops for tens of thousands of crowns with thinclients that are 3-5 times cheaper (or convenient ultrabooks that are half the price). Rapid cost reductions result from taking care of the hardware, whose operating systems are managed remotely and centrally. The third area of savings is energy requirements for HW power supply and space conditioning. With 3D Workplace, electricity consumption drops by about 50 %, which not only benefits the finance department, but also the environment.

YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE MEANS NORMALLY ALLOCATED FOR THE RENEWAL AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT.

3D Workplace na MSV 2019: virtualizovaný výkon jak sviňa | ORBIT

Can you have the power you need at any time?

3D Workplace centralizes all power in the data center, resulting in a wide range of distribution and utilization options. Can you imagine giving a simulation engineer a 3x more powerful station for a two-month project? In the case of a fixed workstation, you spend a few days and a few tens of thousands. With 3D Workplace, it’s a matter of six mouse clicks – and the end device stays the same. What else? Up to 40 % faster rendering, 73 % shorter computation times and daily savings of up to 10 % in the duration of regular file operations.

EACH USER SAVES DOZENS OF MINUTES. OR AN HOUR. EVERY DAY…

Protection know-how | ORBIT

What is most valuable to the company?

We live in a time when it is not worth underestimating cyber security. Electronic data is the subject of corporate espionage and a means of insidious compromise. So you train your staff, introduce one measure after another, and still you can only hope that your intellectual property doesn’t get where it shouldn’t. Try it differently – simply prevent it from leaving the data center. And let the user work only with remote access, without the ability to copy data. What is safer than this?

YOU DON’T CARRY SHARES OR GOLD JEWELLERY WITH YOU ALL THE TIME EITHER. YOU’D RATHER KEEP THEM IN A SAFE.

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Different devices, different work relationships?

No problem. It doesn’t matter who has more high-performace device, with what operating system, or whether it is run by a part-timer, a freelancer or a core employee. The 3D Workplace solution serves all collaborators a virtual desktop that is independent, flexible and secure. Freelancers use their own devices, permanent employees connect on business trips to the environment they are used to from the office… – and the data stays in your data centre.

THERE IS BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY… AND POWER AT THE SAME TIME! WORK THE WAY YOU’RE USED TO.
YOU HAVE A WORKSTATION AT YOUR DISPOSAL.

KEY APPLICATIONS FOR THE 3D WORKPLACE

ENGINEERING

3D modelling & rendering | CAD | CAM | CAE | PLM | PDM | GIS | BIM|
Virtual & Augmented Reality


MULTIMEDIA

Audio & Video Conferencing | Web Applications | Presentations | CCTV | Video Rendering & Post Production

High performance

AI - Artificial Intelligence | Deep Learning | Machine Learning | HPC | Scientific Simulation

Michal Sýkora, Doosan Lentjes | ORBITCompared to the administration of standard CAD workstations, the time consuming administration of virtual workstations has saved us about 70 %. The whole solution clearly saves us working capital.

Michal Sýkora
Doosan Lentjes Czech

FULL REFERENCE

Virtualizing CAD applications, we provided powerful workstations for 4,000 students in one fell swoop, yet we only needed a few servers to do it.

Peter Ivančík
Fakulta stavební ČVUT

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Radim Klásek, Meopta-optika | ORBITThanks to virtualization of 3D CAD environment, the efficiency of the engineers’ work increased by 15 %. Based on good experience we are now expanding the scope of workstation virtualization to additional workstations.

Radim Klásek
Meopta-optika

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DIRECT COMPARISON OF TRADITIONAL WORKSTATION PC VS. 3D WORKPLACE

DIRECT COMPARISON TRADITIONAL WORKSTATION PC vs. 3D WORKPLACE

TRADITIONAL
WORKSTATION PC
MODERN
3D WORKPLACE
Performance scalability PC has a fixed power ceiling I change the power according to the needs of the project
Utilisation of residual power x Rendering, simulation,
batch jobs…
Remote access to the desktop x Wherever there is connectivity
OS platforms Windows
Linux
Windows, Linux, MacOS, Chrome OS
iOS, iPadOS, Android
Connectivity requirements for 3D workloads 10–50 Mbits 2–10 Mbits
Data transfer Transfer of all data
both ways
No data leaves
datacenter
Collaboration with freelancers Cloud data sharing, network access Secure account created in 5 min,
data stays in the data centre
Risk of data loss Alienation, PC collapse, espionage Almost none
Ways of losing intellectual property Copy & paste, public upload portals,
weak security
Taking a screen shot with the camera
(never printscreen)
Maintenance (1 user) 2 days/year 0.2 days/year
Cost of a new user 35-70.000 CZK ≤ 15.000 CZK
More desktops for every user x YES
Power input (end device) 200–400 W 10–30 W
Lifetime of the technology 2-5 years 4-8 years
Technology availability (due to outages) 98,2 % 99,9 %
Ideal number of users 1–25 15+

THE WHOLE THING LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

Acquisition costs 3D Workplace | ORBIT

Unfortunately, nothing is just pink

The cost of building the 3D Workplace infrastructure is not low. However, the lower purchase price and longer lifecycle of the end device, lower energy consumption, easier administration, more efficient production, etc. will make it up to you quickly. We don’t say that, but our clients who already work in 3D Workplace do. Almost all of them found out that the overall savings shaved off the return on investment only to less than two years. How to commit to a high initial investment?

PRICE COMPARISON WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME THE INITIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSTACLE.

Price comparison 3D Workplace | ORBIT

Conservative model example for 40 CAx users

To calculate the return on investment, we consider 40 identical CAD/CAE workstation PCs in the usual configuration (Intel i7, 16 GB RAM, SSD, NVIDIA P2000), of which 20 % will be replaced annually. Both calculated solutions include all operating and investment costs. Because we are hard on ourselves, we do not include the benefits of higher performance, better security or mobility of the entire solution. These are usually easy for the client to figure out on their own.

A 3D WORKPLACE INVESTMENT PAYS FOR ITSELF IN 9-18 MONTHS.
AND THERE WAS NO MENTION OF SUBSIDIES.

Dotace na 3D Workplace | ORBIT

Can the project be financed by a grant?

Yes, there are always several EU grants for technology upgrades or energy savings that can be easily applied to 3D Workplace solutions. The grant will usually cover 25-50 % of the purchase price of technology, related services and operating fees. This, of course, significantly reduces the payback period of the investment. Find out what the current offer of grant titles is.

ALTERNATIVELY, CONSIDER OTHER FINANCING OPTIONS:
OPERATIONAL LEASING.

Leasing na 3D Workplace | ORBIT

Financing that will get you out of a tight spot

In cooperation with our financial partners, we offer companies an attractive form of financing for the transition to 3D Workplace. Operating lease covers not only hardware, but also software and services related to the project. We do not forget about maintenance fees for the entire rental/leasing period.

GET IN TOUCH AND WE WILL PREPARE FOR YOUR COMPANY
A CUSTOMIZED CALCULATION.

AN INVESTMENT IN A 3D WORKPLACE IS USUALLY RECOUPED WITHIN TWO YEARS

EVEN WITHOUT THE USE OF SUBSIDIES, OPERATING LEASES AND WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE BENEFITS OF HIGHER PERFORMANCE, BETTER SECURITY OR GREATER MOBILITY.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

Modern industry is digital. Some industries are better off, some are worse off, but digitalisation is evolving across all industries. With the growing need to be increasingly online, mobile and faster, there is more pressure in IT to adopt modern technologies. At the same time, the security of intellectual property must be improved, but also the introduction of new technology into production must be accelerated. „Workstation to go“ meets these needs and thus becomes an integral part of the development of modern industrial companies.

THE QUESTION OF FLEXIBLE DELIVERY OF PERFORMANCE AND APPLICATIONS IS NOT "YES OR NO?", BUT WHETHER NOW OR A YEAR FROM NOW.

Petr ČUDA
Accelerated Workplace Specialist
Petr Čuda | ORBIT

WHO RELIES ON ORBIT 3D WORKPLACE

Klienti 3D Workplace | ORBIT

AND WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT 3D WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

THE SOLUTION WILL PROBABLY BE CONNECTIVITY-INTENSIVE, RIGHT?

Much more than you would expect. While for normal office work in Office applications in virtual desktop enviroment I need a bandwidth of tens to hundreds of kb, for CAD workon two Full HD monitors I need significantly more bandwidth. Even so, connectivity in units of Mb is quite sufficient.

CAN I WORK ON MOBILE CONNECTIVITY (LTE/4G)?

Absolutely. Currently, LTE connectivity is absolutely sufficient in terms of throughput. Even when LTE/4G connectivity has significantly higher latency than fixed connections, as long as it doesn’t exceed 100 ms, we’re talking about smooth operation, even in CAD applications.

WON’T THE CONNECTION BE TOO COMPLICATED FOR THE USER?

Absolutely not. The user only needs to remember the web page to access, using their normal domain name and password.

HOW DOES A DEPARTMENT HAVE TO PREPARE THE COMPUTER FOR THE USER TO CONNECT TO IT?

There is no need to prepare your computer (or tablet or smartphone). Connection is also possible via an ordinary web view thanks to HTML5.

THE ENGINEER TODAY IS USED TO HIGH PERFORMANCE. WILL THE SERVER HAVE IT?

Thanks to the use of NVIDIA TESLA or Quadro RTX series graphics accelerators, the server also has a huge portion of performance. However, when assigning multiple users to 1 graphics accelerator, there is a significantly better utilization and reduction of residual, i.e. unused performance.

CAN I USE 3D WORKPLACE INSTEAD OF RENDER FARM?

Absolutely yes! Due to the very high performance of each server, it is even convenient to use it for graphical VDI during the day and at night as a render farm.

WHAT IS THE DISADVANTAGE OF 3D WORKPLACE COMPARED TO CLASSIC WORKSTATION PC?

Actually, it has one. The user loses an under-table heater (indeed a very inefficient one).

FROM WHAT NUMBER OF USERS IS 3D WORKPLACE WORTHWHILE?

Due to the initial investment in servers, the solution is not cost-effective for a very small number of users. In general , the solution is financially viable for 15+ users.