Real-Time Audio-Video allows Horizon 7 users to run Skype, Webex, Google Hangouts, and other online conferencing applications in their remote sessions. With Real-Time Audio-Video, webcam and audio devices that are connected locally to the client system are redirected to the remote sessions. This feature redirects video and audio data with a significantly lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection.

Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications, and supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.

During the setup of an application such as Skype, Webex, or Google Hangouts on a remote desktop, you can choose input and output devices from menus in the application. For virtual machine desktops, you can choose VMware Virtual Microphone and VMware Virtual Webcam. For published desktops and applications, you can choose Remote Audio Device and VMware Virtual Webcam.

The VMware Virtual Webcam uses a kernel-mode webcam driver that provides enhanced compatibility with browser-based video applications and other 3rd-party conferencing software.

When a conferencing or video application is launched, it displays and uses these VMware virtual devices, which handle the audio-video redirection from the locally-connected devices on the client.

The drivers for the audio and webcam devices must be installed on your Horizon Client systems to enable the redirection.