Real world IP networks are, by their very nature, congested– introducing both latency and packet loss to application flows. TCP (transmission control protocol) is deployed as a means to guarantee the in-order delivery of data and uses a variety of algorithms to avoid additional network congestion.
LiveTCP optimizes TCP performance for a wide range of networks and applications and reduces the user interface (UI) lag associated with connecting to remote desktops using commonly used protocols like RDP, RGS and ICA.
What is Latency?
Latency in data networking, also referred to as network delay, is the time it takes data to flow from the sender to the receiver. It is usually expressed in round trip time (RTT), which is the time it takes for data to flow from the sender to the receiver, and for a response to be returned to the sender.
When latency is present the performance of TCP-based applications such as remote desktop access, streaming video and file transfers is significantly degraded.
Both latency and packet loss degrade the end user quality of experience, resulting in unresponsive user interfaces for remote desktop users, extended wait times for file transfers, as well as choppy video and reduced frame rates.
To learn more about the effects of lag & latency–and how LiveTCP can help alleviate network congestion, download our LiveTCP overview with features and benefits.