The Droplets platform maximizes efficiencies in your network by optimizing bandwidth usage. This results not only in better, more productive performance for your end-users, it also provides significant savings among the many facets of your I.T. infrastructure.
Thin communications layer The Droplets User Interface Server communicates via an optimized communication layer that runs over TCP/IP sockets. Using this laser-thin layer, the UI Server instructs the client as to the layout of applications at start-up, and transmits both server-side and user-initiated updates as required.
Responsive and bandwidth efficient Droplets is far faster and takes on average 90% less bandwidth than Web-based applications. Performance is improved further because Droplets transmits only events and individual field updates, whereas HTML-based applications are forced to reload the entire page from start to finish for each user event.
Droplets communicate through a highly optimized TCP/IP communication layer to deliver a fast, responsive experience. Only net changes to the interface are exchanged to ensure immediate, real-time responsiveness, even over 26.6k dial up connections. On average, Droplets send one-tenth the amount of data as comparable Web-based solutions.
The table below compares bandwidth consumption over a 26.6k dialup connection for Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) to an email program deployed on the Droplets platform:
Bandwidth consumption in bytes: Droplets email vs. Outlook Web Access
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*Tested using identical attachment for both applications
With radical bandwidth reduction comes a radical increase in application responsiveness, giving Droplets applications a speed that's close to local fat-client software even on thin-bandwidth devices. The table below compares application response times for Microsoft OWA to a Droplets email application over a 26.6k dialup connection:
Application performance: Droplets email vs. Outlook Web Access
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Benefits of Droplets optimized bandwidth include:
Thin communications layer handles server and client actions and updates
Ten times more efficient than traditional Web applications
Responsiveness approaching the level of desktop applications
To see Droplets applications in action, visit our Case Studies page.
To try out our product, download an evaluation copy of the Droplets UI Server and SDK at
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