BroadView's three tiered client / server architecture provides many benefits, one of the most useful being how the design enables remote access. Simply put, you can use BroadView remotely with little or no loss of performance when compared to local users.
BroadView's design means that only the minimum amount of data is transferred between the server and clients. This allows the BroadView client to be used effectively from remote locations. One of the largest BroadView installations to date utilizes a central server cluster supporting 45 stations. Of these stations, 34 are managed from remote markets over a corporate WAN infrastructure. 190 of the 220 active users in this installation are remote to the server cluster.
The BroadView client works equally well over LAN or WAN links. BroadView can also be used over secure Internet connections, typically using VPN technology. Most Internet users connect using xDSL or cable modem technology.
Connection performance is made up of two components, raw throughput and latency. BroadView is not particular about how much throughput is required. It is however, sensitive to latency. High latency connections, greater then 100ms or connections where latency varies greatly are typically not good candidates for BroadView.
For high-latency type connections, dial up connections or to meet various corporate requirements, BroadView supports Citrix Metaframe and Microsoft Terminal Services.